Hi, I'm Tiana. Welcome to my blog!
I'm a homeschool graduate of 2015 and live in the beautiful Washington state. This blog is for documenting my projects and my adventures in costuming and hopefully helping others who are also learning the art of costuming.
I love costuming and hope to one day be a professional Costume Designer for film and/or theatre. In my spare time that I don't spend working on costumes, I'm usually working on a film project (either writing, directing, acting, or doing whatever needs to be done) and have had the opportunity to work on a couple of short films for Rogue Zohu as a Screenwriter, Wardrobe Assistant and Costume Designer. There's nothing I love more than being on set doing what I'm passionate about: costuming and film making.
My love of costuming started after I made my first costume in 2012 and I've been teaching myself the art of costuming ever since. One of the films that really inspired me was Ever After, which still remains one of my favorite movies. In fact, the second costume I ever made was Danielle's work dress from that film. If you want to read more about how I got started in costuming, check out My Story.
What I love about costuming is how it challenges me. If something is easy I don't see the point in doing it. I'm my own worst critic and see all of the flaws in my own work, but I use that as motivation to learn more and do better next time.
But, you may ask, what do you do besides sew and make films? I'm glad you asked.
As a homeschooler I have a lot of hobbies. I love to read, however grownup life is hard and I don't make as much time to read as I should. My favorite genre's include: historical fiction, mystery, sci-fi (though mostly Star Wars books), and classic literature.
As much as I would like to say I'm a writer, I'm really just a wanna-be writer. I have participated in NaNoWriMo every year since 2014, but sadly that's pretty much all the novel writing I do throughout the entire year. Words don't come easy to me, and I'm a very tough editor, even when I should just be writing and not editing.
During the summer I travel all around the Pacific North West with the Historic Flight Foundation (HFF) volunteering at air shows with my dad. I love history and volunteering for HFF helps me keep it alive while also getting to experience some amazing events. And I also get to dress up in vintage clothing at some events.
I also love music. Pretty much everything from Jazz to Opera, and Broadway to [certain] Pop. My favorite artist is Michael Buble with Barbra Streisand in a close second (followed by Frank Sinatra)
A few random facts about me:
- I live, eat, and breath show tunes and will quote/sing them anytime that I feel is a good opportunity. I believe that there is a song for every situation in life. And I'm not afraid to prove it.
- I'm a Star Wars nut.
- As a native Washintonian I prefer Fall/Winter to Summer and I begin to melt when the temperature is above 72 degrees.
- I have a part time job as a Procurement Agent
- I have a DYT Type 2 personality, or an ISFJ if you use Myer Briggs.
I love to talk to other costumers, so please feel free to leave comments with questions or if you just wanna talk about costumes!