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You may remember my friend the Pink Lion, but he has another identity: IGSA! Formerly known as the Inter-Galactic Space Assassin, IGSA was in need of a new uniform for Burning Man 2012. I honestly don’t remember quite how this design evolved, but it was glorious.

Tying into his other incarnation, I just love that long gold zipper. It’s magnificent against the silver fabric of the suit! And could that suit be any tighter? The fitting sessions were hi-larious, and as an honorable lady my own Jason was present (and laughing just as much as I was).

Inter Galactic Space Anomaly

Inter Galactic Space Anomaly

The main idea of this suit is IGSA’s heart chakra. It’s represented by green in the middle of the chest, and we found nebulous inspiration on the internet. The pink star was omitted, and I really enjoyed recreating this idea.

heart shakra

Inter Galactic Space Anomaly Inter Galactic Space Anomaly

First I blocked off the zipper with painters’ tape, and then sprayed a mist of fluorescent green paint over the chest. Once that was dry, I pinned Solvy stabilizer to the area, and marked the points of the lightning bolts. I used zig-zag stitches of various lengths and widths with my black light reactive green thread to really get some pupils bouncing. The final step was the wavy lines, which I made using glow-in-the-dark puff paint. Texture and visuals! Anyone else hallucinating?

To contrast with the green, I put a glittery orange trim on all raw edges, instead of hemming. You can’t tell in daylight, but I used a neon orange thread for this step, which really glows in an ultra-violet environment.

IGSA needs his supplies, so I made this fabulous fanny pack for him. I happened to have the black/silver glitter vinyl and wide elastic belt in my stash, which matched so perfectly with the lycra of his suit. I LOVE the vinyl pouch; the construction is just sexy. It’s got a giant snap on the back, for easy removal and re-attachment under most inebriated circumstances (and beyond those, helpful bystanders would easily be able to figure out the system).

The last step was a cape. Mint-green minky dot on one side, and black-light reactive matrix fabric on the other. Pimpin’ green color, and you got yourself a cape! I hear that it was very warm, and I can attest to the fabulousness of it.




I love a client who keeps requesting sparkly nipples and prominent crotches on her costumes. It’s funny, gets a great reaction, and I have a great time making it. Lady LEWD has expanded her wardrobe of sparkly nude suits! For Krewe du Vieux 2017 she’s a Mardi Gras disco humpin’ Camel Toe!

Camel ToeHer boobs, butt hump, and crotch are stuffed with polyfill, and I used sequin fabric for a disco ball effect on the humps. The bodysuit has a snap crotch and is worn over leggings. I also made a set of over-the-knee legwarmers out of purple faux fur but it turned out to be quite a warm evening.

The tail is made from lycra and gold float fringe and is pinned onto the hump.

Camel Toe Camel Toe

The camel toe concept was Panika’s idea, and she handed out Camel Toe buttons. She styled the wig and did her own makeup as well!

Camel Toe sketch


LADY LEWD Mardi Gras costume


The plan was to head back to California in early January, but luckily plans aren’t forever. Through the help of many friends, I was able to stay in my city and contribute my own art to my favorite time of year.

I landed a dream gig designing costumes for LEWD, a sub-krewe of Krewe du Vieux (considered the start of parade season and a spectacle of weird and raunchy satire). For KdV’s 30th year, the theme was XXX and my group’s float was CaliguNOLA (or: The Fall of the NOLAn Empire). Over three weeks and an inconvenient illness, I designed and sewed nine costumes for that parade. I was working around the clock, even called in my crafty lovelies Maria and Patrick for last-minute help, and was hot gluing LED wreaths at the Den as the parade gathered. It was exhausting and exhilarating, and I can’t wait to do it again.

One of my favorite creations for the parade is Lady LEWD, a Medusa / Godiva hybrid with a thrilling laugh and a lot of sass.



The gold spandex bodysuit has sparkly pink nipples and a luxurious bush, and is topped with a sheer red sequin gown. This hot momma decorated her own mask, and was accompanied by her Golden God of a husband and her delightful snakey sisters. She rocked the night!

snake sisters, Krewe du LEWD

Mardi Gras Medusa, made by JulianneI was working late, recovering from a cold, and having the time of my life.

Thank you to Gus and Jason for getting such great photos. Check out more photos from Krewe du Vieux on Where Y’at! 

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