This incredibly talented girl makes dresses that you can’t tear your eyes away from
Angela Clayton is an eighteen-year-old budding costume designer from Long Island, New York. She has a talent for making dresses and gowns — and they’re absolutely astounding. Take a look.
The majority of her sewing skills are self-taught. «I love the freedom of working on original designs, and the complexity and detail work that comes with historical projects.» Angela said.
She started out making incredible cosplay costumes. She soon upgraded to historical and fantasy-inspired gowns.
«I realized I was a lot more interested in making things I found visually pleasing than making costumes of characters I liked,» Angela said. «Once I tried making costumes outside of cosplay I was completely won over.»
Recently she started a YouTube channel with tutorials and informative videos.
It’s hard not to be astounded by her talent.
Her Cinderella-inspired dress is a beautiful take on Disney’s version.
Here, she re-created the outfit from the Portrait of Doña Isabel de Requesens painting by Raphael and Giulio Romano.
This one took around 250 hours to create, with 170 of those hours dedicated to embellishing the cape by hand.
This feathery white dress was inspired by some of the opulent gowns on the Marchesa catwalk.
At the moment, she’s obsessed with medieval fashion. «I really love English fashion from the 1620s and 1630s, and ball gowns from the 1860s. And I always find myself going back to Renaissance styles since there is so much variety,» Angela says.