Aidan (she/they) is a union costume designer dividing her time up and down the west coast, with a little bit of NOLA. She enjoys traveling (post-pandemic), watercolors, and horror movies (good and bad). When not working on set, she takes children's commissions for Halloween and conventions,** and spends her free time working on clothing for children with physical and mental design challenges. She never finishes a video game anymore, even during quarantine, but keeps trying anyway.

She is one of four co-owners of The Con Rangers, creating merit badges to reward attendees for convention-related achievements.

She has experience in the following

areas:

 

  • design work 

  • color story & inspiration boards

  • historical research

  • patternmaking & drafting

  • draping & dressform design

  • sewing & assembly 

  • silkscreening

  • hand-sewing

  • dyeing/aging garments

  • leatherwork

  • character/wardrobe shopping

  • organizing stock rooms

  • returning/purchasing rentals

 

She is familiar with the following machines, programs, and techniques:

 

  • industrial machines (Juki & similar)

  • industrial sergers

  • industrial coverstitch 

  • snap/grommet press

  • blind hemmers

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop,
    Illustrator, Lightroom)

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Cura and basic 3D modeling

  • Mac & PC platforms
     

  • Currently learning:   Blender

She has production experience in the following positions:

 

  • costume designer/asst

  • wardrobe supervisor

  • on-set costumer

  • dresser

  • continuity

  • seamstress

  • cutter/stitcher

  • ager/dyer

Her kit includes the following:

 

  • Juki industrial straight-stitch machine

  • Husqvarna 4-thread serger

  • Husqvarna home machine

  • Brother 4-thread coverstitch

  • Brother Heavy Duty home machine

 

 

  • Grommet & snap press machine

  • 2 Irons, steamer

  • Silkscreen studio set-up

  • Cricut cutting machine

  • Anycubic i3 Mega 3D printer

 

 

  • Child hanging dressform, sz 4T

  • Female hanging dressform, sz 6

  • Male torsoforms, sz 38 (2) & 40

She has a studio in Seattle and access to space in Idaho and Los Angeles.

**Note: Halloween commissions list opens Aug 1 and closes when commissions fill up depending on fall film scheduling. Convention commissions are accepted on a case-by-case basis and for children only; adult commissions are too complicated for scheduling around filming. thank you!