Meet Angela Clayton. She’s an eighteen-year-old costume designer from Long Island, New York who began sewing just three years ago. I know right, you wouldn’t think judging by her incredible designs that she’s quite a newbie to the sewing thing!

Let’s face it, these are no run-of-the-mill designs either.  Some projects can take her as much as 250 hours to complete, and one costume in particular, used 11 metres of fabric alone!  Angela is one very clever (and talented) costume designer!

“I hope that there is a future career that I will get out of it,” Clayton told Cosmo. “I love making costumes and I love bringing ideas to life. If I could do that for fashion, especially for theater or film, that would be awesome…I would rather go straight into that if I can instead of spending four years at school.”

Take a look at some of her incredible designs below. Just breathtaking!

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“I was into cosplay, making costumes or wearing costumes to conventions, and I couldn’t afford the costumes that were available online”

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“I decided to just give myself more freedom for focusing on historical projects and original design”


“I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll make mine! That will be great and easy!’ It really wasn’t but I really enjoyed it”

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Belinda Jennings is a fun-loving mum who’s a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. When she’s not tap, tap, tapping at the keyboard Belinda can be found happily wrangling two small boys and loving on her superstar husband. Good conversation, close friends and fine chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. She believes life’s too short for bad coffee, folding fitted sheets and not wearing your favourite shoes.

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