This year, I drew this holiday card to honor my experience working on Spike Lee's independent film "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus". It was shot in New York and Martha's Vineyard. Personally I felt I've grown up so much as a real film maker with this project.
The red dress that the girl is wearing in the drawing is what we designed and made from scratch for the lead actress. The real dress came out fantastically though.
Costume designer : Ruth Carter
Assistant Costume designer : Chloe Ji Yoon
Super hero woman costume ideas that I presented to producers in 2012. Her name starts with E.
These are my original designs that I have right to show anywhere. -I didn't get paid
I completely sold the ideas (first two are my favorite) but I backed off on this project because I was skeptical about their financial ability. Often, producers make you to bring ideas for them to attract investors but they won't pay you for ideas and drawings up front. In that case, I back off and don't even think about it twice. Hollywood is tough.
This film didn't get made. But these are my original designs(rough sketches) that I have right to show anywhere.
The story is...some hippies in late 60's get stranded in tropical island for decades till current time living their lives without any connection with outside of island. Of course the children were born in commun and they became the beautiful teens for the story. The teens don't know any technology but they know how to surf, hunt and survive in a wilderness. The elders(original hippies) teach them music, dance, art and fashion. They have their fabric making machinery and dye method from natural sources. No sewing machine but they have needles and thread.
These people need swimsuits/board shorts, everyday wear and party dresses. It was very exciting to imagine what's their lives like and design their wardrobe with limited sources. Of course the inspiration can start from 60's and stops there. But the young generation can be as imaginative as the nature.
It's too bad that this film didn't happen. Can someone write a story like this and hire me to design costumes?