About

DawnLOJ11

I’m a prop maker, set costumer and specialty wardrobe maker for a variety of films and television shows.

I have a degree in Fashion Design and am a La Cordon Bleu trained chef. I have built sets, displays and made wardrobe for; Disney Parks, Global Effects, HMS Creative Productions, Pageant of the Masters, Nordstrom stores and the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade. I have also crafted numerous costumes, accessories, props and set pieces for client commissions.

Television and Film work:

The Space Between Us, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Geostorm, Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Star Trek: Voyager, DS9, Enterprise, Insurrection, First Contact, Star Trek 2009, Miracles, Real Heroes L.A., The Inspector web series, AXE Apollo Astronaut commercials, Raising Hope and Justified.

I have worked with the award winning food stylist, Bonnie Belknap of Gourmet Proppers, on Friends, House, Moonlight, The Bernie Mac Show, CSI: New York, Freaky Friday (2003), The Bold and the Beautiful, Hotel for Dogs and Six Feet Under.

I am a four time Best in Show winner of the San Diego Comic Con International Masquerade contest.

I have been the workmanship judge for the Wonder Con Masquerade since 2010 and a workmanship judge for the San Diego Comic Con International Masquerade since 2015.
I’ve been a panelist at the San Diego Comic Con International, Comikaze and BentCon, where I have shared my knowledge of stage presentation, costuming and what makes an award winning costume.

I love learning so I’m always improving my skills by taking sewing construction courses, leaning how to use new tools and working with prop makers, FX and wardrobe specialists.

Member of the Costumer’s Guild West, who produce Costume College, an annual three-day costuming arts conference.

Skills:
Stitching, Draping, Dyeing, Distressing, Cutting, Stacking, Sewing, Pattern maker, Set Costumer, Scenic Painter, Set Builder and Propmaker.

Testimonials

  • Andrea did an amazing job on my costume for Comic Con. Not only was there fantastic attention to detail it was actually comfortable to wear, which is saying something when it’s 85 degrees and you’re clad in vinyl! Thanks so much!

    - Verona as PANDORA from Guitar Hero
  • Andrea’s designs added enormous visual appeal to my last film, and were a powerful tool for revealing character. But beyond that, her attention to the details of how the costumes would be used –how the actors would need to move in them and in what environments– proved critical when we got around to filming fight scenes in hot weather. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

    - Keith Hartman, Director of REAL HEROES
  • When we needed period costumes for our choir’s Renaissance Christmas pageant, Andrea was our go-to person.  We were pleased with the quality and the quick turn-around time.  Her attention to detail made the costumes pop, and added that “something extra” for our performances.

     

    - Dennis Schamp, Bass Section Leader San Diego Mesa College Chorus
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