CAITLIN R. DICKENS

A multidisciplanary textile artist and fashion designer

About Me

Caitlin R. Dickens

Hello! My name is Caitlin. I am a maker.

I specialize in niche fashion, creating custom sized one-of-a-kind pieces incorporating unusual materials and cutting edge technology whenever possible. These details bring beloved 2D characters to life and makes every look special.

My time creating costumes as well as ready to wear clothing has lead to developing a very eclectic skill set:

Draping, Pattern-making, Tailoring
Dyeing, Distressing, Screen-Printing
Corsetry, Spandex, Leather
Digital Embroidery & Fabric Printing
Foam, Thermoplastic & Resin
Lasercut design, LEDs & Wearable Tech
Bodypaint, Make-Up, Wig Styling
Adobe CC, Inkscape, Final Cut Pro

 

 

Take a look at some of my work

I have been creating costumes for myself and for hire since 2012. Here are a few of my favorites.


Costume Commissions

Scarlet Witch CommissionLady Blackhawk CommissionFluminox CommissionDangers of Daggermore - Rogue CostumeDangers of Daggermore - Priestess CostumeDangers of Daggermore - Demon CostumeStar Trek Skant CommissionCaptain America CommissionPeggy Carter Replica Commission, Original design by Giovanna Ottobre-MeltonHippolyta CostumeHush Batman CommissionD Pooly CommissionPajama Party Harley Quinn CommissionPrince Robot CommissionKing Thor CommissionDiva CommissionRule 63 Mami Tomoe CommissionWonder Woman CommissionWonder Woman inspired Original Design CommissionPhoenix Force Colussus Commission, Bodypaint by Nick Wolfe

Personal Costumes

Hippolyta of Marvel Comics uniform with Worbla armor and dreadlock wigBombshell Flash uniform, based on a design by Ant LuciaBlack Widow UniformDoctor Doom from Marvel Comics with Worbla armor and a vacumnformed maskEnchantress from Marvel Comics Corset and CostumeGaige from Borderlands 2 costume and props with a foam rocketlauncherGamora Uniform and SwordMagik from Marvel's X-Men uniform with glowing LED swordWolverine from Marvel's X-Men made of custom dyed spandex, painted leather details, and wooden clawsEmma Frost from Marvel's X-Men featuring steel boned corsets and dramatic capesRaven from DC's Teen Titans Go Spandex suit with custom dyed linen cape and acrylic accessoriesPoison Ivy from DC's Batman. Corseted bodysuit with lasercut details Badb from Image Comics "The Wicked and the Divine" featuring a steelboned corset with leather details, velvet and feather armor, airbrushed crow tattoos, and a custom wig

FASHION

Cone Denim Jacket with "Space Leather" trim and silk liningCustom Dyed Cone Denim Coat with Space Leather TrimDenim suit with "Space Leather" screenprinted trim and silk liningPainted silk pants with a steel boned corset featuring lasercut detailsPainted Silk RobeSilk outfit with painted skirt and cummerbund waist cincherRed strapless gown with built in corset and pink dupioni trimOutfit made of raw denim provided by Wrangler, featuring laser-etched plaid and glossy trimSatin smoking jacket with custom embroideryPurple Silk dress with AppliqueHandpainted Silk Lounge SetCone Denim Jean JacketLittle Black Dress Plaid Silk DressCaptain Marvel Hoodie CommissionComic Book Embroidered Denim JacketCustom Screenprinted Hawaiin ShirtCustom Coat CommissionBooster Golder/Blue Beetle Hoodies Commission

Videos

Contagious Costuming: The Making of BadbDistractotron Interview>

With a dash of hospitality...

Over the years my background in hospitality has given me a wide variety of transferable skills. It has enhanced my eye for attention to detail, proven the importance of anticipating the needs of others, and provided experience in customer service that proved to be useful while self-employed as a costume commsissioner.

The five-diamond standards I became accustomed to providing have become part of who I am. I've gained experience working with teams at a variety of properties, including the Wild Dunes Resort, The Inn at Biltmore Estate, M'Couls Public House, and the Proximity Hotel. At the Proximity, I worked as the Manager on Duty for several years, giving me invalauable leadership experience with a diverse group of people.

Reach Out and Say Hey

Feel free to contact me if you have an questions about my work.

Howdy@isitcontagious.com