The spandex "flames" on this dress were patterned and cut by hand, from two different colours of spandex. Early in my career, I created a technique for creating smooth, flat, durable, and intricate applique patterns – it’s what I'm known for!
Marie Porter is a spandex & cosplay costumer in the Greater Toronto Area, and author of the “Spandex Simplified” series of sewing manuals. After a brief hiatus from creating custom sportswear, she has returned to the business, refreshed and ready to go…
Ok, enough of that third person talk! Hi, I’m Marie!
As a former - and now returning - figure skater, I feel that my firsthand experience with wearing performance spandex costuming gives me valuable insight into the needs of the athletes I design for - fit, function AND visibility!
I do custom costuming for figure skaters, pro wrestlers, synchro swimmers, dancers, gymnasts, custom club wear, super hero cosplay, baton twirling, and more. If it’s spandex, odds are I can and will do it. Budget and physics* permitting, of course! I can design an outfit from a description of an idea, from scratch, or from a supplied design. Feel free to contact me about your specific needs.
Additionally - as an autistic woman myself - I am well versed in working around sensory issues, and can work with you to create a garment that is comfortable, functional, and attractive.
I’d like to welcome my past, present, and future clients to my new spandex costuming website!
Hope you enjoy the new site!
* Physics isn't ALWAYS the barrier that it may seem to be :)