Self-Taught Teen Sews Stunning Dresses That Look Straight Out Of A Disney Movie (10 Photos)


Angela Clayton is an eighteen-year-old costume designer from Long Island, New York. She first started sewing three years ago when she got interested in cosplay; now, Clayton attends events less often, and has evolved to focus more on original designs. Her projects can take as long as 250 hours, and Clayton once used 11 meters (12 yards) of fabric for a costume!

“The costume work in the film “The Three Musketeers” and the series “The Borgias” were what got me interested in historical fashion in the first place,” Clayton said. “I spend hours sewing every day. And if i’m not sewing, i’m probably thinking about sewing.”

“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.”

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Angela started sewing when she was just 14



“The first thing I really finished was a school uniform from an anime show when I was 14. It took me about two months”


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