Paige Gardner is an award-winning costume artist who regularly appears as a guest presenter on unconventional costuming at science fiction and fantasy conventions in the U.S. and Canada. Creating extravagant and eye-catching looks, Paige is recognized for her “costume as art” ethic through original projects constructed from found, salvaged or vintage items.
As a costumer who doesn’t sew, Paige is a popular panelist who shares her enthusiasm for costuming with the minimum of resources and the maximum of tenacity! Paige’s humorous approach to daunting projects features shocking shortcuts, fresh ideas, and eccentric tips for building costumes using salvaged items, thrift store finds and other unlikely oddments.
Paige’s costuming work has appeared in national news outlets, magazines, television and independent film as well as being featured in books, including “1000 Steampunk Creations”, “1000 Cosplay Creations” and “The Steampunk User’s Manual” by Jeff VandeMeer. Her ‘costume art’ projects have been exhibited at various venues around the United States, most recently at ‘Odd Beauty’ (New York) and the Morris Museum’s ‘Steampunk Fashion’ exhibition (New Jersey).
From: Birmingham, Alabama
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Profession: Working Artist, Nationally, Syndicated Writer / Media Consultant
Hobbies: Guerilla thrifting, DIY home decor, and urban exploration.