Turning everyday materials into fantasy

Ms Olivia Mears, 27, is an American costume designer and cosplayer who creates original designs, sometimes using unconventional materials.
Olivia Mears in her self-designed Wonder Woman outfit (right) and as Poison Ivy (above).
Olivia Mears in her self-designed Wonder Woman outfit (above) and as Poison Ivy.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Popular American cosplayer Olivia Mears also often puts her own twist to her outfits

From the sultry, impossibly proportioned Jessica Rabbit and the masterfully athletic Wonder Woman to the enchanting but deadly Poison Ivy, Olivia Mears can play them all.

The American costume designer and cosplayer, who works in marketing and accounting full-time for a non-profit arts school in the United States, can usually whip out a costume in 40 hours without breaking a sweat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2018, with the headline 'Turning everyday materials into fantasy'. Print Edition | Subscribe