Dear Readers: I am thrilled to be joining Silvio Canto Jr. for another Halloween special. So, please join us for another spook-tacular session this Thursday, Oct. 29th to discuss the history if the now ubiquitous Halloween costume with one of the country’s premier costume designers. (Click HERE at 7 pm PST/10 pm EST or after the show for a podcast).
Daisy Viktoria will be the featured guest. I had the privilege of meeting her at an ancient Egyptian themed event, during which she won the historical garb contest by universal acclaim. I then had her create one, for my “Goddess of Capitalism” collection:
Daisy is one of the most remarkable artists it has been my fortune to meet:
Daisy Viktoria is an award winning fashion and costume designer. Daisy learned to sew at a young age and spent much of her childhood playing make believe and creating costumes for herself and her dolls. Daisy also grew up in a family of historical reenactors. She learned a lot of sewing techniques through fashion history, and she still plays in the SCA to this day! Daisy has also been a cosplayer and attended anime and fantasy conventions since she first heard about them in college.
Daisy has designed and created hundreds of corsets of all varieties, as well as hundreds of costumes and gowns ranging from modern Fantasy Couture to Historical. She specializes in corsetry and bridal gowns with a historically inspired fantasy touch.
Something that sets Daisy apart from other fashion designers is her college degree. Daisy has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. Her undergrad is also in ChemE with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Florida, where Daisy graduated Summa Cum Laude, the highest honors.
Daisy Viktoria has been featured in various print and online magazines, as well as blogs and social media. Her designs have graced the runways throughout Los Angeles and southern California, at fashion week events and fantasy conventions, and even Dragon*Con in Atlanta! These are some of the magazines where Daisy’s work has been featured: Gothic Beauty, Dark Beauty, FAE, Von Gutenberg, Linger, Vedere, Rebelicious, Petite Alternative, Like A Lion, Tinsel Tokyo, Avant Garde, Cloud Orchid, Raine, and Hardcore Gamer.
Daisy has an unparalleled ability to capture the Zeitgeist. For example, her Game of Thrones Collection:
It was even cited on the HBO Show Page!
She is a real Wonder Woman!
But let not the fantasy fool you: Daisy can nail historical garments with uncanny accuracy…like she lived during the epoch!
In fact, hoops and hoop skirts have been big this year!
Her work has been featured in Los Angles runway fashion shows:
If you are interested in seeing more, or even ordering for the increasing number of costume-oriented events that Americans are organizing, please see her website: daisyviktoria.com!
Of course, Silvio and I will be also mixing this up with chilling news updates! Happy Halloween!