Design, (Sewing, Embroidery, Embellishment & Construction)
Webb has earned a BFA in art from The
School of the Art Institute of Chicago;
her concentration in fashion,
fiber and performance art.
Her mother taught her embroidery
she was 6 years old...
...today there isn't one fiber she's 'afraid of' or
can't sew (that she's tried)...
(many more costume photos to be
stitched in here)
(left photo): "Skeleton Costume" (Photo concept by Deb Webb, Photo by Ye Mimi)
(middle photo): Custom Beaded Fringe "Jagged Stripes" by Deb Webb
(right photo): Custom Beaded Fringe "Jagged Tipped Salt & Pepper" by Deb Webb
is through costume design that Deb's performing arts personas exist.
She began hand sewing costumes in grade school, and to this
she still constructs all of her costumes by hand.
improvises as the garment evolves; very rarely using or following
patterns. She also has unique philosophies about the
constructiono of garments and how they will function in
specifically what effect they will make visually...embellished garments
should float magically, and should not be weighted down...
somewhat extravagant burlesque/cabaret costumes are comically
exaggerated caricatures of vaudeville and circus themes.
costumes are "the real thing" constructed with stitches, not glue etc.
Always using the finest "ingredients" and the traditional method.
Virtually every costume you see Deb wearing throughout this web
page is an example of her work. (What ever costumes are purchased, they
are significantly altered, embellished, re-finished and
re-constructed to customize a personal style.)
All Deb's costumes, make up & hair styling are by Deb Webb *
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