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Illuminated Costume Design Workshop

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Oakland, United States

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Experience hosted by Mikaela

4 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Craft a unique headpiece that will light up the room.

In this hands-on workshop, I'll teach you some of the techniques I've developed during my career as a costume designer and maker. You'll create your own version of this flower headpiece, and use wearable illumination to elegantly accentuate your design. Learn how to build a headband base and define your own aesthetic by choosing flowers, LED color, and details. Walk away with a unique creation that will light up the room at your next party or festival, and the knowledge to keep creating your own designs!

I've always thought the right costume can give you superpowers, and allow you to explore a new side of yourself. Even better, when you learn to make your own costumes you get to define who you are going to become. So come craft with me and let yourself transform into a new creature :)
Craft a unique headpiece that will light up the room.

In this hands-on workshop, I'll teach you some of the techniques I've developed during my career as a costume designer and maker. You'll create your own version of this flower headpiece, and use wearable illumination to elegantly accentuate your design. Learn how to build a headband base and define your own aesthetic by choosing flowers, LED color, and details. Walk away with a unique creation that will light up the room at your next party or festival, and the knowledge to keep creating your own designs!

I've always thought the right costume can…

What's included

  • Food
    Nibbles and libations to keep you happy while you work.
  • Equipment
    I'll provide all tools, and the LEDs, silk flowers, fabric, trim and other...
From $99
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mikaela

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a lifelong maker trained in fine art and clothing design. I have worked in costume and fashion, and published dozens of design tutorials on Instructables.com. My work combines detailed craftsmanship with unusual materials to produce unique wearable pieces. My designs have appeared on runways, in performances, galleries, music videos, weddings, parties, deserts and hyperreal everyday lives.
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Where you'll be

We'll be meeting and crafting in the spacious ground floor workshop of my Oakland co-living space near Lake Merritt.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Jennifer
April 2018
Such a fun workshop! I learned so much and my headpiece came out so pretty. The atmosphere was nice and she has so many interesting flowers and fabrics and lights available to us so that each headdress came out unique. I highly reccomend this fun workshop!
Such a fun workshop! I learned so much and my headpiece came out so pretty. The atmosphere was nice and she has so many interesting flowers and fabrics and lights available to us…
Sarah
April 2018
Mikaela is an amazing human who teaches amazing workshops! I got to make this awesome flower crown with materials she supplied; she took care of the time consuming parts prior to the workshop, so we could focus on getting the process and details down to make our own in the future!
Mikaela is an amazing human who teaches amazing workshops! I got to make this awesome flower crown with materials she supplied; she took care of the time consuming parts prior to t…
Meredith (& Shad)
March 2018
This a great class whether you’re a beginner or have some experience. There’s a ton of various materials provided and Mikaela is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Selby
March 2018
I learned so much in this workshop, and the flower crown I made is so fabulous! It was a really unique experience. It was also a really fun workshop, I learned a lot while listening to music and laughing with some really fun people. Definitely recommend!
I learned so much in this workshop, and the flower crown I made is so fabulous! It was a really unique experience. It was also a really fun workshop, I learned a lot while listenin…
Anima
March 2018
DO THIS EXPERIENCE!! OMG What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with a group of fun women drinking wine and constructing totally unique glowing headdresses?! Perfect for Burning Man, nights out dancing, or a photoshoot in the redwoods. (And kids!?) Mikaela prepares substantially, and had a variety of supplies waiting for us – all her costs of materials are included, which makes me think that her current price of $99 is too low, and has to go up soon. I walked away with this piece. I've already gifted this experience to my bestie for her birthday, and think I will follow up to book a group for my bridesmaid crew!!
DO THIS EXPERIENCE!! OMG What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with a group of fun women drinking wine and constructing totally unique glowing headdresses?! Perfect fo…
Patti
March 2018
Look what I made! I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop with Mikaela. Mikaela is talented, inspiring, and passionate. The class is full of fun-lovers so even if you go by yourself (like I did), you'll meet great people. Mikaela makes the assembly pieces in advance, so you spend most of the workshop doing the fun part of art directing on a professional form. I'm so impressed with the beautiful headdress I made in just 4 hours!
Look what I made! I wholeheartedly recommend this workshop with Mikaela. Mikaela is talented, inspiring, and passionate. The class is full of fun-lovers so even if you go by you…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We will be be using simple crafting tools such as scissors and hot glue, no experience necessary.

What to bring

Any special decorative items you would like to incorporate into your design (optional).