I am a professional makeup artist and a self-taught stylist. Whenever I am trying to come up with new creatures, costumes, or sagas for a costume/makeup look, it quite often happens that some of the more beautiful materials I would love to work with are simply not usable because of their sheer weight.

I have always desired a lightweight, pliable version of porcelain and stained glass, to bring my creations to the next level, so I took it upon myself to create Porcelain 2.0—my own lightweight wearable porcelain and stained glass.

As I am sometimes inspired by some of the world’s most impossible materials for costumes, I have to spend a lot of time researching and developing ways to recreate these materials. Whenever I have a certain design inside my head, I really don’t like to make concessions, as I am not only trying to create a character but rather a whole story, and it’s all in the details.

Being locked up at home during the beginning phases of COVID-19 gave me a lot of time to experiment with a multitude of techniques and materials, sometimes successful, but quite often, not so successful. But it eventually led to the creation of faux porcelain and faux stained glass. The whole process for a single piece of costume still takes 3 weeks.

I already had an amazing year by achieving the first place during the COVID-19 edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, and with this new technique, I can only hope to see the likes of Rihanna or Lady Gaga wearing one of my costumes when the whole world will become a bit safer again!

Check out more of my dark characters here!

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I stared making costume designs out of my own lightweight wearable porcelain and stained glass. Here’s One Last Dance, for a Sacred Heart

Photographer: Au contraire photography

Model: Acid doll

It was a quiet, but surprisingly warm autumn day,
when the sun shone through the tinted glass and
created a spectacle only to be compare to a group of people dancing without a worry in the world.
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It created an un unexpected warmth in the otherwise
so cold Mausoleum and no tears would be shed today.
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As the sun would paint the graves with colours, so it would paint their keeper.
Bit by bit, pieces of tinted glass would manifest out of thin air,
and gold thorns would grow around them,
connecting to each other, becoming one, becoming her
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She was to dance on their graves one last time, before the cold winter nights would fill the atmosphere.
with an air so cold it would take your breath.
She would dance not out of spite, but out of love.
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One last dance for the remaining souls not ready to cross over,
One last dance to fill them with warmth of the sun,
One last dance to keep them going
One last dance as they become one.

Stained glass couture

Stained glass headdress

Stained glass corset

This was a bit of Eureka moment when I found out how to make the stained glass round shaped for the cups.

Wraith of the flying Dutchman

Photographer: Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen
Model: Lara Aimée

Completely handmade and hand-painted design. Finished with real porcelain beads.

Beatrice—a classic fairytale story

Model: Zoe Spakman

As Beatrice had been working in the castle since long before the incident, she knew the place like the back of her hand: 12 teapots, 78 bottles of red wine, and 130 teacups, she could go on and on.

But there was one little teacup which was special, her favorite. A teeny weeny chipped teacup, of which you could barely see it had been damaged. Therefore she didn’t think of it as damaged. It had lived and survived, proven to be strong, and was a small keepsake to stay strong during these dark and cold long nights.

While sitting at the kitchen table, contemplating about what to serve for breakfast she suddenly heard a loud shout: “BEATRICEEE!!! WHO IS THIS MAN KNOCKING AT MY DOOR, DISTURBING MY SOLITUDE?”

Baroque porcelain corset

Inspired by some of the 17th/ 18th century most beautiful ornamental paintings.

Baroque inspired gauntlets