We’re so excited to welcome self-taught costumer Alexis Noriega to #CapCity2018!
Alexis is a self taught costume maker who is best known for her work with animatronic and pneumatic articulating wings and high tech costume props. She has created custom costumes, props and accessories for a variety of cosplay and fashion styles and has a great passion for the art.
Alexis has been featured in an episode of Outrageous Acts of Science on the Discovery Science Channel for her work with articulating wings, as well as in an article on People.com and many random features on sites like Bored Panda, The Fabulous World Trotters, Thrillist, Insider Style, and The Modern Met. She has also created wings for R. Kelly, Miss USA International, and Jessica Nigri.
Alexis is a regular feature at maker/hacker events around Arizona, where she works hard to promote Women in Science and Technology and encourages young girls to get involved in math and science!
We sat down with Alexis to ask her a few questions about her craft.
How did you get started?
Did you enjoy building things when you were a kid?
How long does it take you to make a set of large wings?
You’ve got some great tutorials online. Do you have any recommendations for cosplayers who want to make their own?
There are so many cool things on your web page! Do you have a favorite that you’ve made?