Tulgey Wood DesignsCustom costumes and bridal wear
  1. Recent Works

    1905 Schoolteacher

    July 16, 2010 by Robynne

    I created this period outfit for the Museum of the Great Plains in Oklahoma. I’m a bit of a museum nerd, so I was very happy to take on this project!

    The shirtwaist is Gibson style, popular in the early 1900s. It is made of fine cotton batiste, and has extensive pintucking and insets of antique lace. The shaped belt adds to the S-curve silhouette. The worsted wool skirt is lined, and the flared shape is typical of the Edwardian style.

Other Recent Works

  • Lobster Tail Bustle

    This bustle is based on a period Victorian design. It has seven arcs of hoop steel giving it shape and a pleated ruffle on the bottom to give it movement.  I added a draped skirt front, making it suitable for modern wear. I love the way the pleather makes it look organic.

  • Christa’s Wedding Gown (featured on Offbeat Bride)

    When Christa approached me to create her wedding gown, I knew I had a high bar to reach. She has a finely developed aesthetic sense and is a talented artisan herself, as evidenced by her spectacular art car Syren. She had definite priorities for her gown, one of which was to show off her knee-high […]

  • My Little Corset Project

    I have a new project in the works and I thought I’d give a preview of what’s to come. Yes, this is exactly what you think it is. Rarity is a costume designer; how could I resist? Up next: Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack… and a surprise pony!

  • Heather’s Wedding Gown

    Heather’s one of a kind wedding gown is made of ivory silk taffeta. We worked together to arrive at a design that showcased her elegant Art Nouveau tattoo. The custom corset has a sturdy three-layer construction. The skirt drapes gracefully across the front and falls to a series of pleats at the back. Heather was […]

  • Recycled Couture – Business Corset!

    This cute little corset and skirt set was built from a secondhand men’s suit. The fabric is a light wool blend, and the pink godets in the skirt were taken from a thrifted women’s blouse. The godets match the pink lacing on the corset. The buttons on the front of the corset are also from […]