Messydress Costume Blog


Katlin Sumners

To say that Katlin is my favorite go-to model is an understatement. The girl is a stylist’s dream come true, bringing professionalism, grace, & vision into every look she attempts. Katlin looks great in my clothes not just because she’s a pro at posing & form, but because she’s passionate about style as an art. She’s always on the next level, & for that, I’m her biggest fan!

Truly adaptable, I’ve seen her turn from martian to Victorian waif in a single shoot! The most inspiring attribute she brings, though, is fortitude. If she was a Planeteer she’d be righteous Ma-Ti, crushing with the power of heart! In an industry full of competition, a positive, friendly attitude like her’s is always welcome.

It’s astounding to see how much Katlin’s accomplished in her short career, on her own, through persistence, kindness, & good old-fashioned hard work! I literally can’t wait to witness what the future holds for her!

Katlin has worked diligently to get a number of our collaborations into print. The images here are published in the most recent issue of alt NOIR Magazine.

Photographer: Erica of East Photography

Model: Katlin Sumners

Hair: Hello Hair 

MUA: Freshie Juice

Necklace: Visions of Thor 

Wardrobe: Empress Mess

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Cirque Berserk

A kaleidoscope of colours contrasting under a big-top tent sky.. Here, a tale of  carnival comradery unfolds!

Staring Svetlankia, a sultry Slavic bride too brazen for the shackles of goat-herd village-arranged matrimony..

..and Madam Vorzheva, a classically-trained pipe-organ grinder turned horse-vaulter.

Both abandoned the calamity that was, & maybe still is, their former selves-to-be, in exchange for the daring pursuit of Carny concession! Reborn figuratively & metaphysically, their spirit-souls join in jubilant union.. they are The Incredible Unjoined Conjoined Triplets (Sans One)!!

Photos- East Photography

Svetlankia – Katlin Sumners

Madam Vorzheva – Tessa Parks

Makeup – Suzanne Minskey

Hair –Janelle Briana Jackson

Carny Dress – Empress Mess