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And in the beginning…there was Halloween!
I have been making and wearing costumes as long as I can remember. My first costume was at the age
of two, when my mom took the clothes off a Raggedy Ann doll and dressed me up for Halloween. I won
my first costume contest in kindergarten, dressed as a clown. I still have the Cinderella book I got for 1st
prize!  My first big cosplay was in 1995, as
Aeon Flux. This was before the movie and my costume was
based on the short anime sequences shown on MTV's Liquid Television.

My grandmother and mom taught me how to sew and do various crafts starting when I was very young,
so I have a very creative background. The name Three Muses comes from the three of us inspiring
each other to continue to craft and be creative.

Halloween was always a big holiday at my house. I used to plan all year for my costume and then enter
as many contests as possible. I was always disappointed when it was all over and I had to wait another
year to dress up again. I had not yet discovered the world of conventions and cosplay, so I started
modeling as a way to dress up and document the outfits I made.

I got a degree to write for magazines, and ended up in them instead.
While attending the University of Florida, I took classes on graphic design and Photoshop and used
those new skills to create my first portfolio website. After I graduated with a degree in magazine
journalism, I moved to California to pursue a career in writing, while still modeling on the side. Modeling
ended up being my full time job, though I was doing mostly commercial, promo and swimwear work while
my real interest was in costuming and couture fashion.

I continued modeling for the next several years, got married and moved back to Florida in 2004. All that
time I was still making costumes and getting to shoot them here and there. During the move we had to
get rid of a lot of stuff because it wouldn’t fit in the little U-Haul. I decided to sell some of my costumes on
eBay, and they sold extremely well. After that I realized there was a good market for what I do!

Finally realizing my dream…
We settled into our new house in Jacksonville and I started working on building a website for my
costumes. After preparing for nearly a year,
ThreeMusesClothing.com went live in 2005. I supplemented
my original costumes with packaged outfits from popular brands and also did a lot of drop-shipping so I
didn’t have to have too much inventory. Each year the site grew larger and more orders came in. Soon
it took over as a full-time occupation and I stopped modeling and concentrated on growing the business.

I loved having my own business, but I missed getting to dress up and do photos. That’s when a friend
suggested I go to DragonCon in Atlanta. It was like 4 days of the best Halloween in my life. After that, I
found out there are conventions for nearly every genre and they are happening all over the place all
the time. Doing cosplay at the conventions, which is basically dressing as and “being” that character,
also brought modeling back into my life, though this time it was on my terms and in my costumes. I do
not consider modeling as my job anymore, just something I sometimes do for fun.

The opening of a truly “Unique Boutique”
In January 2009 I took the business to another level and opened a boutique Jacksonville. I expanded
the store selection to include more items like costume accessories and corsets, and mixed those with my
handmade items. Half the store is the boutique area and half is my office and workshop. I love having
my shop and actually getting to meet my customers. I also love meeting people out at the conventions,
so if you see me please stop and say Hi!

Feel free to browse the costume galleries, check out my store online and take a look at my events
schedule to see where I’ll be next.

You can also keep up with me on
Twitter and my Facebook Page

Want to know even more? Click here to read the article about me in the Folio Weekly
*** I will update this page soon! A lot has happened since I wrote this- I had a baby ( a little boy!) and
closed my boutique. I'm now concentrating on my handmade costume stuff and just being a new mom :)