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Dana Digrispino is a seamstress who specializes in custom dress-making and costuming. Her private sewing studio is located in Mokena, Illinois.

Meet Dana

Senior Thesis 2014

Senior Thesis 2014

Nice to meet you!

I'm BonKyuBOMBGIRL, but you can call me Dana. :) I have been cosplaying and attending conventions since 2003. At age 15, I taught myself how to sew. After graduating high school, I studied Finance for a year and a half before making the tough decision to switch schools. In 2014, I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in "Fashion Design". Aside from sewing and garment construction, I am knowledgeable in pattern making, pattern grading, draping, tailoring and corsetry. In 2016, I moved to Los Angeles and worked for Universal Studios Hollywood to help them make costumes for Halloween Horror Nights. During my time there I also got to do some theater work, including Dan Castellaneta's "For Piano and Harpo". In 2017, I moved back home to Chicago and turned my focus onto building my own business.

When I'm not sewing, you can usually find me playing video games or watching Food Network. I love horror movies and survival horror video games. I also love Final Fantasy X-2 and the Fast and the Furious movies, which some of my friends find unforgivable. xD Speaking of friends, I don't have enough friends who enjoy sewing and creating. So if you like any of the above, let's chat and trade industry secrets. ;) Also, I don't attend conventions as much as I used to, but if you ever see me at one please stop by and say hello! ✧˖° ♡

Awards Won:

Judge's Choice Hall Award: Anime Central 2008, Bad Girl from No More Heroes.

Runner Up Best Group:  Anime Central 2013, Bunny Girls from Haruhi Suzumiya & ToraDora!

Best in Master Craftsmanship:  Anime Midwest 2014, Bad Girl (Revamped) from No More Heroes.

Best Craftsmanship Saturday Hall Award:  Anime Central 2014, Gantz.

Judge's Choice Award:  Anime Expo 2014, Gantz group.

Stanley Paul - Raelene Mittleman Fashion Foundation Scholarship Award 2014, Senior Thesis.

2nd Place in "Movies & Television Category": Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2 2015, Katniss Everdeen Wedding Dress.

Runner Up in Master Craftsmanship: Anime Central 2015, Katniss Everdeen Wedding Dress.

Fashion Competitions:

Finalist at Autohaus on Edens: Launch 2014

Grand Prize winner at The Stanley Paul Fashion Foundation Competition  2014

Exhibitor at Enduring Style: Practice Makes Perfect Willis Tower Exhibition