The World of Wearable Arts!
The world of wearable arts (WOW) has returned to Wellington and this year will be celebrating it’s 30th year of bedazzling audiences in New Zealand with their magic and ingenuity.
What is WOW?
WOW is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.
For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. This year WOW is on from 26 September to 13 October.
To celebrate WOW, Wellington City Libraries has some amazing non fiction that can guarantee you creating your own wearable arts award event!
“An introduction to the World of Wearable Art Awards with history and examples, interviews, photographs etc., in a workbook which details how to make your own Wearable Art creation using various art and craft techniques”–Publisher information. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Renowned author-illustrator Fifi Colston shares her years of expereince in the visual and wearable arts in this new book where you will learn how to WOW the world with your very own wearable wonder using simple objects such as petals, shells, cardboard, old cans and drink bottles that can be showcased in the world of wearable arts awards or used as a costume, prop, landscape, weapon and even a creature on stage and in the film industry. A great resource to use and read if you are doing a school/drama production and/or consideirng a career in fashion, set and costume design.
Time to get some inspiration and ideas for Halloween costumes! Check out Fifi Colston’s Ghoulish get-ups!
Fifi Colston shares her years of experience in costuming and the wearable arts. Crammed with tricky tips and terrifying techniques for making an outrageous outfit for any occasion, especially Halloween
Out of the box.
Recycle household cardboard into incredible art projects that you can wear, share, and play with. Learn how to build and decorate more than 25 amazing creations, including costumes and castles, gifts and games, puppets and pirate ships.
Make it! : don’t throw it away – create something amazing!
Help your child turn trash into things that make you go WOW. Over 100 crafty step-by-step projects will have your child turning humble household rubbish into amazing treasures you’ll want to keep. Watch them create jewellery from paper, flower pots from plastic bottles and shoulder bags from old jeans. Packed with facts on earth’s natural resources and tips on recycling too.
Crafts for styling your wardrobe.
This is a craft series with a twist. Learn how to makeover your room, revamp your wardrobe, make your own natural beauty products and style your accessories while considering the environment and taking steps to make your own change with your eco-style!
Utterly gorgeous fashion.
This is the perfect book for girls and teens with a passion for all things stylish. Stacks of sensational fashions to make, from customizing and up-styling old clothes with cool prints, tie-dying and stencils, to creating fabulous accessories, such as fascinators, Katy Perry style sunglasses and the ultimate designer handbags.
Cardboard creations : open-ended exploration with recycled materials.
Provides instructions for creating art projects using recycled materials, such as cardboard boxes and old jars and containers.