MAISE DESIGNS

Gabrielle “Gabby” Donathan is a seamstress, leather worker, & jewelry artist.  She established Maise Designs in 2004 purely for her jewelry creations, but four years later focused her efforts towards compelling opportunities in costume craft and design.  After completing her first Cosplay commission, DC’s Huntress, her reputation quickly grew in the AZ Cosplay community and exploded outward with greater opportunities to collaborate with high-profile personalities within the industry.  Her repertoire includes pieces ranging from Renaissance fantasy to Disney princesses, masquerade leather-work and more, but her specialties are Comic Book and Video Game based Cosplay.

She’s been blessed to work with many prominent local talents including Itty Bitty Geek, Aaron Forrester, Allen Amis Creations, Lunar Lyn, Kaypickle, and Amie Lynn–for whom she constructed Vivienne for Dragon Age: Inquisition promotional marketing.  Some of her most widely recognized work however, are the costumes she made for and with world renowned Cosplayer Jessica Nigri, most notably her Arkham Knight Harley Quinn which was worn for Warner Bros at San Diego Comic Con 2014.

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