A dystopian young-adult novel set around the five great lakes in North America, The Testing follows Malencia Vale as she fights for her life with her intelligence. I designed her main costume, made it, and then did a photoshoot of a model wearing it.

Within the book, it mentions she wears a lot of hand-me-downs from her brothers, hence the oversized trousers held up by a large belt, and she had worker boots on for practicality as she works on the land a lot. Her top, however, is something she would have made herself. It is made mostly of home furnishing fabrics, and has four different ones of complimenting colours within it. The buttons are all mis-match and the top has different sections as it is made from whatever she could find. It is cropped to save fabric.

Model – Charlotte Wooten


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