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Welcome to Faden Design Studios

Romy McCloskey specializes in couture costume design, hand embroidery and embellishments for film and television, as well as private commissions.

Every piece is made to order with the finest attention to detail, meticulously sewn and finished by hand.


  • Historical/Period
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Contemporary

Her Skills Include:

  • Wardrobe Development and Design
  • Hand Embroidery and Embellishments
  • Garment Aging and Distressing
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Sketching and Illustration
  • Custom Fabric Dying
  • Draping and Patternmaking
  • Garment Construction
  • Wardrobe and Set Wardrobe Styling
  • Production Support

See What People Are Saying

Leigh – Missandei from Game of Thrones and Balsa from Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

I could not ask for a more enjoyable and satisfactory experience in commissioning a costume as a first time commissioner. Romy is a true professional. She constantly kept me up to date from the concept, to fabric selection until the costume was finished. She was very accommodating when I had a second costume I wanted her to create. I loved vibrant the color of my Balsa costume. Each costume was screen accurate right down to the collar on my Missandei costume. They were so beautifully wrapped and shipped fast. I received so many wonderful comments on my costumes at Dragon Con. I did a lot of research to find someone to make my costumes. I highly recommend Romy to make your cosplay dreams come true. I’m so happy to have the chance to work with Faden Design Studios. ROMY IS THE BEST!!!!

Leigh S
Missandei from Game of Thrones and Balsa from Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Katherine G Sansa Stark Dress

It is obvious that an exceptional amount of time went into making this. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone wanting to have a costume commissioned!

Katherine G
Sansa Stark Dress

Jada F Cersei Lannister

I had the honor of working with Romy McCloskey of Faden Design Studios to re-create the look of Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones. It was the most enjoyable collaboration I’ve ever been a part of! Romy and I found each other on Etsy this June and started to work on this look immediately. All of the costuming decisions had to be made long distance, as Romy currently lives in Texas and I’m in Iowa. She’s a true professional, not to mention kind and consistent. Thank you, Romy! This was my favorite Halloween yet! I’m already looking forward to next year’s collaboration.

Jada F
Cersei Lannister


This dress is stunning! Romy was a delight to work with plus she got it to me WEEKS early. It fits like a dream and is so luxurious. Not wearing it until a Game of Thrones Con in May, but was able to try it on last night and it’s simply beautiful. The details on the belt are gorgeous. So excited to wear it. Will definitely be back to purchase more items from Faden Designs. THANK YOU ROMY!!!


Kim R Manaka Sajyou from Fate/ Prototype – Cosplay

Romy is fantastic! I enjoyed working with her every step of the way. She gave me updates along the process even during the busy holiday season. The craftsmanship is fantastic and is holding up great! She not only finished within the deadline, but even a tad bit sooner. The shipping was also very fast. I will most certainly will commission her again.

Kim R
Manaka Sajyou from Fate/ Prototype – Cosplay

Jennifer D Shae Dress

I honestly cannot say enough about my experience in acquiring this beautiful dress, which was meant for an annual halloween party. From the first correspondence with Romy, I was put at ease by both her charming personality and obvious passion to create exactly what you are looking for. She was so very patient with me while choosing fabrics and ultimately ended up finding one that I liked the most. I guess what I’m saying is that its one thing to deliver what you think someone is envisioning, but it is another to get in your client’s brain and figure it out together-and thats exactly what she did. When I finally got my hands on the finished product, I could hardly believe this wasn’t the dress from the show. And the belt detail… SWOON. I did a LOT of ETSY searching before selecting Romy, and am so glad I did.

Jennifer D
Shae Dress

Emily S Belle – Movie-accurate ball gown

Romy was so amazing to work with! I was planning to go to a convention to meet Paige O’Hara and Richard White (the voices of Belle and Gaston) and I wanted a completely movie accurate dress.

The dress is the most accurate I’ve seen and I gasped when I pulled it out of the box. Throughout, I was kept up to date with progress. She also sent a handwritten thank you, which was super sweet. The gown is also amazingly constructed and lasted through 8 hours of continuous wear without any damage. This dress is my new favorite and the commission experience is the best out of all the commissions I’ve had… This dress has helped my dreams come true and I am forever thankful for Romy for her amazing work and love!

Emily S
Belle – Movie-accurate ball gown

Tinker Bell

I had such a pleasant experience with Romy from Faden Design Studios. From the very beginning she was helpful, courteous, kind and very easy to work with. She took my ideas and my budget and created a professional quote with a sketch of the proposed garment, materials and colors. Right away, I knew I was in good hands. She kept me updated on her process, even checking in on me to see how I was doing. Romy made me feel very comfortable and it was like working with a close friend I’ve known for years. When she was finished, she sent me a picture and shipped it off after I paid my final installment. Words cannot express how gorgeous my Tinker Bell costume is. She hand painted the silk to look like leaves and the Swarovski crystals make the whole dress sparkle like fairy dust in the sunlight. The packaging was like opening up a luxurious present and she included several cute little wooden spools.
I highly recommend Romy, not only because her work is stunning, but because she is a lovely person herself. I hope to work with her again in the future!

Joshua S Prince Charming Doublet

Romy was an absolute treat to work with. From the get-go we jived on the concept of the doublet and what materials I was thinking of for it. Changes on fabric and style were met with quick concise changes to the initial quote, which made my trust in her soar as I was put at ease how confident she was with her pricing and time management. Not only does she provide a great payment plan if money is an issue, her directions were clear and concise during the whole transaction. She kept me updated every step of the way with pics of even the little tiny odds and ends showing how the progression lead up to the final piece. Shipping was fast, the doublet was packaged with such care and luv. I even asked her to make some changes to sleeve pattern after initially receiving it and she didn’t hesitate to make me thoroughly happy and satisfied. You won’t regret using her to bring your commissions to life.

Joshua S
Prince Charming Doublet

Heather V – Female Inuyasha

Faden Designs is an amazing studio. They worked with my ideas and made it come to life. The small details and the overall outfit came together better than I could of imagined. They truly create amazing pieces. I would love to work with them again in the future.
Heather V
Female Inuyasha