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Local professional costume maker sews hundreds of face masks

Houston Chronicle – Sunday, April 12, 2020

Local costume designer and professional seamstress Romy McCloskey began making homemade face masks for her husband more than a month ago as he continued to work in his office during the beginning phases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Local professional costume maker sewing hundreds of face masks for healthcare workers

Houston Chronicle – April 9, 2020

[…] the world-renowned fashion creator and IMDB-recognized costume designer — whose work has been worn on the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards and other film productions — is now making hundreds of handmade surgical face masks in her home workshop, including a new request to make masks for U.S. Postal Service workers in The Woodlands.

Houston-area designer using free time to make medical masks

ABC13 Eyewitness News – March 23, 2020

As area businesses go into lockdown due to coronavirus concerns, designer Romy McCloskey made the decision to use her surplus materials to make medical masks for those in need around the community free of charge.

The Woodlands-area designer shifts focus to medical masks over shortage concerns

Community Impact Newspaper – March 20, 2020

As area businesses go into lockdown due to coronavirus concerns, designer Romy McCloskey made the decision to use her surplus materials to make medical masks for those in need around the community free of charge.

McCloskey, a resident of The Woodlands, is the owner of Faden Design Studios, which she has temporarily shut down to focus on mask production. The decision came about the morning of March 20. McCloskey said she made this call because she has free time at the moment and because she is currently under lockdown restrictions from seeing her dad, who is in an assisted living facility.

An icy, magical wonderland in Class Act’s ‘Frozen’

The Courier of Montgomery County – March 12, 2020

The enormous and talented cast of fifty-five singing and dancing youngsters was beautifully directed by Stacy Jones, with outstanding Musical Direction from Debra Moses, and sensational dancing from Choreographer, Mieka Phillips. The elegant and very magical costumes of designer, Romy McCloskey were the “icing on the cake” of this beautiful production.

Woodlands designer makes dress worn at Academy Awards

Houston Chronicle – March 9, 2018

Woodlands resident Romy McCloskey, a renowned couture costume designer who runs Faden Design Studios, designed and created a dress for Oscar guest Sam Brinton, a LBGTQ activist who is head of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project, a nonprpofit suicide prevention hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Brinton is shown here on the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards.

'I fixed a butterfly's broken wing to remember my mother'

BBC News – February 13, 2018

Romy McCloskey is a costume designer by training, with a specialty in intricate bead work that demands precision. She also raises and releases monarch butterflies at her Texas home.

It just so happened that these two skills intersected on a recent day when she actually performed surgery on one of her injured monarch’s wings, an operation that saved its life and allowed it to fly away to migrate.

Performing surgery on a butterfly wing

BBC News – January 25, 2018

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This costume designer repaired a butterfly’s wing, then watched in delight as it flew away

Washington Post – January 18, 2018

Romy McCloskey is a costume designer by training, with a specialty in intricate bead work that demands precision. She also raises and releases monarch butterflies at her Texas home.

It just so happened that these two skills intersected on a recent day when she actually performed surgery on one of her injured monarch’s wings, an operation that saved its life and allowed it to fly away to migrate.

Costume Designer Repairs Broken Wing of Butterfly, Makes It Look Like It Was Never Injured

My Modern Met – January 12, 2018

Costume designer Romy McCloskey recently used the skills the precision work of her hand embroidery and embellishments to help save the life of an injured Monarch butterfly.

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