Tuesday, February 22, 2011

casey hansel!

So I have a confession. The artist in this post (aka Casey Hansel) and I are pretty tight. As in she was pretty much one of my best friends in high school (hence the exclamation point). So this doesn't really do much for me on the credibility front, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding.

For as long as I've known her, Casey has been really artistic (both her parents are art teachers so it is kind of in the genes). She made a dress out of caution tape in middle school. Middle school. Um, awesome. But I think that her work really took off with the idea to make a dress out of trash bags. Now I have no idea where this desire came from, but based on what came out of it, I would say that this was her best idea ever (and that is saying something. Nutella cake anyone?).

So whether you are totally into saving the environment (I'm looking at you with the hennaed hair), or just intrigued by my masterful suspense, you can check out Casey's stuff below.

Said caution tape dress.

Said trash bag dress. Made of purple trash bags and pop-tops. She wore it to our prom. It was amazing.

Made of balloons (!).

This newest addition is made of newspaper, duct tape, and trash bags.

Learn more about Casey and her awesomeness here.

See what else she can do here. Shoes anyone?


  1. LOVES IT. and grace come back to my life please


  2. i love that balloon costume...would like to purchase a high resolution photo of the same too.. but couldn't find a source for..
    please refer me one if you can help..

  3. I love the caution tape dress!! i want to wear one at my halloween party but have looked every where and cant find one, i have also tryde to make one but that didnt work either. How long did it take you to make? Could i buy one if you mad it for me? please get back asap. THX!\