I was born to create. I have attempted many projects that some may have deemed impossible. I honestly belive i can make anything. Hard work, determination, practice, learning from my mistakes, and a little faith has taken me a long way on the road to success. I have been creating my costumes for the majority of my life beginning in the sixth grade with Posion Ivy from the 1992 Batman movies. Over the years my hobby has turned into my career. I am a self taught artist.
After many years of making costumes for customers across Indianapolis, I was discovered by the Indy Star Newspaper. My handmade Chewbacca-inspired costume made me a sort of local celebrity. I had created the like sized seven foot costume for GenCon in 2016. The Indy Star wrote a feature article about this particular creation and added a cover story about my path to success as a costume maker in Indy. Soon after, every news channel and publication in the city began showcasing my work and writing articles about Jess West Costumes. Since then I have been featured on multiple media and news outlets across the country to include: USA Today, Indy Star, Nuvo, Geist Magazine, all local news channels, WFYI, Radio Now, WBBM Chicago, and many more. Due to the wide range of articles and interviews i been able to make custom pieces for several nationally recognized companies such as: the New York Yankees, MTV, Maxim Magazine, and many more.
Currently Jess West Costumes supplies many local companies and individuals with custom made pieces, mascots for local businesses, custom curtains for local bars/resturants, entertainment pieces for local charities, and much more. I have been very blessed with my career and i attribute lots of hard work, determination, and talent to my success. After years of practice and determination I am now a full time professional costume designer. Jess West Costumes has a wonderful costume shop ad even a larger staff. Business seems to grow more and more each month, and the different requests for custom mage items grows daily. Again, I will state that I can make anything and I love a challenge. My goal is to make people say wow, feel inspired, and be whatever they want to be. I want them to be able to express themselves and be an inspiring individual in our creations. I love to make custome costumes, clothes, home decor, personal customer designs, etc. I can guarantee that you won’t find anything else like a Jess West Costumes original. That’s a PROMISE!