Costume Design by Olivia Mears.

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Olivia Mears, the creator of AvantGeek, focuses on original designs in cosplay, "food fashion" and wearable art of unconventional materials. Her works have been featured nationally and internationally in publications and shows such as Good Morning America, ABC's The Chew, NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, in nationally televised commercials for Taco Bell ('Fanspiration', 'Thanks', 'Meet Taco Belle'), and worn at MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards by Taco Bell representatives. She is known for works such as "PBRmor", food themed costumes "Taco Belle" & "Pizzarella" pizza dress, recycled holiday paper ballgowns, and "Drip Dresses" made of paint. Olivia is a brand ambassador of SINGER Sewing Company, since 2017.

She is an annual presenter, judge, and instructor at international conventions, fashion shows, and fundraisers. Past events include:

Costume Drama: A Fashion Show (Asheville, NC), designer, 2014 - present

AWA (Atlanta, GA), panelist, 2017

Emerald City Comic Con (Seattle, WA), guest artist & panelist, 2018

C2E2 (Chicago, IL), works on display, 2018

And many more!

Originally from Laurinburg, North Carolina, she earned her BFA and BSEd from Western Carolina University in 2014 and currently resides west of Asheville. 

Click here to view her designs on an online portfolio, or contact the artist.


AvantGeek is a brand ambassador of SINGER Sewing Company.