Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Three New Additions

Although there have been many additions to the collection over the past months, these three pieces are worth noting! Soon to be added are costumes screen-worn by Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart! Acquired through the "Star Worn Collection", these costumes were originally obtained through well-known "Worn By The Stars" in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Burbank. They come with documentation from the wardrobe personnel with their guarantee that it was used in the film(s), along with the actor wearing it. How stoked am I? Enjoy the pictures...I can't wait to share them in person at the conventions!

Anyone want a signed NEW MOON script?

I've put up a copy of my personal NEW MOON script on eBay. This is only the third copy made, the others have gone to charity causes. It has 36 signatures on the front page...and it's a doozy! Check it out on eBay!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bella's Bracelet FOUND!

Kristen's original bracelet from TWILIGHT

Bracelet made by URBAN HARDWEAR

The one costume piece that's been nearly impossible to find an exact match for is Bella's beaded "prayer bracelet". Worn above her black "St. Jude" bracelet on her left wrist, the enigmatic piece of jewelry has finally been found! Many interpretations have been made but none of them have been as precise as the copy by URBAN HARDWEAR. URBAN HARDWEAR was kind enough to send me a few examples of their work, and I highly, HIGHLY endorse them. Identical to the bracelet(s) that Kristen Stewart wears in "THE TWILIGHT SAGA", each piece is custom-made...strung with beautiful hand-dyed wooden beads and a single hand-blown cobalt glass bead accented with enameled spots. The beads are intricately hand-laced and knotted with leather and finished with a lobster-claw clasp. The bracelets come in a very cool muslin draw-string bag with the URBAN HARDWEAR logo on it, which you can store your bracelet in when you're not wearing it.

If you would like to order your own bracelet, follow the link below and it will take you to URBAN HARDWEAR'S site on Etsy. If you intend on wearing your bracelet (like I am today!), you'll need to give them your wrist measurement as they are all hand-made just for you! URBAN HARDWEAR has other cool items too, so look around their shop:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fantasy Twilight Convention Ft. Lauderdale

Due to a scheduling conflict, I'm not able to appear at the Ft. Lauderdale convention this weekend. I'm really sorry and wish I could be there. Everyone enjoy the weekend in Florida and I'll see you in Baltimore next February!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Happy NEW MOON premiere day! Last night was madness, as Columbiana Grande Regal Cinemas had the midnight screening running on ALL 14 screens and was completely sold out! They wound up selling tickets for a 2:40 screening because of that! I'm hoping that it breaks all records! Here's a link to one of the interviews I did yesterday before the fans showed up.
My mom, Amanda and awesome Twilight fan Brit...who (along with her super aweome boyfriend Ray) helped me with the display last night!

Some of the THOUSANDS of fans that showed up for the midnight preview and had a chance to see THE TWILIGHT COSTUME COLLECTION!

The theater had an armed officer at the theatre to keep the peace...and to guard The Twilight Costume Collection. Officer Moorer was cute as a button and about 5 feet of major kickass! Thank you Officer rock!!!! (Notice that her uniform shirt is the same style as Charlie Swans' from the "Friday" diner scene in Twilight! You all know the one..."Dad, we gonna talk boys?")

Thursday, November 19, 2009


It's finally here...the midnight premiere of "The Twilight Saga: NEW MOON". If you're in the Columbia area, drop by Columbiana Grande Regal Cinemas at 7pm to see pieces from THE TWILIGHT COSTUME COLLECTION. Twilight runs at 9pm and NEW MOON at midnight. Hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Twilight Costume Collection On Tour in 2010

It's official! I will be touring with the FANTASY TWILIGHT TOUR in 2010. THE TWILIGHT COSTUME COLLECTION will be bigger and better than before, not only displaying screen worn and duplicate costume pieces from Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse, but also from NEW MOON Parody by The Hillywood Show!

Here is a list of the stops:

Dec 4-6, 2009 Miami, FL
Feb 5-7, 2010 Baltimore, MD
Feb 19-21, 2010 Norfolk, VA
Mar 12-14, 2010 Parsippany, NJ
Mar 26-28, 2010 Denver, CO
Apr 16-18, 2010 San Diego, CA
Apr 30-May 2, 2010 Seattle, WA
May 14-16, 2010 Nashville, TN
May 21-23, 2010 Cincinnati, OH
Aug 13-15, 2010 Raleigh, NC
Aug 20-11, 2010 Parsippany, NJ (city may change)
Sep 17-19, 2010 Baltimore, MD

Come see the Twilight Costume Collection!

Some of the most iconic film wardrobe and props from THE TWILIGHT COSTUME COLLECTION will be on display for one night only for the midnight premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, November 19 at:

Columbiana Grand
1250 Bower Parkway
Columbia, SC 29212

Join me for the film we've all been HIGHLY anticipating! Bring your cameras as you'll want to get pictures with such iconic costumes as Bella's prom dress, Edwards grey peacoat and Cam Gigandet's original, screen worn "JAMES" costume from TWILIGHT! See you there!

John on Stage in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

Thursday, October 1, 2009

An article on the costume collection from EXAMINER.COM

My interview with HILLYFANS.COM

Hey true believers! I did an interview with HILLYFANS.COM last week, and here it is! It's pretty in-depth, so if you've ever wanted to know what my favorite color it is! I LOVE HILLYFANS.COM!!!! You guys are awesome and your support is TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fan of the week - Michele Best

I love hearing from people that have seen The Twilight Costume Collection in person, and Michele Best is one of those awesome Twilighters! Here are some really groovy pictures that she took at EyeCon's Twilight convention in Orlando. It was really cool meeting you, Michele, and I hope that we see each other again soon!
If you have pictures of yourself with The Twilight Costume Collection, send them to me at and I'll post them here!

Proshots from Froggy

Froggy,(EyeCon's official photographer), took these great pictures of us at EyeCon. You rock, Froggy!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EyeCon Fantasy Twilight Tour

The EyeCon Twilight Convention in Orlando was so much fun! I met lots of amazing Twilight fans and really enjoyed sharing my collection with everyone! Kenny (the shows awesome promoter!) coined the phrase "The Twilight Museum", and you can see in the pictures below how it was set up. I shared the room with Kimbra, so we were an attraction all unto ourselves! It was great!!! I hope to meet some enthusiastic fans in Australia and until then...enjoy the pictures!

Bella's birthday party replicas, as seen in the upcoming NEW MOON parody by THE HILLYWOOD SHOW. Bella's custom green taffeta dress with black rose flocking (Not the NECA replica), Alice's deep purple dress, Rosalie's dramatic black gown and Esme's frilly pink/lavender party frock. On the table is a sign announcing the upcoming NEW MOON parody, along with a few other pieces like Rosalie's VINCE CAMUTO pumps (which are usually displayed with her NANETTE LEPORE blazer she wears in the cafeteria scene and in promo shots, but didn't come to Orlando), Bella's green "kangaroo" hoodie from the treetop scene and Rose's slouch hat from the aforementioned cafeteria scene.

More NEW MOON costumes! The outfit Bella wears to the movie theatre with Jacob, her Volterra "running through the fountain" outfit and her "Cliff Diving" Outfit. All paired with ink-wash J Brand jeans.

The first two costumes on the left are what I like to call the "9/13" costumes. On the far left is Alice's costume from Bella's birthday at school. Next to it is Bella's costume from her birthday at school. It features her orange JANSPORT backpack, J Brand jeans and Billabong jacket. The costume to the right from that are, in order: Angela's "Dress Shop" prom dress, Alice's "Meet The Cullen's" outfit, Bella's "Cafeteria-Your mood swings are giving me whiplash" outfit, Bella's brown rubbish coat, peasant top and Lucky brand jeans, Bella's Max & Cleo blue prom dress and refitted and re-sequined vintage sweater, and last but not least, Cam Gigandet's screen-worn "JAMES" costume.

See above for a few descriptions on these costumes! Below James' costume is Victoria's "KISS ME I'M IRISH" shirt.
The amazingly beautiful and wonderful Kimbra Hickey's table was set up amongst "The Twilight Costume Collection". What an HONOR! She is one of my favorite people!
Bella and Edward mannequins! These are my "life-size" dolls! Bella is wearing a complete "ballet studio" costume, consisting of SIMPLE SHOES, AG ANGEL cords, LUCKY BRAND tunic, and BB DAKOTA (original edition) Cargo jacket. She also sports authentic duplicates of her custom leather-knotted single bead bracelet, Black St. Jude bracelet and silver turquoise cuff.
Edward is wearing his trademark pea coat that was made from grey wool bought at MOOD FABRICS in Los Angeles. It's lined in a beautiful shade of blue and is 100% screen accurate...right down to the beautiful pewter buttons. His grey shirt and pea coat have been signed by Preston Johnson, Robert Pattinson's stand-in from the first TWILIGHT film.
Edward's "GStar" coat, worn when he saves Bella from Tyler's van. This coat has been signed by Justin Chon. Although Justin never wore this coat, he was in the "Van Crash" scene. The grey t-shirt worn with the jacket is signed by Preston Johnson.
A few pieces that you'll know! Emmett's vintage styled baseball hat, signed by Kellan Lutz, and Chief Charlie Swan's police coat, signed by Billy Burke.
I usually love the more ornate pieces, but Dr. Carlisle Cullen's lab coat is seriously one of my favorites. Here is his custom-embroidered lab coat, signed by Peter Facinelli. I added the "Forks Hospital" ID badge just for fun! My good friend Lisa made the badge and it's AMAZING! Thank you are a jewel in the Twilght universe!

Edward, Charlie, Carlisle.