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"Ivy has made my dreams come true with the costume she made for me. She immediately latched on to the general ideas and concepts that I gave her and designed the most stunning outfit that I am so happy with. Her skill and attention to detail are incredible and I am so so satisfied. I can't wait to commission her again!"

Ivy made Velma Joan Belle a 1950's inspired mint and lilac drag burlesque outfit consisting of a pillbox hat w/ veil, faux fur shrug, back-filled bra, underbust corset, swing skirt w/ petticoat, male g-string, female g-string, pasties and matching heels - all covered in 3D lace and rhinestones.



"An absolutely flawless creation. From a glance it is breathtakingly luxurious and decadent. And when examined one can see that hidden beneath is expert craftsmanship that ensures a lasting garment. This piece is every bit as regal and rich as I hoped it would be. The fit is a dream, and the attention to detail is impeccable.

Ivy's work is worth the investment. Her unique take on classic design is present in every stitch. I'm delighted with my piece and promise you will be too."

Ivy made Dresden Abstruse a midnight blue velvet pointed bra, underbust corset and hooped mermaid skirt covered in jet black 3D lace and rhinestones.



"Ivy is hands down one of the best costumiers I've ever worked with. She doesn't just design and make the garments, she helps to conceptualize how they'll work within an act. She gives innovative and constructive ideas to help create a costume and props that give an act a real wow factor. She has made me a custom showgirl corset in the past, and she created all of the beauty that is my 'Absolem' act costume, which has gone on to win numerous awards, including 'Best Costume'. Right from inquiry to delivered product, Ivy makes sure the client is kept in the loop and 100% happy with all the elements that go into it. I'd highly recommend her services to anyone wishing to invest in a bespoke custom costume."

Ivy made Lilly Loca an Absolem inspired outfit consisting of a overbust corset, mermaid skirt, bra, tearaway knickers, g-string pasties, headdress and a giant faux fur boa.



"When I first approached Ivy about making a Medusa costume, I was delighted to discover that she was just as excited as me. Because it was such a big project with big ideas, I knew that I couldn't just DIY it - it needed to be carefully crafted with an expert. Everything was made so easy, from taking measurements over Skype right up until the fitting. Her ideas and creativity are exceptional and she really excels in all the costumes she makes. I am absolutely over the moon with the finished piece - it has exceeded my own expectations! Plus the snake boa really is the cherry on the cake, he is so popular he may need his own Instagram... Thank you so much for everything. Until the next idea!"

Ivy made Oblivion Westwood a Medusa themed burlesque outfit consisting of a snake headdress, dress w/ off-the-shoulder snake removal trick, snake boa, bra, cage corset, fringe skirt, g-string & pasties with matching gold snake jewelry.



"I approached Ivy with the challenge of creating a Fireproof Corset with tear-aways, reveals and a fireproof headpiece. Ivy did an amazing job at coming up with a great design and colour palette. As always, super easy to communicate with and plan everything. This is my favourite outfit and I feel super safe performing with fire in it. Fits great and is super durable."

Ivy made Regina Slay a volcano inspired burlesque outfit consisting of a pointed bust extreme plunge overbust corset, bra, pointed skirt, g-string and headdress - all covered in rhinestone ombre..



""The most stunning costume with outstanding features and attention to details that I've ever owned! This costume could not have been created without the wondrous talents of Ivy. I knew Ivy's talents weere a perfect match for this creation and I can't thank her enough for making my dream a reality. She made my fragmented ideas into a burlesque masterpiece."

Ivy made Kira Titan a textured red burlesque outfit consisting of a bead-drop neck collar, neck fan, strappy harnessed bra w/ epaulettes, underbust corset, hip panners, g-string and pasties.



"I absolutely LOVE my costume, it is totally a dream come true!  I choreographed an amazing act and knew it needed a quality costume. I gave her my vision and what she created for me far exceeded my vision both in design and quality. The costume really has brought my dream to life and I am so proud to own such a dazzling costume. Ivy is amazing to deal with and so professional and I can't wait to order my next costume with her!"

Ivy made Bijou Belvedere a lavender 3D lace and rhinestone burlesque outfit consisting of a floral headdress, bra, corset,  wrap skirt, gloves, tearaway briefs, g-string and pasties.



"I had been a fan of Ivy’s work long before I asked if she would consider designing my bridal outfit. When I first contacted Ivy, I had no idea of what I wanted, only some vague colour suggestions. She worked with not only what I liked stylistically, but also what suited my personality. The end result was more beautiful and unique that I could have ever imagined. Her attention to detail and commitment to her art is phenomenal. Ivy’s talent and artistic vision made my wedding day extra memorable and I’m forever grateful!"

Ivy made Sally a Peacock blue velvet bridal gown with black beaded chantilly lace detail + matching cocktail hat.



"It just never stops being amazing with this incredible woman. I have commissioned 5 costumes from her and each one is a work of art. Looking forward to number 6!"

Ivy made Duchess DeBerry a "Galaxy" themed burlesque outfit w/ a UV-reactive cage corset + matching headdress + body harness.



"Working with Ivy on this outfit was super exciting and fun. She helped me articulate what I was envisioning in my mind and came up with some fabulous sketches. She was great at helping me with what colour combos look better with each other and super understanding of how Drag outfits work as opposed to a burlesque outfit for a Cis gender woman. I have worn this outfit a lot on stage over the past year and have only had to replace one bra clip. Stones are super durable and everything fit perfectly."

Ivy made Regina Slay a silver and navy burlesque outfit consisting of a gown w/ removable boa ruffle, bra, underbust corset, harness (designed to keep breastplate secure) w/ tearaway fringe skirt, g-string and pasties. - all covered in 3D lace and rhinestones.



"Ivy created the costume of my dreams! We did a measurement taking session via Skype, which was fantastic as she was able to see everything, plus it’s convenient when you live in a different state. Ivy designed and embellished a bra, knickers and corset for me. The corset is truly exquisite. I just adore the transparent mesh! She embellished it with different tones of red rhinestones and beading to create the blood drip and slash effect I was after. I just love looking at the embellishments on the corset, as I can see how much work went into it. I really wanted to use fan lacing, so Ivy added a decorative fan lacing effect to the hips, which is so gorgeous and makes the corset even more special. Wearing the corset is an absolute dream, as it fits my wide hips perfectly and is the perfect length. It gives a fantastic cinch, too! The bra & knicks fit fantastically - feel so nice to have something custom made. Can’t recommend this talented woman highly enough. Asphyxia Couture for president!"

Ivy made Jade a bra, corset and knicker set with rhinestone and bead "blood slash" detail and corset fan lacing detail. 



"I sent Ivy a few reference photos that I found online and she did an amazing job of taking the pieces I wanted from certain photos and combining them all together. She then incorporated a few tearaway pieces for performing and all the tearaways are super easy and trustworthy on stage. Stones are bulletproof. Fits super well. This outfit was completely planned via email and measured via Skype, and Ivy was the best to work with this way. Super thorough and amazing results as always."

Ivy made Regina Slay a white and gold drag outfit consisting of an overbust corset, tearaway fringe skirt, g-string - all covered in rhinestone linework...



"Ivy's brain would make Einstein feel inadequate. She is an absolute genius and can take a rambling idea and turn it into a fabulous costume. I went to Ivy with a concept that I thought would be impossible…turns out, nothing is impossible with her. She created a fabulous corset for me that is incredibly sparkly and beautiful, and not only that, she created the rest of my costume as well. I have never had such a well made, beautifully crafted outfit in my entire performing career. Ivy made sure all the elements worked perfectly together, and that every item complemented the others. The final product was a million times better than my initial idea, and I would recommend this woman to anyone who wants a unique, strong and fabulous costume. I cannot wait to strut this baby on an international stage!"

Ivy made Duchess DeBerry two elaborate burlesque outfits - "Wild Orchid" and "Rain"



"Ivy is the absolute best. She treated me with such respect throughout the whole process and understood how important this costume was to me. I am a lifelong fan now (and client). Ivy gave me a costume and act guidance that actually took me back to the performer I wanted to be when I first started and I cannot thank her enough."

Ivy made Aèrie Elle a red + black chantilly lace burlesque costume w/ floral headdress + faux fur boa + sheer faux fur robe + bra + corset + tearaway panel skirt + g-string + pasties.



"I went to Ivy with quite a vague idea of what I wanted and 1 or 2 reference photos. From that, she created one of the most stunning and professional costumes I own. The consultation process was very collaborative and she worked with my budget to create the best possible costume, offering me various options at different prices for me to make an informed decision. She understands the intricacy of burlesque design and makes the garments to come off in unique ways that I probably wouldn't have even thought of! Throughout the process I really felt like Ivy was as excited as I was about this costume and cared about creating a costume that I would be happy with."

Ivy made Ainslie Adams a blue burlesque outfit w/ overbust corset + peek-a-boo corseted fishtail skirt + suspender skirt + faux fur boa + g-string + pasties.



"I'm collaborating with Asphyxia Couture on my next two costumes and it's an amazing process. I trust her completely to run with my ideas and make them amazing!"

Ivy made Lola the Vamp a "Snow" themed burlesque outfit w/ floral icicle headdress + sheer faux fur lace robe + sheer overbust corset + sheer suspender skirt + g-string + pasties + microphone stand fans.



"Ivy is an absolute dream to work with! I made the right choice investing in Ivy's work for my first custom burlesque costume. Every stage of the process was characterised by ease and professionalism and I will call on Ivy and her creative prowess to continue my collection of snazzy costumes in the future. Her corsetry skills were a highlight! Cleverly shaped, incredibly sturdy and impeccably constructed."

Ivy made Abel Fox a burnt orange + black "Red Fox" themed burlesque costume w/ a tailored jacket + caged bra + underbust corset + tearaway briefs + g-string + faux fur boa/fox tails.



"I can not recommend Asphyxia Couture enough for my dragon costume. Her work is impeccable both inside and out, she worked with me to ensure my vision came to life, everything fitted perfectly, everything arrived on time and she was lovely and easy to work with to ensure my costume was exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend booking in your next costume with her."

Ivy made Night Temptress a "Mother Of Dragons" burlesque costume covered in scale maille, rhinestone and sequin detail.



"I just wanted to personally endorse Asphyxia Couture. Ivy has made two of my costumes and every time the quality is outstanding. She will quietly do repairs as requested and without fuss. A true professional. Please book her for your next Costume or corset. You will not be disappointed."

Ivy made Dolores Daiquiri burnt orange + red burlesque costume w/ rhinestone + fringing detail.



"I was so excited when I got my first custom made corset from Ivy. It was exactly what I wanted and the matching pasties she made to go with it were perfect. I recommend her to anyone who wants their dream costume made."

Ivy made Pandora Cherie a peacock-themed burlesque outfit consisting of a pattern-matched underbust corset, bra w/ removable sculpted cups, g-string and pasties to match.



"My signature classic burlesque costume created by Asphyxia Couture is simply one of the most glamourous things I have in my burlesque wardrobe. Ivy is an incredible artist, she managed to interpret my concept and brought it to life in one wearable piece of art. Glamourous from head to toe, the costume not only looks amazing but is well constructed to high quality standards that will last the test of time. Every detail was taken care of and Ivy was fantastic to work with, working within agreed timeframes, and was an excellent communicator in person and from afar. I would highly recommend Asphyxia Couture to anyone, I can't wait to work with Ivy again in future!"

Ivy made Trixie La Rouge a purple, blue and silver burlesque outfit consisting of a plunge overbust corset, fishtail skirt, suspender petticoat, plunge bra, g-string and pasties.



"Asphyxia Couture does sensational work. Ivy designed and made my stunning 'watermelon' for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2015. She is professional, creative, talented and super nice to work with. I was very impressed by her commitment and pride towards her designs. I highly recommend Asphyxia if you are after quality and a stress free process. I will certainly be working with Ivy again. 5 stars!!"

Ivy made Dolores Daiquiri a watermelon inspired burlesque outfit featuring handmade and hand painted watermelon and floral headdress, pink velvet overdress, a green brocade corset w/ guipure lace and rhinestone detail w/ matching high waisted knickers, a sequin watermelon-cupped bra w/ a matching g-string and pasties.



"Ivy is a dream to work with, her attention to detail is fabulous, I have 2 custom corsets and a gorgeous custom shimmy belt, I can't wait to order more, thank you Ivy."

Ivy made Michelle a nude satin underbust with guipure lace detail and a leopard print underbust with rhinestone detail.



"Ivy made my very first corset and her advice was incredibly helpful to chose the perfect fabric and design. Unfortunately we don't live in the same city any more but I will definitely be ordering more using Skype! Thanks Ivy for being so talented!!"

Ivy made Mathilde a pattern-matched peacock printed underbust corset.



"Wow this girl is amazing! I had a (very) vague idea of what I wanted to wear on my wedding day but found it hard to put into words. Ivy got into my brain and figured it all out for me! She made the whole process so much fun, was extremely flexible with appointments, kept in constant contact even though we were in opposite ends of the country and catered to my last minute requests and changes like a boss (including making a cravat for the groom-which was also perfect)! I felt fantastic on my wedding day, the corset was so comfortable to wear! I had oodles of great comments about how the outfit was beautiful and "so me". Thank you again for making me feel like a rockstar on our big day Ivy, I couldn't have been happier with how your masterpiece turned out! I highly recommend Asphyxia Couture for any other brides to be out there!"

Ivy made Bryony a bridal overbust corset and skirt with chantilly lace and rose detail.



"Ivy's work is immaculate! I have 3 different outfits made for performing from Ivy now, my black sequin tuxedo costume with corset, bra, tuxedo jacket, undies & gloves (which I have had for over 3 years now and it still looks good as new!), my gorgeous white outfit with bra, corset, panel skirt, gloves and over gown, and my latest addition is a custom pink butterfly corset. I have no concerns with Ivy designing my outfits from afar (I am in Christchurch and she is in Auckland), every outfit has fitted me perfectly. My white outfit won 'Best Costume' at Miss Burlesque NZ 2013, and also 'Best Costume' at the Golden Garters for the New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2013. I highly recommend Ivy and her very talented hands to anyone who is looking for a superior garment that will stand the test of time!"

Ivy has made Bonita three unique burlesque outfits.



"I adore my corsets by Asphyxia Couture!! I fully recommend you go to the lovely Ivy if you are wanting a corset and/or costume. I have two corsets, matching neck corset and bustle skirt which are all of the highest quality and fitted to perfection."

Ivy made Rebecca a black delustered satin and sheer corset with black guipure lace detail. Also, previously, an ivory brocade underbust corset, a matching neck corset and a black tulle bustle.



"Ivy is an absolute aficionado when it comes to creating bespoke corsetry, costumes and accessories. She custom made me a beautiful custom-made 'Lilly Loca' showgirl corset two years ago and is still to date one of my most favourite pieces. She pays infinite attention to detail, is approachable and talented. I'd recommend her services to anyone looking for a bespoke costume piece or garment."

Ivy made Lilly Loca a black vinyl underbust corset with cut-away name and rose detail to red delustered satin.



"My first ever custom made, steel boned corset was an Asphyxia corset, and I absolutely love it! I've had it for almost two years and its still in tip top condition, and that's saying something seeing as I not only wear it out often, but dance and perform burlesque in it - definitely strong, well made and durable! I highly recommend Asphyxia Couture!"

Ivy made Hannah a black wet-look vinyl underbust corset.



"I couldn't be happier with my beautiful corset from Ivy. After deciding I wanted to start waist training, Ivy was so informative and helpful, and the corset is by far and away the most comfortable one I've ever worn. I can't wait to own more! Thanks Ivy!"

Ivy made Jessica a black delustered satin waist training corset.



"I love my Asphyxia Couture corset! Ivy is an amazing artist and we have the privilege of being able to wear her art! She worked with me right through the process and gave me a treasured garment that is always there in my arsenal if I want to make an impact or stand out from the crowd. I'd be confident wearing it on the red carpet at Cannes or as a piece of costume in one of my films."

Ivy made Samuel a double busked paisley-embossed black vinyl corset with matt black vinyl detail.



"I have two wonderful creations made by the lovely and talented Ivy, one of which I drew up a sketch of how I wanted it to look and she captured the design absolutely perfectly, if not better! The quality and craftsmanship of the corsets is exceptional and well worth the investment. <3 mine!"

Ivy made Macaela an asymmetric underbust corset in black brocade with a faux pocket and frayed pleat detail based on a sketch provided by Macaela.



"I love love love my Asphyxia Couture Corset and always feel fantastic about my body whenever I wear it (which is any chance I get)! Totally worth every penny!"

Ivy made Leea a midnight blue delustered satin and black lace overbust corset.



"A bit of an Alice's Adventures in Wonderland fan (not to be confused with Alice in Wonderland) and about have an Un-Wedding, I emailed Ivy and asked her to create something for me to wear. She kept in touch and I excitedly watched and experienced, for the first time, an incredibly perfect, and incredibly me, underbust corset come to life, tea stained and custom printed in Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations, she understood my adoration completely. She also made a matching 'tea stained and black tulle explosion' skirt which I also adore. Best investment in clothing I've ever made!"

Ivy made Hazel a hand-printed tea-stained underbust corset with a matching black and tea-stained lace and tulle tutu.

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