Joy is an experienced and professional seamstress, who brings her love for sewing and passion for design into all costume builds. Joy began her love for sewing at age 5, taught by her Mom. She made her own clothing by age 12, and now owns her own bridal and formalwear alterations shop in Kettering, Ohio called, Joy2Sew. She has also worked as a sewing instructor at a Christian school for 4 years, as well as developed a PDF costume pattern line for children. Her patterns can be found on her website at https://www.joy2sew.net/shop-joy2sew/. Joy obtained her AA degree in 2022, and is currently working on her BS in Organizational Leadership at Wright State University.
Embracing her greatest love for costuming, Joy has been costume designer for shows at Stivers and West Carrollton High Schools, exhibited in the Clash Fashion Show, as well as collaborated on team projects with team member, Tim O’Sullivan. Their collaboration of the Bistan Star Wars character won 2nd place: Best Likeness at Celebration 2022. They continue to create iconic characters to bring continued joy and educational opportunities to children and adults alike. More of Joy’s work can be found on her website at https://www.joy2sew.net/.
Recent projects Joy has completed are Argus, Bistan, Grogu Robes, Skywalker custom shirt and cape, full SpaceX suit