Ellis Tolsma’s vibrant costumes recall the famous parties of Germany’s Bauhaus school in the 1920s. Like her prints and sculptures, Tolsma has a knack for integrating geometric forms into striking creations. The illustrator “and maker” hails from the Netherlands.
“Because in my opinion we often take things just a little too seriously, I want to bring color and madness back to the world with my work,” the artist has said. “When you are young you often believe in a kind of magical world that, as soon as you enter puberty, ceases to exist. From that moment you seem to step into a kind of gray adult world, where daydreaming and playing is out of the question. With my work I try to stir up this magical world a little bit.”
See more of her work on her site and some of her non-costume work below.