Gypsy Taylor

Creative Director; Costume Designer, Wolverine; Costume Ilustration, The Babadook, Alien : Covenant

Gypsy is a Los Angeles based award winning Designer and Illustrator whose 22 year career spans feature & short films, TV series, commercials, theatre and animation.

Most recent costume design credits include: Walt Disney’s Pandora – The World of AVATAR – collaborating with James Cameron and his company LEI Lightstorm, New Form Digital’s award winning series Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures and Wild Oats starring Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange & Demi Moore. Recent concept costume illustration credits include: The BabadookAlien: Covenant and Peter Jackson’s upcoming feature, Mortal Engines.

Past film credits include: Associate Costume Designer on The Wolverine, Costume Designer for Not Suitable for Children, Costume designer for Jim Henson’s Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures and Me & My Monsters, Gypsy was the storyboard developer for Shaun Tan’s Academy Award winning short film The Lost Thing.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Design from NIDA in 1994, Gypsy worked as Catherine Martin’s Costume Design Assistant & Illustrator on Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Alexander the Great and Chanel No.5, as well as, Catherine Martin’s homewares range.

Notable Directors Gypsy has collaborated with include: James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Baz Luhrmann, Jennifer Kent, James Mangold, Michael Apted, Alex Proyas, Andy Tennant, Bryan Singer, Gavin Hood & Justin Kurzel.

Gypsy has been nominated for 3 awards, winning the Streamy Award for Costume Designon Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures in 2016. Other nominations include: Best Scenic Design at the Helpmann Awards for Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree in 2012 and Best Illustration at the Australian Production Designers Guild Awards for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010.

On the side Gypsy teaches Costume Design and Illustration at the Australian, Television, Radio School (AFTRS) and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has given talks at Carnegie Mellon University and AGIdeas Design conference. Gypsy’s latest venture is The Lead Club, a costume and figure illustration evening class held in historical Los Angeles locations.

My Sessions

Election Day Mask Making Workshop: Make Your Own Battle Mask to Prepare for The Purge.

Demo Stage 1

With 25 minutes on the clock you must create a mask to hide your identity before The Purge begins. Presented by Pencil Skirt Productions, in this hands-on workshop attendees will design, build and model your very own battle mask made from household items. The most killer mask takes home the prize.

Demo Make & Take Scare Student Education

Draw The Babadook with Character Creator Gypsy Taylor: A Creepy Character Design & Development Class for Haunts and Film

Demo Stage 1

In this character drawing workshop you will learn the tricks of the trade from expert character designer Gypsy Taylor. Along with a real live Babadook, Gypsy will lead attendees through her development process of turning a character brief into reality, through concept drawing and design. This process can be utilized for both film and haunted […]

Demo Scare Student Education

From Horror to Haunt : Transitioning from Screen to Immersive Entertainment

Monster Stage

Some of horror’s most talented creators inevitably transition their careers from screen screams to live entertainment. Hear how these horror pioneers have made the switch and learn from their scary experiences.