Photography by SIMON WOLAK (Simon dark side)
Model: LORETTA VAMPZ
Makeup Artist: JENNIFER CORONA help on set CHARLES MOESCH
Dress design by LORETTA VAMPZ AND DON CORBITT
Lorena Valdez grew up in a city called El Monte near Los Angeles. The streets inspire my reality as well as culture, music, fashion runway, horror movies, vampires, and art. My favorite fashion Designers are Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano And Phillip Treacy. The artists that inspire me Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Olivia De Berardinis and Michael Hussar. I was Lucky enough to have two of my favorite artist draw my dream come true.
Olivia De Berardinis is amazing soul, not just artist. Michael Hussar is also great his very dark. Favorite Music Darkwave and industrial. Favorite Bands Bauhaus and Dead Can Dance. Favorite movie Hellraiser! Why I cosplay pinhead? I love Clive Barker Mind the characters he created in the 80s for the movie Hellraiser especially pinhead. I have always been into extreme out of the box, unique art, fashion, and makeup. So when I saw Hellraiser the movie the detailed in the characters clothing make up blew my mind.
Clive Barker was ahead of his time and is a one of a kind genius. Other Cosplay characters we have done are with a fetish twist mostly villains I like the dark. Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and FearlessDawn. Monsters I cosplay are Frankenstein and Vampira. Other looks I do that I’m passionate are Dia De Los Muertos and Saints And Catacombs. I enjoy making dramatic headpieces I recently came out in Buzzfeed for a tribute to Frida Kahlo that I’m a big fan of with my headpieces. I always work with a team of makeup artist Jennifer Corona and Kahlovera. I also work with another Fashion Designer that makes a lot of my costumes talented Don Corbitt. Future events I’m working on now Day of the Dead fashion show for an event in Los Angeles called El Velorio. Working on my own Horror Character and clothing line. You could find me at @lorettavampz