Angela Clayton is an 18-year-old budding costume designer from Long Island, New York. https://www.flickr.com/photos/27594459@N04/sets/72157632794881454 https://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/5610-2/ She started out making incredible cosplay costumes. Check out these awesome Elsa and Merida costumes! https://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/elsa-the-snow-queen-photos/ https://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/merida-brave-cosplay-photos/ She soon upgraded to historical and fantasy-inspired gowns. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com "I realized I was a lot more interested in making things I found visually pleasing than making costumes of characters I liked," Angela tells BuzzFeed Life. "Once I tried making costumes outside of cosplay I was completely won over." She runs a blog that features helpful progress pictures and construction notes. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com The majority of her sewing skills are self-taught. "I love the freedom of working on original designs, and the complexity and detail work that comes with historical projects." Angela said. Recently she started a YouTube channel with tutorials and informative videos. Angela Clayton / Via youtube.com Ever wanted to learn how to make a butterfly crown? Her Elsa costume took around 250 hours to create, with 170 of those hours dedicated to embellishing the cape by hand. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com See her detailed posts here. This feathery white dress was inspired by some of the opulent gowns on the Marchesa catwalk. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com Read more. Here, she re-created the outfit from the Portrait of Doña Isabel de Requesens painting by Raphael and Giulio Romano. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com Find out more about her process. This pleated navy Renaissance dress used 12 yards of fabric! Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com Read more here. Her Cinderella-inspired dress is a beautiful take on Disney's version. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com You can see her progress here. Angela says this Christmas angel dress is one of her favorite costumes she's made so far. Angela Clatyon / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com She even implemented LED lights in this design. At the moment, she's obsessed with medieval fashion. Angela Clayton / Via doxiequeen1.wordpress.com "I really love English fashion from the 1620s and 1630s, and ball gowns from the 1860s. And I always find myself going back to Renaissance styles since there is so much variety," Angela says. Cathy Ngo / BuzzFeed Angela tells BuzzFeed Life, "My motivation for making costumes is because I really like elaborate dresses! I also love the process (and sometimes, the challenge) of making them."