Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel

Harmony was brought into the creative team of this narrative feature film by screenwriters Wes Hurley and Marc Kenison in its earliest stage to consult on creative direction and costume design. Wes, also the film’s director, and Marc, the titular star of the film as well as its writer, asked Harmony to create the highly stylized look and feel that became the distinct aesthetic of the production. Harmony designed, built and styled all wardrobe, hair and makeup, as well as becoming a producer during the course of the film’s development and filming.

“A rich, glittering, live-action cartoon” as director Wes Hurley put it, Fallen Jewel aimed to make space for dialogue surrounding issues of gender roles, gender identification, sexuality and desire, objectification and self-definition. The result is a pop-art musical comedy amalgamation, deeply poignant and absurdly hilarious.

Fallen Jewel premiered in Tel Aviv in 2012 and has since been translated into Japanese and established as a Seattle cult favorite, continuing to be screened at Central Cinema each month in the tradition of Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live performances and hosts like Jinx Monsoon, Sarah Rudinoff, and BenDeLaCreme.

Costume Design, Hair & Makeup: Harmony Arnold

Director: Wes Hurley
Screenwriters: Wes Hurley, Marc Kenison
Producers: Wes Hurley, Harmony Arnold, Jennifer Zeyl, Marc Kenison
Design Assistant: Annie Murphy
Studio: I Ate My Eye Film

Billy Corgan

Harmony was hired to style wardrobe, hair and makeup for this music video, utilizing her learnings in Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture technology.

Two-time GRAMMY Award winning artist Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins featured in an immersive new VR experience for his new single “Aeronaut” — the project is a collaboration between Corgan and teams at Isobar and Viacom NEXT, which partnered with San Francisco-based filmmaker and VR artist Danny Bittman to conceive the virtual world depicted in the production. Accompanying the experience is a 2D VR music video released by BMG Records, produced by Isobar and Viacom NEXT.

“Aeronaut” is one of the first music videos to feature a hologram created with Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture technology, which was used to capture Corgan’s performance in volumetric video, while incorporating innovative technologies from Google and Unity Technologies.

On-Set Wardrobe, Hair, & Makeup Styling:

Harmony Arnold

Little Potato

Harmony built and styled costumes for this surreal VR autobiographical narrative documentary written by frequent collaborator Wes Hurley.

It is the story of Little Potato’s journey growing up gay during the turbulent years of the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his escape into the world of pirated American movies, and his mother’s struggles to create a better life for them both — leading eventually to her becoming a mail order bride in order to insure their escape to America.

Little Potato won over 20 awards including Jury Prize at SXSW and Audience Award at Outfest.

Official Selection: IDFA Amsterdam, Seattle International Film Festival, American Film Institute, Imagine Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival.

Costume Design: Harmony Arnold

Directors: Wes Hurley
Nathan M. Miller
Screenplay: Wes Hurley
Producers: Mischa Jakupcak, Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt
Production Design: Christopher Balder
Art Department: Damian Puggelli

Man of La Mancha

Harmony designed costumes for the full cast of Man of La Mancha at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

She and her team at the costume shop at the 5th Avenue Theatre (a group of 35 people) collaborated with Andor Studio to create a selection of largescale masks and headpieces from found objects the characters might have been able to source from the refugee camp that was the setting of the play.

 

Costume Design: Harmony Arnold

Director: Allison Narver
Music: Mitch Leigh
Lyrics: Joe Darion
Scenic Design: Matthew Smucker
Lighting Design: L.B. Morse
Sound Design: Chris Walker

George Takei

Harmony was hired to style wardrobe, hair and makeup for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studio in Redmond, WA. 

Microsoft has captured countless performances over the past 7 years – musicians, athletes, actors, educators, dancers, even animals – with a few notable personalities thrown in, including Star Trek legend George Takei. Microsoft’s goal is to build a vast resource of high-quality holographic assets and ultimately make holographic capture accessible to Mixed Reality creators worldwide.

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup Styling:
Harmony Arnold

Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab

Harmony was hired by Microsoft to style hair and makeup on-set for this interactive VR experience, a game set in the Blade Runner: 2049 world that uses Rift and Gear VR headsets to place a single player into a world navigated with Oculus Touch controllers. The experience showcases Microsoft’s new Holocapture system.

Hair & Makeup Styling:
Harmony Arnold

Wardrobe Stylist: Swinda Reichetlt

Capitol Hill

Harmony rejoined longtime collaborators Marc Kenison and Wes Hurley to design costumes for seasons 1 and 2 of Capitol Hill, a mash-up comedy-horror soap opera web series that premiered on The Huffington Post in 2014.

The first season was nominated for Best Comedy Series, Best Makeup, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography and earned Harmony Arnold the Best Costumes award at the Indie Series Awards. The first season was also nominated for Best Series at Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans and Best Production Design at the Miami Webfest.

Costume Design:
Harmony Arnold

Written & Directed by: Wes Hurley
Cinematography: Vincent Pierce
Art Direction & Production Design: Christopher Balder, Damian Puggelli
Wardrobe Department: Pete Rush
Makeup Department: Erik Warren

Sir David Attenborough

Harmony was hired to style on-set for Sir David Attenborough’s VR experience, created by Microsoft in partnership with London’s Natural History Museum.

Sir David Attenborough gives a behind the scenes tour of the museum in a new virtual reality experience, allowing visitors to see parts of the London museum usually closed to the public. Users will become immersed as world-famous broadcaster Sir David Attenborough leads the way through rare artifacts and objects on display, all from the comfort of their own home. Sir David was filmed by more than 100 cameras at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studio in order to be recreated as a hologram for Sky’s Hold the World experience, which was conceived and produced by London-based content studio Factory 42 for Sky’s VR app.

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup Styling:
Harmony Arnold

 

Peyton Manning

Harmony styled wardrobe, hair and makeup on-set for this project. Wardrobe was provided by Gatorade and Harmony consulted with the team to make selections.

The Mill teamed up with Gatorade, OMD, and VML to create Beat the Blitz, a free-to-play VR football game featuring former NFL MVP Quarterback Peyton Manning. 

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup Styling: Harmony Arnold

String

Harmony designed costumes for String, a world premiere musical presented by the Village Theatre in Issaquah. Returning to the Village for the third time, she oversaw the design, executed by the dynamic costume team at the Village.

The main characters are the three goddesses, sisters who begin on a mountaintop above ancient Greece and, after falling out of favor with Zeus, find themselves banished to a modern skyscraper in the mortal world. The design was focused on creating visual weight and depth to that shift — so that you really feel it as the audience, that these are goddesses who have fallen to earth.

Costume Design: Harmony Arnold

Presented by: Village Theatre,
Book: Sarah Hammond
Director: Brandon Ivie
Music and LyricsAdam Gwon
Music Director: Michael Nutting
Music Supervisor: R.J. Tancioco
Scenic Design: Tim Mackbee
Lighting Design: Robert J. Aguilar

O’ Lovely Glowworm

Harmony designed costumes for the full cast of O’ Lovely Glowworm, or Scenes of Great Beauty in collaboration with the New Century Theatre Company at the Erickson Theatre. She created lush costumes to match the magical dreamscape of the story — a tale about the history of the world as perceived by a stuffed goat who remembers his life from his perch behind a run-down cottage in rural Ireland, circa 1918.

Harmony received a Gregory Award nomination for Costume Design for this production.

Costume Design: Harmony Arnold

Presented by: New Century Theatre Company
Written by: Glen Berger
Direction and Scenic Design by: Roger Benington
Lighting Design: Andrew D. Smith
Sound Design: Robertson Witmer
Props Design: Maridee Slater