About Resa

By day I work as a Costume Designer.

By Night I’m trying to set up this blog.

In between I write, read and play video games.

Resa’s Demo Reel

I got to design the costumes for the only movie ever made about Hendrix.



86 thoughts on “About Resa”

  1. good to find you….

  2. Impressively awesome!

  3. That’s a great reel, thank you for posting it. I love the monks as the horseback rider goes by, and I think it’s amazing that you designed for the Hendrix flick. Awesome.

  4. WOW…what an incredible talent you are! Truly an honor to “meet” you, best wishes for much continued success!

  5. Jesus… how do you even have time to consider a blog? Very cool reel!

    • I’ve been chained to film production for a lot of years now, and I want a different horizon in my life. Blogging is a refreshing change. Yes, sometimes I can’t because of work, but there’s the down time. Thanks for checking out my reel. Love your food!

  6. Glad to find you. Enjoyed watching the costume reel! I’ve never communicated with a costume designer before. What fun.

  7. Hi Resa, how are you? You have a very cool job! 🙂

    You’re one of my nominees by the way. 😉

  8. Hi thanks for the following on my new blog http://canariumthefirstvirgin.wordpress.com/
    Many thanks 😉

  9. Great work on your site. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog.

  10. Very cool! 🙂

  11. Great work! Lots of talent 😀

  12. I am impressed. I am also a designer by day…. an Interior Designer. Blogging is addictive and oh so much fun! Thanks for visiting The Friday Morning Bookclub blog!

  13. Hello Resa,
    Great blog you have!
    Would like also to thank you for following and liking our Free Tag Zone blog – Street art and graffiti from the walls of Louvain-La-Neuve (an univercity in Belgium).
    We have also two brand-new international and collective blogs “Voyage en éphémère” and “Graffs en Capitales” (only all kind of street art from capitales cities around the world).
    Maybe, you will also enjoy … if you want, i can send you the links.
    just one for the road : http://graffsencapitales.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/bruxelles-1/
    Greetings from belgium,

  14. Hello! :))

  15. Bonsoir Resa,
    Tu as reçu le “Great Photographer Tribute Award” pour ton travail photographique dans le cadre de notre blog commun “When Resa Meets The Murals of Winnipeg”.
    Notre Comité éditorial a aussi attribué à ce nouveau blog deux Awards : “Aditive Blog Award” et “One Lovely Blog Award”.
    Le communiqué de presse se trouve ici : http://freetagzone.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/when-resa-meets-the-murals-of-winnipeg/
    Toutes mes félicitations et à bientôt pour la poursuite du travail en cours!
    PS : le fichier PDF avec le communiqué de presse a été envoyé par mail.

    • Resa McConaghy said:

      I have seen the press release and the Post.
      This is a very exciting, happy moment for me.
      I am looking forward to working together in the future.

      • Free Tag Zone said:

        Dear Resa … this moment will come soon!
        Here at FTZ, we are very proud and honored to work with you!
        We gonna rule the photography in the ephemeral art with this new project!
        Could you be kind to inform Sherrie that her photo “The Reflection of Resa” has also obtained an award for its excellent photographic quality?
        See you soon … send a mail to see how we can organize the next step. Kindly. Eric

        • Resa McConaghy said:

          I will inform Sherrie of her Award. She will be thrilled. I know that for sure.
          I will will contct you by mail to organize the next step.


  16. Hendrix is my hero, always has been and always will be 🙂 This is real cool stuff, congrats, Resa!! I’ll keep visiting regularly. Bye!

  17. Ooooh, I haven’t seen this page before… I shall return later to have a good read..!
    Come on over and have a look….. I’d love you to join in (if you have the time and energy…) 🙂

  18. Hi Resa, congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    The rules of that award are at



  19. IntrovertlyBubbly said:

    Great that you enjoyed my most on my one of my eating out experiences, I do like to cover the bathrooms as normally a un-kept bathroom/ washroom leads me to believe the kitchen environment is the same or worst. Just a personal measure I use to help me decide if I want to allow an establishment to feed me or not. I am glad you appreciate that slant…I wish to be able to do same for the kitchens but haven’t mustered up enough courage to ask..I will do soon hopefully though. I made one post, http://introvertlybubbly.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/fine-dining-carnival-style/
    in conjunction with a costume/ costuming, you may like as I see your field in in costume designing…may be totally different costumes, but costumes none the less. We have Carnival here in Trinidad and Tobago on today and tomorrow…its full of expressions of costumes different shapes, types, some covering the body and some intentionally not so much, local designers and individuals making a statement…I think you would absolutely love it. Over today and tomorrow I hope to capture some more costuming, carnival and out mas and share same. Hope you enjoy my future posts.

  20. Great reel of your work. Costumes as so essential to the feel of authenticity to a film. Plus they make the character’s image work or not. I like my characters’ to appear as I envision them in my head. Ayn Rand was perfect for she appeared in the cloths that were perfect for who she was in real life how she transformed on the screen. Everyone involved in a film are all essentials to making a film what it becomes. Your work is quite impressive. Jimi Hendrix’s look was so Hendrix. You dressed Viveca J. Fox.so that she looked gorgeous. It must be a unique and creative challenge to get the exact look. Congratulations. Keep the creativity flowing. Love your work. 😎 jk

    • Thanks jk! 😎 Glad you like my work. Although the business has changed a lot, due to hi-def and internet web series etc.. Well, that is a whole separate discussion! Have a great week! 😎 ♥♥

  21. ciao! luvFAB blog.

  22. cool demo — loved the white blazer – I think I had one of those back in the day 🙂

  23. Wow! I’m impressed Resa! A million thanks for finding the time to visit my blog and especially for listening to my songs. If they ever make a movie about me (yuk yuk) I’ll insist they get you to do the costumes. What do you think about ‘gamillergatorbreath’ for my new Florida blog?

  24. Talent speaks for itself! ❤

  25. I am following ! Lara’s legs on your sidebar swung it in your favour my friend xox

  26. I’m so excited to find this blog! Looking forward to our ongoing conversation! Many hugs coming your way…

  27. I always find last! but that is not a reason not to express my admiration – and as usual I say – when it comes to the grace and art of someone who is my dear friend, I’m proud of you and your greatness, you are – You’re doing great – my good Resa
    Enyoj in life!With love maxima

  28. I really wonder that I found this blog via your tweet “Hello world” and I am so happy about it, dear Resa. Your costume designs are awesome, it’s gorgeous that you designed for the Hendrix film. I admire you for your fantastic work and your great talent in designing, blogging on four blogs or even more 😉 and writing novels 🙂
    Congrats, my dear friend.
    XOXO Julia ❤

    • Julia! You are such a lovely person!
      Thank you for the compliments!
      Being creative is the food of life for me. This is why I think you are so amazing.
      Your creative style and spirit are very appealing.
      I do believe that my shortcoming is that I am not a business person. That is what I really need.
      The Hendrix movie was a highlight. I could tell you stories!
      I still own a lot of the key wardrobe.
      Feel free to communicate via email,
      I might be a bit slow in answering right now, as I am designing a TV series, but answer I will!
      I hope you got into a great Fashion Program, as you would be a feather in the cap.
      XOXO Resa ❤

  29. Carolee Croft said:

    You have such a cool job, Resa! Those costume designs are amazing. And is that Amanda I see from Highlander and the Raven series? I love her style, and now I know who designed her costume 🙂

    • Yup! That is Elizabeth Gracen, aka, Amanda. We are still friends after all these years! Wow, now that you remind me, she wrote a book last year. It’s a teen fantasy. Okay, you have inspired me. I am going to read it, finally!

      • Carolee Croft said:

        You’re friends with Elizabeth Gracen? Okay, you are now officially the coolest person I know 😎 I’d love to read her book too.

  30. I’ll get round to reading your book, madam, I’ve just moved flat to escape commuting. Back properly in Manchester!! Much more free thyme now. Innit.

    • How fab that you are back in Manchester! Maybe you’ll bump into Billy! I followed the link you sent, earlier. He looks marvelous, better with age! He was one of the actors I had in mind when I wrote the book. If nothing else, you’ll have a good laugh. 😀

  31. OMG Resa, that was fantastic! You are FABULOUS.

  32. Congratulations, Resa!

    I have nominated this your other blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award as well.

    More about this nomination is at


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