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This ‘Battle Witch’ Brings Fantasy Characters to Life

Kelsey Hine has turned her childhood imaginations into real-life clothing for sale.

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Battle witch, sexy Mother Goose — Kelsey Hine’s aesthetic can be described in many ways. The designer combines her love of fantasy novels with various historical fashion eras into a singular style, which she crafts almost entirely by hand.

“As a kid I grew up reading fantasy and loving it so much,” she says. She was drawn to “that sort of strong character who was normally the guy main character, who’s a warrior with a sword.” But finding interesting clothes to fit her style and size was hard.

So she started sewing herself and started her own clothing line, I Do Declare. “I like to incorporate different elements from different time periods,” she says. The result are outfits that look like nothing else.

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