Maria Arceo

PROJECTS

Le Reve The Dream

The resident show at the Wynn/Encore for fifteen years and “Best Show in Las Vegas” for nine consecutive years.

The following were some of my costume projects in the show.

Synchro Paso

One piece velvet and nude power net leotard using negative appliques and embellished with Swarovski crystals. I designed the artwork, and did the draping, patterning, and fitting of the costumes for the twelve synchro swimmers of the show.


Synchro Piece Montee

One piece leotard with a skirt attached. It used the negative applique technique and was embellished with Swarovski crystals. I did the artwork of the costume, the draping and the patterning.

Spell

One piece unitard in stretch lace fabric and a bra attached to it. Appliques were hand sewn and machine stitched on the neckline and sleeves. A gator and a head dress completed the look. I did the illustration, patterning, cutting, and fitting the performers.

Redman Solo

The bra top was covered with strips of bias-cut distressed fabrics and the skirt was layers of Czarine fabrics stitched to a basque to give an organic look to the costume. I did the illustration, the patterning, the draping, fitting, and alteration.

Gold Woman Solo

Custom dye-sub print on Czarine fabric. The same creation process as the

Redman Solo costume.

Splash Duo

The Koi fish design, a hand painting and foiling printing on a nude power net fabric, was an done by Jeff Fender. The patterns were laid on the nude power mesh fabric, sent out for the printing, and sewn together after. I did the illustration, patterning, and fittings on this costume.

Synchro Tango

Neoprene and lace fabrics cut-out and stitched together and laced on the side front. I did the draping, patterning, and fitting of these costumes.

The Dreamer

Custom-dyed ombre Carvico fabric with attached bra, built-in leotard and mesh neckline finished with appliques on the skirt and bodice. I did the illustration, draping, patterning, cutting, and fitting on these costumes.


Gross Bertha

Chiffon and chiffon lace fabrics in bustier top, handkerchief skirt, and built-in shorts. This was one of the few costumes that did not go in the water as it was an aerial act. I did the illustration, draping, patterning, and fitting on these costumes.

Beam of Light

Made of nude power mesh, this costume had intricate leaves appliques allover the leotard. A detachable skirt made with leaf shaped cut fabrics all sewn on a waistband attached on the drop waist. This was another one of the few costumes that did not go in the water as much as the others as it was an aerial act. I did the illustration, patterning, draping, and fitting on this costume.

Steve Wynn’s

Show Stoppers

The resident show at the Encore Theater for five years. It was a live show with top rate vocalists and dancers, and a full live orchestra.

The following were some of my costume projects in the show.

Its Today

These costumes were from a vendor but our team did the fittings and alterations and added additional embellishments.

Luck Be A Lady

The design and illustration of this dress is an original Suzy Benzinger, the costume designer of the show. I did the draping, patterning, cutting, and appliques of the sample dress. The skirt consisted of precise cut on-grain strips of silk fabrics.

Hey Big Spender

Suzy Benzinger did the design and illustration of the dress. I was part of the team that did the patterning, cutting, draping, appliques, and stoning of the dresses for all fourteen dancers and a lead singer.


One

These costumes were from a vendor but our team was in charge of fitting, alterations, and adding embellishments.

Put on Your Sunday Clothes.

These were another ones of the costumes from a vendor but our team was in charge of fitting, alterations, and adding embellishments to the corsets and billowing skirts .

Cell Block Tango

Fabrics were neoprene and stretch netting fabrics. I was part of the team that created these costumes.



Malu Arceo Bridals

Custom-made bridal gowns and special occasion dresses.

I do the creatives and most of the production process

on these made-to-order dresses.

Ashley Bridal Gown

Six layers of fabrics for the detachable billowing skirt. The bodice was appliqued and embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls. I designed and created this piece.

Mia Bridal Gown

Custom embroidered lace fabric and a lace stole. The bodice was bustier style cut on the hips for a full bias gathered skirt. I designed, draped, patterned, and did the cutting cut of this gown.


Justine Bridal Gown

The gown was appliqued on the bodice and on the skin-tone neckline. The skirt was tight from the waist until the hips where it opened to a flowing flare.

I designed and created this piece.

Monica Gown

Standing collar and skin-tone

sleeves and back with appliques. The skirt was cut in six biased pieces.

Designed and created.

Izzy Dress

The dress was made from dainty Chantilly lace. Some were cut-out and appliqued on the skirt, and mesh neckline.

I designed and created this piece.

Teaching Projects

Throughout my career as an educator, I have done many projects that involved helping my students succeed in their senior school projects and ventures. These were some of the PR posters I designed and created for graduating students' Senior Collection show.