Following are a few images and links that might be inspiring and hopefully interesting and enlightening:
Oregonia Gracilis (Decorator or Dresser crab) festooned in sea weed. Watch a BBC video about them here.)
The works of Anu Tuominen (above). For more inspiring work, visit her website here.
Above, the works of Kimsooja. For more information, including her Bottari project, visit her website.
Untitled by the 'outsider/visionary' artist, Judith Scott.
an assortment of Nick Cave's Soundsuits
Bamileke Feathered Costume - Cameroon Mabu and below, a dancer in costume.
Lucy Orta's Refuge Wear and Habitent. For more information about these projects visit the Studio Orta website.
Kaija Kiuru's "Chamber" 2002, made from lace. "
Knitted superhero costumes by Mark Newport (2006-2010)
One of Lucy & Bart's collaborations described as "described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body." More on their website here.
Rosalie de Monod de Froideville's Hideaway (2006-2008).
The images of Phyllis Galembo: