Stylist, plus-size model and newly crowned Miss Hot Rod Hula Hop, Cat Monster doesn't have clothes; she has "wardrobe." As resident wardrobe and hair stylist for photographer Laura Dark, the 28-year-old Columbus native is always camera-ready. Whether she decides to go pin-up perfect or goth chic, Monster starts every day playing dress-up.

Stylist, plus-size model and newly crowned Miss Hot Rod Hula Hop, Cat Monster doesn't have clothes; she has "wardrobe." As resident wardrobe and hair stylist for photographer Laura Dark, the 28-year-old Columbus native is always camera-ready. Whether she decides to go pin-up perfect or goth chic, Monster starts every day playing dress-up.

Hair: DIY. It took me a long time to finally get my hair this light. For a lot of years, I didn't like myself very much, and lightening my hair was sort of part of the journey. Now I wear my blonde hair like a trophy.

Makeup: I normally wear a classic pin-up style. It's elegant and it goes with everything.

Necklace: Sourpuss.com. As a stylist and a model, I use the name Cat Monster because I love scream queens. I had to have this necklace.

Dress: Hellbunny. Hellbunny is my favorite pin-up clothing brand because they have clothing that hugs every figure well. This dress is wearable and a showstopper at the same time, and it's very figure-flattering. It's probably my favorite dress.

Tattoo: By David Boggins at American Crow Tattoo. My family is Czech, and the artist Alphonse Mucha is very important to all of us. I surrounded his portrait with pink roses because my aunt Cindy used to grow them before she passed away.

Purse: Thrifted. I love having authentic vintage accessories to go with my outfits, because it's difficult to find authentic vintage clothes in the appropriate size.

Shoes: Thrifted. I love ornate heels, but I can't wear stilettos all the time because I'm always on my feet. These are my go-to shoes because they are beautiful and comfortable.

Monroe piercing: Evolved Body Art. I love Marilyn's beauty mark, so I wanted one of my own.