The area of investigation for this project will only focus on the representational image of form, colour and shape of the native orchids I have chosen to focus on rather than replicating its exact image. I intend to create a story through my design which incorporates change. These will be represented on the life cycle of the orchids. The first costume design will be created as life-like then will slowly change, leaving stylized form and shape then losing its life. There is an inbuilt message of hope on this concept –this will be represented with a new growth of an orchid. Its materiality will manifest through aesthetic and imaginative interpretation of the costumes where elements of colours, form and shape inspired by the Spider, Helmet and Bearded orchid will be based upon. This concept is fuelled by my ongoing involvement with environmental groups and by creating these designs will significantly heightened community awareness that these species are threatened by climate change, loss of habitat and human impacts.