eli james started making his own clothing for photo shoots and stage performances while in his various bands in order to create his own unique look as an artist. His musician friends began to take notice and request their own versions of his clothing. So in early 2015 he launched GhostCircus Apparel with the idea to create unique and one-of-a-kind specialty garments for performers in the music/entertainment industry.
Some of the artists he has made clothing for consist of:
Frank Zummo (SUM 41 / Krewella, Street Drum Corps)
Tom Thacker, Cone McCaslin and Dave Baksh (SUM 41)
Kellin Quinn and Jack Fowler (Sleeping With Sirens)
Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots)
Adrian Young (No Doubt / Dream Car)
Jake Pitts and Chris “COMA” (Black Veil Brides)
Adam Ross (Rhianna / Demi Lovato)
Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson / KMFDM / SKOLD)
Nadja Peulen (Coal Chamber)
Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (Julien-K / Dead By Sunrise)
Bryce Soderberg (Lifehouse / Komox)
Robbie Angelucci and Tanya O’Callaghan (Dee Snider / Twisted Sister)
Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf (Krewella)
Kevin "Thrasher", Robert Ortiz and Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)
Tara Conner (Miss USA, 2006)
Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson)
magician Joseph Réohm
magician Joel Meyers
hypnotist Spidey, and many more.
After achieving such a positive response to his designs and rapid success with GhostCircus, he expanded the brand to include his own limited clothing line, eli james “Believe In Yourself”, in 2017 (all items sold out) and at the same time he launched GhostCircus Merch where he helps other clothing brands grow their companies and brand visions in every step of the garment making process, from designing to cut and sew to unique bleaching and ink processes, in-house embroidery, and wholesale ventures.
Clients include brands such as:
Dominate Don’t Compete
Street Drum Corps
Rise Above Fitness
The Movement Dance Company
Ate9 Dance Company
The Renegade Collective
Merch Connection Bands:
ie Every Time I Die
Dillinger Escape Plan
August Burns Red
and many more!..
In continuation of his growing brands and design work, eli james has re-focused his attention back into the original feel and look of GhostCircus Apparel designs. Quality Raw meets a Future and Comfy fit. But this time he is designing limited edition items that will not be recreated. This new line is called “8218x” which is a coined number of the year he was born and todays year(s).. His hopes are to keep creating this limited edition line in the future in 2 parts of each year.. (ie 8218x, 8219, 8219x, 8220, 8220x etc).