Born in Texas and raised in British Hong Kong, Vera Chow never quite found herself at ease with her surroundings. Made to feel like a misfit during her schooling in Hong Kong, Chow admits in a talk for Crushing the Myth that she was bullied for being eccentric, artsy, socially inept, and overweight. It is only through drawing and illustrating that she found an escape, an escape which eventually led her to the world of costume design.
Having decided that she would become a costume designer at the age of 13, Chow went on to study at the Parsons School of Design and the European Institute of Design Barcelona to
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