I got my start in the SCA, making medieval
gowns, and to this day I love hand-sewing. Most of the time I'm too busy to
hand-sew everything, so I make up for it with other types of handwork --
embroidery, beadwork, tatting -- the smaller and fussier the better. In 1995 I
entered my first SF Masquerade, and in 2002 I entered my first Anime cosplay. I
enjoy recreating both historical and media costumes, and in general I love
anything with big, full skirts.
My other interests include anime, Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, mythology (I work for Parabola, a magazine of myth and religion), music (especially classical, ancient, and Celtic), writing, and dance.
Favorite Costuming Websites
Alley Cat Scratch has all sorts of
costume information (really useful in my LotR project!) I also like Katie Bair's Art Emporium and
Petting Zoo This woman has created a dye for synthetic wigs! She also has
info on making and modifying wigs, and lots of wig maintenance supplies for sale
in addition to the dyes (there's a chart that shows what each dye shade looks
like on different colors of wig).
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