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This journal is friends-only. I tend to add most everyone who adds me, but I like to know where people come from and what they want to see on my journal, so I'd love it if you could post a comment with that in it before I add you. Most of my journal is private, including my costuming updates. I try to keep my links and tutorials public, though, so if that's what you're here for here's a list of what I've done:


Basic Hand Sewing Seams and Hems - WIP, Needs Pictures
Basic Machine Sewing Seams and Seam Finishes - WIP, Needs Pictures
Bibliography - WIP
Computer Programs for Costuming
Dimensional Fabric Paint Prosthetic Tutorial
Dying in a Washing Machine - Needs Pictures
Dying on the Stovetop
The Easiest Documentation
Fabric Basics Part 1 - Fibers
Golden Rule of Three: Cheap, Fast, and Accurate
History of Sewing
How to Get the Most out of a Costume Contest Entry
How to Set a Grommet
How to Tell a Costume Scam on Ebay
How to Run a Small Costume Contest
The Money of Costuming, AKA: Why Do They Charge So Much to Make A Costume?
Putting on a Wig for People with Long Hair
Random Makeup Tips
Sewing Machine Basics - WIP
Sewing Machine Recs - HUGE WIP, and I'm not sure I still agree with everything I said but I dont' have time to revise now
Teaching Yourself to Sew with Books
Tips for First Time Judges
What to do if you are scammed on eBay


Boning Links
Corset History (not yet checked for accuracy of site info) Links
Costume Materials/Fabrics Links
Dying Links
Dye (history) Links
Feather Links
Latex and Facial Appliance Links
Pattern Company Links
Pattern Modification Tip Links
Pattern Review Websites
Wig and Hair Links

A Note on my tutorials: I'll always accept any links or suggestions you feel free to give, but I reserve the right to politely disagree :D I'll leave dissenting comments up for future readers to view, I only delete comments that denigrate into trolling (name-calling, going off-topic to attack other areas, etc). So if you find something that you disagree with, feel free to comment and tell me why. I'm always excited to learn something new!

Not mine, but noteworthy:
[ profile] jaberwhalky's links to victorian and edwardian clothing resources for steampunk
[ profile] bauhausfrau's Article on recovering 18th century shoes. Probably works just as well for other centuries, too.
[ profile] cidsa's tips for wig wear and care I don't entirely agree with all points, but until I write my own it's a good starting point.

Date: 2008-03-03 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello :) I saw your write-up on the money of costuming and loved it. I work in costume shops for a living and try to make a few things for friends on the side. Anything having to do with historic clothing and making costumes is up my alley, so I added your journal.

Date: 2008-03-04 09:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi there I added you for the costume contest and the tutorials are really interesting too - i'll be browsing them when I have some time. You don't have to add me back if you don't want thats fine :)

Date: 2008-03-10 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi! This is Matt from the costuming nights at Hancock's. I am the one who is going to be Shi Seiran at Anime St Louis.

I love all the tutorials you have posted! They are very helpful :)

Saw you in Steampunk...

Date: 2008-04-15 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a feeling we run in a number of same groups in Saint Louis, or at least know a number of the same people.

Re: Saw you in Steampunk...

Date: 2008-04-15 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It seems we do know the same people :D My only membership in St. Louis is the SLUTS, but I come over a few times a year for cons, so I'm around often enough. Welcome to my journal!

Re: Saw you in Steampunk...

Date: 2008-04-15 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I can fold the world for you even more. I just read through a few of your posts in regards to DragonCon.

Date: 2008-05-05 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi, I've been seeing you here and there for years now (Phantom of the Opera yahoo group, corsetmakers etc.) and I would love to read more about your costuming stuff, so I added your journal. Thanks.

Date: 2008-05-19 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi. I was interested in the costume contest and your other costuming information, so I added you. I don't post very often so feel free not to add me. I really enjoy the tutorials.

Date: 2008-09-08 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I found your LJ via your incredibly detailed and helpful corset making page. I just started sewing again this year after having not sewn since I was a teenager, and am hoping to start making corsets for myself in the next year or so. Anyway, I wanted to add you to my flist because you look nifty! Also, anyone that both Jaborwhalky & Bauhausfrau know must be marvelous :)


Hey, Boss

Date: 2008-11-10 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is Serge from Naka. I'm adding you after [ profile] queza7 linked you from one of her entries.

Date: 2008-11-11 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, this is Jon from Naka/Archon. I apparently interact with you enough to feel it necessary to add you.

Date: 2009-04-23 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Found you through the DC LJ, I'm not much of a costumer (mainly because of lack of money and talent) but I'd love to do a costume someday (probably a trek costumer). I went a little crazy last year at my first DC and took like a billion pictures of people in costumes, I think that sort of talent is SO awesome. So yeah, that's what brings me here.

Date: 2009-12-04 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey there,
I found you via a pathetic cry for help on the wig community. Thanks for the advice, and the interest! Your journal looks to have a plethora of knowledge on all things relating to costuming.

Date: 2010-01-18 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, it's Jamila. It was cool seeing you at Arisia in my neck of the woods. Hope you enjoyed yourself over the weekend.

Date: 2010-03-16 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi! I noticed we're both in the Dawn contest and we both play WoW (and are in wow_ladies), so I went ahead and added you. I love making new friends who like the same things I do!

Date: 2011-01-03 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi, I'm in Lawrence and am interested in costuming!
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