There has been a revival of Burlesque in the last decade. Playful, old fashioned, individualized, it's sexy but not sexist because the dancers empower themselves with their performances.
You've finished your fabulous costume at last, it's 2 hours before you go out to the Halloween extravaganza to show it off. Oops, what shoes are you going to wear? Remember last year when you wore those boots that pinched your toes and made you miserable by 10 pm? Don't do that again. But you can't wear your flip flops with a stormtrooper/fairy princess/zombie pirate costume! What are you going to do? Here are some ideas to consider:
Spoutwood has been going for 20 years but there are new faery festivals, cons and balls springing up in the the US, the UK and elsewhere, part of the growing popularity of role playing and masquerade.
There are 500,000+ websites related to sewing historic garb. It's overwhelming. A good place to start if you have all afternoon is (my favorite) The Costumers Manifesto.
The second post in the DIY Halloween 2010 series is dedicated to those ingenious and slightly obsessed Star Wars fans.
Do you dream of dancing at the Folies Bergere in 1900, or the Tropicana in 1955? Or On the Vegas strip tomorrow night? Embrace your inner showgirl with a DIY headdress.
A few years ago Paul created armor outfits for a pair of pugs for an exhibit at the Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. The show was called Dog is Love. Our son had [...]