I love costumes. One of the reasons I wanted to be an actress when I was a kid was because I wanted to wear all those cool outfits and not have someone take me away to the funny farm. So I love it when I find clothes that bridge the gap between what is considered socially acceptable and a work of art.
Take HolyClothing.com for example. Beautiful stuff. One of these days I’m looking to buy a dress like this one. Isn’t it gorgeous? I just hope it looks just as good on me as it does on the model. Doubtful. Thus the hesitancy.
But back to costumes. So there’s this THING coming up in August, Realm Makers, not that I will be able to go, but one can still hope right? Or perhaps I can find a convention a little closer to home. But awhile ago the future attendees were talking about the costumes they would wear, and it has me thinking what would I wear.
You see, I’ve got this little thing coming up this fall. A book release party AND costume contest, maybe?! I probably don’t have the guts to pull it off. See, I’m a closet geek…maybe because I haven’t discovered my true self (not that I’m done either) until now at 30 some odd years, but that’s a whole other story. My friends might disagree, but one thing is true, I’m a little off.
So as much as I love costumes, can you believe I don’t have one for myself? Now, don’t get me wrong. I have tons of costumes in my drama box. Just ask the teenagers who have borrowed them over and over for a fun game crossed between musical chairs & hot potato for their birthday parties. But I do have a hat. A pirate hat. Or a musketeer hat. Depending on the day. I think it’s high time for my very own costume. Although, I wouldn’t mind a couple of shirts/dresses from HolyClothing to add to my daily wear wardrobe. 🙂
So what say you? Do you wear costumes? If so, where do you find them? Or do you make them? If you have some favorite, tried and true sites about costumes and period clothes, please share them in the links!
By the way, Tor, had this awesome article on armor: It’s Time to Retire “Boob Plate” Armor. Because It Would Kill You. Ha! Makes me wonder how much of our period costumes are accurate. 😉