Starting next week, I’m going to start writing about making your own clothing. I started writing this blog because of the amount of requests I got from my friends asking me how to make costumes. Costumes get a lot of flack on Project Runway. I constantly hear the judges tell contestants that something is, “too costumey.” When they say that, they indicate that costumes are poorly made items made from second-rate materials.
Here’s the thing – I’ve never once made a “costume.” At least, not by that definition. Let me punctuate that with some pictures.
Okay, no we wouldn’t, but the point is that, whether you’re learning to sew clothes so that you can have things that fit you or because you want to make the best Elsa costume for your next Comicon, you want those items to fit beautifully, and you want your construction to be so good that you never have to worry about popping a seam because you bent down.
Is there a difference in costume and clothing? Yes, but only in the same way that there’s a difference in two editions of the same novel. They look different on the outside, but there should be the same content on the inside.
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