So many cool things have happened since I got back from Gallifrey.
First, the Steampunk Clown was entered in the Your Wardrobe Unlock’d costume competition. Voting is members only (and is now over), but you can view all the wonderful entries here. My particular favorite is the Cleopatra. LOVE the Victorian Fancy Dress turned Steampunk aspect of it. UPDATE: The Clown came in 3rd in the contest and we are THRILLED. Thank you so much to the members of YWU who thought our entry was worthy of a prize. So excited!!!
Second, the wig from the Steampunk Clown was linked by Patons Yarns, the company who manufactures the yarn. They shared the wig on both their FB and Twitter feed, which was pretty neat.
Third, Urban Threads has featured the costume on their blog and FB page today. You can see it here. They are the wonderful embroidery company that makes so very many cool Steampunk and modern embroidery designs. We used the Parisian clockwork and Lyra and the Ringmaster from their catalog for the clown. I highly recommend their designs for both ease of use, variety and creativity.
Also, I am in the process of donating my “Anne of Green Gables” dress to the Betsy Tacy Society in Mankato, MN, for use at their museum. As a little girl I read all the books and was thrilled to discover that they were about real people, and that you can actually visit their homes and see the things from the books. (I was very excited to have my photo taken with Betsy’s writing trunk when I went to visit in 2011.) I am also working on recreating a few outfits from the books for them as well. The books were written by Maud Hart Lovelace. Every year an award in her name is given out to the best of the newest children’s books on the market. I am thrilled to be able to participate in some way in helping the society.
Lastly, Margo Anderson has a Kickstarter going to raise money for the printing of her Italian Pattern set that I have been beta-testing for my Eleonora. Well, she hit her goal and then some within 15 hours! Because of this she was able to add in another pattern she had wanted to include originally, and is going to be able to do some very cool things in the future as well. The patterns include the Underpinnings pattern, the Ladies’ Wardrobe and the Zimarra. You can still participate in the Kickstarter, and there are tons of levels of prizes from basically ordering the patterns themselves to having a one-on-one consultation with Margo, to getting all her current AND future patterns for the price of one donation. Check it out here!
I have been lucky to meet so very many wonderful people in the world of costuming and do some very fun things. Costuming can be a small world, but it is filled with great people. I’m so glad to be a part of it.