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August 19 2010 Costuming Newsletter

Hi there!
Are you the Halloween only kind of costumer, or do you look for any excuse you can to don the fancy threads and play dress-up? I just got back from the Pennsic War, where I, my family and about 10,000 of my closest friends spent 2 weeks camping in Medieval-esque costume. (There were also plenty of Romans, samurai, fantasy Gypsies and the like, too.)

Growing up, I thought costumes were only for stage. I got to wear them for dance and theater pieces, but that was about it. Now that I'm older, I know there are tons of ways to wear costumes all the time. Historical reenactments and living history museums; comic/sci-fi conventions; TV/movie fan conventions; theme nights at clubs and bars; parties; picnics; and of course, dance, skate and theater shows.

In the next week, I'm going to be adding an "Events" page to the Costuming site to let you know about cool places you can go hang out in costume. If you know of an event coming up in the next year, please email me and I'll add it on. And feel free to start a thread in the forum for the event, too.

Oh, and if you'd like to take a look at where I've been the past 2 weeks, here's a news video on Pennsic:

Until soon,

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Julie Anne Eason, Costuming Editor

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