Do It Yourself Costuming

Costuming
Create your own costumes with these tips and Tricks

Create a Costume for Your Child star
Create a costume for your child that is simple, cheap, and easy. With a few items you will have a costume that is cute and reusable.

How to Make a Pair of Fairy Wings star
Fairy costumes are fun to wear. These simple instructions will show you how to make a pair of beautiful, inexpensive fairy wings.

How to Make a Showgirl Costume star
Step-by-step tutorial with photos on how to make a Vegas showgirl costume.

How to Make a Showgirl Costume star
Step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Vegas showgirl costume. Lots of photos.

How to Make Beaded Fringe star
Beaded fringe is an elegant addition to any costume, but it can be time consuming. Here are a few easy ways to make beaded fringe quickly and easily.

How to Wrap a Sari star
There are hundreds of ways to wrap a sari. Here we?ll teach you a couple common wraps with variations that you can embellish on your own.

Make A Flapper Dress To Wear Anytime star
Dresses from the 1920s are cut simply and can be sewn quickly. You can easily run one up in an hour! Here´s an article of pattern sources for making your own 1920s dresses to wear and embellishment ideas too.

Pattern Sizing Then and Now star
There's this idea that historical costume is made extra difficult by the fact that "people were smaller back then". This article demonstrates how that isn't true and tracks how patterns sizing has changed from the beginnings of home sewing patterns in the 1900s to the present day.

Using Patterns to Make the Dress star
You see "The Dress" on a TV show or in a movie. How do you make one yourself? You don´t have to be an expert to use a variety of patterns to make the dress you want. This article will show you how.

Using Vintage Patterns star
What are vintage patterns and how can you use them for costuming? What are the pitfalls of using vintage patterns and how can you overcome them? Read this and find out!

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