Category Archive: Resources

American Sewing Expo: How to Make Costumes

If you like to sew or want to learn how to sew and have a girls getaway, there is a huge sewing expo happening September 26-28, 2014 in Michigan! Three days of interesting sewing classes for all levels of stitchers including costume classes on cosplay, refashioning, fit, fabric, and costume design careers.  Here are the costume …

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Costume Design Process: Bullets Over Broadway

A Facebook friend from my college days at Brigham Young University  is the associate producer of a new Broadway musical opening in March called “Bullets Over Broadway.”  He shared this clip of Bullets’ costume designer William Ivey Long who designed costumes for more than 60 Broadway shows over the last 30+ years including The Producers, Hairspray, Nine, Crazy …

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Chasing Fireflies: My Favorite Halloween Costume Resource

Photo courtesy Chasing Fireflies

  I discovered this company ( a few years ago when my mom passed along their print catalog she had received in the mail.  My girls loved to look through the pages at all the fanciful and interesting costumes.  I was relieved that I could trust my girls with this company’s catalog of modest costumes …

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Girl Frankenstein Halloween Costume Ideas

Girls Frankenstein

A friend recently asked on my Facebook page if I had any ideas for a Frankenstein Halloween costume for girls.  I immediately went to Chasing Fireflies, one of my favorite costume resources for inspiration. They have amazing looking costumes, though they may seem a bit pricey. However, they are very detailed and often come with numerous …

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Girls Halloween Costume Ideas at H & M

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Retail stores abound with Halloween costume ideas! Think “outside the box”, or outside of the Halloween section. These ideas aren’t the typical “costume-in-a-bag”, but the really awesome thing is that you have clothing that is wearable afterwards, trendy, and not relegated to the dress-up box.  These photos are meant to inspire you as a starting …

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Faux Fur Vest For Use in a Halloween Costume is Everywhere!

Vest @ Target

    Vest @ Justice   I  recently wrote 3 different posts using a faux fur vest as a starting point for Halloween costume ideas.  I was out shopping today and it’s not just available at JC Penney. Apparently this faux fur vest look is hot this year because I saw similar vests at H …

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Fashion Districts Are Heaven For Costume Supplies


The fashion districts in Los Angeles and New York City are incredible resources for finding materials used in costume making.  You may be needing fabric to sew a