This may be the main gathering place for all things Cosplay. With a Convention calender, forums and
tons of photographs it is a great inspirational resource.
Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild
Their "Great Pattern Review" is the place to go to find people's experience with a particular Historical Pattern.
There are a ton of great resources for historical costumers on this website.
In addition they hold fun events with pictures.
Clubs (Science Fiction, Dr. Who, etc)
Science Fiction Association of Bergen County
The S F A B C has promotes interest and enjoyment of science fiction, fantasy, horror and related areas with a variety of events and activities. If you live nearby, we hope you will join us at our next General Meeting and our other events.
The Prydonians of Princeton
A fan-run all-science fiction media fan club, begun in 1984. We cover American and British TV, movie science fiction, and anything else that catches our fancy. We invite you to join us as we enjoy the best of media SF!
Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey
The Society sponsors discussion groups, book groups, a movie viewing group & movie discussion group, a comicbook/anime/manga group, and gaming in local book stores/libraries/comic book/hobby stores involving Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Art, Movies and much more.
The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society is a non-profit organization that meets to discuss and promote science fiction and fantasy in literature, the arts, and popular culture. General meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month and feature a guest speaker involved in some area of Science Fiction or Fantasy, such as writers, editors, artists,etc.
Latham-Albany-Schenectady-Troy Science Fiction Association, Inc. (or look here: Albacon)
LASTSFA is dedicated to promoting Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology, and Literacy in the Capital District region of New York State. We do this through our annual convention, our discussion groups, signings, and other events that we sponsor throughout the year.
Last known version of the vintagesewing.info website
This website has tons of online vintage books covering all sorts of vintage sewing techniques and
patterning including dressmaking and tailoring, sewing, glove making, millinery and hat making, and cleaning.
The Costume Gallery
This is a great place for those doing historical costume research. In addition
Penny Ladnier runs online classes on historical clothing projects.
Alley Cat Scratch Costumes
There are some great resources and "How to" information on this large site and the main site for Lord of the Rings costuming.
For instance under the Fashion Design you can find the blank figures for drawing your own fashion designs
or dig into the LOTR pages for ways to "fake" armour that can be used on more then just LOTR projects!
The Costumer's Guide
This is a great place for pictures and information on some costumes from mostly recent films.
The site has become a collection place pictures from the movie costume exhibits so worth visiting.
This is a great resource for Star Wars costuming, especially for the female clothing.
It was the fore-runner of The Costumer's Guide.
The Costumer's Manifesto
This is a Mega-link site for all things needed for costuming. So massive that you
should just click on the link to see the main links rather then restate them here!
FIDM Museum & Galleries This Los Angeles Museum is a wonderful resource for historical and contemporary
fashon as well as film costumes, including each year's Achademy Award nominees.
The Costume Society of America The Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. We work to stimulate scholarship and encourage study in the rich and diverse field of costume.
Broken down regionally, they list events, exhibits and educational symposia on clothing and textiles.