Meetings are free and you don't have to be a member to attend.
They begin with a short social time, to give people a chance to arrive and grab a snack.
We then hold a short Costuming Workshop.
Finally the actual business meeting starts, often related to upcoming/just held conventions or exhibits. The style is informal with plenty of sidetracks and nattering. Feel free to join in (everyone does) and talk about events you have attended, suggest events and exhibits and offer ideas. You can also ask questions on techniques or mention books/movies/TV/Plays that might be of interest to costumers and of course, participate (or teach!) a workshop.
(Bringing something to munch on or non-alcholic beverages to sip is always welcome).
Scrounging for Materials
Dryer Lint (Uses)
Repurposing Shoes (and other footwear)
How to make surfaces look like metal
Stage Presentations / Group Presentations
Sewing with Electronics
Preservation of Fabrics / Costumes
Spats & Boot Toppers
Things to look for in shopping for/buying a sewing machine
Things to look for in shopping for/buying a serger or embroidery machine
Aging / distressing fabric and surfaces
Costumes made out of unusual materials
Recycling household items as costumes
How to put together music for stage use
Round-robin discussion of masquerade jobs/ Repair Table Basics (Held 12/03/2016)
Lens Hood: Photographer Aid - Costumer Style (Held 08/27/2016)
Smocking Techniques (Held April 9, 2016)
Peyote Beaded Bracelet (Held 03/12/2016)
How to Run a Masquerade (Held 06/13/2015)
How to Wear a Sari (Held 03/21/2015)
Where to Find Historical Fabrics( Held 01/24/2015)
Fabric Origami (Held 11/15/2014)
Alternatives to Sewing (Held 09/20/2014)
Good Gadgets / New Gadgets (Held 07/19/2014)
Making Dorset (thread) Buttons (Held 01/25/2014)
Making Little Hats workshop (Held 11/23/2013)
Working with patterns (Held 06/15/2013)
Taking body measurements (Held 04/13/2013)
Slopers (Held 02/02/2013)
Various types and uses of sewing machine feet & attachments (Held 06/09/2012)
Types of Seams and where to use them (Held 11/15/2011)
Demo of the “sewing velvet using spray adhesive” technique (Held 11/15/2011??)
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