Costuming--It's Not Just For Halloween Anymore
It's October, and I know a lot of folks are getting their Halloween costumes together either for themselves (to attend a masquerade) or for their little ones to go trick-or-treating, but did you know there are many folks who consider costuming their hobby, even their calling?
Some call it "cosplay." (I think of that as acting out a particular anime or fictional character.) But many others think of themselves as simply "costumers" who enjoy creating their own unique characters and bringing them to life.
One of the best places to witness the wonders of costuming is at a science fiction convention such as Archon, but not all the characters you'll see there come to life are necessarily sci-fi or fantasy related. The one thread that holds all costumers together is their sense of wonder and sense of fun. I mean, what could be more fun than pretending to be a fantastical creature or zany character you've imagined and realized with your own talents at the sewing machine or table saw?
Enjoy the photos and feel inspired. Have a safe and Happy Halloween, too.