One of the things I loved doing from when i was a young teen was making costumes and finding excuses to wear them. It started from when I became interested in role-playing games. I’d already had an interest in sci-fi from my childhood. I usually made warrior-type costumes. I’m doing what I can to get my kids going this way. I just made this breastplate for my almost three year old son…
He cried until I took it off…
I still have a real interest in costumes but now it has a more historical bent. With my interest in historical arms and armour and historical European swordsmanship I spend a bit of time looking into what is being manufactured for re-enactors and martial artists.
Recently I came across this site:
All their arms and costumes are made in Russia and the Ukraine but they sell globally.
I’m really impressed with what they are doing. Some of their costumes are absolutely brilliant. Probably their best- for the ladies- is “The Alchemist’s Daughter“-
Other good ones are:
I have put a poll at the top of the page regarding what Potterverse character you do or would like to dress-up as the most.
We have some cos-players on the site and if you’d like to share some stories … or failures, please do.