The fantasy costume mailing list concentrates on the design, motivation
(The current archive is only available to the list
and execution of fantasy clothing and costume, from all eras: past,
present and future. Your imagination is your only limitation!
Typical topics include special event costumes ("cons" and parades),
science fiction costumes, mythological and other non-factual historic-type
costumes, serious Halloween and Mardi Gras costumes, theatrical costumes,
using and finding patterns, materials, books, and finding sources for
supplies. We discuss mask making techniques, using wigs and other head
gear, makeup issues, vacuum forming (mold making and building), using
plastics and other materials safely, dyeing fabrics, incorporating mixed
media into costumes, the use of unusual materials such as aluminum cans,
chain links or wire cloth, etc. and the use of various fabrics, such as
lycra, sheers, netting and metallics, etc., to achieve special effects.
Notifications of publications, galleries, shows and other venues that
offer displays of fantasy costume, and learning opportunities available
through classes and workshops, are also of interest to this list.
Advertisements or announcements for costumed events are also welcome, but
those of you in groups that focus on costuming of a specific type (science
fiction, fantasy, medieval recreation, war reenactment, etc.) should
refrain from using this list for group-specific socializing, promotion,
or persona fabrication. For that type of conversation, please use your
organization's own newsgroup or mailing list, which has been specifically
set up to encourage those types of discussions. When using this list,
please follow the normal rules of net etiquette and don't post messages
widely divergent from the charter, and keep personal chat to private
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