Monday, December 31, 2012

A Costuming Christmas

I got some awesome Christmas presents this year!  Among my favorites are three costuming-related books:  

The first two were on my Amazon wishlist, but the third one I had never even heard of!  It's very cool, with patterns and instructions for recreating iconic looks from Rita Hayworth to Madonna, as well as more modern variations of those same styles.  I can't wait to start on my vintage-inspired wardrobe!

I also received a new camera, which I used to take the above photos.  I had desperately needed a new camera, as my old one is very old and the batteries no longer hold a charge.  It is also so old that they don't make that kind of battery anymore.  :p

I also got a huge surprise gift - a new pair of American Duchess shoes, stockings, and buckles!

And last but not least, a sonic screwdriver!

I have to say, my friends and family are awesome.  :)


  1. I got the Victorian Dressmaking Techniques book at the Smithsonian bookstore a few years ago. I absolutely love it! Nice Christmas haul. The Sonic Screwdriver wrapped up the collection nicely. :D

  2. Thanks! I'm pretty excited to delve into all three books, but I must admit that was one I was really looking forward to. :) Oh, and I also got a sonic screwdriver keychain and a TARDIS dress. :p