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These aren’t all the costumes we’ve done — we’d run out of space pretty quickly if we posted everything! — but they’re some of our favorites. Costumes are sorted by series, then variant, then character.  Click on the series title to visit the full gallery, or click on individual costumes for details.

Mysterious Cities of Gold

When we (Laura and Alena) were young, we watched a French/Japanese television program that aired in America in the very early 1980s. It went off the air by around 1984, and for years afterward, there was no trace of it — no videos, no records, nobody who remembered seeing it. But thanks to the wonder of technology, this lost classic…

Highlander: The Series

Alena has been a Methos fangirl since she watched Highlander as a teenager in the 1990s (hey, guess who’s feeling old?). Unfortunately, a character whose wardrobe consists entirely of shapeless sweaters, ill-fitting coats and one notorious pair of red slacks leaves little room for recognizable cosplay. The only really distinctive costume Methos gets in the whole series is…

The Court Jester

“…And Sewing Is Half the Battle!” frequently sponsors films at The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana. The Court Jester is one of our all-time favorites, and when we sponsored it we also organized a gathering of costumed fans dressed as characters from the movie! Featuring Alena, Mark and Laura as The Black Fox(es); Yaexrae as Griselda; CJ…


When we once again had the opportunity to sponsor one of our favorite films at The Historic Artcraft Theatre, we decided to go all-out and do a live stage pre-show. In costume. With chariots. Alena as Judah; Laura as Messala.

Lucy Stillman, Assassin’s Creed 2

After a record-breaking heat wave and killer costumes during Gen Con 2011, I wanted an easy, comfortable, lightweight costume I could wear on Sunday. Enter Lucy Stillman! I’d joked before about doing an Assassin’s Creed costume, and this was pretty darned simple. (Okay, donning a hoodie to be Desmond would have been even easier, but it would have felt like cheating. Besides, I could pin up my own hair for Lucy.)

Rurouni Kenshin

From the Tsuiokuhen OVAs and manga.

Kenshin (in his Hitokiri Battousai days) and Yukishiro Tomoe are made with great attention to historical and source accuracy, from historically appropriate fabrics even to historically-correct loom widths and authentically woven zouri (sandals). Hiko Seijuro’s costume is a bit more fancifully fun, with enormous shoulders and a fake physique.

Also here is Diane Woodring as Enishi, Tomoe’s cute psychopathic younger brother and future arch-nemesis.


Colossal Con 2011, Best In Show


Master Knows Best (Colossal Con 2011)