I never have any idea what to say in these things so forgive the ramble. It has escaped and is treading all over.
So I went to a lovely gathering of wonderful people today. Basically it was a steampunk sewing circle here in Salt Lake with people coming in from as far as the Logan area. They handed me a pattern (waistcoat) and that got me started on a project. Now while most of the day was spent cutting out that pattern (still not done yet) I got to see them work on their own and chat with them. I spent roughly four hours doing this but it was a blast! Learning to make my own ideas come to life, and not having to rely on what the stores carry should be a huge help into getting further into the realm of costuming. While I hope to have all this ready for Teslacon (I'm saving up to go) the nearer deadline is the Masquerade Ball which is something I can't hope but to have something ready for. My first foray into costuming was dieselpunk because the ease of finding good looking clothes for the part, but I really hope to be able to capture the DIY culture that steampunk carries with it.
Anyway, I hope to have something ready for the masquerade and am working on costume ideas at this moment. I hope to play up the supernatural with the costume and I think want to be either a werewolf or an alchemist. I might be stretching myself thin with that... but it sounds fun to me. And this is what its about right?