If you follow almost any historical costuming blogs/Facebook pages/Instagram accounts, chances are that you'll see an overview of the previous year and a set of goals or projects planned for this one. I'm guilty of doing that as well. I personally found it quite interesting to look back and see what I did since I started… Continue reading Goal Setting For You
Apart from historical costuming I also sporadically compete in half marathons. I've crossed the finish line twenty-five times and each time, no matter how exhausted I might be, I get that euphoric high. The next day I'm still riding pretty high from the race but then the Post Race Blues kick in. I feel flat,… Continue reading Post Event Blues
Unfortunately, with any creative hobby (or any hobby/sport/pursuit really), there is always an element of comparison. It could be that you’re comparing yourself to others, that you are being compared by someone else, or someone is comparing themselves to you. This can lead to either feelings of inferiority or superiority and sometimes these can lead… Continue reading Comparison, the Thief of Joy?
Earlier this week I listed what I like to take with me just in case an emergency wardrobe malfunction hits while at an event. This list is sort of similar but focuses more on what you could pack to help you get through the event, all emergencies aside. Snacks - Definitely try to pack… Continue reading Further Packing Ideas
Even though you are hoping for the best (i.e. no costume issues, lost buttons, etc), it is always a good idea to plan for the worst when you're travelling for an event. Just in case. Hopefully, you'll never need to use your emergency kit... What do I have in my kit? Backup buttons… Continue reading Costuming Events Emergency Kit
I had originally titled this post Surviving Historically Costumed Events but that just didn't make sense. That was just too much of an oxymoron. I mean, if you're doing something that you love then you shouldn't have to survive it. Sometimes events can be a bit more difficult to take part in because you're tired,… Continue reading Thriving at Historically Costumed Events
I think that one of the most important things to remember when historical costuming (and life in general) is to be true to yourself. No matter what century or decade you are dressing in if you are not dressing in something that you feel comfortable in then it's not going to be fun for you,… Continue reading The Importance of Being Yourself
You've been diligently working away on your new project and everything is going well. Like a smooth train ride until...it derails and you've lost all motivation to sew or it feels like a dreaded chore. There are a number of reasons why this could happen - you've got distracted by something else, you're tired and… Continue reading Saving Yourself From A Sewing Slump