Recently, I addressed a hall full of people. My friends have estimated anything from 200 to 300 people were in attendance for the historical fashion show that I organised and presented as part of the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations. This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but, for me, I… Continue reading Pursue Your Passion
Comparison, the Thief of Joy?
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?
Thriving at Historically Costumed Events
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
The Importance of Being Yourself
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