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15 July 2004 @ 05:12 am
Hmmm  
Why do I bother?
I didn't expect a million comments filled with "OMG Thanks for posting! So cool! Let's talk costumes!!" A few serious commentors would have been nice...But I certainly didn't expect people to start arguing about Spiderman and movie memorabilia when I was trying to talk costumes in a costuming community.
Lame.

Any of you guys out there part of a tailoring/sewing/costuming group that talks costumes nowadays?
It seems that somthing has slowly started to change in my fav. cosplay community. I still love it.. as there isn't nearly as much angst and drama on there as certain other BBS..
But come on. It seems like every other post is someone either trying to sell off somthing/advertise an ebay auction, or ask "What would I look good as? Here's my pic!"

A long time ago I joined a great costuming community that was really quiet, but they talked costumes. I don't know what happened to them, because someone deleted the group without any explanation. I should try and find another group soon that wants to just talk random costume construction. The cosplay community that I'm in now is usually very helpful on a case by case basis, but if I want to learn to further my sewing skills, I really need to talk to some pros.. or at least some people out of highschool that are interested in the same thing.
I know there are some *fantastic* cosplayers that read the cosplay LJ community, but I think they are all pretty quiet. :O
Talk about frustrating.
I'm really starting to regret not taking any sort of theatre class at Baylor. I could have nudged my way into the drama department and sewn all sorts of crazy crap for those eccentric theatre majors.
That would have been some great practice, and a great way to learn.
 
 
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Njallbukkr av Kaosloki_sataere on July 15th, 2004 03:49 am (UTC)
Costuming.
MCC's Theatre Department is considered one of the best in the state, but doesn't receive recognition ofr it because it's a 2-year school. Nonehteless, the theatre teaching staff are all top-quality (the head of the department, acting professor Jim Rambo, was President of the Texas Educational Theatre Association for several years).

The make-up/costuming teacher, Kathleen Cochran, is very friendly, and is not difficult to follow in her classes. The basic costuming/make-up class i took uner her was quite fun, and I never knew there was so much to the process of fabric dying, or that you could create your own costume patterns using a bizarre geometric/algrebraic process ...

The reason I mention this is that MCC allows people to take single clases without a degree plan, so long as you speak with the professor in advance to make sure that they can fit your needs. All the professors are very friendly and helpful, and in teh case of the Theatre professors, always available at the school (they live there, just working working working...) Classes are affordable; you can take a full class for anywhere between $55 and $130, depending on the class specifics.

If you ever end up with the time in the future, give MCC a try for some costuming enrichment.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on July 15th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Costuming.
That's a great idea. I never took anything at Baylor, and you really couldn't pay me to go back there for more classes. However, MCC sounds great, and I'd love to go do more costuming stuff eventually. Here's another great thing... there are pattern drafting programs that are awesome, but insanely expensive..and that's probably somthing I could get a student discount on XD
Yakuzaishiakuma_shinzo on July 18th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC)
Re: Costuming.
ooo...That's cool =P May have to look into that love...

not to mention you will have a new student ID for cheaper movie tickets ~.^;;; Lol