|Ideas for Costuming Demos at Conventions
||[Feb. 4th, 2008|05:41 pm]
I've been thinking more about demos to teach people how to do basic costuming. A kimono making demo (if they have room in programming for it) would be a good start, but I was thinking about other demos to teach the basics. Marz had an idea or two, so here are ideas to work on for future conventions. Let me know what you think, and any additions to the list.|
Sewing 101-How to pick a pattern, cut it out, and sew it up. Some people really don't know the difference between a selvage and a hem, or that you can use a selvage as a hem sometimes. This would be an overall on construction techniques without emphasis on a particular garment.
Kimono Basics-How to make a kimono including measuring the model, cutting the fabric and sewing it together. I have one simplified kimono pattern right now, which can be covered in a short timeframe. Pants and happi coats may follow.
Costuming Basics-T-Tunics, Baggy Pants, Capes and Skirts. This would cover the average full contact larper.
All demos would include an emphasis on research, picking the right materials, and for the love of God, iron those seams.
Questions, comments, general mayhem?