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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Costuming Site! These are the top ten articles that your Costuming Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. How to Research a Beginner Sewing Machine
Buying your first sewing machine can be a challenge, especially if you're a beginner just learning to sew. Here are some tips to make your decision a little easier.

2. Tips on Choosing the Right Dress Form
Dress forms can make your sewing a whole lot more enjoyable. Your costumes will fit perfectly and look amazing. Here are some buying tips for choosing the best dressmakers dummy for you.

3. An Armistice Wardrobe from the 1910s
On 11-11, why not celebrate the end of the Great War with a lovely 1910s wardrobe.

4. The Importance of the Right Underwear
The secret to building beautiful costumes is starting with the right foundation. In this article learn how to choose the right underwear for your outfit and make the perfect costume over it.

5. Costume Sewing Shortcuts
Check out these sewing shortcuts to speed up your costuming.

6. How to Make a Showgirl Costume
A step by step tutorial on making a complete Las Vegas showgirl costume including bra, panty, fantail and headdress. This is a photo heavy article.

7. Adult Pirate Costumes for Men and Women
Adult pirate costumes for men and women rely on accessories like hats, boots, belts and swords to really stand out. Read all about them here.

8. Medieval and Renaissance Costume Fabric Resources
Making a Medieval or Renaissance costume? Here are the top recommended resources for finding fabric and trim at great prices.

9. How to Sew Knits Without a Serger
Learn how to sew any stretchy, spandex-y fabric on your regular sewing machine.

10. Darth Vader Supreme Edition Costume
Sure you can always throw on a black cape and get a cheap-o mask from the party store, but really, is that going to do it for you? Slipping on the Supreme Edition Darth Vader costume--it's not an "outfit", it's an out-of-body experience!



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