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Here are the top ten articles for the Costuming Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. How to Alter Boots for Large Calves
Learn how to alter boots to fit larger legs and calves. It's easy!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Making and Using Fake Blood
Fake blood adds a great element of "ewwww" to any costume or stage makeup. Here's the time-honored recipe and a few things to consider before using it on your skin or clothing.
6. How to Wrap a Sari
There are hundreds of ways to wrap a sari. Here we'll teach you a couple common wraps with variations that you can embellish on your own.
7. Gatsby Costumes and the Roaring 20s -- Men
Men's Costumes from the Roaring 20s inspired by the new Great Gatsby movie
8. What is Steampunk?
Everyone is talking about Steampunk. What is Steampunk and how can you jump on the bandwagon?
9. An Armistice Wardrobe from the 1910s
On 11-11, why not celebrate the end of the Great War with a lovely 1910s wardrobe.
10. Patterns of Fashion by Janet Arnold Book Review
Discover why this series of books by fashion historian Janet Arnold is considered the "Bible" of English historic costuming from the Elizabethan era through World War II.
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