Category Archives: Costumes

Dante Basco Talks With Sew News On Cosplay & More!

Now that it’s October, we’re thinking about costumes (of course!). While a lot of people do their costume sewing at this time of year only, some people are thinking about costumes year-round. That’s how cosplayers tend to think — they plan … Continue reading

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Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp

Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 9/14/17 – Sew News Halloweeen Projects From The Past!

This Thursday we’re throwing back to our Halloween Special Issue from 2000. It’s a real blast from the past, isn’t it? Bonus! Last year we made this issue into a pdf, patterns and all. Some of the costumes are still … Continue reading

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Sewing Plans For Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend’s almost here (for us in the USA and Canada at least)! I always look forward to this particular weekend not because of the extra day off (though that’s great, don’t get me wrong), but because every year … Continue reading

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Sergers in the Costume Shop

As you may or may not know, I began my sewing life in theatrical costuming. I learned to sew in my university costume shop, and worked for several years in a professional shop after I had my degree. For National … Continue reading

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STAR WARS: Storytelling Through Costume

“I saw this Jedi costume… At last I had an idea of who I was, how to carry myself, and I had my way of being.” —Samuel L. Jackson, Actor Costume is a vital storytelling element, visually communicating information about … Continue reading

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