As soon as a party was mentioned in last night’s episode I knew I had to draw the nein in their fancy new get ups. Caleb’s is my favorite so far, there will be two or three more parts in this little series I just wanted to get some of them out as quickly as possible.
you got any favorite youtube channels/videos on costume stuff?
(oops, this has been sitting in my drafts for many weeks)
Until recently I didn’t watch much of anything on youtube, unless I was looking for music or specific tutorials, but then I learned that there are historical sewing channels out there! I haven’t watched a huge amount yet though. I’ll list the ones I’ve watched the most of first.
Oh! Also, in December of 2019 a whole bunch of historical costume youtubers did a Secret Santa, so if you search “costube secret santa” a lot more will come up from channels I haven’t checked out yet, or just check the list in the description of this video.
Bernadette Banner - My favourite, her videos are so well made, and she has so much enthusiasm for historical sewing techniques.
10/10 Relatable Content right there! Lots of sewing videos, and she does various different eras. She is currently getting started on an 1890′s black velvet ballgown project.
Karolina Zebrowska - A combination of educational videos about fashion history, and memes & funny skits.
Morgan Donner - A delightful sewing channel with mostly medieval and Renaissance stuff.
Sewstine - Famous for her historical machine embroidery, and she started making videos about it recently! I didn’t realize before how much work machine embroidery is.
Cathy Hay - Not really any sewing videos, but more about the time management & mental health aspect of historical costuming. A mom-friend who is there to encourage you!
Rachel Maksy - Mostly does vintage stuff and cosplay (and really amazing makeup holy heck please click this link), and is only just learning to sew, but she has done some historical stuff, and has said she wants to do more historical sewing, and she’s done collaborations with 3 of the other people listed here. I’m including her because she’s delightful and also because I want to post this screenshot.
“The way you decorate your meatbag is up to you.” Words to live by!
Enchanted Rose Costumes - She’s got sewing videos about 18th and 19th century stuff, and is currently learning how to make needle lace in order to replicate her favourite Worth gown.
Prior Attire - Many different eras, and she mainly does “getting dressed” videos, as well as a few tutorials.
Costuming Drama - I’ve only watched a couple of her videos so far, and they appear to be mostly long vlog type videos that are good for watching while hand sewing. Mostly 19th century, I think.
Bryce Adams - She makes bobbin lace!!! A fairly new channel that I’ve only watched one video from, but I’m excited to see more lace making stuff.
Pinsent Tailoring - I’m sure most everyone reading this has heard of Zack Pinsent, and he’s finally started making videos! He just released his first one yesterday and it turns out he’s an awkward human just like the rest of us, especially since he’s currently recovering from a broken elbow. Poor guy broke a teacup because he’s not used to doing things left handed :(
I expect there will be sewing content and stuff about Regency fashion, and he’s mentioned that he will do a tutorial on different ways to tie a cravat, which I’m looking forward to since that’s something I’m not very good at.
Lady Rebecca Fashions - Another very recent channel, which I’ve only seen one video from, but it looks like she makes a lot of lovely 19th century stuff.
Mimic of Modes - Hi @mimicofmodes! Another new channel with two videos at the moment, but perhaps there will be more? Maybe about extant garments or pattern drafting or something?
Cluster Frock - I have only watched one video, but have been following her sewing blog for years and she does many different eras. Hopefully she’ll do some sewing videos! Mostly it looks like videos from costumed events so far.
Paul Malcolm - Only one video so far and it’s about 18th century covered buttons. Perhaps he will make more?
Les Soirees Amusantes - I only just realized they had a youtube channel a minute ago, so haven’t watched any yet, but if their instagram is anything to go by then the videos probably feature people in beautifully made late 18th century costumes dancing, playing music, having tea, etc.
Jenny la Fleur - Yet another one I haven’t watched any of yet, but it appears to be mainly hairstyling with a bit of sewing.
Me… soonish? - That link is to a currently empty channel, but I really want to try my hand at making sewing videos. I put it as one of my goals for 2020 to make a video on death’s head buttons, because I get so many questions and comments about the buttons on my black & white c. 1790 coat, so I have now filmed most of the clips for that. (I filmed plain one colour buttons, and 2 coloured 4 section ones, and 4 coloured 6 section ones.)
I’m still learning how to edit videos, so I’ve no idea when it will be posted but it will!
And hopefully I shall film some sewing stuff also! There is next to no fancy 18th century menswear content out there, so it’s definitely a gap that needs filling.
The Dragon Prince - Nyx finished cosplay & Makeup test
Here she finally is, the finished result of my Nyx cosplay from The Dragon Prince!
I had been rushing this costume in January as I had planned to take her with me to Katsucon, but I stumbled with the wings right before I had to leave, so I didn’t brought her along. So, after a 2 month break, I finally picked up this project and finished her! Even though it was fairly rushed, I’m pretty happy with the results 👀💪💕
This is actually my first ever big bodypaint project and I honestly have such big respect to the people who do this more often 😭👌 Definitely gonna practice some more, but it was a good learning project!