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Addams Family Costumes
Addams Family Costumes

By Shelby Sessler For our final week, our focus was the Addams Family!  For the shoot, I chose to make Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley, all of which were very easy to find thrifted items to make! I started by finding individual pieces for the characters.       Gomez Gomez was  the easiest costume…

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes
Last Minute Halloween Costumes

By Shelby Sessler The focus this week was quick costumes that you can make last minute.  I went into my local Palmetto Goodwill, walked around, and came out with quite a few treasures!  There are a lot of characters with very iconic looks, so it wasn’t too hard to find costumes that would be easily…

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Costumes for Cosplay – My Hero Academia
Costumes for Cosplay – My Hero Academia

By Shelby Sessler This week the focus of the costume challenge was cosplay and anime. A quick history lesson if you aren’t sure what either of those are. Anime is the term for animation created in Japan, there are tons of genres of anime (from fantasy to sports to everyday life) and span from animes…

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Costumes for Cosplay – She-ra
Costumes for Cosplay – She-ra

By Shelby Sessler This week the focus of the costume challenge was cosplay. Cosplay is a mashup of the words “costume” and “role play” is the term used for making and wearing costumes at conventions worldwide, whether it is a genre inclusive convention like San Diego Comic Con or a local anime convention like  CharlestonCon,…

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Costumes for Couples – Stranger Things
Costumes for Couples – Stranger Things

By Shelby Sessler This week’s focus was costumes that couples can wear, so I decided to recreate the “Scoops Troop” uniforms from Stranger Things.” I started by visiting the Palmetto Goodwill in Johns Island, James Island, and the Clearance Center in North Charleston and found all of the costume pieces to alter. For the “Scoops…

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Costumes for Couples – Beetlejuice & Lydia
Costumes for Couples – Beetlejuice & Lydia

Blog by Shelby Sessler This week’s focus was costumes that couples can wear, so I went with Beetlejuice and Lydia from the Tim Burton Film “Beetlejuice.” This week’s focus was costumes that couples can wear, so went with Beetlejuice and Lydia from the Tim Burton Film “Beetlejuice.” Lydia was pretty simple.  She has a classic…

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Costume Brew for Kids – JoJo & Carmen Sandiego
Costume Brew for Kids – JoJo & Carmen Sandiego

By Shelby Sessler For the first week of our Costume Brew Challenge, we decided to focus on costumes that can be easily created for – and with – kids. Walking around Goodwill, I waited for inspiration to take hold so I could decide on what costumes I was going to make this week. I usually…

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