I should have posted about this before- in case any of you will be there. This weekend is Costume Con 31 and since it's in Denver this year, I couldn't not go. I've spent the last several weeks working on a new Steampunk costume, a more 'rustic' one that I can wear several different ways for variety. It involved making about 8 yards of 1.5" pleated trim for the skirt, which just about killed me, but it turned out really well. I'm also re-wearing an old Lwaxana Troi costume which I wore at the *last* Costume Con I attended- which was CC10 waaay back in 1992. I have also been helping the Kham with some hand sewing (trim) on a gorgeous Queen Mab from Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files" novels. It may be the single most expensive costume we've ever made - high quality royal purple velvet, iridescent embroidered & beaded trim, iridescent chiffon lining (for the sleeves), and Swarovski crystals (the fabric and trim were bought at the amazing Allyns Bridal & Millinery in Denver) I'll try to get some pix of us.