Whether Outlander, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings or Sherlock Holmes and Downton Abbey: historical and historically inspired costumes are an important part of the cosplay scene. But they also always present a big hurdle, which can be very intimidating.
In this lecture you will be shown with interesting examples, how to proceed correctly with such a costume – from the right choice of fabric even to the correct historical underwear, for all those who want to know exactly! From tips for possible pattern research and websites with good working materials to some fun facts about minor and major costume mistakes in movies, this lecture will give you a little guide and above all take away the fear of sitting down to that one dress you always wanted to make. It will focus on the area from the Middle Ages to the 1920s and you are welcome to bring more specific questions.