I went right from making costumes for the Dorothy /Alice show to making costumes for a Shakespearian show. I am very happy about that. Next to murals, (or set painting, which I have to get in better shape to do) this is my favorite form of art, I think.
Right now I am exploring period proper clothing, modern relaxed clothing that is an homage to the Elizabethan era, i.e. the time of Shakespeare. I am also exploring outfits that take a humorous twist on clothing of the time period. The mashup will be interesting.
Interestingly enough, I would have never become interested and involved in costuming, were it not for homeschooling. Following my daughter's interests led me to making costumes for her drama club which I absolutely love. This led to her becoming more interested in costuming as well, and seeing it as a possible side job to her acting aspirations. She has implored me to keep it up, as she sees it as something we can do together when she is done with her education.
That makes me very happy.