Saturday, 25 February 2017

Cosplay Dalarna - a regional cosplay network

Even if I haven't been doing much sewing I have been active with other aspects of the cosplay community. Me and some other people are building up a network for cosplayers, LARP-ers, historical recreationists to meet up and take a chance to share ideas and help each other.

We now have it more or less set that we meet the first Tuesday every month, but there is a core group of us that actually meet up almost every Tuesday. We are lucky in that we have access to a really nice place to be. In Sweden there is a strong tradition of popular education, and we have several organisations that are working with facilitating study groups and study circles on almost every thing. One of those organisations have a national cooperation with the Swedish LARP and gaming organisation (Sverok) in order to help out with things surrounding game culture, and cosplay just happens to be included under the umbrella of game culture. For us that means that we can be in one of their buildings and meet up.

As I said we want to be open to all kinds of costume making, no matter the source. I think we have basically said that it's open for anyone who wants to make clothes/costumes/props that you can't buy in a regular chain store.

We have a facebook group here where we post what's going on. - Cosplay Dalarna

Otherwise our next big meeting is March 7, 18-21, and then March 25-26 we are going to have a full weekend together.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

I am alive

I have definitely dropped off the sewing and blogging track lately. There are a couple of reasons or that.

1. I'm in the process of ripping out and totally remodelling my kitchen, and since I live in a small apartment that means that I have boxes everywhere, including my sewing area.
2. When I sewed the most, a year or so ago, sewing was a way of escaping from simply not feeling too well. (no I was not depressed or anything like that, but I wasn't too satisfied with my life either). I'm happier now, and then I do other things than sewing.
3. The other things I do take up most of my evenings. I simply have fixed things to do Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. Even if one of the things I do is costume related, and I will make a post about it later, I'm not very productive.

Still things are happening, and as a proof I'm posting this photo of my first petticoat for the the Lady Poe ensemble.

It's totally handsewn, because the small amounts of sewing I get done is when I have a project to pick up while I'm in the sofa watching TV.