This is a photo diary of my costuming "travels"; where I've learned and struggled to make historical costumes for myself. They're not always pretty, but always fun. most of the time. And I want to share with others what I learn along the way. **You can find me on Facebook, or have my posts delivered to your email by signing up at the lower part of the right column.**

About Me

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HI, my name is Val. I'm a member of Costumer's Guild West in Los Angeles, Dean Emeritus of 2018 Costume College; member & Past President of the San Diego Costume Guild, member of Orange County Costume Guild, a representative of the San Diego History Center, & an honorary member of SITU (Someplace in Time, Unlimited) in Seattle. This year I am the Dean of Costume College 2018. I make my own historical costumes but don't sell any unless I get tired of one.The eras I've made so far are 1770 up to 1918. My favorite is the 1880s bustle.


Monday, February 11, 2013

More about me? Goose Mother Blog interview

Another episode of "all about me" interview by Nadia in the Goose Mother blog. A Closet Full of Costumes

For someone that complains each day she can't remember something from last week, I'm sure doing well remembering all these minute details from my costuming life. But it sure is fun going back through all my old photos and finding ones with friends who knew me when I first started.

Since Nadia is doing this in 6 minute increments, you will be entertained by these a few more times.
Hey, any of you other great costumers out there: go introduce yourself in a comment on Nadia's blog. She'd like to meet some of my friends and readers. 


  1. I am enjoying the interviews and anxiously looking forward to your next installment. It is like reading a serial novella.. Funny that you mention what you might find when doing online searches...I discovered this in my search for fingerless never know what makes something a fetish.
    Rochelle, ATAA

    1. Thank you, Rochelle, I wasn't sure people wanted to keep seeing me say Hey, read more about me!

  2. That's great news! I'm really enjoying reading each post.


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