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.**

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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; Past President of the San Diego Costume Guild, member of Orange County Costume Guild, and a representative of the San Diego History Center. 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.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Make your own Costume ID business card

Sometime back I remember talking to someone about the idea of carrying business cards with my actual photo, in costume, either on the front or the back, so that when I handed it to someone they would see my face and remember me. I thought it was a great idea because I have quite a collection of business cards that I've been handed in exchange for mine. Then later I can't remember who they were. And I'm sure that works both ways.
Making a business card is pretty easy if you have a program in your computer, like Microsoft Office. That comes with your Microsoft Windows program. Its fairly simple to use, and you can either use their templates and designs, or start with a blank page. You can import your own photos or use something in their file, or find them on the internet. It allows you to change text fonts, colors, and sizes. Then just print it out on cardstock and cut. Its easy.
I used a cropped version of one of my favorite photos by photographer Jerry Abuan, and included information on it that I wanted people to have. It's also posssible to start another page and have information or another photo to be printed on the backside of the same page you printed.
And at the bottom I included the url for my costume blog, because of course I want everyone to find it.
        Valarie LaBore

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