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Old 09-22-2008, 11:02 AM   #6
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There's about three or four costume shops at the faire I go to. One deals with strictly noble clothing, another is more fantasy, and the third is inbetween.

Don't get me wrong, I like some costume shops. However, many of them make quick copies of outfits which give you the general idea but may not be entirely correct. If the fabric is good you can modify one of the outfits. Most of mine I've made from scratch though.

I used immitation bridal satin for the dress. I learned my lesson there. The stuff loves to fray.
I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide and with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow.
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed. But I am living still.
--The Highway Man
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