The Virtual Costumer
Upcoming Issues(Updated: 29 May 2017)
Here are upcoming issues of VC that are currently "under construction". Each issue includes a theme, a publication date, a list of planned articles, and the status. There is also a list of "wanted" articles for each issue. Please review the "wanted" lists and either contribute an article, or help identify contributors for these items or something similar in theme.
The themes just help tie together a group of articles. Feel free to submit articles on other subjects for any issue. Who knows, your article may even spark a new issue with its own theme. That actually happened with an article that a member recently submitted. Write about subjects that you know and love.
We are looking for additional feature-length articles for Volume 15 Issue 3 "Stepping Out" Volume 15 Issue 4 "Barely There" and Volume 16 Issue 1 "Transformations". Several articles are already committed or planned, but there is still time to submit your article.
Volume 16 Issue 2, is on the theme "Boldly Go...". We're hoping for articles on costumes that push the limits of current design and construction techniques or introduce novel approaches to presentation, workmanship or documentation. Only a few articles are already planned, so now is your chance to get in on this exciting new issue!
Volume 16 Issue 1, is on the theme "Transformations". We're hoping for articles on onstage transforming costumes, "transforming" old, unusual or out of period items into "new" costumes or costume pieces. Only a few articles are already planned, so now is your chance to get in on this exciting new issue!
Volume 15 Issue 4, has "Barely There" as its theme. We're looking for articles from costumers who are willing to share articles on early convention costuming - the no costume rule, working with transparent or translucent fabrics, strategic straps and ornaments and other ways to safely make it appear that your costume is "Barely There". Only a few articles are already planned, so now is your chance share your expertise with fellow costumers!
Contact us at email@example.com if you have ideas for themes, or would like to contribute articles for future issue. We'd love to hear from you! See the Submitting Articles page for information on preparing articles.
Publication date: November 2017.
Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2017
Status: theme selected
- The Costuming of Bill Theiss
- Naked Dressing in the 1930's
- The No Costume Rule
- Using Transparent Fabrics
- Strategic Placement
- Dangerous Draping
- Body Stockings and Tights
- Upcoming events: 11/2017 - 6/2018
Publication date: February 2018.
Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2018
Status: theme selected
Planned Articles: none
- Transformational Costuming
- Repurposing old garments / footwear
- Transforming props
- Upcoming events: 1/2018 - 6/2018
Theme: Boldly Go...
Publication date: May 2018.
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2018
- Novel documentation
- Costume embellishment
- Large scale costumes
- Faux finishes
- Upcoming events: 5/2018 - 10/2018