Hi! I’m Mem. I am a New York-based costumer, crafter, cosplayer, and historical interpreter. I’m currently in graduate school at NYU, getting a dual masters in costume studies and library science, and I have a BFA in costume design. I’m also the wardrobe supervisor for the Tisch Grad Acting program, and a Domestic Sites interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and last year I portrayed Lady Frances Brooke, Baroness Cobham at the New York Renaissance Faire. And I’m generally a huge geek.
This blog is dedicated to my historical costuming and other costuming and crafting projects. My main time periods of interest are Elizabethan (late 16th-early 17th century) and mid-Victorian (1860s-1880s), though I dabble in late 18th century, Regency (early 19th century), Steampunk, and the occasional cosplay. I love to learn new crafts. My most recent experiments have been in embroidery and hand-spinning. This year I’m hoping to work on lacemaking.
If you’re a knitter, you can find me on Ravelry.
Thanks for stopping by!