Costume Candidate for 2013: Baba Yaga

Backers of our Kickstarter project will get to vote on which new costumes we do for 2013. This series of posts is designed to briefly introduce the many notable women and legendary figures we’ll be considering. Baba Yaga is the legendary witch of Slavic folklore, especially Russian fairy tales. She lives on the edge of […]

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Costume Candidate for 2013: Lady Montagu

Backers of our Kickstarter project will get to vote on which new costumes we do for 2013. This series of posts is designed to briefly introduce the many notable women and legendary figures we’ll be considering. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a brilliant essayist and poet whose husband was the British ambassador to the Ottoman […]

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Costume Candidate for 2013: Hedy Lamarr

Backers of our Kickstarter project will get to vote on which new costumes we do for 2013. This series of posts is designed to briefly introduce the many notable women and legendary figures we’ll be considering. Movie star by day, genius inventor by night: it sounds unbelievable. But it’s true. Hedy Lamarr was an extremely […]

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Costume Candidate for 2013: Huang Daopo

Backers of our Kickstarter project will get to vote on which new costumes we do for 2013. This series of posts is designed to briefly introduce the many notable women and legendary figures we’ll be considering. Before James Hargreaves, Richard Arkwright, and Eli Whitney, there was Huang Daopo. This Chinese peasant woman, who lived some […]

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Costume Candidate for 2013: Bessie Coleman

Backers of our Kickstarter project will get to vote on which new costumes we do for 2013. This series of posts is designed to briefly introduce the many notable women and legendary figures we’ll be considering. You’ve heard of Amelia Earhart, but do you know about Bessie Coleman? She was the world’s first black female […]

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New Kickstarter stretch goal!

It’s a Kickstarter tradition: if your project meets its original goal with time to spare, then you set an informal stretch goal. Yesterday our Kickstarter project met its original goal of $4,500 (YAY!) with six days to spare. So, a stretch goal is in order. Our choice for the stretch is pretty obvious, since I […]

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We’re verklempt!

WE MADE IT! Thanks to all our wonderful backers, our Kickstarter is 100% funded! And still with 6 days to go! We’re so overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude right now, we’re just burbling incoherently. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As soon as we can pull ourselves together we’ll see about a stretch goal so […]

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Announcing the winner of our 2012 costume contest!

We had so many terrific entries to our 2012 costume contest that it was hard to choose. But choose we must, and so the winner is: Abigail Kluska as Freyja. Congratulations, Abby! Doesn’t she look wonderful? Abby was inspired by our Freyja costume design, and she did an absolutely fantastic job with it. Here are […]

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Happy Halloween, post-apocalyptic edition

The big day is finally here, though in several states battered by Hurricane Sandy, the celebrations are on hold. Lots of communities are putting off Halloween until this Saturday, while New Jersey has officially postponed the holiday until Monday. On the other hand, many New Yorkers have decided to just have Halloween tonight anyway, which […]

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Why Dan Savage is wrong about Sexy Halloween

Whenever I look at Halloween costumes for women these days, I think of Valentina Tereshkova. Tereshkova was the first woman in space, a Soviet cosmonaut who made history when she flew the Vostok 6 into orbit on June 16, 1963. The Soviet press at the time made much of Tereshkova, highlighting her proletarian background and […]

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Enter our 2012 Halloween costume contest and win a $50 Amazon gift certificate

Before Hurricane Sandy shuts down our power and yours, here’s a thing you need to know (apart from what to pack for your emergency evacuation): Our 2012 Halloween costume contest is here! Send in a photo of yourself (or a friend or family member) in costume for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate […]

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Costume contest: what should the prize(s) be?

We’re going to invite everybody to send in a picture of themselves in costume this Halloween, with prize(s) to be awarded for the best costume. But what should the prize(s) be? Should we offer the same swag we’re offering with our Kickstarter campaign (unique buttons for each of our costumes and a mind-blowing “Epic of […]

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