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Tracey Walker
Costumer and lover all all things book related
Costumer and lover all all things book related

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The Edwardian Ball San Francisco 2015
It is virtually impossible to describe the Edwardian Ball. Based on the work of Edward Gorey. Known for his macabre line drawings and books. He was the original Goth. To find out more about his work, check out It's not really a ball, so much as a sideshow, ...

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Proof of Life post
HI! I'm here! I have been making stuff and have some mighty big life plans. So this random blog post promises to be ALL OVER THE PLACE. Are ya' ready? 1. I went to the eye doctor for the first time in a long time because my insurance pays for new lenses and...

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Does this crown make my ruffles look fat
So...true story. I only got a few pictures of my costume. I know that's a shocker, so you might want to sit down for that. On Saturday night I got all dolled up and went to see my daughter band play. Turns out the only other people in costume were in the ba...

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Finally Elsa
I was super lame about taking pictures of the Elsa dress I made for my niece. She's in the UK, so I didn't get to fit it on her, so I put grommets in the back for her to lace up. Someday, when I'm a grown-up blogger, I will take many photos of my work in pr...

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My Alter Ego Finally Gets Her Own Costume
For Halloween this year I will be participating in a really cool event put on by the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild. Called Spirits and Shadows . In their own words, "Join the mad scientists, Victorians, Steampunk time travelers, grave
diggers, ghosts, g...

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Gatsby Summer Afternoon 2014
As usual, I am dependent on the kindness of other's for photos. Bad blogger. I love to HAVE pictures, I just hate taking them. Where's my publicist? All the photographs in this post were taken by Tanya Grigg.     The hat I made ages ago. It's completely sew...

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Costume College Professional Pictures
These photos were all taken by Andrew Schmidt for Costume College 2014. On Friday Night, we had the Ice Cream Social. Being a lagger, I completely missed the ice cream, but Tanya and I snuck out for a little sumthin sumthin at the bar. There's also gin in t...

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For the Broads
The world just lost another broad. First Elaine Stritch, then Lauren Bacall and now Joan Rivers. How would I define a broad? A broad is a woman (never a girl) who says what's on her mind with a quick witted quip. A broad can wear stilettos and a pencil skir...

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Because I just can't let it go
Because I'm a maniac. Literally THOUSANDS of sequins. THOUSANDS. I'm hand sewing them all on. Why? Because I said so, that's why. I don't know. I really should have my head examined.

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Frilly Things and Shiny Things
While waiting patiently-not patiently-for the professional photographer's photos from Costume College, and working non-stop on my niece's Elsa dress, I discovered a few thrift store finds to share with you. There are quite a few professional  photos up alre...
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