New year, new costumes

Greetings from the depths of winter! As I write this there’s a thick blanket of snow on the ground and ice on the windows. But it’s cozy here in my workroom, which is draped in chiffon and velvet as I plot out the costume designs for the new season.

We have a very big year coming up. The Kickstarter campaign raised funds for 19 new costumes in 2014, including a number of wild card costumes that our backers will vote on.

Here’s the full list of what’s ahead:

New Costumes for 2014

(The first three are already scheduled; we haven’t sorted out the order we’ll do the others in yet.)

The 2014 Season

  • Bessie Coleman (coming up first, in time for Black History Month)
  • Marie Laveau (in time for Mardi Gras on March 4)
  • Queen Esther (in time for Purim on March 15)
  • Catherine the Great
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Elizabeth I
  • Empress Theodora
  • Nefertiti
  • Hecate
  • Inanna-Ishtar
  • Maria Makiling
  • 5 additional costumes TBD* — will be voted on by backers
  • 1 M/F couples costume TBD* — will be voted on by backers
  • 2 special commission costumes (funded by individual Kickstarter backers)

*We’ve sent out the first round of surveys to our backers to gather suggestions for the To Be Determined costumes. Of course we already have a mile-long list of candidates, but we want fresh input from our supporters on who we should do next.