20190711_182714 An open air cafe by the Rąžė bridge
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P0000539 Cathy Raymond at the Costuming 101 panel
There are several ways you can win a costume award at a masquerade. By making audience laugh, for example. By being original. There is also a fairly self-explanatory "workmanship" category. The panelists talked about the tips and tricks of how to make a costume, and were quite entertaining in that. Far from being tedious, their discussion was enlivened with all kinds of titillating details from costume history. The panelists also spoke about the psychology of wearing a costume, and the motivation for making one in the first place. All in all, an interesting panel even for those who, like myself, have only a marginal interest in costuming.