Trystan L Bass

How to Make an Elizabethan Wired Cap

How to Make an Elizabethan Wired Cap

Linen caps and coifs are a common element in women's, and men's, wardrobes in the 16th century. Trystan shows us how to make a wired, Elizabethan version.

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Stripes! History and How-To

Stripes!  History and How-To

What stripes can mean and when they're appropriate, plus secrets to choosing, using, cutting and matching striped fabric.

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A Brief History of Eyeglasses

A Brief History of Eyeglasses

Many of us wear spectacles, so Trystan explores history of eyeglasses and offers some tips for wearing them with historical costumes.

 

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The Costumers' Fantasy Vacation

The Costumers' Fantasy Vacation

So you want a costumers' fantasy vacation? A holiday from modernity? It's easier than you might think. Trystan tells us how to plan an event to remember. 

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