Does creating an awesome costume on a budget haunt you? Does using a sewing machine give you the heebie-jeebies? Does your dream costume seem like a monster to wear? Is it a nightmare to find that perfect accessory or wig? In this informal talk, I will cover some construction basics, guidance on fabric choices, and basically share 15+ years of costume and cratwork expertise. Bring in an idea, a work in progress, or any other character creation question for a wealth of advice on everything wearable.