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  • NatashaB35 commented on mhippo's instructable Star Trek Voyager Uniform6 months ago
    Star Trek Voyager Uniform

    Because everyone starts somewhere? People put in the amount of time and skill they are able to. People starting out are not 'Degrading the experience' for those with the ability/time/experience to make a 100% accurate costume. Don't diminish the work of someone who is starting out and working within their ability/time constraints. Give them something to aspire to and laud their enthusiasm. At least they are out their enjoying their fandom! Getting a compliment from a super costumer does SO much to boost the self esteem and also make you feel you CAN do better next time while one sneer/jeer will make them want to stop or think they can do no better. Those starting out do not be afraid to go up to a costume you admire and ask for advice or compliment. Cause frankly 'that amazing costumer...see more »Because everyone starts somewhere? People put in the amount of time and skill they are able to. People starting out are not 'Degrading the experience' for those with the ability/time/experience to make a 100% accurate costume. Don't diminish the work of someone who is starting out and working within their ability/time constraints. Give them something to aspire to and laud their enthusiasm. At least they are out their enjoying their fandom! Getting a compliment from a super costumer does SO much to boost the self esteem and also make you feel you CAN do better next time while one sneer/jeer will make them want to stop or think they can do no better. Those starting out do not be afraid to go up to a costume you admire and ask for advice or compliment. Cause frankly 'that amazing costumer' is probably feeling just as self conscious and it is a boon to them as well. I can't count the number of times I have complimented an amazing costumer who didn't think their costume was worthy of recognition. Skill is relative. And us 'serious costumers' are a little insane ;)

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