Sue Woods

wearable arts show

Did you know that each year, there is a Wearable Arts Show in Ocean Shores? The OSWAS puts on a “one night only” extravaganza of art designed to be worn on the human body . All types of artists come to the runway to showcase their functional, and not so functional, pieces of wearable art.

Each year the show has a theme. Artists are encouraged to create their pieces in line with this theme, but they are not required to do so. All pieces are unique, one-of-a-kind, creations for the show. You can enter to wear your hand-crafted costume on stage or join the audience and see what other cosplayers are making.

Check it out at Due to SAR-CoV-2 global pandemic, the show was cancelled this year. Next year’s event is June 5, 2021. Mark your calendars now.

Ocean Shores Convention Center. Admission: $20-$25.

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MEETING NOTES – Feb. 15, 2020

Six members were at the meeting today.  We enjoyed updating each other on what we’ve been working on, including progress on costumes for the ASG Style Show at SewExpo at the end of this month.


“Fitting a Commercial Patterns 101.”  Keeley talked about commercial patterns (McCall’s, Simplicity, Kwik Sew, etc.), stating that patterns are really a general guideline because everyone’s body shape is unique.  She touched on methods for fitting commercial patterns.  For our notebooks everyone at the meeting received a written copy of today’s class.


Michelle brought the scrapbook she made when she was making her Fairy God Mother and Cinderella costumes.  She and her daughter will be wearing her beautiful creations in the ASG Style Show. Keeley passed around samples of lace stitch-outs she made using her new Embroidery Program (Standing Lace).  She plans to incorporate the pieces into her costume.  Cathy showed us a Sew Powerful Purse, one of two dozen she has been sewing for charity. Sue had pictures of costumes she’s been sewing for her community’s theatrical production of Hello Dolly in May this year. Laura disclosed her newest “find” of materials she bought to make a faux-fur lined cape.


We are in the ASG Style Show on Saturday, which starts at 11:30 am.  We practiced the runway walk and tweaked our written descriptions.  June heard that we will be the grand finale of the Show!

There will be an ASG booth at SewExpo, sponsored by South Puget Sound ASG Chapter. Cosplay PNW members have been invited to spend some time monitoring the booth. This is a great opportunity for us to promote our chapter. A stack of reprinted CPNW-ASG membership applications were passed around for members to share. Let’s encourage prospective new members to sign up online. There will be more of these forms available for you at the ASG booth.

Greater Seattle ASG Chapter is sponsoring an After SewExpo Banquet on Saturday evening, February 29, 2020.  If interested in attending, June can direct you to the registration website.


Content has been added and more is needed, especially costume photos.  Remember to include descriptions.  June will post your photos whenever possible.  Send to her at


The Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) will meet quarterly following the regular meeting (Feb/May/Aug/Nov).

We need a Newsletter Editor and a name for our newsletter!  Send your suggestions to June at Our first newsletter is due April 1st – no joke!


We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 am, at the same location.

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meeting notes – jan. 18, 2020

Nine members attended our first meeting.  Everyone introduced themselves and briefly told us what they like to sew.


Keeley presented “Fabric 101.”  She distributed nine different fabric samples (faux fur, wool, two types of felted wool, felt, stretch velvet/panne velvet, velvet, two different ripstop fabrics, pleather or faux leather, and suede leather). She talked about each fabric, its properties, and gave us sources for where to find these specialty fibers.  June provided notebook pages to attach the samples to for future reference.


Everyone shared what they’ve been making.  Laura repurposed a thrift store find into a designer look that she wore to a murder mystery party.  June brought the “Woody” vest (from the movie “Toy Story”) she made for her grandson. Cathy brought her Pink Ladies bomber-style jacket she made for a production of “Grease” (in fact, she made 7 of them!).  Keeley shared photos of the many costumes she has crafted.  Theresa asked for input from the group on her project, which included dyeing the fabric to just the right shade of black.


SewExpo is Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Puyallup.  The Annual Style Show is Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at 11:30 am.  Members decided a group entry by our chapter would be fun.  Everyone will wear a costume they’ve created, or have it modeled on their behalf.  To be a part of our group entry, send an email to June at with your name, the name of your costume and a brief description of the costume, along with a photograph, if you have one.  Bonus:  Entry in the Fashion Show includes a Free Admission Ticket to SewExpo on Saturday.


Cosplay PNW Chapter now has an active website:  Members are encouraged to submit content for publishing – costume photos, blogs, etc.  Send photos to June at along with the title and brief description of each photo.


June introduced the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) members and included a brief description of the CAB and its function within the ASG organization.

Newsletter Editor opportunity! Our first newsletter is due April 1, 2020.  As Newsletter Editor, you will work closely with June, our chapter president.  June has a lot of experience and will guide you through the process.  Our newsletter helps disseminate information to our chapter members.  Please contact June for additional details.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 10:00 am.

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