Teens to get costume makeovers at Stillwater Public Library on Oct. 22

Extreme Makeover Costume Editions half(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Sept. 7, 2013) ––Whether dressing up for a party, holiday or just for fun, young adults looking for the most outrageous, funniest or scariest costumes can get help at a Stillwater Public Library program on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.  “Extreme Makeover: Costume Edition” will provide students in grades 6-12 guidance in “amping up” their gear, while also enjoying a fun costume party.

The event will include the costume makeovers and advice, games, food and prizes. 

“The Friends of the Library are giving out lots of prizes,” said Shay Shipman, a teen advisory board member.  “Kids can get prizes before and after the makeovers for the funniest, most creative and scariest costumes.”

Young adults who want to start researching costumes are invited to stop by the Help Desk for assistance with library material.

“Teens who come to the party are welcome to wear a basic costume, but it is so much more fun to put some work into it,” said Scott Freeman, teen librarian. “We have a load of books that will help teens find great ideas and authentic looks for their costumes.”

Some of the resources Freeman suggests for anyone looking to put together a costume include:

  • “Historic English costumes and how to make them” by Hughes, Talbot traces the changes in English fashion for men and women and is a good choice for anyone wanting to dress as Mary Crawley from “Downton Abbey.”
  • “Creative costumes & Halloween décor: 50 projects to craft & sew” provides ideas for accessories like wings, capes and headwear as well as instructions for face painting.
  • Costuming made easy: how to make theatrical costumes from cast-off clothing” will be a help for anyone who cannot sew.  It shows how to creatively use old pieces of clothing to make a whole new costume.
  • Star trek fans and costume art” by Heather Joseph-Witham is a great guide detailing attire for Trekkers.
  • “The complete book of Oscar fashion” by Reeve Chace provides ideas for looking like a movie star look from any era.
  • “The complete idiot's guide to drawing manga, illustrated” by John Layman will give graphic novel fans the components that make up a manga-style costumes.

To register for the party, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or call 372-3633 x106.