My two favorite ways to explore New York are riding a bike and gallivanting around in an absurd costume. Luckily, there are holidays like Santacon and Zombie Con through out the year, so I don’t have to wear my dinosaur costume to the grocery to get my silly clothes fix. If you’re looking for new ideas for DIY costumes, head to Materials for the Arts tomorrow night. For $10, you can take their class on new-sew costumes and learn all about draping, choosing fabrics and whipping up stylin’ looks with a glue gun. And with the Mermaid Parade in a few weeks, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to apply your new found textile skills.
No-New Costumes Class
Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard at 33rd Street [Long Island City, Queens]
Tuesday, May 25, 5pm to 7:30pm
$10, register here