A few months ago, I found the costuming group Shear Madness. The group does many different types of costuming, such as cosplay, historical and steampunk. Every quarter there is a costuming challenge with a specific theme. This time, the theme was "Twisted Historicals", and since I seems to be fond of showing off when in costume, I entered my female 1886 uniform. And - I got the Judges’ Choice Award for “Technical Merit and Overall Look”! I am very happy, and most honored to win an award when everyone who entered is so talented costumers. I also learned a new word that applies to this type of costume:crossplay - when you base your costume on something but changes the gender.