Hi! I’m Liz.
I am a scholar and folk artist who enjoys learning about the lives of historical and literary characters beyond their textbook descriptions. Researching historical context occupies a large chunk of my time when I am not performing my library duties. A habitual, almost obsessive collector, I love gathering vintage, antique, and handmade costumes as well as creating a few limited pieces of my own. Understanding history is the key to understanding humanity and conserving what small pieces of our past we have left–be it a shoe button, family bible, or vase– will help educate future generations about the “why?” and “how?” of culture. I’m currently using this site as a research and history collection for folks interested in the quirks and tricks of costuming/everyday historical life, but any questions are welcome!
You can contact me easily via The Pragmatic Costumer Facebook page: