Barb Rogers claims that anyone should be able to make a wonderful costume using her method of conversion costuming. With the secrets she shares in this book, you don't have to go through the work of making costumes from scratch. Instead, create fabulous, unique costumes for your needs with very little money, time, or expertise. You just need an imagination and the willingness to hunt the thrift shops, garage sales, and discount stores for that perfect item you can convert into a costume. To help you, this book includes over 100 costume designs with photos and diagrams for standard theatrical characters such as princes, princesses, clowns, witches, elves, medieval ladies, cowgirls, and colonial men and women. In addition, this valuable text provides complete costume guides for a dozen Broadway classics, including Annie Get Your Gun, The King and I, Pirates of Penzance, and My Fair Lady. If your motto is "never sew if you don't have to," you'll love this book!