They say you get a chance when you’re not thinking about it. That’s what happened to me once at the great festival of the black scene in Leipzig, the Wave Gotik Treffen. As it happened, I met my favourite mead seller (my favourite place to go for years has been a stall at the Moritzbastei) on the way from one festival location to the next on the tram. Without knowing that I make hats, he told me he needed a big ship’s hat but didn’t know where to find something special like that. I offered to make him his very own custom ship’s hat. We met again later at the Sixtina, an absintheria in Leipzig’s city centre, to discuss all the details. I immediately set to work!Continue reading A ship as a hat: Set sail!
Anticipation is the most – well, you know.
This year I’ve been looking forward to seeing Pentecost finally approaching and the Wave Gothic meeting begins. I had plenty of time to think about my style this year and to put my ideas into practice. For the “Jübiläums-Festival”, the WGT went over the stages of the city of Leipzig for the 25th time in 2016, the costume was to be particularly elaborate. So I was looking forward to our overnight guests from Bamberg and Wittenberg. Of course, we were all very curious to see what the event schedule would look like. So the five-day black party could almost begin! Continue reading Wave Gothic Festival 2016