Hi, I signed on officially a while ago and I've been around, but mostly I've been lurking.
Is leather really a fiber art? Because I just make a little painted leather shield, or Aegis, with the head of the gorgon Medusa as part of a larger piece. It's on my blog, "Confessions of a Postmodern Pre-Raphaelite" here
I'm a little bit of a mashup. I'm classically trained as a painter -- indeed, I've painted and drawn all my life -- but I've also designed and sewn clothes and made lots of things and a few years back the light bulbs went off and I've been integrating my arts into bigger projects and ...
Anyhow, I design and make clothing and wearable art pieces, some of which qualify as costume in the Halloween sense although I think of them all as Costume in the all-kinds-of-clothing sense. Some of the gesamstkunstwerks I've been making lately are entire outfits and paintings integrated (some paintings of the outfits, some paintings on the outfits) and each inspired by a different ancient Greek god.
So yeah, the Aegis is going to be part of an outfit of/for Athena.