Yeah, "stage sewing" is alot different then what you would do for a really good costume which people are going to see up close. My husband is a stage actor and my mother is a drama teacher. We tend to fake the things which would be really hard to create and would take a large budget. It's something you have to do because alot of times there are time constraints also. I've found with costuming I enjoy making things which people can see up close. It's really more of a test of skill then anything else. I also enjoy "stage sewing" though too because I get to be pretty creative and outlandish.