Philip Gust is a professor of computer science, Editor of SiliconWeb Costumer’s Guild “Virtual Costumer” and a past President of International Costumer’s Guild.
He enjoys sci-fi and fantasy costuming, and has particular interests in props, special effects, and prosthetic makeup. He also costumes in historical periods, including Regency, Victorian, and early 20th C.  Phil has a fatal attraction to difficult fabrics. His favorite costume is King Theoden’s spectacular battle armor from the “Lord of the Rings” movies.
Phil regularly publishes articles on a variety of costuming topics, and teaches prop making and special effects classes regionally and nationally.  Phil and his wife Kathe have been masquerade co-directors and judges.