Guest Teachers for 2024 - Anna He & Beth Grover!

Anna He - One of our 2024 Guest TeachersAnna He

Anna He, who is Han Chinese American and whose pronouns are she/her, has an extensive professional background in the fashion industry as a designer. She has a wide array of experience working with different materials and creating high-quality cosplays. You can find her in cosplay groups, judging contests, helping younger sewists become more skilled and providing a career example for those interested in the fashion industries. She brings a diverse point of view into the culture of Cosplay, inclusive fitting for different body types, and overall expertise into the world of costume construction. Check out her work at





Beth Grover - One of our 2024 Guest TeachersBeth Grover 

Beth Grover has worked in the apparel industry as a fit technician/patternmaker for major brands such as Lucky Brand Jeans and Quiksilver, but loves creating historical costumes most of all. She has a B.A. in History and an A.A. in Fashion Design, and has studied and recreated vintage clothing since she was a teen. This background led her to the position of Star Collection Manager at Western Costume, where she oversaw the reorganization of thousands of historic movie costumes and implemented a database for their documentation. Throughout it all, she studied antique clothing and period drafting and sewing manuals, and uses this knowledge to create her own historical costumes. In addition to working in the apparel industry and with costume archives, she is also a champion swing dancer and instructor. Her personal blog is