in costume
Photo: David Clark

Adrian Butterfield & Victoria Ridenour

2003 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

“A & V” — it’s almost like one word to any who’ve met them or just seen their work. Historical costuming and its influences have always been very strong in our community, but it was A & V who were among the first to bring it to an OHMIGAWD level. They were equally adept in the SF/Fantasy realm of costuming, borrowing from the skills they learned while re-creating long ago fashion. They were always willing to share knowledge, and their panels at cons were always among the best attended, as folks hoped some of the magic would rub off. Adrian passed away in 2000.