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  • Seventeen years after he wore the first gown to the primary Worldcon, Forrest Ackerman returns to the convention to record for Fantastic Universe.   Etaya  By this point sporting costumes is so properly mounted that, he writes, “Monsters, mutants, scientists, spacemen, extraterrestrial beings, and diverse ‘Things’ thronged the ballroom floor as the flashbulbs popped.”

    Ackerman also reports that Olga Ley, wife of author Willy Ley, “received for the Most Beautiful dress.” According to Resnick, Ley was “the first super costumer.”  Captain America Costume  Bruce Pelz, described by using Resnick as “the most innovative” costumer, attends Worldcon as Fafhrd from the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser testimonies written by myth legend Fritz Leiber. By the early 60s, Resnick writes “some of fans spent massive time — weeks, every so often months — getting ready their costumes.”