|Marjii Ellers was a shining example
that costuming could be a life long
hobby and passion. She went from modeling skimpy
costumes and fanciful
headpieces at Beaux-Arts Balls in her 20's to winning major
WorldCon and NasFic Masquerades in her 40's, 50's, and 60's.
In her later years, she mentored younger costumers and was a major force in promoting recognition for hall costumes as well as stage costumes. She also encouraged highly competitive WorldCon costumers to play nicely with each other. Her motto was Tennyson's "One equal temper of heroic hearts."
Marjii passed away in 1999.