We named our son Harrison because of Indiana Jones and Han Solo.

We had 35 people in our wedding party, so we choreographed a fight scene set to music with sound effects.

We've gone to Dragon*con in Atlanta fully costumed every year for the past decade, including last year with our 8-week-old.

If those sound like your kind of crazy, you're in the right place.


Tara Schile, owner of Sincere Costumes and its zombified counterpart, Sincerely Twisted (both on Etsy) has a B.A. in Performing Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. She lives with her husband, Ryan, their son, Harrison, their dog, Dean Yeager (bonus points if you get that reference), and their cats, Yoda, Data, and Mal (all geeky references, too). She is also a professional Makeup Artist and has been a costume and crafts enthusiast her whole life.

Welcome to Sincere Mommy- an honest collection of tales from her geeky, artsy, quirky, mommy point of view.

To contact Tara for non-creepo reasons, email her at SincereMommyChicago(at)gmail(dot)com