Actually, Be Kind Rewind was in part the inspiration for starting the event, according to its creator, Harriet Knowles. “We hardly ever take a scene more than once no matter how rubbish it looks. We feel that adds to its charm,” she wrote in an e-mail. “Finding costumes that fit huge burly blokes and petite girls who play the same character in different scenes is also rather difficult.”
The full blog post, on finding the D.I.Y. spotlight in London, is at the NEW YORK TIMES.