I had another fabulous time at Costume College 2013 this year! More photos below!
I took a classes on making mechanical wings, making an 18th century child’s white pleated gown, foam costume construction and historical fans. I got to see tons of fabulous costumes from many different eras, learned a lot, was inspired and had a blast with friends.
The theme for Costume College 2013 was Cavalier (Three Muskateers style) with a touch of pirate. I wish I’d had time to do something up for that theme, but with my limited time I went with already finished costumes and stash projects.
Ladies in mourning
Jennifer and Merja
Francis making shoes!
Shoe making tools!
The costume exhibit (all made by attendees)
Chantal’s stripey Victorian
Kendra’s movie Marie Antoinette
Inspired by My Little Pony gown
Another lovely gown by Chantal
A beautiful gown made out of an embellished Indian saree
Gorgeous embellished gown by Mela. I loved the different textures of fabrics used and the ribbons and beads.
AJ‘s Astharoshe from Trinity Blood
HCC’s Lord of the Rings Easterling Armor (parts of these were the one I wore, haha.)
The Icecream Social! This is one of the two big “show off your pretty costume” events at Costume College.
There were lots of 18th century Disney princesses and villains! From the left, Cinderella, me and the twins (as Ariel), Tinkerbelle, Ariel and Snow White.
Loren as Cruella, me as Ariel with the twins and Chantal as Maleficent
Alyxx as Ursula
Loren‘s 18th century Cruella
Loren and Kendra
Jenny’s 18th century Facillier from Princess and the Frog
18th century Rapunzel!
AJ’s teal Indian saree Regency
Saturday during the day I wore my new “curtain-a-long” outfit. Jen Thompson and many others started making historic outfits out of this lovely Indienne printed curtain at Lowe’s by Waverly! Since prints like this are a bit hard to find and this was an easy way to get it, many people joined along and made outfits out of the same fabric. My 18th century jacket was made out of one package of curtains.
I sadly missed the Saturday meetup due to a class but I still saw many matching ladies throughout the day!
More curtain ladies in the black colorway!
Me and Kendra. We based our jackets on the same fluffy extant garment.
Beautiful fans in the unlimited historical fan class I attended.
Malaki Keller’s foam construction class!
The Gala is the big night for folks to wear their pretty things! There’s a “red carpet” entrance, a meal, a live themed band and a dance.
Part of the group of friends I sat with for the Gala!
Judy’s fabulous black and white striped Victorian!
Alyxx’s whimsical Victorian “fancy dress” goldfish!
Loren’s black bird Victorian. I love the different textures she used and the pleats.
Miriam’s blue and pink Regency. I love her petal sleeves, the twisted pleating at the front of the bodice and the beautiful piping.
AJ’s Chinese outfit. She was able to use the beautiful teal silk from her Indian saree Regency as the trim on this!
The table decor! The lucky winner of the table (me by proxy) went home with the mask.
These were the teachers in my mechanical wings class! Her dragon wings and his wings move automatically via servos hidden in the costumes.
Beautiful 18th century costumes
Bunny and Vanessa in their ridiculously fabulous 18th century dresses with embroidered muffs.
Me and Francis in his gorgeous fancy 18th century coat!
Detail on Francis’ coat
Beautiful back detail
Check out these gorgeous ribbon roses!
More stunning Victorians! The dark green is Lauren of American Duchess, the peach is Jennifer of Festive Attyre and the pink on the right side is Merja of Before the Automobile. I love all of their blogs!
Dancing a pirate polka.
Gorgeous nautical Victorian
See you next year!