Another lovely Costume College year!
Costume College is a convention where you spend your days taking costuming and crafting classes and then in the evening everyone gets dressed up in fabulous costumes! (Some people wear multiple costumes a day.) It’s mostly historical costuming but fantasy and other genres are welcome as well.
My favorite class this year was Candace Kling‘s cabochon roses class. We made flowers out of ribbons, rick rack and bias-cut silk. If you’re curious to make your own flowers, try her awesome Artful Ribbon book. Below are some of the flowers I made in the class.
My new costume this year was Belle from Jean Cocteau’s 1946 black and white film, La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast). Alyxx was my lovely beast! I’ve loved this film for a long time so it was really wonderful to finally make these costumes!
I also got to take photos with my friend Judy’s amazing Ursula costume from The Little Mermaid.
Borrowing Judy’s tentacles!
Here are some more photos of people’s beautiful costumes from around the convention.
A beautiful Game of Thrones inspired gown.
Friday at the Ice Cream Social a lot of people wore Game of Thrones (or inspired by Game of Thrones) costumes! I wore my Daenerys dark blue Astaphor dress.
Yay, Doctor Who X Historical costuming!