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Costume College 2014

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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.

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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!

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I also got to take photos with my friend Judy’s amazing Ursula costume from The Little Mermaid.

Borrowing Judy’s tentacles!

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Here are some more photos of people’s beautiful costumes from around the convention.

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A beautiful Game of Thrones inspired gown.

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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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Yay, Doctor Who X Historical costuming!

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Rococo Punk!

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11 Comments

  • mary tegtmeyer

    05.08.2014 at 12:07 Reply

    What fun wish I was there.

  • Nicole McIntire

    05.08.2014 at 12:09 Reply

    Aimee, my son and I saw you dressed as Ariel when we came in for a visit to the public costume exhibit and the marketplace. He instantly recognized you (as Ariel) and he asked if your hair was real – so cute.
    We enjoyed seeing you from afar! :)
    Thank you for posting such great photos too, I had forgot my camera.

    • aimeemajor

      06.08.2014 at 12:39 Reply

      thanks Nicole! I hope you guys had a great time. :)

  • June

    05.08.2014 at 20:56 Reply

    Gorgeous! I’m barely back home and already thinking about next year.

  • Angela Burnley

    06.08.2014 at 11:11 Reply

    great photos!!! So wished my granddaughter coule have seen your Ariel!!!!

  • Marie-Jo Dulade-Coclet

    06.08.2014 at 12:23 Reply

    Thank you for posting some of your pictures. I too love the Cocteau film and the two of you in “La Belle et la Bête” were the most fascinating, creative and stunning interpretations and costume creations this year – not forgetting the outstanding makeup and wig Alyxx made for her character. Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais would have loved the two of you. I got to meet them and see Jean Marais many times on stage – and they always appreciated very creative designs.

    • aimeemajor

      06.08.2014 at 12:38 Reply

      Marie-Jo, thank you for such an awesome compliment. That’s so amazing that you got to see Jean on stage…! Marvelous!

  • Mindy

    07.08.2014 at 06:57 Reply

    I’m intrigued by the ribbon flowers! Do you know any good stores online that sell ribbon? It seems like the hobby shops only carry polyester ribbon that frays all to heck!

    • aimeemajor

      07.08.2014 at 08:37 Reply

      You can do some things with bias-cut silk (i.e. you cut the strips yourselves) as well as rick-rack. But polyester ribbon would work fine as any cut edge is hidden at the bottom of the flower. I like ombre offray ribbon and I’m pretty sure that’s all poly. You can also search for Hanah silk ribbons or YLI silk ribbon online.

  • Vivien

    07.08.2014 at 07:19 Reply

    I enjoyed seeing all your costumes, especially the Belle! You do very lovely work.

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