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Costume College 2017 – Friday photos

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It’s that time of year again!  The time when you get to see all the AMAZING things that were created for Costume College.

I didn’t get as many, or as good a selection of photos, as I did last year, because I’d packed my schedule far too full with teaching (3x 2 hour classes was too much…), and had sewing to finish, which left me stressed and over-busy.  I’ve realised in looking over my photos that the really bad side-effect of stress is that I didn’t talk to as many new people as I would have liked, and didn’t get everyone’s information and links to their blogs etc.

So this post doesn’t have the name of everyone I photographed.  I’m so sorry about that, and if you do know who anyone featured is, please let me know so I can credit and link to them.

The other side effect is that the majority of my photos are from the evening events, when I had time to hang out with a camera and squee over the fabulousness.

And there was so much fabulousness…

Like the suffragettes, who included Katherine of Koshka the Cat, Loren of Costumer’s ClosetJen of Festive Attyre (in the most phenomenal teens hat), Nicole of Diary of a Mantua Maker, and a bunch of other fabulous ladies.  I’m swooning over every single garment in this photo!

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Nicole was wearing and is showing off the new American Duchess Molieres. She was wearing a prototype so they are the tiniest smidge different in the finished version, but they were still so deliciously covetable.

I didn’t managed to get a good photo of Nicole’s Saturday Gala gown, but it was phenomenal, and she made her own shoes, and they were even more phenomenal. You can see some good images on American Duchesses’ photo post.

1790s (which is an era I’ve long wanted to do, but keep being distracted by other obligations) was also wonderfully represented by Lauren of The Lady of Portland House, and Abby & Lauren of American Duchess.

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Those hairstyles!

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

And more gorgeous later Regency frippery on Jenny La Fleur (who is always rocking the most perfectly-done period hairstyles, naturally!)

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Amazing 18th century stuff is always well represented at Costume College, and Friday night was no exception, with Taylor of Dames a La Mode and a bevy of other beauties in Georgian finery.

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And Christina of The Laced Angel in be-you-ti-ful  1740s (I may not be a fan out Outlander, but, with the help of American Duchesses’ superlative patterns, it has resulted in lots of fabulous reproductions from that era – and that I am a fan of!)

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The Friday Night theme was Casino Royale, and some costumers went on-theme in the most wonderful and creative ways:

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That’s Meg of Nutmeg Sews (who was one of my fabulous roommates) in Regency playing cards, and Teresa Nguyen (Tall Princess) in the scrumptious Romantic Era frock with epic hairpiece.

My other fabulous roommate was Christi (@g0thlette), doing glamorous 1930s with the most drool-worthy sequinned lace piece:

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

So Marlene!

I did glam 1920s in my Hula Goddess frock, so I had fun posing with the glam ’20s & ’30s crowd:

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And showing off our matching green & gold ’20s finery with Tanya of Mrs Hughes, who was one of the people I know online who I was thrilled to finally meet in-person this year.

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To finish, the costumes I was most excited to see:

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So exciting!  So perfect!  Alas, no Magrat – though I would happily have volunteered.  My hair is very cooperative in the Magrat look  (much to my usual chagrin).

11 Comments

  1. Terri Moore says

    I enjoyed your class on Demystifying the Flapper and also Fashions of the Great War. Both classes were so informative and well put together, thank you for taking the time! Your comments on women driving social change gave me something to think about and has sparked a few conversations with friends. It was also fun seeing your costumes, although I don’t feel right calling them costumes, they looked as though they came directly from history, I’m only sorry I saw your gala gown in passing and don’t get a close up look at it. Thanks again.

  2. Hooray I was waiting for someone to post that suffragette group photo! I ran and slid in last minute hence the floor pose.

  3. Thank you for putting up some stunning photos of everyone’s outfits. One day I hope to go to Costume College.

  4. Elise says

    Oh what fun! What. Fun. This looks like a wonderful artistic and historic blast!

  5. Wow! So many amazing costumes! Mistress Ogg and Mistress Weatherwax are innevitably my overall favourites, but they’re all seriously impressive. Like you, I’m not an Outlander fan, but I do love the costumes it’s been inspiring.

  6. Jenny Brown says

    The costumes are amazing, but having just attended Nullus Anxietas VI (Australian Discworld Convention-so much fun!), seeing Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg at the end just gave me much pleasure and a great laugh. Cheers

  7. There were so many amazing costumes, it was difficult to marvel at them all, wasn’t it? I was thrilled to meet you as well and you and your lecture were my highlights of Costume College.

  8. So many talented people in one place is truly inspiring!

    I am currently planning my wardrobe for Costume College next year. For Reasons, it was a no-go this year, but I will be going next year come hail or high water!

  9. Ooh I love when people post their photos, there’s always so much I missed.

    Your Flapper lecture was very fun! I was sad I had to leave it halfway through for a class, what was the name of the film you recommended? It sounded adorable.

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