Events, Travel

Costume College! Friday photos

I’m at Costume College, and it’s AMAZING, and I’m meeting so many fabulous people and learning so much.

I’ll attempt to blog intelligently and cohesively about it later, but for now, here are my favourite photos from Friday.  I’ve named and linked to peoples blogs where possible (i.e. where my brain, which is refusing to remember anything but the two talks I’m giving, can come up with them), but I know I’ve forgotten some, so if you recognise yourself or someone, please let me know and I’ll add a link.

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(with Natalie of  and Vivien of Fresh Frippery – Vivien’s dress is based on the Wearing History Dahlia blouse pattern).

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Jennifer of Festive Attyre as Edwardian Kylo Ren.  Check out her bag!

And her parasol lightsaber!

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There was actually a large group of people in historical Star Wars outfits.  One of my  roommates was Medieval Leia (and I forgot to get a photo!), but I missed most of the others.

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Yay, 1910s!  (blouse adapted  from the Wearing History Elsie blouse pattern, which I have also used)

The big Friday event is the Friday Night Social.  The theme was “Runaway to the Circus’, though my room didn’t really go on-theme:

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Beth in a vintage 1910s hat and dress made from a tablecloth by Lauren of Wearing History.

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And Lauren herself!

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In the lift…

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Isn’t Natalie’s green dress delicious?

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With Sophia, Napoleonic circus girl, and Cynthia of RedThreaded (hilariously, people who read our blogs have mistaken me for Cynthia, and Cynthia for me)

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Cynthia and Loren of The Costumer’s Closet

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I love Sophia’s circus outfit – and look, she has the HSF banner!

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Merja of Before the Automobile and Aubry of a Fractured Fairytale, both in gorgeous 18th century.

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18th century duvet cover dresses!

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Home again, home again, jiggety jig, with Maggie of Undressing the Historical Lady, Lauren of American Duchess, and Ginger of Scene in the Past (I am madly in love with her dress.  Just want to wear it and go frolicking in meadows).


  1. Fun to see what’s up for those of us who are not there. I’m so glad to see you decided to wear your Ninon dress! It’s lovely. 🙂 Looking forward to more reports.


  2. Jeanne Spencer says

    Thanks for the wonderful pictures. What a fun way to learn.

  3. Lovely photos! I’m so jealous of you being able to be there. And as someone who straddles the Star Wars costume community/historical costuming community I loved the Edwardian Kylo. Can’t help plug my own Tudor Leia that I wore earlier at a big Star Wars convention – , but that was only a test run for a bigger plan that I’m working on for the next Star Wars Celebration.

  4. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s photos over the past few days and I’m so jealous that you have something like this in America. I wish there was something like it here in the UK. Everyone looks so amazing, the incredible talents of so many seamstresses in one place, and it looks like so much fun!

  5. Deanna says

    Fun photos! And you look lovely in Ninon (need a closer look at your reticule!).

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