I was thrilled to be back at Costume College this year. I missed last year, due to other commitments. I didn't have much to contribute to the neverending parade of GORGEOUS costumes though. As you can see from the quietness of this blog, I haven't been sewing much. So, the weekend included a minimum of costumes for me, but also plenty of socializing and oggling.
For the Friday Ice Cream Social I wore a vintage dress I recently acquired.
|Vintage dress from the 1950s. Photo courtesy of Amy O.|
For the Gala I wore my 1950s-style ballgown.
|Been there, done that.|
|Attitude, 18th century style.|
As for classes, I popped in and out of quite a few, and soaked up as much as I could. I took the limited glove making class, and made a glove.
|My first (ever) glove.|
|Very dirty leather (possibly kidskin) gloves.|
They fit nearly perfectly, which is a surprise, since commercial gloves never fit me so well. They are filthy (hence, they were cheap), and they need a good conditioning. So cleaning and restoring these gloves is a future project.
And lastly: I spent a loads of time catching up with so many fantastic costumers and meeting new folks. I deeply, truly, LOVE the costuming community, and every day am thankful that I get to play with ya'll. :)