Support A Burlesque Costume Exhibit
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There is one week left to fund this project!

For the past five years, The Great Burlesque Exposition has hosted one of the largest and most informative displays of burlesque costuming in the United States.  The difficult part has always been seeing the exhibit; since it was only set up as part of the annual 3-day event, like a shooting star it was there and then gone.  Many burlesque fans and scholars wanted more time with the costumes – and a larger exhibit.

We're pleased to partner with The West End Museum of Boston.  The museum is delighted to host an expanded version of our costume exhibit for a month, beginning a few days after The Great Burlesque Exposition.  From April 10, 2012 through May 12, 2012 the costumes will be on display in an appropriate location: a museum dedicated to the Boston neighborhood which encompassed Scollay Square, Boston's original burlesque district.

One of the benefactors of The West End Museum has pledged to match our fund drive, dollar for dollar, if we can raise over $500.00 – that's where you come in.  We need these funds to transport and insure these unique and historical costumes; license images of vintage burlesque costumes and performers; and purchase the display accessories which will allow us to showcase these beautiful pieces in the manner in which they deserve to be shown.

Admission to this exhibit will be free while it is housed The West End Museum.  A portion of the funds go towards providing free access to these wonderful pieces of Americana.


Results of the Costume-Con 29 Fashion Design Contest
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This year, we had over 350 designs entered. Congratulations to the winning
designers, and thanks for your participation! The Fashion Folio will be out
arouhd the beginning of December for Costume-Con 29 members.

YOUNG DESIGNER – (12 AND UNDER):
1st – Stefanie Arrellondo – ROCK OUT WEAR

FIRST-TIME DESIGNERS
1st – Nocturna – MINOAN SNAKE GODDESS
2nd – Miranda Makepeace – IRIS, GREEK GODDESS OF THE RAINBOW
3rd – Kathy Kamp – MEDUSA
HM – Dawn Harper – WOMEN'S FORMAL
HM – Suzanne Lanoue – GREEK INSPIRED DRESS FOR WOMEN

PSEUDO-HISTORICAL
1st – Maral Agnerian – STEAMPUNK BEETLE GOWN
2nd (TIE) – Michele Sansone – BOMBSHELL
2nd (TIE) – Jennifer Old – AIRSHIP STEWARDESS
3rd – Jennifer Kopaska – AFTERNOON PARTY DRESS
HM – Jennifer Kopaska – LOUNGE WEAR
HM – Miranda Makepeace – PAYNE AUSTIN, VAMPIRE HUNTER

HUMOR
1st – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – GROUSE SUIT
2nd - Elizabeth O'Malley – TROPHY WIFE HERA
3rd – Sue Kulinyi-Cannon – THE LINE KING

WOMEN'S DAY WEAR
1st – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – IDLE RICH MATRON
2nd – Michele Sansone – MILITAS
3rd – Jennifer Kopaska – CEREMONIAL WEAR TRIBAL WARRIOR
HM – Meg Nicholas – ARACHNE – DAY LOOK

CLUB WEAR
1st – Nora Mai – CLUB WEAR
2nd – Nora Mai – CELEBRATION OF THE CIRCUS
3rd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – CUTAWAY EVENING GOWN
HM – Dawn McKechnie – BEHOLDER
HM – Meg Nicholas – ARACHNE – NIGHT

ENTERTAINERS
1st – Nora Mai – L'HARLEQUINNE
2nd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – KOI DANCER
3rd – Rebecca Parisi – FESTIVAL WEAR

CHILDREN'S WEAR
1st – Trixyloup Wolf – ALIEN
2nd – Mel Henshaw – PSSKR PROWLR

VAMPIRES
1st – Philip Chandler – FANG-ORELLA
2nd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – ATTA OLIVIA CLEMENS IN THE 25th CENTURY
3rd – TrixyLoup Wolf – VAMPIRE

ALIENS
1st – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – T'CH'TKKA OF THE PRAWNS
2nd – Mel Henshaw – MRRESS PRROWLRR
3rd – Mel Hanshaw – MANX TANX

THEATRICAL
1st – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – WORSEL OF VELTANIA III
2nd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – ARCH FIEND
3rd – Dawn McKechnie – THE LION KING AND I
HM – Philip Chandler – BRIDE OF THE OPERA

COUPLES WEAR
1st – Frances Evans – ISIS – THE GREAT MOTHER GODDESS and OSIRUS – GOD OF THE
AFTERLIFE
2nd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – COUPLES PARTY WEAR
3rd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger - KIMBALL KINNISON and CLARISSA MacDOUGAL

ETHNIC WEAR
1st – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – DESERT SULTANA
2nd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – DESERT WEAR
3rd – Mel Henshaw – ORIENTAL-STYLE OUTFIT

ADVENTURE WEAR
1st – Michele Sansone – AVIATORI
2nd – Nora Mai – CASUAL ADVENTURE WEAR
3rd – Jennifer Kopaska – WOMEN'S DAY WEAR

FANTASY
1st – Mel Henshaw – DARK QUEEN (WEASEL CLAN)
2nd – Dina Flockhart – TITANIA
3rd – Mel Henshaw – MYSTIC VALLEY ELF
HM – Meg Nicholas – CHIMERA
HM – Dawn McKechnie – ATLANTIS
HM – TrixyLoup Wolf – MOON PRINCESS

MEN'S WEAR
1st – Nora Mai – GENTLEMAN'S FLARE/FLAIR TAILCOAT
2nd – Nora Mai – NON-SMOKING JACKET
3rd – Frances Evans – HORUS – SON OF OSIRUS AND ISIS
HM – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – TAB COAT

WOMEN'S FORMAL WEAR
1st – Nora Mai – LADIES' EVENINGWEAR
2nd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – HOOPS!
3rd – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – HAT GOWN

CEREMONIAL WEAR
1st – Maral Agnerian – PRIESTESS OF THE NIGHT SEAS
2nd – Philip Chandler – NEW CHANCELLOR OF EARTH UNION
3rd – Nora Mai – COURT WEAR
HM – Pierre and Sandy Pettinger – OLD ONES CLERGY – CTHULHU

UNIFORMS
1st – Mel Henshaw – EAGLE LEGIONEERS UNIFORM
2nd – Mel Henshaw – FUTURISTIC COP
3rd – Nora Mai – UNIFORM

BROADWAY MASHUP SPECIAL CATEGORY
1st – Judy Mitchell – PHANTOM OF SPAMALOT!
2nd – Judy Mitchell – WICKED LITTLE MERMAID – ELPHABA
3rd – Judy Mitchell – YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, SWEENY TODD!

MYTHOLOGY REDESIGN SPECIAL CATEGORY
1st – Frances Evans – NUT – GODDESS OF THE SKY
2nd – Bethany Padron – ATHENA
3rd – Dawn McKechnie – KING OF ATLANTIS
HM – Maggie Cogan – EGYPTIAN GOD ANUBIS
HM – Frances Evans – SET – GOD OF WINDS AND STORMS
HM – Ann Catelli – PRIDE AND PYRAMIDS – ISIS

ANIME REDESIGN SPECIAL CATEGORY
1st – Dawn McKechnie – PRINCESS WINTER WEAR (GATCHAMAN)
2nd – Elizabeth O'Malley – EMERALDAS ROCK BAND SINGER (Reserved by designer)
3rd – Frances Evans – A SPACE PIRATE IN THE CHORUS? (CAPTAIN HARLOCK)
HM – Elizabeth O'Malley – SAILOR MARS / SPACE CHANNEL 5
HM – Elizabeth O'Malley – EXECUTIVE UTENA


(posted on behalf of Karen Dick)

CC 29 Hat Competition
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Costume-Con 29 Presents: The Hat Competition "A Day at the Races"
Rae Bradbury-Enslin, Hat Competition Coordinator


As the Ascot in Great Britain and the Kentucky Derby, here in the United States, are always the first big social events of the spring season, Costume-Con 29 also celebrates spring by hosting “A Day at the Races” competition.

So start working on your best chapeaus!

We will be giving out awards for the best ladies' hat, best men’s Topper, best recreation from My Fair Lady, and most outrageous.

If you need further information, please contact Rae Bradbury-Enslin, Hat Competition Coordinator.

<http://cc29nj.com>
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Hotel issues
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Okay Folks here is an Update!!! The hotel issues are finally getting straightened out. Dora and Sandy have been working on these concerns and issues with the hotel folks and now Please Note! The promo code for the hotel reservations is "CON 29" <http://cc29nj.com/hotel.aspx> We are aware of a couple more issues and we ask for your patience as we hope to have these taken care of very soon.
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Future Fashion Folio - special categories
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In case you still haven't been over to the CC29 website <http://cc29nj.com> and browsed around the pages there, I thought I'd post a bit about the special categories for this years Fashion Folio (the usual categories being listed on the website...). these sound like lots of fun! And you don't have to be a member of the convention to submit designs. Rules and useful links (for those who can't draw bodies) can be found on the Fashion Folio webpage <http://cc29nj.com/fff.aspx>

SPECIAL DESIGN CATEGORIES FOR COSTUME-CON 29:
These categories are OPTIONAL.

1. BIALYSTOCK & BLOOM BROADWAY MASHUP (suggested by Toni Lay):
The production company of Bialystock & Bloom, Inc. are looking for talented costume designers for future productions.  Prospective designers may choose to design for one or several of the musicals listed below. Please submit sketches of your designs to Bialystock & Bloom, Inc. [Fashion Design Conteat Director’s Note: Basically, take your two favorite Broadway musicals, mash the titles and concepts together, and design the costumes for that show.]

These musicals are winners of the OFFY or OFFIE.  This award is for ‘off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off Broadway, so far off they’re in Staten Island,’ musicals.

The Lion King and I
The Sound of the Music Man
The Phantom of 42nd Street
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Camelot
Kiss Me Evita
Fiddler on the Titanic
Damn Cats
Man of La Caberet
Man of La Cage aux Folles (suggested by Kathryn Draves)

2. REDESIGN YOUR FAVORITE MYTHOLOGY (suggested by Fran Evans, and $175 in cash prizes sponsored by www.museumofmythology.com ). Gods. Monsters, Heroes…here’s your opportunity to re-design your favorite mythology. To compete for the cash prizes, please submit designs in the categories: Egyptian, Atlantean/Greek, and Viking.

3. REDESIGN YOUR FAVORITE ANIME CHARACTER ($100 in cash prizes sponsored by Karen Dick): You know what your favorite characters wear in that anime you love, but what do YOU think they should wear when they’re out of uniform (or when they get drafted into the military), or on that special date, or going to that themed costume party? Extra points for believably recasting anime characters in Broadway musicals to suit the theme of the convention.

If you have any further questions, please send an email to Future Fashion Director, Karen Dick at futurefashion @ cc29nj.com

Costume 29 & the Future Fashion Folio
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On August 31 Karen Dick asked everyone to get your entries in for the Fashion Design Competition, as the deadline is now less than a month away. But I want everyone to know too that CC29 is just 7 months away now and we want you! Join us in Hasbrouck Heights NH April 25-May2, 2011. And don't forget to tell your friends too!

See our web page at CC29NJ.com

(posted on behalf of Sandy Swank)

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Hi all
 
I have been tasked by Diane Kovalcin to help research what external adventures CC 29 attendees would like to do before and after the con, and which days are best.  The con activities will be running Friday through mid-Monday in the official space.  (Mousquerade will happen Monday night too).
 
Therefore it looks like Thursday and Tuesday are the best days for an adventure.  Note that were the hotel is located that local adventures or emergency costume repair trips might need access to a car.  At the end of April it is (usually) light jacket to warm weather but rain is possible.
 
On to the formal Tours:
 
Right now the most costumer logical choices involve trekking into NYC.   To get in, we would take local buses which involve one transfer.  Our best guess is about an hour trip each way, (it is the cheapest way in and out).  The main point is that you will probably want to spend much of the day in the city.   Note that the "Garment District" starts at the Port Authority so going by foot from Bus to Shopping is easy, as is Bus to 42nd street to Times Square but wear comfy walking shoes!  Driving is not recommended except if you park at the Port Authority (maybe $28 to park there).
 
1) Therefore the First Question is which day(s) would you prefer for an adventure to NYC (or other type adventure):
 
   a) Thursday
   b) Tuesday
   c) both Thursday and Tuesday
 
2) The following are potential adventures.  Some could be done as a group and some can be done on your own.  At this time we don't know what will be on display, but we will know well before the con.  Please indicate which ones perk your interest. We can't do them all. Believe us, just shopping can be an all day adventure!:
 
   a) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (+ Garment District shopping after)
   b) The Fashion Institute of Technology display (+ Garment District shopping after)
   c) Just Garment District shopping (not as a group except maybe going back to the hotel)
   d) Back Stage tour at the Metropolitan Opera (if we can arrange that) + shopping.
   e) A formal NYC tour (you would go with a regular tour group and pay $$ for this).
 
3) Now this item is for your suggestions of things you might want to do.  It might not be for a big group adventure but at least we can help track down the info for you.  The CC 28 Bowling adventure comes to mind.     
 
Anyway please think about it and help us pick out the right days and adventures.
 
Thanks and have a great 4TH
 
The Tours committee
Diane Kovalcin (with Toni Lay, Kathy Draves and Susan Toker)
 
(none of the above people, just passing the info)
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CC29 programming
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Hello to everyone and I hope you are enjoying your summer activities.

I have already heard from a few folks, as well as some new (to me)
costumers and creative folk, who are planning on attending CC29 next
spring, and have ideas about panels they want to see happen (whether to
attend of participate in them). Please be forward thinking, and email
me and make suggestions--although I have LOADS of ideas, I want YOUR
ideas and participation, so that CC 29 will be a con remembered for its
programming!

Remember, we are also planning on ongoing workshop/demonstration track,
which will have it's own designated function space, so this is your
chance to demonstrate that technique or procedure that you want to share!


And, keeping with the theme of the con about Broadway, it would be great
to have a few program items about theater costume design and
construction--anyone?

Don't hesitate to contact me--email is best at lisa58@juno.com, with your
ideas and time availability. I am designing a panelist info sheet so I
can start to capture everyone's availability during the con, and contact
info. Look for it up on the website soon! <http://cc29nj.com/>

Yours in costuming, Lisa A

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CC30 Quilters, get your rotary cutters ready!
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Hey all! I know we're about a year & a half out from CC30 here in balmy Phoenix, AZ, but it's never too early to start planning your entry for the CostumeCon Quilt Show & Contest, 2nd Edition! There will be categories for Large Quilts (80”-160” h+w), Small Quilts (30”-80” h+w), Miniature Quilts (less than 30” h+w), Wearable Art, and Youth (under 13) entries.

Keep your eye on the CC30 website (http://costumecon30.com/) for more information on the contest, coming soon! I hope to see a lot of fun stuff from you folks!

Elaine Sims
CC30 Quilt Show

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CostumeCon Quilt Show & Contest, 2nd Edition
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Hey all! I know we're about a year & a half out from CC30 here in balmy Phoenix, AZ, but it's never too early to start planning your entry for the CostumeCon Quilt Show & Contest, 2nd Edition! There will be categories for Large Quilts (80”-160” h+w), Small Quilts (30”-80” h+w), Miniature Quilts (less than 30” h+w), Wearable Art, and Youth (under 13) entries.

Keep your eye on the CC30 website (http://costumecon30.com/) for more information on the contest, coming soon! I hope to see a lot of fun stuff from you folks!

Elaine
CC30 Quilt Show Coordinator

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