I've recently heard a complaint that the doll 'exhibit' was small and not
organized in a theme.
Well, as next year's contest coordinator, I cannot and will not insist on themed
enties, but it is in your hands, you that may attend Costume-Con.
Dress a doll, or a teddy bear, or an AlienTM figure--make & clothe some
creature--modify a commercial doll until it cannot be recognized!
If you did not costume or make and costume a doll or figure, You are the reason
the contest was small.
It's just a "little" request, just a "little" costume.
Doll Costume Contest Coordinator
CC 28 & CC 29
It seemed like everyone had their camera out this last weekend, but nobody got pictues of themselves. So I thought a somewhat comprehensive list of photo links might be in order. So, if you have posted your con photos publicly and would like to share them with the class, please comment with a link.
Calling all costume enthusiasts! April 2nd through the 4th, The Great Burlesque Exposition and Vintage Fashion Fair will be taking place at The Hyatt Regency Hotel (575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA) and you should join in the fun at our Historic Costume Exhibit, Classes, and Dealer's Room!
This year’s costume exhibit features costumes from the famous burlesque dancer and actress Ann Corio. Born in Connecticut, she is an American burlesque icon. She was a star performer at clubs such as the famous Minsky's Burlesque and Boston's old Howard Theatre.
Between 1941 and 1944 she appeared in several Hollywood "B" motion pictures which featured her in scanty costumes, 1941 "Swamp woman" the best known of which was perhaps 1942's Jungle Siren opposite Buster Crabbe. In 1944 she made "Call of the Jungle" and "Sarong Girl" With the Second World War on, she became one of the volunteer pinup girls for YANK magazine, appearing in the September 3, 1943 issue of the weekly U.S. Army publication.
Corio had a long successful career dancing on stage. In 1965, she put together the Broadway show This Was Burlesque which she directed and in which also performed. In 1968, she wrote a book using that same title.
On display throughout The Vintage Fashion Fair, the Costume Exhibit is included with your admission. Please make sure to take the time to admire this unique collection.
It’s not enough to just look at costumes! We’ve got classes on making, improving, saving, and even buying costumes.
Caring for your Costumes: Burlesque performers are known for their lavish costumes. After spending so much time and money on your costumes, give them the care they deserve. Learn tips and tricks that museum professionals use for cleaning and storing your costumes. If you collect vintage garments, there’s plenty of useful information for you too!
Handsewing 101: A fast and easy Shimmy belt project that demonstrates several techniques and issues involved with hand stitching. Students will leave with a custom Shimmy Belt of their own making, and a better understanding of stitch work and process
Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling: Learn how to make Pasties, those wonderfully sparkly beauties that no burlesque performer can be without. In this class you will learn how to make and decorate them yourself as well as how to make those tassels twirl! The best part comes when you get to leave with your own pair!
The Expo is a great place to show off your favorite creations and learn how to make more. There will also be plenty of vendors to browse through for ready-made costumes and the perfect accessories. Plus, you get the bonus karma of having made Cambridge a better-dressed place, if only for a weekend.
April 2nd-4th 2010
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr.
For tickets and more information, please see our website
Hello, Future Spies!
By now, everyone has received their W-2's and, hopefully, have received a refund. Before you spend it all on more fabric, you can buy a membership to Costume-Con 28 for $70 until March 15th! Just mention that you work for Setec Astronomy.
You can find the membership form at http://www.cc28.org/memberships.php and pay via PayPal to CC2010Milw (at) CS (dot) com.
Feel free to spread the word and visit the website for Vogue Fabrics in Chicago, who are also on Facebook.
Henry W. Osier
Chairman, Costume-Con 28
May 7 to May 10, 2010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Look for our fan page on Facebook!
And on Twitter: CostumeCon28
Join the CostumeCon Yahoo group!
(posted on Henry's behalf)
I have an unusual request to make of you all. The Medieval Studies club at Binghamton University is putting together an academic conference on the history of underwear from the classical period to 1750. Tied in to this event will be another, a fashion show entitled "Underwear Through The Ages."
We're looking for samples of underwear from the classical period to the present day, including but not limited to Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian underwear (for both men and women, preferably as historically accurate as possible.) If any of you have pieces you would like to loan to the university for the fashion show (to be held April 24th, 2010) please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would pay for postage both ways and insurance on the garments, and your name would be in the program as the owner/maker. We are looking for all sizes.
If you think you would be interested in helping us out with this, please let me know!
Thank you very much for your time!
(posted on Nora's behalf)
Future Fashion Folio is done!
That is – the layout is done but it will be a week or more until it is printed & mailed, then you must wait for the postal service to deliver it.
So I have a special offer for all CC28 members who would be happy to have an electronic copy NOW to avoid the wait; I can send you a zip... file of the entire Folio.
Please respond to me at “von <underscore> drago <at> yahoo <dot> com” ·
1. include an email at which you can receive a large file·
2.let me know if you are willing to wait until the convention to pick up your hardcopy or if you need it sent to you after they are printed & ready to be mailed