If you missed it, Part 1 (Thursday/Friday) of the Costume College Recap can be found here.
On Saturday I took several classes: Fashions of Versailles (Rise Reading); The King of Fashion: Paul Poiret (Adam Lid); and Intro to Arduino, Sensors and Programmable LEDS.
For the daytime I wore something quick and easy, a vintage 60s wool cheerleading uniform that fit the theme. I accessorized with a modern band hat and gogo boots.
Ginger looked lovely in green Regency!
Molly of Avant Garbe looked lovely in her Eliza Schuyler-inspired gown.
Elizabeth (peachassassin) was #bigpimpin in her brocade outfit.
Saturday night was the Red Carpet and Gala dinner. There were so many incredible costumes I could not capture them all or post them here, but please see my Flickr album for more!
I wore 1660s with my Cavalier ladies (Teresa, Jessica, Elizabeth, Cate, and Kim). I loved the variety of colors in our group! (I’ll post more about my outfit later, with construction notes and what I want to change for the future!)
Natalie (frolicking_frocks) wore an amazing Cersei dress with embroidery she did by hand!
We couldn’t resist taking photo in our matching villainous black and chest jewelry.
Christine (of sewstine) and her husband wore these incredible silk frock coats! Christine sewed the outfits and did hundreds of hours of machine embroidery! Be sure to check out her IG account for more photos. I could not do the outfits justice with my camera and poor lighting.
Elvis (really Jez) was in the house!
Kelsey (irreverentvintagegirl) was in a gorgeous vintage 60s evening gown, with perfect hair and makeup.
Christina of the Laced Angel wore a Hamilton extra outfit and Curtis looked dashing in his banyan.
Jessica had an impressive reproduction of the coronation gown for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Be sure to read her summary here!
The girls of American Duchess looked splendid as always, with Lauren in her Robe a la Turque and Abby in a frothy pink and white 1760s Robe a la Francaise.
Breanna of Mothball Fleet was adorable as always.
Rebecca was a stunner in blue!
After a long day and evening people started collapsing into cupcakes on the ground . . .
Or into sleepy kigurumis like Lauren.
The next day we woke up early to make it down to the Bargain Basement. I got so many lovely things there I will have to make a separate post later. I was too busy with shopping and my classes that I didn’t take many photos.
First I took an amazing lecture from Leimomi Oakes called “Tapa Cloth and Tiki Attire: The Pacific Influence on Fashion.” After a quick lunch break I went to my limited class “Making the Phantom Bustle” with Christina DeAngelo, and then later her great overview lecture “Beyond the Lobster Tail Bustle,” where she provided many examples of bustles.
This is Christina telling us not to hit each other with dowels in the limited class.
Kelsey looked wonderful in 18th century!
I dressed casually on Sunday because I had class and tear-down of my costume display, but here is a bonus picture of me with Breanna in matching clothes from Wearing History, checking out of the hotel on Monday.
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