I'm going to start by saying that the photo studio set up for Costume College is perhaps the most brilliant I have ever seen. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the convention arranges for a professional photographer to come in and set up their area. Attendees can then purchase a pass in the form of a badge ribbon for $1. That pass allows them to come to the studio as often as they like, getting professional shots documenting all of their costumes (excepting those worn on Thursday night, before the con properly gets underway). Then you go to the photographer's website to view the proofs of yourself and everyone else who visited the studio, purchasing what you'd like a copy of. The "low res" copies cost just $2 each. Being one of those people who isn't too great at getting around to getting nice pictures taken of me at con, this set up was brilliant. Meaning I now have great documentation of all of my costumes in excellent lighting, while I was dressed up with the hair and makeup and all the accessories.
So now, a PROPER summary of what I wore to Costume College:
|Thursday night Tiki Pool Party|
Hibiscus kimono and hand-painted haori jacket
(not from the studio, but I wanted a complete lineup)
|Friday Night "Club Ice" Ice Cream Social|
1920s Mr Freeze
Victoria and I had the same idea on Saturday morning; we both showed up wearing white neckerchiefs over hair that was half-done up for the Gala that night. The fact that we also ended up in green tops and jeans was just too funny not to document.
|Saturday morning: oh crap I have a class to get to and my hair is only half-done!|
|Saturday Night's Gala|
18th century court ensemble
|Sunday Morning Breakfast|
18th century short gown w/ cotton petticoat and whitework embroidery apron
|Sunday Afternoon Tea: Ladies' Day at the Ascot|
18th c Chemise a la Reine
Ah. And NOW I'm finally done posting about Costume College, at least until we start plotting for next year.