Hi there, friends!

This post is LONG overdue as I attended Costume College in July and it is now October…. However, I thought it would be valuable for those considering going to CoCo to share my experience.

Costume College is a three-day costuming conference put on by Costumer’s Guild West down in LA (Woodland Hills) every July.  I have been reading bloggers and following costumers who regularly attend CoCo (their acronym) for a while now and I am always amazed how wonderful it looked and have wanted to attend for ages.  However, I was not really a costumer.  I had been yearning to sew and wear historical costumes for years and although I’ve been researching and collecting patterns, I did not jump into it mostly because I didn’t have any where to wear such fabulous frocks and I don’t sew garments to have them languishing in a closet.  After some... [read more]