Sunday, August 5, 2012

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V218: Costume College 2012: Time Traveler's Gala

The Gala at Costume College is overwhelmingly awesome.  Everybody turns out with the most dazzling, stunning, out-of-this-world costumery you can imagine.  Here are a few snaps I took tonight...

Yay Northern Nevada! All the Great Basin ladies wore blue and silver for the Gala this year, spanning the centuries.
Christopher in an incredible embroidered silk suit, complete with macaroni hairstylings
The most incredible Georgian wig, tall ship included, of course.
This gown was stunningly beautiful, along with the absolutely perfect hair.
Bloggers!
A fully beaded and sequined original Edwardian gown.  Unbelievably beautiful.
Norma Shearer and Theda Bara, black and white film stars of Old Hollywood. 
My mom and I both wore Edwardian in veeerrryyy different ways.
I went for a Gibson Girl hairstyle.  On the left, the structures to help with the high forward pouf.  On the right, taking it down at the end of the night.
The 18th c. gowns were in attendance, all of them incredibly drool-worthy, head to toe.
There is still one day of Costume College left, with a "Sunday Undies" breakfast, and a lovely afternoon Tea, so there are more pictures to come!
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  1. WHOA I love how you did that corset! You look SMOKIN', and OMG the enormous hair (and the enormous things under the hair)!

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    1. Chrissy, I must send you waves of love for that corset pattern. It is such a dream, fits so well, and I could do the Charleston in it and not die! I love you!!

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    2. Wow, the Charleston in a corset! Yous got skillzz lady. I'd give you a gold star but you appear to have several already ;)

      I'm glad the pattern worked out so well! It's so neat to see it made up by someone else, and in such a cool fashion.

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  2. One day I may actually be able to use my bump-its after all!

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  3. I love the Olivia de Havilland Maid Marion outfit! I'd love to know more about it, but I can't identify which blog the lady wearing it is associated with and so I don't know if I've just missed a post about it or if it hasn't been written about yet. Would someone be so kind as to point me in the right direction, please and thank you?

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    1. That's Ginger of "Scene in the Past" blog. She'll be posting about it soon :)
      http://sceneinthepast.blogspot.com/

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  4. Amazing! It looks like a wonderful time.

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  5. meltintall3, me too! If you find out, let me know?

    As for the rest... *drool* You ladies are all SO talented and fabulous, it boggles the mind. And Lauren, exposing your lower limbs to the gaze of many! Shocking! Love the stars and fringe!

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    1. Tee hee! See, Jenny, now you know why I don't think wearing this around in the streets of Old Sacramento is a good idea...

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  6. meltintall3 and Frecklehead- The lady in the Maid Marion costume is Ginger of Scene in the Past (http://sceneinthepast.blogspot.com/)

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  7. So amazing to meet you in person!!
    The costumes this year were really quite exceptional. I think the best yet :)
    You looked amazing! Loved your Nevada team and the grand entrance you made!

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    1. Likewise, Lauren! I can't for next year, but until then, my new Wearing History measuring tape and I have some sewing work to do :-)

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    2. Yay!!! And if you make it to Southern California make sure and give me a heads up. I want to spend more time chatting with you in person. It was fantastic to get to meet you and your mom!

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  8. You looked darling in your Nevada girl costume! (I was born in Las Vegas so I'll vote for you. :-D) So glad to finally meet you. Hope you and your mom had a FANTASTIC weekend at our beloved CoCo!

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    1. Jennifer, thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event, and can't wait for next year. Your class was especially enlightening. :-)

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  9. Your blog is amazing! Love your style!!
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