viennabelle: (Girl Reporter)
I posted about half of my Costume Con photos last week, before getting swamped by recent dental woes. This morning I formatted the rest and posted them all...enjoy!

viennabelle: (Girl Reporter)
The highlight of CostumeCon are the elaborate masquerades that cap the event. These involve the competitive presentation of costumes in a stage environment. This year, I was fortunate to have a front-row seat at the historic masquerade, thanks to a very thoughtful companion who saved me a seat while I changed clothes. I tried to take photos and pictures of all, but due to technical problems, I missed the first masquerade.

I took videos of many historic masquerades. Bear in mind that I was shooting with the video setting on a regular digital camera--not a real video camera. But it should give you a flavor of what the masquerades are like. Click below the cut for your viewing pleasure!

p.s. Pardon me if I get the names of the masquerades wrong. I did this from memory!

Click to go to video! )
viennabelle: (Girl Reporter)
I'm in the process of posting the videos and photos I took at CostumeCon. It's taking quite a while...

My overall impression of the event is marvelous! I loved the company, catching up with old friends and the amazing workmanship on stage and in the hallways. I made a point of dipping my feet in the sci-fi/fantasy water by taking a fang workshop. There were two dramas (my course fee was stolen and a discussion I had led someone to make injurious remarks about another costumer after I'd left) but these hiccups couldn't hurt the generally happy experience I had. I left feeling inspired and creatively stimulated, which is always the best takeaway!

To get started, here is a video of the Simplicity fashion show, showing the display of the new Wizard of Oz patterns:




viennabelle: (Harem Girl)
Whhheeee! I've been away to New Orleans (Jazzfest still rocks!) and now at Costume Con.

Somewhere in my travels, my sewing mojo disappeared. Then, doh, it hit me! What was I dieting for the past month? To fit my costumes...I have a whole closet full of costumes. I made a selection, then got rather caught up in life's stupid details. After fussing through things like bills, laundry and picking up prescriptions, I hit the road, got caught in a gignormous traffic delay, but made it to Costume Con with time to relax and catch up before the Friday Social.

This was the highlight then...A presentation called "Herding Cats."




Yesterday--an awesome workshop on Jacobean Embroidery, the Sci Fi Masquerade and lots of catching up with old friends. I stayed up way too late, but am cranked to go to the Sunday undies!

More later!

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