Costume College®

CGW presents “Costume College 2021 Goes Virtual”

Join us for three days of sharing our love of learning about all things costuming!

Friday, July 30th – Sunday, August 1st 2021.

Registration dates and further details to be announced.

To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the Costumer’s Guild West Board voted, along with the consensus of the Dean, Registrar and Hotel Liaisons of Costume College, to hold Costume College 2021 on-line instead of in person.  We will return to an in-person event once it safe to do so.

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Share your love of costuming!

Costume College® is an annual costuming arts conference, which helps support Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. (CGW) and its mission. Please be aware that Costume College® is not an accredited college. Costume College® is simply the name of the costuming arts conference.

We offer lectures, workshops and demos on all things costuming: from general sewing (pattern grading, setting sleeves, etc.) to historical construction methods (corsetry, petticoats, etc.) to time period overview classes to science fiction/fantasy costume construction. All of our classes are taught by volunteers who enjoying sharing their knowledge on a particular topic.

Along with the opportunity to learn new skills, we offer our members several social gatherings to show off their creations! We host a Welcome Party, a Friday Social/Showcase, a Saturday Gala Dinner & Dance, and a Sunday Afternoon Tea (the Gala and the Tea each have a separate admission).

We also have a Marketplace (Dealer’s Room) filled with fabulous vendors who cater to costumers and an Exhibit Room filled with costumes created by our members. Both the Marketplace and Exhibit Room are free to the public.

Costume College is the perfect opportunity to meet people who share a love of costuming! If you are thinking of coming to Costume College for the first time, take a look at our Freshman Orientation page.


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