Calling All Teachers

 The Class Proposal Submission Period -  December 4, 2023 - January 20, 2024.  

The success of Costume College is reliant on our many wonderful and generous volunteer teachers. Whether you have taught for many years or this is your first time, we want to extend an invitation to join us this year at Costume College 2024. We welcome classes based on all areas of costuming: from basic sewing skills to advanced armor fabrication, from historical to fantasy costuming. We are looking forward to seeing what wonderful new skills, knowledge, and talents will be shared this year.

The submission period for class proposals for Costume College 2024:

 December 4, 2023 to January 20, 2024.

Instructions for how to register as a prospective teacher and to submit class proposals are available here or by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

We have gathered class ideas from both the Costume College 2024 Dean and from the students: Take a look at the list for inspiration!!

Class Ideas:

  • Jacket and Waistcoat Tailoring
  • How to drape clothing
  • Trims Galore! Self-fabric, soutache, rouleaux, ribbon, beading
  • Glove making
  • Millinery techniques
  • Corset and stay making classes from all eras
  • Corset flossing
  • Costuming and business experience panels  
  • Making accessories (purses, jewelry, headpieces, fans, muffs, stockings, shoes)
  • Working with spandex and stretch fabrics
  • Creative costuming hacks
  • Repurposing thrift store finds
  • Working with feathers
  • Caring for fabrics and finished costumes
  • Pattern drafting for real bodies
  • Inclusion in costuming

We will be accepting class proposal submissions from December until January.  Please don’t wait until the last minute! The Programming Team will finalize the class schedule in late-January and you will be contacted to confirm which of your proposed classes have been scheduled.

If you have any questions or there is anything that you feel would help enhance the teaching experience, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Thank you in advance for sharing so much of yourself to help make Costume College a dynamic and engaging experience for all.

Lauren Dedow, Programming-Teacher Liaison 2024

Prospective Teacher Registration and Class Proposal(s) Instructions