Costumers' Marketplace

The Costumers' Marketplace is full of vendors who cater to costumers. Here you will find patterns, trim, accessories, jewelry, and books that can help finish a project or be the inspiration for the next one. 

ribbon and trim


Interested in being a vendor at the Marketplace? We are now accepting Vendor Applications! Click here for details.

The Grand opening of the Marketplace is Friday evening. However, for those can’t wait to shop the Marketplace opens for the Early Bird Shopping Event on Friday morning. Tickets to the Early Bird Shopping Event are $7.00 and benefit the Costume College Scholarship Fund. You can purchase Early Bird tickets at the Costume College Information Desk. We appreciate your contribution to the Costume College Scholarship Fund with your Early Bird ticket purchase.



Clothing - vestsCostumers' Marketplace Hours (subject to change):

  • Friday:  11:00am to 3:00 pm (Early Bird Shoppers’ Charity Event. Admission is by ticket only, to benefit the Costume College Scholarship Fund.)
  • Friday:  6:00pm to 9:00 pm (Grand Opening to All)
  • Saturday:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Costumers' Marketplace is open to everyone! If you have friends who are not attending Costume College, invite them to the Marketplace – it can be a great “first taste” that gives people a sense of what the College has to offer. Please also note that no pets or other animals will be allowed in the Marketplace at any time – the only exceptions will be licensed disabled-assistance animals.


Marketplace Vendors at Costume College 2023

ACME Notions
email[email protected]
phone: 818.396.5593

We specialize in old fashioned and vintage needlework tools, hard to find notions, vintage sewing patterns, embroidery patterns, needlepoint canvas’, vintage and retro housewares.

Clockwork Monster Millinery
email: [email protected]

Hand-built buckram and wire hats, frames, and kits, and millinery supplies.

Dawn Sklar Ribbon & Trim

email[email protected]
phone: (310) 306-9126

Glass, Italian metal, and mother of pearl buttons; vintage laces, French jacquard trims

French Kiss Ribbon
email:  velvetand [email protected]

Vintage and rare ribbons: satins, velvets and grosgrain. 

Gembox Creations
email:  [email protected]

One of kind jewelry from Tudor England to Marie Antoinetts age to Art Nouveau.

Holzer & Combe Haberdashery
email: [email protected]

phone: (707) 484-4247

19th Century gentlemen’s and ladies clothing & haberdashery.

Jewels by Olivia

Handcrafted jewelry accessories from silver, bronze, and copper; enamel hand painted miniature ceramics and small vessels; crochet fingerless gloves; French ribbon flowers.

Kansas Mercantile
Dry goods, patterns, ladies & gentlemen’s accessories. 

Madame Huffenbustle 

Carefully curated corsetry for historical and fantasy costumers. Underbust and overbust spiral steel boned corsets. 

Margaret Mannett Fine Books

Out-of-print books on costume, fashion history, cookbooks, vintage and modern reproduction hats, collectables.

Richard The Thread
phone: (800)473-4997

Corset supplies (Corset Busks, Hooks, and Eyes), costume supply-notions, fabrics including fine English coutil, and dress forms.

RuMel Creations

Historically inspired hats, reticles and bags, millinery supplies vintage canes, umbrellas, cufflinks, hat pins, and pins.

Silk Baron

A wonderful selection of silk fabrics for your consideration!

Truly Victorian
email: [email protected]

Victorian & Edwardian era sewing patterns, German boning.

Wildwood Merchantile
email: [email protected]

18th Century ladies accouterments and clothing, jewelry, millinery.