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



The Grand opening of the Marketplace is Friday evening after the Social. However, for those can’t wait to shop the Marketplace opens for the Early Bird Shopping Event on Friday afternoon. 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 commencing Friday morning for your entrance into The Marketplace at 3:30 pm. We appreciate your contribution to the Costume College Scholarship Fund with your Early Bird ticket purchase.




Costumers' Marketplace Hours (subject to change):

  • Friday:  3:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Early Bird Shoppers’ Charity Event. Admission is by ticket only, to benefit the Costume College Scholarship Fund.)
  • Friday:  7:45 pm to 10:00 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 2022

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.

Atelier Mela
email: [email protected]
phone: (714) 393-0505

Handmade period millinery from 1700’s – 1950 assorted accessories tiaras, gloves hatpins and shawls.

Dawn Sklar Ribbon & Trim

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

French jacquard trims, laces, buttons, embellishments, kits and so much more.

Dragon's Treasure
email: [email protected]
phone: (559) 266-9295

Our jewelry represents many places and times: Viking to Victorian, Oriental, romantic and more. Original design and historical reproduction jewelry in solid sterling silver or bronze, made by the lost wax process with exquisite detail and meticulous finishing by Robert Spickard. We also make cloak clasps, bodice lacers and buttons.

French Kiss Ribbon
email:  velvetand [email protected]

Vintage ribbons, trims, satins, velvets grosgrain for all purposes.

Gembox Creations
email:  [email protected]

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

The Historical Hairdresser
email: [email protected]

Wigs, hairpieces, gloves, costume supplies, tiaras, feathers, hat stands and other fabulous costume items. 

Holzer & Combe Haberdashery
email: [email protected]

phone: (707) 484-4247

19th Century men’s clothing and accessories; some women’s separates.

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.

Silk Baron


Truly Victorian
email: [email protected]

Victorian & Edwardian era sewing patterns, German boning.

email: [email protected]

phone: (805)529-5005

French heirloom and smocking – fabric, supplies, and clothing.

Vintage Moments

email: [email protected]
phone: (909) 744-8128

19th Century Fabrics, Vintage embellishments including beaded velvets, satins, tassels, trims and appliqués.  Carries a wide selection of vintage jewelry, and accessory items.

Wildwood Merchantile
email: [email protected]