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.

Rolls of lace in different shades of white on a three shelf display stand. Photo by Art Andrews.

The Marketplace Grand opening  is Friday evening, during our Social Event. However, for those who can’t wait to shop, we offer a $7 Early Bird Shopping Event on Friday morning. Tickets benefit the Costume College Scholarship Fund. You may purchase Early Bird tickets onsite at the Costume College Information Desk. We appreciate your contribution to the Costume College Scholarship Fund.

Costumers' 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



Photo by Art Andrews


Marketplace booth displaying articles of clothing, hats, feathers, and patterns. Photo by Art Andrews.

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.


Photo by Art Andrews

Marketplace Vendors at Costume College 2024


Acme Notions

Old fashioned and vintage sewing supplies, lace, trim, buttons.


All the Shiny Things

Vintage costume jewelry and accessories - Massive inventory perfect for Time Traveler & nostalgia enthusiasts.
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Dawn Sklar Ribbon

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

Vintage and rare ribbons: satins, velvets and grosgrain.


Holzer & Combe Haberdashery

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


Jewels by Olivia

Handcrafted jewelry accessories from silver, bronze, and copper; incorporating fused glass, vintage Austrian crystals and Czech Republic crystals. Hand sewn ribbon flowers.


Kansas Mercantile

Dry goods, patterns, ladies & gentlemen’s accessories.
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Lucky DeLuxe Fabric

Deadstock, vintage and antique books, fabrics, trims, buttons, handkerchiefs/doilies and haberdashery.


Period Corsets

Historical undergarments and supports for stage, film, and costume enthusiasts. Corsets, chemises, petticoats, and skirt supports spanning history from 1560 through the 1950s.


Renaissance Fabric

Exclusive fabrics, cotton & silk threads, trims and notions. Digital Pattern Printing.


Richard the Thread

Corset supplies and sewing notions, fasteners.


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

Victorian and Edwardian sewing patterns for women, 1830s-1910s.


Vintage Moments

Vintage clothing 1890s-1940s including capes, blouses, gloves, elegant jewelry, muffs, purses, fabrics, compacts, and hoop skirt slips.
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