Trunk Show

The Trunk Show is an opportunity for Costume College attendees with costuming related businesses to display and sell their goods while still being able to attend classes. It is also an opportunity for our attendees to support their fellow costumer’s entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Truck Show Vendors have two hours each to display their wares, located on the second floor breezeway just outside the classrooms.

As a reminder, it is against the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel’s policy to conduct sales in hotel guest rooms. The Trunk Show endeavor makes it a win/win for all of our attendees. Who doesn’t love another opportunity to shop?  

2023 Costume College Trunk Show Schedule and Vendors


  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm:  The Gathering Thread Shop at San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
    • The Gathering Thread Shop at SFSNAD has a full range of Appletons wool, Anchor cotton floss, Au Ver A Soie rare silk packs, Silk and Ivory hanks, painted canvas, complete kits, beads, and vintage books – as well as trestles, slate frames, and other tools of the trade.



  • 8:30 – 10:30 am:  Becca Konieczny
    • Vintage and Antique Jewelry from Becca's personal collection
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm:  HoopWire
    • Hoop Wire to bone hoop skirts, bustles, paniers, and other types of costumes. HoopWire also has boning tips, connectors, and dye racks.
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm:  18th Century Hair & Wig Styling Book – Author Kendra Van Cleave
    • Kendra Van Cleave is the author of the 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling book with meticulous research and easy instructions to create 18th century hairstyles and wigs.



  • 8:30 – 10:30 am:  Firetail Designs
    • Providing tools and supplies for crafters, sewists, and lace makers. Beeswax, lace pillows, lucet kits and cord, hand-made ready to wear, patterns and more!
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm:  <open>
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm:  Memory & Muchness
    • Vintage lace, collars, cuffs and sewing notions for costumers. Circa 1800s to 1950s. Your dress is unique. Its embellishments should be too. or


  • 8:30 – 10:30 am:  <open>
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm:  North & South Emporium
    • North & South Emporium is a group of friends from Northern and Southern California which offer high quality, historically accurate jewelry and accessories for Victorian impressions.