July 26-30, 2018, Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA

Costume College® Celebrates The Royals

Share your love of costuming!


Costume College® is an annual three-day costuming arts conference produced by Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. We offer lectures, workshops and demos on all things costuming: from general sewing (pattern grading, setting sleeves, etc.) to historical construction methods (corsetry, petticoats, etc.) to time period overview classes to science fiction/fantasy costume construction. All of our classes are taught by volunteers who enjoying sharing their knowledge on a particular topic.

Along with the opportunity to learn new skills, we offer our members several social gatherings to show off their creations! We host a Pool Party, a Friday Social, a Gala Dinner & Dance, and an Afternoon Tea (the Gala and the Tea each have a separate admission).

We also have a Marketplace filled with fabulous vendors who cater to costumers and an Exhibit Room filled with costumes created by our members. Both of these events are free to the public.

Costume College is the perfect opportunity to meet people who share a love of costuming! If you are thinking of coming to Costume College for the first time, take a look at our Freshman Orientation page.

Costume College® 2018 will be held July 26 – 30, 2018, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California.

The theme is “Dressing the Royals”

Hear ye, hear ye! You are all invited to attend the Coronation of Costume College 2018! All the royal heads of every country and realm, either historical or fantasy, will be joining us. Research the history of different eras and countries, movies and TV series, the different planets, or mystical gardens where the King and Queen reign over the fairies. Think outside the box of just the royals. They also had knights, serving people, and clergy.  And don’t forget your tiaras, because everyone will be royally welcomed.

Costume College 2018 Bonus Track theme: “What’s That Fabric?”  Remember that the bonus track is in addition to all the other costuming, research and sewing classes we offer from all time period and genres.



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