Marketplace applications went up on the Costume College website in November and the deadline of February 18, 2017 when there were to be in the hands of the Marketplace chair, has now passed. We are pleased to announce that there were quite a bit more applications than spaces and that more new vendors applied than ever! Thank you to all who reached out to costume related vendors and got them to apply. In the next two weeks Mela Hoyt-Heydon and Lois Munera will be making their decisions and then presenting them to the CGW board for approval. Upon approval, all vendors will be notified yes or no and the list of participating vendors will be posted on the Costume College website so all attendees can start planning their shopping sprees!
For those that are new to Costume College, the Marketplace is where patterns, trim, accessories, jewelry, books and such are available for sale. The Marketplace will also host its popular Early Bird Shopping Event on Friday afternoon: for a $7.00 donation benefiting the Costume College Scholarship Fund, eager shoppers can get a head start in The Marketplace, with admittance between the hours of 3:30 and 6 pm. You can purchase your 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.
If you have friends who are unable to attend Costume College itself, please remind them that The Marketplace is open to everyone. No College membership is required to come explore and enjoy a fabulous shopping experience. We hope you will find just the right items to inspire your costume visions, complete an outfit, or simply make you smile! Our goal for The Marketplace 2017 is to bring together a wonderful mix of supplies, accessories and information for all of your costume dreams!
Mela Hoyt-Heydon, The Marketplace Chair
Tentative hours for the Costumer’s Marketplace 2017 will be (subject to change):
- Friday, 7/28/17 – 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, 7/28/17 – 7:45 pm to 10:00 pm (Grand Opening to All)
- Saturday, 7/29/17 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
- Sunday, 7/30/17 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The Costumer’s 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 DEALERS 2017
We specialize in old fashioned and vintage needlework tools, hard to find notions, vintage sewing patterns, embroidery patterns, needlepoint canvas’, vintage and retro housewares.
ANTIQUE SPECIALTY MALL
One of a kind hand blocked and sewed historical hats from the 18th century to the 1940’s.
Pirate toys and accessories, fans, silk sashes, walking sticks, parasols, patches, pins pockets, puppets and more.
French jacquard trims, laces, buttons, embellishments, kits and so much more.
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.
ELIZABETH EMERSON DESIGNS
THE HISTORICAL HAIRDRESSER
Wigs, hairpieces, gloves, costume supplies, tiaras, feathers, hat stands and other fabulous costume items.
HOLZER & COMBE HABERDASHERY
19th Century men’s clothing and accessories; some women’s separates.
JEWELS BY OLIVIA
Jewels By Olivia has adornments of all kinds: Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Tiaras, and more!
A five and dime store catering to the civil war era. Offering ladies and men’s accessories, sewing supplies, books and patterns.
MARANEY M STUDIOS
Fine books and collectibles.
Corset supplies (Corset Busks, Hooks, and Eyes), costume supply-notions, fabrics including fine English coutil, and dress forms.
THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN
French heirloom and smocking – fabric, supplies, and clothing.
19th Century Fabrics, Vintage embellishments including beaded velvets, satins, tassels, trims and appliqués. Carries a wide selection of vintage jewelry, and accessory items.