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

Bonus Track

What is the bonus track?

The bonus track is a special track of classes that are based on the following year’s theme thus allowing students to focus on specific topic and display what they learned the following year. These are the same as the other classes, in that they are a mix of lecture, demo and workshop classes. We generally devote around 10% of the classes to the bonus track, so if you are completely uninterested in the bonus track, there are still plenty of other classes to take on large variety of costuming topics.

Costume College 2018 Bonus Track theme: “What’s That Fabric?”

What’s That Fabric, You say?  That’s right!  Our bonus track this year is What’s That Fabric?!?  I am emphasizing the question and exclamation marks because it is often times I am watching a movie, show, or play and ask that exact question.  It is often I am working on a project’s fabric and straining my eyes to see anything that will give away it’s secret… is it a wool twill or a poly-cotton twill?  What the heck?  Silk or polyester?  You would not believe how similar these unidentifiable fabrics look alike in pictures or portraits or on screen.

So, I am taking it to the College.  Let’s help each other identify fabrics, source fabrics, manufacture fabrics, suggest fabric for SciFi, Fantasy, Anime, or identify what they used in historical clothing.  What do you use?  What do you recommend?  And will you teach a class on that for Costume College 2018?