July 27-31, 2017, Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA

Dean’s Blog

We’re Looking for Teachers for 2017 Costume College

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

During the last couple months, we were asking students on the Costume College Year-Round Forum on Facebook what kind of classes would they like to see offered. It was predominantly historical but I also asked everyone for more SciFi/Fantasy/Cosplay ideas. In the next month a request will go out for teacher applications, so I hope this gives you some time and ideas to come up with some classes. There is a lot of interest in timeline presentations of historical dress, corsets, petticoats, hats,...

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Costume College 2016 Lost & Found

Posted on Aug 16, 2016

A number of items were turned into Lost and Found at the Information Desk during Costume College 2016. If you are missing something please check with Eileen Smolenski at cgw.prez@nullgmail.com, she has a lovely collection just waiting to be claimed.

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Why does Costume College Need Volunteers?

Posted on Aug 11, 2016

WHY DOES COSTUME COLLEGE NEED VOLUNTEERS? By Valarie LaBore August 7, 2016 When I first came to Costume College (aka “CoCo” by many long term attendees) in 2003 I kept hearing “volunteers, we need volunteers”. Since I was so new to the world of costuming, and to this conference, I had no idea what they did or what they needed you to do. I didn’t know anything or anyone, except my friend who convinced me to join her there. So I just went to classes, wore my one 1880s day...

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After Party: 2016 Wrapup Meeting & 2017 planning

Posted on Aug 9, 2016

Hello everyone! It’s time for the after party! When all Costume College attendees and CGW members are invited to gather, discuss Costume College 2016 and help Heather Pritchett (2017 Dean) kick off the road to Costume College 2017! Please join us for a lively discussion, some rehashing and brain storming and some delicious desserts. And maybe lunch afterwards if you’d like to join us!   When: Sunday Aug 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am to noon Where: Fullerton College 321 East Chapman...

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Feedback Form here!

Posted on Aug 4, 2016

Follow this link to get to the feedback form for Costume College 2016.

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The Limited Class Conundrum

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

The Limited Class Conundrum Heather Pritchett, Assistant Dean, Costume College 2016 Michelle McAvoy, Programming Liaison, Students, Costume College 2016   [Heather] Hi everyone. My name is Heather Pritchett and today we’re going to talk about Limited Classes. I know people are concerned about them and they are a big deal. When I helped with Programming in the past we tried very hard to keep Limited Class placement as transparent and fair as possible. In the last three years we’ve made some...

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