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

Dean’s Blog

​Attendees of Costume College 2017 – In need of hotel accommodations

Posted on Apr 14, 2017

As most of you know by now, we are sold out of our block of rooms at the Warner Center Marriott. And the hotel only has a few very expensive, suite level rooms left. So here are a few options in the surrounding area if you are still in need of a room. Current rates are based on most occupied room nights, Thursday through Saturday with a Sunday check out. Rates will increase the longer you wait to book, these are rates as of 4/8/17. If you need other nights, you will need to contact the hotel...

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2017 Guest Teacher Announcement

Posted on Mar 31, 2017

ANNOUNCING OUR GUEST TEACHER FOR 2017: JEZ ROTH When I started looking around for a special guest teacher for Costume College 2017, my first thought was to bring in cosplay, since I was fascinated by the cosplayers doing Game of Thrones and Outlander characters. And I know many of them use historical clothing as part of it. It would also bring in a lot of new blood of those interested in anime costuming. I started putting feelers out to some of my friends who do cosplay and anime, and Twila...

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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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