Welcome to the Tour Department of your Costume College® weekend.  Taking a Tour with us is a great way to get to know other attendees. If you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you will by the end of the tour.

Signing up for Tours:  Some tours are treated just like the “Limited Attendance” classes so check your scheduling and preferences very carefully, and get your requests in early!!!  (Like all “Limited Attendance” classes, tours are not transferable, and you cannot sell your spot.)  Please see the articles on how to sign up for Limited Attendance classes.

As you might expect, we are not going to be able to do an in-person tour of the fabulous Los Angeles Fabric District.  But fear not, those of you who have never had the opportunity to go there.

I (with the help of two assistants who are both very familiar with shopping downtown) will be conducting a virtual tour that will be available for viewing in the Lounge for Virtual Costume College on Saturday, July 31 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

On the tour we will introduce you to some of our favorite vendors, show you a full array of products available, where the best places are to go for bargains, natural fiber fabrics, trims, buttons and anything else you might need to construct that perfect outfit. 

I will also provide you with a guide that you can download and have handy when we are once again free to move safely about the country.

If you have never been, a trip to Downtown Los Angeles can be a bit intimidating.  Hopefully our virtual tour will make you more comfortable and whet your appetite for all the treasures that abound there. 

And as it truly is an ill wind that blows no good, on the plus side you won’t have to deal with the heat and can plan your trip when the temperature is a little more conducive to outdoor shopping.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  Be safe and look forward to seeing you all in 2022.

–Natalie Meyer, Chair, L.A. Fashion District Tours