Trunk Show

Costume College 2019 Trunk Show

This year, Costume College is offering an opportunity for our members who own or operate business too small to have a presence in the Costume College Marketplace for one reason or another, to sell their wares legally to Costume College members. (It is not within our contract with the Warner Center Marriott to allow selling in the hotel “bedrooms”). On Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 5:30pm until 7:30 pm in Hidden Hills, Costume College 2019 will hold a “Trunk Show”. Merchants will have 30 minutes to set up and 1 hour to break down after the event.

The selection of merchants participating in the Costume College 2019 Trunk Show will be juried by the CGW Board and MUST be paid attendees of Costume College.  This decision has been made in response to the request of attendees, in an effort to better meet the needs of the Costume College participants and to provide a greater variety of merchandise offered. If you wish to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Trunk Show, it is imperative that all of your paper work be completed and received no later than March 21, 2019.

All merchants will be limited to one 72” round table to sell new or reproduction items to the public. No vintage or used items will be allowed for sale. Full payment for table space must accompany your application.  Merchant selection will take place by March 30, 2019. If you are not selected for the 2019 Trunk Show, your check will be promptly returned in full.

Should the merchant notify Costume College, in writing, of their intention to withdraw from the Trunk Show AT LEAST 15 days prior to Costume College, all fees shall be returned less a $15 per space administrative fee. Should such written notice occur less than 15 days prior to Costume College, all fees shall be forfeited.   

Merchant set-up will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, and must be completed in time for Opening at 5:30 p.m. Pack-out will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, after the Trunk Show has been closed to and emptied of all customers, and must be completed by 8:30 p.m. Your Trunk Show Pack-out will not be complete until your table and surrounding space has been cleaned of all refuse and trash, and left in the same condition as found at Set-up. All table covers and table skirts shall be left on the table at the conclusion of the event. Lost or damaged table covers and skirts shall be charged to merchant at a rate of $25 each. If trash is left in your space or it is not left in the same condition you received it in, you will be billed a $50.00 Cleaning Fee.

Please note that you are renting a defined table space, of a 72’ round table within the Costume College Trunk Show held in Hidden Hills. All merchandise and displays must be located within your table space to conform to Public Safety and Fire Regulations. If any items are found outside of your defined space, you will be required to rearrange your display to meet this requirement.

Costume College will comply with all local and state laws governing public safety, fire and earthquake standards and in particular the Van Nuys Fire Marshall’s standards for conventions and public access. No Trunk Show table display can rise more than 7 feet (84 inches) from the floor. All displays, on the table, must be self-supporting and reasonably resistant to tipping or collapse if accidentally jostled. No display materials of any kind can be posted on the walls. No pets or other animals will be allowed in the Trunk Show at any time (only licensed disabled-assistance animals will be permitted). Any merchant not complying with these rules (which also govern the layout of the room) can and will be asked to leave.

The Costume College 2019 Trunk Show is open to the general public, so feel free to spread the word to your friends and customers whether they are attending Costume College or not.

Those Members who are interested in applying to be part of the Trunk Show, please fill out this mail-in application form, or this online application form.