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

Be a Teacher!


Some things to be aware of:

We are trying something new this year. To take advantage of the hotel space and to offer more limited classes, we are looking at offering Thursday classes. Specifically, 3-5 all day or mostly all day limited workshops that only run on Thursday.  This is new and whether or not it happens will depend on whether we have enough classes offered. There is a new checkbox on the online submission form for letting us know you wish a class to be considered for Thursday.

We will also be doing the Short Classes again this year. They were somewhat successful last year, but we will be tweaking them to hopefully make the process easier on both students and teachers. A short class should be a demo or light workshop that you can do in roughly 20 minutes. You will have a window of about 2 hours to repeat the class over and over again. If you are interested in presenting a short course, please select the “Short Course” as the Class Length in the online submission form.

The bonus track this year is Understructures of the Costume. We are looking for the usual historical class topics: corsets, skirt and sleeve supports, hat forms, anything that would give the proper silhouette. But we are hoping for some different classes: armor, wing frames, hat forms, electronic additions, making prosthetics, weaponry. Think beyond the actual dress or costume and consider the things you need to make it work. Val LaBore, the Assistant Dean, wrote an extensive article on the Bonus Track and other class ideas which can be found here:

Be a Teacher!

You will find the link to the online form on the Costume College Teacher’s page below. This link will be available until January 15th, which is the deadline for class submissions. This is earlier than last year so please be aware!



If you have any questions, please contact me at
Maria Aceituno
Programming – Teacher’s Liaison
Costume College 2017


Be Notified of Class Proposal Deadlines

The class proposal period usually runs from the first week of January to the first week of February. We maintain an email list (via Google groups) to announces the beginning of this phase and warn when deadlines are approaching. This list usually only generates 3-4 emails per year.  Click here to join the Class Proposal Google Group.