Costume College 2017: Saturday Evening

It’s time for Costume College Gala photos! There were a ton of beautiful costumes at the Gala this year. I didn’t see any one large-scale trend among the attendees, other than the work being fantastic all around. A lot of eras were represented, plus a number of non-historical costumes as well.

I did not have time to make a new gown, so I accessorized an old favorite with new jewelry. It made the outfit feel brand new!
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I made a necklace, brooch, earrings, and bracelets. I am selling a similar set in my Etsy shop. The tiara was a lucky find on Amazon.
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My wig is by Fancy Nancy.
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Stephanie also wore regency, in the form of a beautiful sari gown.
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After taking photos outside, we got in line for the “Red Carpet.” It was a pretty smooth process this year. We were directed on where to stop for people to take photos, and we did not have to talk to the crowd (a difference from last year and a plus for those who get nervous being put on the spot). There was also a way to bypass the Red Carpet entirely by walking on the sidewalk outside the lobby.
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After going through the Red Carpet with Stephanie, we milled around in the sea of costumers in the lobby, chatting and waiting for the doors to open to the dinner area.

Lots of socializing costumers! Abby and Lauren of American Duchess are in the foreground.
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Taylor and Carolyn, in gorgeous jewel tones
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Gracie in a lovely combo of pink, yellow, and white
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Vivien in 17th century, perfectly accessorized in pearls. She was part of a cavalier fashion group.
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Llyra Lee in a creative Captain America/victorian fancy dress mashup
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Vanessa made a spot-on recreation of a gown from James Tissot’s “Too Early” (1873).
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Meg and Carolyn (with an added top hat!)
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Teresa embroidered her gown herself! (And dyed the fabric, for that matter!)
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Maria and Taylor, chatting
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Beth and Meg. Yay, stripes!
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Jen did a great job on her 1960s dress. That hair!
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Then we went into the dinner room to be seated. Stephanie was a dear to save me a seat with her.

Leimomi, demonstrating how to properly protect your Gala gown from spills!
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Leimomi and Stephanie were fun dinner companions!
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After dinner, we went back into the hallway to continue with the socializing. That’s a big part of what Costume College is about: seeing and meeting new friends.

Lindsey got an amazing fit on her sacque.
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I want to steal Sara‘s hat!
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The detail work on Bunny’s gown is incredible.
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Incredible!
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What a pretty color of shot silk on Samantha!
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I cannot imagine the amount of work that Rebecca did to do all this trim!
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Vivien and Peach Assassin, as part of the cavaliers group
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More cavaliers, with Vivien and The 1926s
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Christine explaining to AJ some of the work that went into her beautiful embroidery creations
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Vivien had the great idea that the several Asian American costumers present should get in one photo together. Because, we are not all the same person! (It was heartening to hear from these other ladies that they have had the same experience I have, of being mistaken for someone else somewhat frequently.) From left, Vivien, Christine, Bunny, AJ, and myself.
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Katherine hand-beaded her gown!
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Sabrina was a frothy confection in lavender and white.
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Ginger and Merja
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I love the layered trims that Ginger used.
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Merja painted the fabric!
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What a beautiful fashion plate recreation!
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Heh. I love this photo!
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Caleb’s face with Vanessa is priceless.
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End of the night, which means it’s time to floof on the floor.
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Only one more day left to recap!

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Costume College 2017: Saturday Daytime

Saturday started early again (because yay, still jet lagged…). And that morning was when I realized that I had forgotten my long-sleeved shift for my 1740s Provincial Belle costume. I ended up just wearing my usual short-sleeved shift instead, but it didn’t fill out the wide sleeves of my jacket the way the long one would. Ah well, hopefully I will remember it next time. Stephanie and I started the day by going outside to take photos.

I based this costume on art by Wickfield. My shoes are red Kensingtons from American Duchess.
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I accessorized with a simple coral necklace. I sell similar ones in my Etsy shop.
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I love the sparkle of Stephanie’s crossover gown.
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The sweep of her skirt is so elegant.
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After taking photos, we headed inside to see who we could happen upon in the hotel restaurant. We found a group to chat and have lunch with.

Lindsey looked so glam in her 1960s Roman-esque ensemble. Also, she sort of looks like Megara from Hercules!
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After lunch, a few ladies wanted to go back outside to take photos, and I happily obliged.

Katherine looks lovely in blue check. And those buttons!
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Ginger‘s detail work is beautiful.
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Then, I wandered the hallways a bit to see if there were any folks hanging out there.

Angela has so much sparkle!
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I found Sarah and Francis, leading an impromptu sewing and shoe-making circle.
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Jenny-Rose in her beautiful black sacque gown
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Carolyn patterned her vest off of an original that appeared in the recent exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant” at the DAR Museum. She produced a scaled pattern that appears in the exhibit catalogue.
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Lauren made the same vest, but in black. Twinsies!
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Regency Wedgie photo!
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Later that afternoon, I went to a class taught by Cindy of Redthreaded on taking accurate measurements. She had a number of great tips, and we got to practice filling out a full measurement sheet.
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Up next is the post you’ve been waiting for, the Gala!

Costume College 2017: Friday Evening

I have managed to take a nap, and I’m feeling better as a result, so now I’m on to photos from the Friday Night Social. I wore my maroon round gown again, because I’m very proud of the fit, and it makes me feel all regal.

I styled the wig using instructions in Kendra’s book.
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My big pearl earrings are made using vintage Japanese acrylic pearls, making them very lightweight. I have some of these in my Etsy shop.
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Stephanie in dramatic black and white. She commissioned her choker and earrings from my Etsy shop.
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Rebecca in her awesome Pirates of the Caribbean Gown
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Angela and Bethany, looking very glam
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Elizabeth in her lovely yellow kirtle
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Victoria in super cute 18th century
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I love the color combo of Sabrina’s outfit!
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Suffragette Vanessa
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What impressive detail work!
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Cindy looked amazing as Barbarella!
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Adriana channeling old Hollywood glamour
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Carolyn has the best bustle era wardrobe!
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This is one of my favorite photos from the whole weekend.
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More Barbarella by Peach Assassin!
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Vivien made an amazing regency court ensemble. I was very honored that she chose some of my jewelry to accessorize it.
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Photo courtesy of Vivien
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Merja getting photobombed by Aubry
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And now for a proper photo!
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What lovely sacque gowns by Samantha and Seamingly Vintage
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And that’s a wrap on Friday!

Costume College 2017: Friday Daytime

Friday of Costume College started bright and early (a little too early, thanks jet lag…). I did not have a class first thing, so I thought it was a good chance to go down and take some hall photos of costumers.

One of the first people I ran in to was Nicole, in her gorgeous 1950s suit.
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And check out Leia in her vintage 1960s dress.
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Jen and Lauren, looking lovely in 1790s
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Loren and Glynnis, channeling fab vintage vibes
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I also popped into the costume museum/display. There was some impressive work in there!
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Then I had a class on posing for photography, taught by Andrew Schmidt. Although Mike and I have worked a bunch on techniques for posing, I wanted to hear someone else’s take to see if I could learn something new. Andy provided some great tips, particularly on placing accessories like purses and fans so they seem integrated into the costume.

Later, a group of us went outside to take photos. I wore the floral Italian gown I made for Fort Fred. Along with the bonnet I purchased at Fort Fred. This dress is very easy to wear (and it’s washable!).
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I made a new necklace and earrings for myself using coral-colored Czech glass beads.
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My cap is from Fashions Revisited.
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Teresa in her new caraco. She embroidered the stomacher!
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My roomie Stephanie. I want her apron!
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Elizabeth made a perfect Frida Kahlo.
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Jen looks so wonderfully 1790s.
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Katherine demonstrating how to use her vintage Brownie camera
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The Brownie was made by Kodak, headquartered in my hometown of Rochester, NY.
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Socializing on the terrace. The best part of Costume College is the chance to see so many friends that live so far away all in one place. And to meet new people too!
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In the afternoon, I attended two classes. The first was an overview of regency reticules taught by Vanessa (looking very chic in her sloth kigurumi). I learned a bunch about some reticule types I was not familiar with.
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Her slides were well researched, with bonus touches of humor.
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Then I finished the day with a class taught by Lauren of American Duchess on using Instagram effectively for a business. Very informative!
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That’s it for Friday during the day. The Friday Night Social is next!

Costume College 2017: Thursday

I’m home sick with a cold today. But because I can never fully sit still, I guess this is a good chance to catch up on blogging. When last I left off on event recaps, it was just before Costume College. Now that has come and gone, and it’s time for me to recap again (and of course, I’m way late…).

I’ll start with this photo, which is my traditional pre-convention packing explosion in my guest room. Laying everything out is the only way I can remember what to bring (and I still forgot something, but more on that later).
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Waiting in the airport on Wednesday morning. Traveling in a Star Wars skirt makes me happy.
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Fast forward to Thursday morning. Angela, Stephanie, Sabrina, Bethany, and I rented a car to go hit up the LA Fashion District. (Photo courtesy of Angela.)
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We started at Home Fabrics, because we knew they were having a sale on silk. And, oh man, were they ever! (Unfortunately, the prices are so low because they are discontinuing their stock of silk.)
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So many pretties!
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You should have seen us and the many other costumers who were there pawing through all the silk. We formed lines for fabric cutting that were four or five deep. Some folks mailed home boxes of silk (*cough* Taylor and Carolyn *cough*). I can’t wait to see what everyone makes!
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Later we went to Memo Fabric. They also had some amazing deals! Including certain colors that were already running low at Home Fabrics (like blue).
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Our trunk full of our resulting fabric haul
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I was reasonably restrained in my purchases. A patterned stripe, some matching silk satin, and some lightish green taffeta from Home Fabrics, plus some dark green taffeta from Memo. All silk. Also, I guess I was on a green kick that day.
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After shopping, it was time for the Thursday Pool Party. I wore one of my oldest costumes, which is still one of my favorites. I made this back in 2007. I accessorized with some coral jewelry that I made more recently. I think that’s why I keep wearing this dress: it’s easy to change the accessories and feel like I have a new outfit.
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At the Pool Party
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I love this vintage/Star Trek mash-up group! Featuring Vivien, Natalie, and Kelsey.
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Elizabeth, Jen, and Angela
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Lindsey, Kate, and Stephanie
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So many Snow Whites! Featuring Rebecca and Sabrina.
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And that’s it for Thursday! On to Friday!

Remembering History

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Although this blog is usually only about my costuming adventures, I thought it was important to take a pause and acknowledge some thoughts that have been rolling around in my head during the past week. I live in the Washington, DC area, which means Charlottesville is just a short car trip away. I have visited there several times, including earlier this year, in order to see the wonderful museums and enjoy the small-town atmosphere. (Where else can you find multiple independent book stores on one street?) I have friends and colleagues that either went to or work at the University of Virginia. To me, Charlottesville is a place of learning. So to see what happened last Saturday left me both speechless and immensely saddened. It is only after several days of reflection that I can put in words a small part of what I am feeling.

Specifically, one thing I was struck by was the furor and emotion raised by the prospect of removing Confederate statues and monuments. The reaction that stood out the most to me was the idea that taking these statues down was “erasing history.” And that somehow there is a straight line between removing a statue of Robert E. Lee and one of George Washington.

Think back to the last time you saw a statue of a person in a public park or in front of a public building. Chances are, that statue had very little information about it presented with it. Maybe the person’s name was written on a stone base, or there was a small plaque nearby. Maybe there was nothing at all explaining what the statue was for or who it was of. When people erect monuments, it is not about teaching history, with all of its complications and context. Instead, it is about eliciting an immediate reaction from an observer, be it pride in a past victory or sadness at a past tragedy. A statue of a person cannot possibly provide the whole story of their life. Its purpose is rather to use that person’s image as a symbol. We interact with that symbol in much the same way we would with a logo or a mascot.

Given this, a statue’s meaning is what we, as the current observers of it, make of it. If today a historical figure is most identified with the Confederacy and slavery, that is what his statue will stand for, even if he also did many other things in his life. By the same token, if a person is most remembered for being a founding father of the United States, that is what his statue will stand for, even if he also owned slaves. Thus, that is why a statue of Robert E. Lee is different from one of George Washington. Removing one and leaving the other is not “erasing history,” but rather, aligning our public symbols with our current ideals.

A better way to explore the full story behind both men is in a museum or book, where context and detail can be provided far beyond what can be communicated in a statue. Indeed, focusing on a statue instead of visiting a museum strikes me as truly “erasing history.”

My Costumes at Awesome Con 2017

This year I decided that I had time to make only one new costume for Awesome Con, which meant I would be re-wearing two older ones for the other days. I waffled on what my lineup should be, but in the end decided to embrace my historical costumer side and wear my Rockford Peach uniform on Friday and my Claire Fraser Outlander ensemble on Sunday. Saturday was reserved for the debut of my new costume, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, mid-1700s style.

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I’m glad I opted to wear my Rockford Peach uniform on Friday, because I was unsure how much of a zoo it was going to be, given that the con was instituting new bag inspection policies. Our entry to the convention center was pretty smooth, but it was nice not to have to worry about weapons check, since I had no props. I had originally considered wearing my DC Comics Bombshells Batwoman costume, but that has a bat, and I did not want to run afoul of any prop weapons policies.

For photo taking, Mike and I found an area with large plate glass windows on the top floor of the convention center, which afforded great light. However, it was a little warm, as the AC wasn’t as strong up there and several of the windows were in direct sun. We returned there for photos on Saturday and Sunday, and by that time they seemed to have turned up the AC.
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For the second year in a row, Maggie joined me as a Rockford Peach. I love the reactions we get when people see us on the con floor. And we continued our record of having someone sing us the Peaches fight song!
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Maggie and me, goofing around
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Mike requested “Anime Fingers,” per usual. That may have been the first time we sprung that on Maggie during a photo shoot, though! We had to explain what Mike meant.
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Saturday
On Saturday I debuted my new Provincial Belle costume, based on an illustration by Wickfield (Nina S.). I’m very happy with how it turned out! In addition to referencing Nina’s art, I also took inspiration from a number of images of 1740s-1760s middle and lower class women.
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I am so happy with this photo. I had a vision of how it should look, and Mike worked with me until we got it.
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I did not have an 18th century French book to tote around (nor would I necessarily want to subject a book that old to a convention environment). So instead, I used my vintage copy of Sir Percy Hits Back, one of the Scarlet Pimpernel sequels by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. It was the right color to stand out in photos, and I thought a pulpy, romantic story set in France was appropriate for Belle.
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I’m wearing a ribbon-tie coral necklace, which is available in my Etsy shop, In the Long Run Designs.
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Lastly, I had to try and recreate the original artwork that inspired this costume. A huge thank you to Nina for creating such a wonderful illustration and for graciously agreeing to let me cosplay it!
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Sunday
On Sunday I re-wore my Claire Fraser costume. The only new part of this outfit is the cowl, which I knit using a pattern in the book Highland Knits. I thought my last cowl was a little too small. But I only wore the new one for pictures, because it was so warm that day. The old cowl came in handy for wearing in the expo hall, to still get the look but without such a large layer of wool around my neck.
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With my friend Andrew, who was also cosplaying Outlander, but in the Star Wars universe, not from the Diana Gabaldon books. Here you can see my smaller knit cowl.
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My friend Rebecca met up with me for a couple photos. I love how these came out with a slightly atmospheric, foggy look to them, even though we were in a hallway in the convention center.
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And that’s it for my Awesome Con recaps! If I’m not mistaken, I am now totally caught up on costume event blog posts. Which is great, because Costume College is next weekend. I will definitely have a bunch of photos to share when I get back from California!

Awesome Con 2017 Cosplay Hall Photos

Awesome Con has been an active cosplay convention from the start, and this year was no exception. Everywhere I looked there was another cool costume. Plus, now that I’ve started meeting and getting to know a number of cosplayers in the Washington, DC area, I was extra excited to see in person the costumes that friends had been working on.

Without further ado, on to the photos!

Friday
Harley and Joker (Front Royal Joker and Harley)
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Wonder Woman (Ana B)
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Black Widow (Becki)
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Aquaman
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Black Canary
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DC Comics Bombshells Mera
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Nightwing
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Ruby Rhod
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Left Shark (Kevin)
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Batman
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The Flash
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We found another Rockford Peach! This was the first time that had happened, and it was the third time I wore this costume to Awesome Con!
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Claire Fraser (Mama B)
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Bitch Planet
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Dark Phoneix (Jazmine)
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Robin (Andrew)
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Saturday
Zelda and Link
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Elsa (Sara)
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A father and son family portrait!
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Doctor Strange
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Love this take on Ursula (McKenna)
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Squirrel Girl
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Me with Gaston and Belle
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This Beast cosplayer offered me a rose!
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Me with my friend Jennifer as Wonder Woman
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Yondu (Jon)
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D.Va (Laura), Soldier: 76 (Rachel), Harley Quinn (Nico), and a Destiny Hunter (Anth)
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Sunday
Aladdin
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Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde
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An Imperial Officer
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Loved this Nintendo Switch idea!
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Agent Carter
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A Rebel Soldier
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Rey
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Eddie Valiant (Iggy) and Jessica Rabbit (Evil Queen Jacky)
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This was such an awesome idea for a group cosplay! (Featuring Michael)
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Black Canary
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Willy Wonka
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The Flash
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Captain America
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Andrew rocking his Star Wars: The Old Republic Hero of Tython cosplay
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Ms. Marvel
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Huntress (Canary Cry Cosplay)
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Squirrel Girl
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Bodhi Rook (JK) and Aladdin (Carmella)
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I haven’t seen a Big Lebowski cosplay in person before!
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Belle (Reece)
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Belle (Feara Winters)
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A big thank you to all of the cosplayers that we photographed!

Awesome Con 2017

Awesome Con was in mid-June this year, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center right in downtown DC. It’s great that a pop culture convention has managed to flourish in the District. Mike and I have been attending since the first year in 2013, and it has grown exponentially. It used to take only a small section of the convention center, but now it basically occupies the whole thing. This was our first time going all three days, including Friday.

This post is about the con experience itself. I will follow with additional posts on cosplay hall photos and the costumes I wore.

The convention didn’t start until noon on Friday, so Mike, Maggie, Doug, and I took this opportunity to have lunch at China Chilcano. They have a great lunch special menu. We had siu mai pollo dumplings and dancing yucca fries for starters, aji de gallina and atun picante for entrees, and grapefruit sorbet for desert.
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For the first time, the convention had to institute bag checks due to security concerns. For that reason, we opted to wait at least an hour after the doors opened to avoid the crowd. We got to the convention center around 1:30 PM, and there was no line. Mike and I went up to take photos of my A League of Their Own costume (which I’ll share later).
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The exhibit hall. You can see the “Future Con” area, which included booths from organizations like the Air and Space Museum and NASA.
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There were a lot of photographers making their own impromptu studios in the convention center. Here is Dan Arango photographing Zara. It was cool to watch Dan work.
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Summer Solstice assisting Dan with lighting
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We went to a Q&A panel with Phil LaMarr of Samurai Jack, MADtv, and Pulp Fiction fame. He was a really interesting and engaging speaker.
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Another photographer at work
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They had a costume from Wonder Woman on display in the exhibit hall.
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The details were very cool to see!
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Selfie time!
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We finished the day at Ping Pong Dim Sum.
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On Saturday, the first thing we did was attend a panel given by Yaya Han. She explained the construction techniques she used in two of her costumes, which was very educational to hear.
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Then Mike and I went to take photos of my new Provincial Belle costume (which I’ll post separately later), followed by a selfie.
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Later we attended a panel given by Maggie and several of her coworkers about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). They did a really good job!
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Immediately afterwards, we went to a panel given by John Mather, a Nobel Prize winner in physics and a senior scientist working on JWST. His talk was both interesting and surprisingly accessible. Afterwards a line of maybe 15 to 20 people formed to take photos with John. Maggie helped him do autographs and selfies, while Mike and I minded the line and directed traffic. It’s the first time I’ve helped with an autograph line for a Nobel laureate, and it’s also probably the first time someone has done that while wearing a Belle costume.
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We finished the evening at Graffiato, one of our favorite DC restaurants.
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Dinner selfie!
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On Sunday Mike and I started again by taking photos of my costume, followed by a selfie. We’re both a little tired in this picture. Sunday mornings at a con are always tough to get started.
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Then I stopped by Yaya Han’s booth to get a print signed. She was very nice to talk to and recognized my Outlander costume immediately. She must either watch the series or has a good memory for different cosplays, because not that many people at the con knew where my costume was from.
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We spent most of the rest of the day in Artist Alley. There were a lot of cool things to look at!
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My purchases. A Mulan print from Yaya Han, and three My Little Pony necklaces from Natural Pop. Not a large haul, but I’m very happy with it.
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Victorian Picnic 2017

Kat threw another amazing Victorian picnic this year. Every summer, when June rolls around, I’m always excited to attend Kat’s party. The food, the conversation, the fun…it’s a great time every year.

Kat has so much awesome tableware!
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Judy in dramatic black and white. She is wearing earrings she commissioned from my Etsy shop, In the Long Run Designs.
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Our hostess, Kat!
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Cheers!
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Steve hamming it up for the camera
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Michael
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Carolyn made an amazing new dress and hat for the occasion.
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The fit of Lara‘s gown was amazing.
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Steve, looking very dapper
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I rewore an old outfit from the closet, which consists of a thrifted 1980s silk blouse that passes for early 1900s, and a wool 1910s skirt I made.
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Ashley went all out trimming her hat!
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Judy directing traffic during the croquet game
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I love the red and white stripes of Kat’s gown!
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Group photo
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The gentlemen of the party
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The ladies, having perhaps a bit too much champagne! (But let’s be real, you can never have too much champagne.)
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Judy and Steve are hilarious.
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A cool edit of the group photo by Tammy Lynne.
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All of my photos are here.