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100 thoughts on “Costume College 2019 || The Annual Costumer’s Conference


    This looks incredibly cool!!! Now I wanna go to Costume College!!!

  2. Darn those times when someone has your name. I had to stop myself from responding every time 'Constance' was said. 😀 Maybe I will have to see about coming to Costume College in 2020. This looked like a blast!

  3. So the part in this video where she showed the red carpet event literally gave me vibes of one of the fabled Freddie Mercury Parties and now I wanna go to Costume College

  4. Oh! I am looking through this hoping to see me! I remember seeing you before the Welcome Party, but I am so sad that I missed your Masque of the Red Death on Saturday! I will have to see if I can meet up with you next year!

  5. makes combinations "Oh well, no one will see them!"

    literally wears combinations as opening night costume "Underthings don't get enough attention!"

    Dude, I love this channel.

  6. So it's 3am and I'm watching something I've never been to and probably never will but I'm enjoying it.

    I do hope someone can explain the ribbon thing though because it's the one thing I don't understand.

  7. I'm probably the only one that geeked out at the plane wing flaps moving. I have actually never flown but I love mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering is my favorite. (that was worded weird. Sorry.) Also love your vlog. I'm currently trying to hand/machine sew a complete medieval fantasy wardrobe. I'm so poor so fabric is soo hard to get. It's so incredibly expensive.
    Edit: it's night time and I'm drinking an elderflower cordial procrastinating cleaning my house. I probably won't sleep tomorrow. Oh I also have some pumpkin pie that I will be enjoying too. Love you. Keep up the amazing work!

  8. Can you explain what the thing is with the ribbons? I love the teapot earrings! I spotted someone dressed as a painting I love I think by Rosetti, it's a woman in green holding up her arms, from an opera a famous actress whom I also can't remember (memory like a sieve). Loved all the gowns, especially the constellations one!

  9. I am so amazed at the talent and dedication of these women, and that footage was so cool! I am so glad I stumbled on your channel!

  10. When Constance first started putting on the jacket but before she started explaining who she was emulating, I thought she was supposed to be Amelia Earhart.

  11. I must say: Cathy's outfit when you entered her room is SUCH a mood. I want to only dress like that 24/7. She looks amazing AND comfy! I love these Costume College vlogs, there are so many gorgeous outfits and so much to look at! I don't know how you guys manage not to freak out!

  12. First time when I stumbled upon your videos and mentions of Costume College I thought it was a legit school. Thinking that such a high level sounding place is not within my reach, I was happy to learn it is instead a convention. Might be a bit tricky to come there from Finland anytime soon, but it was fun to see your adventures from this year!

  13. Thank you soooooooo much for sharing your time at Costume College! I enjoyed the red carpet footage very much. Everyone was gorgeous. Makes me want to get back to sewing….

  14. Very VERY curious about Cathy Hay's high waisted pant at the end of the video when she is leaving for the airport. Where would I find a pattern for something like those?

  15. Wonderful video. Love the thing you did on that walkway outside, very cinematic. Your costume is amazing. You embodied Lady Sherlock, knocked that out of the park.

  16. Such artistry! But… Whats the story with the loooong badge ribbons? Do you earn them, or do different presenter hand them out, or…?

  17. I'm not sure how I've stumbled upon this vlog but I'm ecstatic that I did. I don't know anything about costumes or sewing. I most definitely wasn't aware of a costume convention but I love this group of women. They're so uplifting. They treat one another with such class and it's truly a beautiful thing.

  18. As sweet a coverage of sew-nerd-dom as ever there was. Ms Hay's decorously uses that giant wall placard as a fabric rack– endearing. Madame Noelle, I recommend you study some cane twirling tutorials, very entertaining! Great bit of Watsonian work! Ms Mackenzie's Ace is so lovable– but, I must say I cannot fall in love again, my heart is only so big.
    Extraordinary fun. And– it gets better with each one. "Cons" as a thing are time/energy consuming, often expensive and only last a few days– but the after-effects last the entire year's interval… all the way up to a lifetime.
    Your Masque– barely seen — seemed breathtaking. That touch of blood at the corner of the mouth… my my…

  19. I just came across this vlog… the SECOND I saw Constance’s leather jacket, I knew it was Ace! Love, love, love, ALL OF THIS!!

  20. Cathy Hay. As Gentleman Jack. Surrounded by adoring Regency ladies. Yes, everything is right and perfect with this image.

  21. I love the concept of Costume College but the travel and the sheer scale of the event seems overwhelming, to even think about.

    So, I am encouraged to learn that Cathy and yourself are also introverts and even better still, that you have strategies for making it all bearable e.g. Wearing the base layers of Lady Sherlock, so that you can just add the coat later and side step some of the overwhelm, of redressing into a whole 'costume'.

    As a 43yr old British Autist, I would like to sincerely thank you and Cathy for vlogging about these, very crucial parts of an introvert's life experience ♥️

  22. Yup, as an expat Scotswoman, I love M&S Assam tea and mcVities plain choc digestives. The perfect quiet afternoon tea.
    Constance is an absolute delight. I want to go to Costume College, but how? I’m in NZ! I make very few costumes….. 🤔time to start!

  23. 32:23 these ladies stole my heart with their amazing dresses.
    All the costumes in this video are amazing, but the inner (and not so secret) Marvel fan in me caused me to pause here specifically. The ironman helmet on the hat, the feathers to mimic Thor's helmet, the entire Captain America ensemble… squee
    I love it all.

  24. I am someone who suffers heat a lot. All I am thinking is "how does she walk around California in all those layers and not die of heat stroke…? Can anyone please explain that to me? I understand you can fo from AC to AC, but still, it's California!

  25. I'm not sure how I got sucked into this universe while trying to avoid studying for a grad school final but I'm glad I'm here, and I am absolutely blown away by all the insane talent and craftsmanship in all these creations
    like I'm going to school for my mba (so, business) but I've always enjoyed art to some degree and doing things with my hands but I was always drawn to so many different things, and ultimately ended up choosing this route, but getting to see this kind of this is still very, very cool
    it was also a good reminder to maybe find an artistic hobby of some kind since that's still a part of me in a way but I haven't given it the time of day in a really long time haha

  26. I want to vicariously live though you.
    Your now my idol and one say when i become upper middle class and i can afford tailor clothing. I will wear 1890 to early 1900s clothing.
    Its a period I am drawn to.
    In the mean time I am looking for a long cape. Like the one you wear for daily wear.

  27. I heard crochet mentioned in the fly class u went to…. do u have any information or idea where i might be able to find a pattern…

  28. I always told my sisters I wish there was a cosplay convention for historical costumes and good lord there is one. I want to finish my other dress to see if I can go to this someday.

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