I wish I could say that I was able to attend Costume Con in San Jose, California, but it didn't happen. However, Kendra of Demode (my favorite costume website) DID attend, and was in the group that won best in show. She and a group of her friends dressed up as the ladies in this famous portrait of Empress Eugenie of France and her ladies in waiting:Check out their YouTube presentation here. Simply amazing. This is exactly the kind of thing I would love to do. I just wish I had a readily available group of historical costumers. Clearly, I need to move to the Greater Bay Area and join their guild.
The good news is I just might have a chance to meet some of the ladies from GBACG next year, because Costume Con 2009 is going to be held in Baltimore, MD. WOHOOOOO!!!! I finally have a shot at attending THE costuming event of the year, and meeting some people who share my quirky hobby. Now I just need to find a friend to drag along so I don't go all shy since I don't know anyone there. I definitely not taking part in the historical competition my first time around. I feel like you really need to go see what's expected before putting yourself up on stage. Still, there will be plenty of other competitions, workshops, socials, and balls to go around. Plus, what a fun and exciting theme: Vampires, Villains, and Vixens. So...who wants to go with me??