Costume Wearing Discouraged -Because of the limited space available this year, we ask that no costumes be worn. All attendees should stick to comfortable, casual clothes. As our event grows, we will be able to allow costumes to be worn, as well as incorporate more showcases and competitions. But for now, wigs, hats, and other large costume pieces may obstruct the view of other attendees during a presentation, and make it harder for you to participate in the workshops!
This is a costume learning event, not wearing ... BUT, the rules don't say you have to wear boring clothes!!!
So, off to the thrift store I go and come back with 3 men's shirts, a too big skirt, knit top with a ruffle at the neck and a pretty lace vest.
I start with the too big skirt and gather up the sides.
I have this great knit top with a beautiful ruffled collar ... how can I use that?
You can see the variations are endless. It will be hard to decide. But I have a month. This will stay on my dress form for a while so I can play with it on and off.
Hope to see many of you in St. Louis.