CoCo, meaning Costume College, of course. I’ve been going back & forth about what to make for my Gala gown. I had one idea all set, with fabric bought months ago. And then … Costume Attention Deficit Disorder struck. Alas! Now I’m scrambling to see if I can find / afford new fabric in time.
I’m also teaching a class, just one, after taking a break last year from teaching far, far too many classes the previous years. I’ve got to assemble kits for my hands-on Elizabethan wired cap class. I’m teaching a version of this class at the SCA West Kingdom’s Arts & Sciences Tourney in June as well, so really, I’m just going to create all the kits for *that* & use what’s leftover for CoCo, then add to it. Yeah, I made it easy on myself that way.
Which is good, because my Gala gown will be patently insane to make. Nope, not gonna tell what it is. Just that it’s nuts. And it kinda sorta goes with CoCo’s theme this year, if you stretch.
I also think I’ll wear costumes at CoCo, for a change. I got out of the habit because it just got to be tiresome, what with all the teaching & going to classes & other schlepping around. Not to mention the current hotel has such fabulous poolside cabanas that are better suited to modern summer attire. But I’ll have to wear something Elizabethan for my class to show how the caps look, thus I’ll be costumed on Sunday. And I usually do goth it up a bit on Friday. That’s two out of three, why not throw on a costume Saturday too? There is a small chance that I won’t be able to arrive until late Thursday & will have to leave late Sunday, due to work, meaning I’d have to fly. Smaller suitcases, which could impact costume choices. We shall see…
Well, back to fabric hunting!