This is the schedule for our Costuming track! All Costuming events will be in Hatheway except the Time Traveler’s Ball, which will be in the Ballroom. The Steampunk Tea may be assigned a different space–we’ll let you know!

6:00-8:00 pm Costumers Meet & Greet
A great time to meet old and new friends….and “get this party started”. Belly dancing, historical, ethnic, etc….are all welcome. Bring your instruments….wear your costumes….share your moves!
10:00-11:00 am Mini hats/Fascinators Make & Take Workshop
Carol Salemi
Attendees will get a mini hat base and all sorts of materials including trims, ribbons, netting, flowers and feathers in order to create their own ready to wear hat. $5 materials fee
11:00 am-1:00 pm NJ/NY Costumers’ Guild Meeting
Bi-monthly open meeting of the NJ/NY area costumers group — meet local costumers, ask questions, show off your costumes/pictures.
1:00-2:00 pm Costuming on the Cheap
Tina Connell, Jena Kitteninstrings, Sarah Morrison
Learn the tips and tricks of creating really nice looking costumes and accessories without spending tons of money. Find out some unusual and inexpensive materials and unlikely sources…including your own closet!
2:00-3:00 pm Creating Armor for Costuming/Cosplay
Jena Kitteninstrings
Explore the basics of making faux armor and what you will need to get started. Demo and discussion will include tools, materials and tips on construction and how to work with Worbla, Sinthra, Friendly Plastic, Craft Foam and some resins.
3:00-4:30 pm Steampunk Tea
Spend this time enjoying a little tea and snacks. Dress in your favorite costumes from Victorian or Edwardian to Dr. Who or Wild Wild West! (Tickets $20 to cover costs, available in advance here or at the One Desk)
8:00-10:00 pm Time Traveller’s Ball
Join in the dance and strut your stuff at our informal masquerade contest wearing your finest space-time/temporal creations. Ribbons will be awarded for the judges favorites.
10:00-11:00 am Ren-Faire Rosettes Make & Take Workshop
Carol Salemi
Attendees will get a package of materials necessary to create a beautiful rosette/cockade to wear as a lapel or hat pin or barrette. Materials include pre-cut fabric & hardware, needle & thread, beads & ribbon and center focal piece. $5 materials fee.
11:00am-12:00pm Working With Wigs
Carol Salemi, Jena Kitteninstrings
This demo/discussion will include places to purchase and how to then alter, add wefts, color, style, clean and wear wigs for costumers/cosplay/theatre