There’s been some interesting posts about Costume College lately, mostly directed at newcomers or potential attendees. I thought I’d add my own insights after having just marked my 10th consecutive CoCo. Because, you know, life is not complete without Sarah’s over-sharing commentary about some type of costuming activity. I think it does help to see that there’s… Continue reading Thoughts in the CoCo aftermath: Challenges
I know I sort of dropped back off the face of the planet after a week or so of active posting… My life went through kind of a major shift a couple of weeks ago. I was offered a shiny new position with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation as their digital marketing & social media… Continue reading The Blo Norton Experience Premiere!
CoCo 2012, a set on Flickr. All the pics I took at CoCo this year! I wish I could train photographers to not kneel when taking pictures of me… Seriously, that upward angle does me no favors in the chin department. 😛 Anyway, no-chin and all, it’s here online for your amusement!
CoCo 2007, a set on Flickr. But it is a Costume College photo collection blast from the past! I’ve been going through my hard drive, cleaning up old files, and I stumbled across a bunch of pics from CoCo 2007 and I have no idea where they came from. Some might be from other people’s… Continue reading Not the Costume College photo update you were hoping for…
Here I am, posting from the road (somewhere north of Cowshwitz on I-5). Another Costume College down! My classes were great and the students were all wonderful. Lots of eager and interested people wanting to know about late 15th century English & French clothing! I hope to get the handouts put up within the week,… Continue reading All’s well that ends well
I know many of the people who read this blog will be heading up/down/over to Fairfax, CA this weekend for the West Coast Culinary Symposium, including me! That’s right, yours truly is going to be at a symposium NOT about costuming! Trust me, you don’t hang out with the people I do in the SCA… Continue reading West Coast Culinary Symposium 2012
This past weekend was the inaugural San Jose Renaissance Faire at the Guadalupe River Parkway near downtown San Jose. Trystan, Francis and I found out about the faire about a month ago (T’s reaction was priceless. She’s been wishing for a faire here in SJ for the last twenty years or so) and Francis decided… Continue reading San Jose Renaissance Faire
So, this is just WEIRD. I had Richard Man take some photos of my gala outfit Saturday night at Costume College, subsequently paid my $12 to have a few of them printed up on Sunday, but when I went to the table Sunday afternoon to collect them, the prints were not there. I emailed Richard… Continue reading Do you have my photos?
Ok, my previous entry was a little rushed, so I decided to copy Loren and do a Costume College 2011 “What I Wore” entry. Thursday evening at the Costume Bloggers’ Meetup: For Thursday’s Blogger Meetup, I opted to go comfy and retro-y. I got the dress from Trystan who had apparently been trying to get… Continue reading Costume College Costume Recap
And I’ve decided on what I’m going to wear and when! AW YEAH! Thursday Costume Blogger’s Meet-up: Pink retro sundress (no pics yet) Friday Ice Cream Social: Lampas Jacket (slightly modified from the version currently online) Saturday: The Last-minute Lecture Dress (Oooh! Sneak peek!) Saturday Gala (evening): Marie Antoinette Sunday: Retro beachwear (I fully plan… Continue reading The Costume College Costume List