|Merja's Baroque gown OMG. This wasn't her Gala dress, but I needed to include a photo of it anyway.|
|Cait of Curse Words & Crinolines, with her beau|
Each year, there is a Costume College theme - this year it was "Baroque With a Touch of Pirate," so a great many of the Gala costumes were 17th century. There are no rules to the Gala, though, so we saw gowns of all centuries and realms, including two fantastic Alien and Predator creations (of course, I didn't get a photo, boo).
|Detail on Cait's Robe Battante|
|Alyxx in a "goldfish" fancy dress costume|
|Rebecca's utterly stunning 17th c.|
|Cathy re-created one of my favorite gowns from "Costume in Detail," a 1908 dinner gown|
|Detail on Cathy's 1908 gown|
|Tim and Claudia's daughter Vivienne|
|Ginger's incredibly 17th c. court gown. Utter perfection, with unexpected details.|
|Lauren M's late 18th c. zone gown, inspired by one in KCI|
|Elizabeth's 17th c. gown was gorgeous, with metallic lace and pearls over gold. Plus the mask is just awesome.|
|Natalie's beautiful "Gibson Girl" dress, with all those handmade ribbon flowers, and, of course, her perfect Edwardian figure.|
|My one "official" Costume College photo|
|(c) Roger Weeks|
If you'd like to learn more about Costume College, please visit the website - CostumeCollege.org - for information on next year's event.