Monday, April 30, 2012

Retro Ice Cream Social Event Listing

The DFWCG is pleased to announce the event listing for the Retro Ice Cream Social!

Last year's ice cream social was such a fun success, we just had to do it again -- and with warm and sunny weather already making its appearance, we're sure you'll have quite the craving for something cold and tasty this August!

The group will be meeting at Beth Marie's in Denton, on August 11th at 2 pm. Dress is 20th century retro, but please feel free to join us even if you don't have a costume to wear.

Visit the Retro Ice Cream Social event listing for more info, and stay cool this summer!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Full Costumers' Lost Weekend Panel Lineup Released!

The DFW Costumers Guild is proud to announce its complete panel lineup for Costumers' Lost Weekend!

We previously announced Big Edwardian Hair and Props & Gadgets Fabrication. The remaining panels are just as interesting and sure to cover a wide range of helpful and insightful topics for your costuming needs! 

  • Ever wondered what equipment is needed to take the best photographs of your latest costume? You won't leave without learning the tips and tricks of costume Photography, taught by fellow guildmember Crandall.
  • Do you want to add lights to that special costume or prop? Steve with Airship Nocturne will show us how to light it up with Lighting in Costumes and Props!
  • Interested in SciFi Costuming? Deb with Airship Nocturne will go over the design, materials, and fabrication of costuming in the Science Fiction genre.
  • And Ginger, a DFW Costumer's Guild member, will teach us to not be intimidated by the Costuming of the Civil War and how to make Vintage Patterns work for the modern body.
We are very excited to have these talented and creative folks share their tips and knowledge with us, and we would be most happy to have you join us!

Remember, tickets are limited, so make sure you secure your seat now for these exciting costuming panels!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Exciting Updates for the Costumers' Lost Weekend Retreat!

 The DFWCG has been hard at work planning the Costumers' Lost Weekend Retreat for July 28th.

This will be a great opportunity to socialize and wear costumes, but there will also be a chance to learn new things at Saturday's panels. The first two panels have been announced:

"Big Edwardian Hair will be presented by our very own Jen Thompson. If you've ever wanted to learn how to use rats, domes, and hairpieces to re-create the updos from the early 20th Century, you need to see this panel!

Props and Gadget Fabrication will be presented by Steve Liptak from Airship Nocturne. We'll learn how to modify existing items and building from scratch for use in costume accessories. Steve and his wife Deb attended All-Con and had some incredible props!"

This should be an excellent opportunity to learn and share a few skills to help us all with completing those costume goals.

Speaking of costumes and socializing, the day will end with a party -- the theme is "mourning," but it's sure to be a lively event!

Here is your chance to make that historical mourning costume you've always wanted to make, but didn't have a reason or place to wear it. If historical clothing doesn't appeal to you, try another take on the subject. Whether it's from your favorite movie or anything you can imagine, get creative and join in!

Why mourning? It's actually a take on the whole reason the retreat came to be. Some of our costumers were very sad and disappointed to realize they would not be able to join in other costume events. "Why not have a pity party?" and it grew from there!

So, instead of just making the best of the situation, we're going to make it quite the event to remember!

There will also be themed activities to make the party memorable -- check out the page to see more details, and don't forget to buy your tickets for the Costumers' Lost Weekend Retreat!