Costume-Con 28 Programming

Our Featured Presenter:

Robin Netherton is a costume historian specializing in Western European clothing of the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. Since 1982, she has given lectures and workshops on practical aspects of medieval costume and on costume as an approach to social history, art history, and literature. A journalist by training, she also works as a professional editor.

Robin will be presenting on Saturday and Sunday of the convention. Her topics include:

Our Fabulous Workshops!

Limited seating. Report directly to the appointed room at the appointed time to participate.

Indian Shisha Mirror Embroidery Workshop

Mitchell Room (4th Floor), Saturday at 12:20 p.m.

Learn how to do shisha (little glass) embroidery and make a little pouch. A kit of materials for $5 will be provided for each participant. Max enrollment is 30 if buying the kit. Please bring scissors and an embroidery hoop.

Optional supplies, if you don't want to buy the kit:

Format: Workshop Length: 2 hrs. Presenter: Judy Lynn Seidl

How To Wear Kimono Workshop

Macarthur Room (4th Floor), Saturday at 3:50 p.m.

Participants will put on a yukata (casual summer cotton garment) and half-width obi in a common women's style. The same dressing methods apply to kimono, only kimono require more undergarments and accessories and are a bit more time-consuming. If time allows, we will also briefly cover a men's obi knot, differences between yukata and kimono dressing, and a common regular-width obi style (depending on participant wishes).

Participants will need:

Format: Workshop Length: 2 hrs. Presenter: Maral Agnerian

Elizabethan Embellishment Workshop

Mitchell Room (4th Floor), Sunday at 2:40 p.m.

Get hands-on instruction in several techniques—both thread and bead embellishment will be covered. Bring scissors, needles, and embroidery hoops. Kits will be available for $1-3 depending on type; or bring the following supplies: