Costume-Con 28 Field Trips

Not an Official Field Trip, but some place you might want to go to: Canvasbacks, a company that had made high end women's clothing, that now mainly sells their remaining fabric from Europe, will be open the Thurs. and Fri. of the convention. With the exception of the fabric for ties, everything is 60 inch wide. The prices range from $2 to $20, with a few things higher than that. They h...ave wools, satins, silks, cottons, all in patterns the Con Chair has never seen any where else! They will be open 10 AM to 2 PM, but, if they know there are still many coming from the convention, she will stay open a bit later for us. They are at 1039 South 2nd Street, which is about five minutes from the hotel. We, here in Milwaukee, have been going there for years and hope they continue. But they may close at the end of May.

If you arrive at the convention on Thursday, join us for a trip to The Safe House, a spy-themed bar/restaurant just blocks from the hotel. We will gather in the hotel lobby at 7 p.m. and mosey over from there.

Friday we will take a road trip to American Science & Surplus. The Milwaukee store is the largest of their locations, so they often have items that are not in their catalog or on their website. If interested, meet at Convention Registration at 1 p.m. (Drivers will be needed for this trip!)

Artists' Bowling League Smackdown!

When: Monday , May 10, 2010

Where: The Oriental Landmark Lanes, Milwaukee, WI (just 2.75 miles from the Costume-Con 28 hotel)

What: A fun couple of hours knocking down wooden pins with heavy spheres

The St. Louis Costumers Guild Artists Bowling League is issuing a challenge to all bowling teams (and non-enthusiasts alike) at CC28 to join them in winding down the con with a little off-site pin action. Don't have a team? Doesn't matter! Don't bowl? Who cares! Come laugh at the rest of us!

Provided 30 people are willing to show up, the Lanes will open early at 3:00 pm. The group rate will be $10 per person for 2 hours, which includes shoes. The bars will open, so the beer will flow. We'll order in pizza! You bloggers, tweeters and FB'ers can cover all the action (read: gutterballs)!

What is the Artists Bowling League? It was one of our group projects some years back. Here's the skinny, Make up your own team shirts decorate `em as you like.

Contact Bruce Mai via email or at the con so we can get a head count of people actually bowling (we already have 10-15 so far) and so we can get an idea of how many need transportation. Then, we'll see you May 10, for some "Snow Plows" and "Goose Eggs"!