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 ConJose Masquerade tapes and DVDs available

bulletGasfitters' Ball: A Bohemian Artistes' Celebration.
bulletSherlock Holmes theme Victorian dinner dance with live music.
bulletInfo: Jerry or Kris Kegley at 818-893-1501
bulletNov 1, South Pasadena Women's club.
bulletThe Aviator's Ball, a Ragtime Dance
bulletInfo: http://www.lahacal.org/aviator/ , tickets $25, can be bought on line.
bulletNovember 8th, 2003, 8-midnight ,  Throop Church, Pasadena.
bulletFree dance class at 7pm,
bulletFormal, informal or adventurous attire of the period is encouraged but not required. 
(Aviator or aviatrix clothing: flight helmets, scarves etc. particularly admired).
bulletSocial Daunce Irregulars Winter Ball
bulletPasadena Scottish Rite Hall
bulletInfo: http://www.lahacal.org/sdi.html , tickets $25, may be purchased on line.
bulletUpcoming balls:
bulletWinter Ball, November 22, 2003
bulletSpring Ball, March 13, 2004
bulletSummer Ball,
bulletWinder Ball, November 27, 2004
bulletTo add to the ambiance, we suggest, but do not insist that our patrons wear the formal attire or military uniforms (any nation) of the 19th Century
bulletThe Lanterman Holliday Tea
bulletA holiday tea for parents and their children
bulletinfo: http://www.lahacal.org/1918/tea.html , tickets $25 for adults, $5 for children
bulletLanterman House in La Canada/Flintridge
bulletSunday, Dec 7, 2003 1-3pm
bulletThe Fools' Guild Carnival of Venice
bulletNew Year's Eve Ball.  "Enter the enchanting Venetian World, sprinkled with a bit of Brazilian Carnival and peppered to taste with New Orleans Mardi Gras."  $25 price includes dinner buffets, live commedia show with DJ and dancing, midnight toast.  Costume Parade.  At Griffith Park Camp.
bulletInfo: http://www.circussanctuary.com .
bullet$25 , 7:30 , December 31, 2003
bulletEnter north into the part from Riverside/Crystal Sprigs.  Enter north into Griffin Park at the 3rd stop sign, turn right onto Griffith Part Drive, Go 0.9 miles, turn left onto Camp Dr. Go to the top, park.


bulletVictorian 12 Night Progressive Dinner
bulletProgressive Dinner in the Heritage Square Historic District, Riverside.  Horse drawn carriages take guests to 3 vintage homes decorated in holiday splendor. Delicious gourmet food, elegant but fun. Live music and carolers. Victorian dress encouraged. Fundraiser for Old Riverside Foundation historic preservation group.
bulletInfo: Sheila Cocco: d.cocco@pe.net  or call (909) 683-2725
bulletTickets $80 pp. for sale at Ana's Florist 1735 Spruce St. Ste. J, Riverside
bulletFri. Jan 9, 7 pm & Sat. Jan 10, 6:30 & 7:30 pm 2004



 (Hollywood, CA) -- To raise money for the planned Hollywood Motion Picture Museum, actress and memorabilia preservationist, Debbie Reynolds, will sell more than 300 costumes and props from her fabled collection in the largest Hollywood costume auction in more than 30 years.


The public sale, could raise more than $2 million for the proposed museum, will be conducted live in Beverly Hills and on eBay by Julien Entertainment of Hollywood ( www.JulienEntertainment.com  )  It will contain items from several hundred Oscar-winning and notable films including costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Julie Andrews, and James Cagney, and props from “Gone With The Wind.”


The sale, “Selections from the Collection of the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum,” will be conducted at the Le Meridien Hotel, 465 S La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, California, Saturday, December 6.  Bidding also will be conducted online at www.JulienEntertainment.com.

     Printed catalogs are available for $15 each; the online catalog is at www.Autographs.com .  Free digital catalogs are also available by calling (800) 996-3977.

Debbie Reynolds will attend an auction preview, from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, December 5, at the Le Meridien Hotel.

"Lord of the Rings" themed storefront

Angelinos received a great treat.  Neiman Marcus store in Beverly Hills (9700 Wilshire Blvd.) has been transformed into a  "Lord of the Rings" themed storefront, designed by Dan and Chris Hennah of 3foot6.  For different Lord of the Rings environments, Rohan, Rivendell, Gondor, Hobbiton. Beautiful costumes, props and accessories.

Open November 24 - December 29,  2003. 

bulletMore info:
bullet http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1069887544 includes comes pictures
bulletLots of pictures of all 4 windows:
bullet http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Exhibit/NM/ReviewYukailin.htm

Return of the King: Lord of the Rings Movie Celebration at Storyopolis

New Line Cinema celebrates the opening of the grand finale in THE LORD OF THE KINGS trilogy: The Return of the King. Tolkein enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this afternoon featuring props and costumes used in the films, special give-a-ways, and movie passes. Celebrity signings

bulletInfo: http://www.storyopolis.com   Canceled!!!!!
bulletSaturday, Dec 6, 2003.  4pm , free
bulletReservations required: 24/7 voicemail at (310) 358-2512 to RSVP
bullet116 Roberson Blvd, LA (south of  Beverly)

LosCon 30  - by LASFS

bulletNovember 28-30, 2003 - Thanksgiving weekend,
bulletHeld on the Saturday night of the convention.
bulletBurbank Hilton, right across from the Burbank airport
bulletLocal  level of completion
bulletRuns on the division system
bulletNormally standard ICG rules, but confirm, don't assume.
bulletOfficial masquerade information

Terribly Tango Ragtime Ball

bulletInfo: http://www.lahacal.org/sandiego/tango.html or drjenma@pacbell.net tickets $20, October 11, 2003, 8-11, 2003, Normal Heights Methodist Church, San Diego
bulletFeaturing the music of the San Diego Symphonic Orchestra
bulletFree dance class before
bulletAttire of the early 20th Century is suggested but not required

Torcon 3 WorldCon Masquerade Video

The torcon 3 masquerade is here.DVD $35 US this is in book case with full run order.  VHS $25 US this is in the slp format as it is over 2hours 20 minutes

S & H $3.95 US packaging label and postage. All are shipped first class or priority mail.  Mail Check or Money order to C. D. Mami, 85 W. McClellan Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039., Please make it payable to C. D. Mami

Comic Con, Las Vegas

This is the first time for this even and they are planning a major bash over the Halloween weekend.  A grand feature will be more than $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the Halloween Masquerade Party, October 31, in conjunction with the First Annual Las Vegas Comic-Con at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. There will be $5,000 in door prizes and opportunities to win over $35,000 in cash and prizes in nine different costume categories at the Halloween Masquerade Party.


Info: http://www.lasvegascomiccon.com (events tab) 


October The party will be open to the public (ages 18 and older) not just Comic Con participants.  Friday October 31, 2003 from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.


Admission is $20.00 per person, or $18.00 per person with a Las Vegas Comic-Con pass. Cocktails and food will be available for purchase.


Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit - California Science Center

The exhibit "combines history, science and drama to uncover the stories behind the grand but ill-fated ocean liner. Hundreds of authentic artifacts including over 30 that have never been seen in public before, full-scale dramatic environments and cutting-edge technology provide an unforgettable story of the world's most famous passenger vessel."  More accessories than costume  of course, but the context completes the costume.

bulletThough September 1, 2003
bulletInfo: http://www.casciencectr.org/Exhibits/Weingart/Titanic/Titanic.php or 323-SCIENCE
bulletTickets though ticket master.  9:50 for exhibit only, $15 with IMAX film, check site for child, student, members and senior pricing.  Morning Mon-Fri are limited mainly to school children.


Comic-Con International 

bulletJuly 17-20,  2003, Annual
bulletSan Diego, CA
bulletAs their name states, this is an international comic convention.  Saturday's event is open to all costumes but comic oriented items do better.
bulletNote: write for their rules, their structure and format is different than the 'ICG standard'.
bulletThere are a number of sponsored prizes most years.
bulletPre-register for the masquerade

Future Fashion Design Contests

bulletCostume Con 22 Future Fashion Design contest deadline looms.
bulletDeadline has been adjusted for Labor Day weekend.  New deadline is Tuesday, September 2, 2003
bulletThere are two sponsored categories, Rock 'n' Roll and Lord of the Rings.  There are multiple levels in both... so if you're no designing for fun, design for a chance at the contest.
bulletCheck out out the main Future Fashion Design web site
bulletNews announcement list has been created for Future Fashion Design contests and their fashion shows.
bulletJoin the new yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FutureFashionNews/
bulletThis list will be for announcements and news only.
bulletIt is not limited to just ICG.  We're going to be looking for announcements on any contests any where in the world

Costume College

bulletAugust 1-3, 2003
bulletAirtel Plaza hotel, Van Nuys CA
bulletCostume Classes and dinner Gala - presale only but no limit on shopping
bulletFree admission for the Costume Marketplace.
bulletMany vendors, full list <here>

Con Jose photo gallery up

bulletCheck out the International Costumer's guild pictures from the masquerade.
bullet http://www.costume.org/gallery.html

 FIDM - Movie Costume Exhibit

bulletThe exhibit is closed, but check out their just released official web site
bullet http://fidm.com/Features/gallery/hollywood_2003/index.html
bulletCheck our full page of details

Renaissance Faire Costume Classes

'Tiss the season for ren-faire workshops as well.  Here is a list of the Southern California ones we know about.  Send in more.

bulletCarlsbad Children’s Discovery Museum
bulletsee press announcement for schedule
bulletcontact store directly for classes, their schedule is not yet posted

Call for Future Fashion items

Open call for clothing, jewelry, shoe and accessory designers for a fashion show and charity auction.  They are looking for "mix of cyber-erotica, fetish and biomechanical sci-fi fashion".  Read full details here.


Museums of the Arroyo Day, 2003

bullet"Five museums located along the Arroyo Seco celebrate by opening their doors to the public free of charge on this special Sunday. Free shuttles connect the five museums so that visitors can enjoy a day of exhibitions, special events, crafts and family fun."
bulletSunday,  May 18th, 2003 - 11am-5pm
bulletThe Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, Lummis Home and Garden, Pasadena Museum of History, Southwest Museum.  Shuttle connects these for the day.
bulletMore information: http://www.gamblehouse.org/special/museums.html
bulletFree for the day


FIDM - The Art of Motion Picture costume Design - 2003 exhibit

bulletThe FIDM Galleries in Los Angeles have an amazing display of this last year's movie costumes
bulletWe've got a detailed write-up, check out our special event page.
bulletFebruary 17 - May  3, 2003, 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 
bulletFree to all
bullet www.fashionmuseum.org  for their website.
bulletSpecial Gather
bulletLOTR Costume is going on March 8th.  Here's our tentative schedule.  Please RSVP

University of Alaska Fairbanks on-line program/ Tara Maginnis

bulletThe History of Fashion and Dress
bulletA 3 unit upper level class offered on line for credit.
bulletClass may also be audited for free


Old Riverside Foundation Victorian 12 Night Progressive Dinner

Ride a horse carriage to 3 different Victorian homes decorated for the festive holiday. Includes appetizer, dinner & dessert. Live music while dining.  Fundraiser for Old Riverside Foundation Historic Preservation group.

bulletInfo: e-mail Sheila Cocco scocco@pe.com or call (909) 683-2725.  $80 tickets at Ana's Florist, 1735 Spruce St., Riverside, (909) 682-5525.  January 3-4, 2003
bullet6:30 & 8:30 pm

Victorian attire encouraged, but not requred.

Old Californa Living History

bulletMusic, kids activities, blacksmith etc.
bulletJanuary 25, 1 PM to 3 PM.
bulletAdmission:  free. Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino.
bulletInfo: http://www.lahacal.org/losencinos.html

The Jane Austen Evening

"The Jane Austen Evening is a mixture of live music, food, authentic dance, historical discussion, gaming and tea."  Tea at 3, dance class, dinner, dance at 8.  More info on the web site.

bulletFebruary  1, 2003
bulletInfo: http://www.lahacal.org/austen.html , $25, tickets can be purchased on line.  Davies Hall, Altadena
bulletCostume of the era requested


Riverside Dickens Festival

bulletA Victorian Weekend -- A street fair at the downtown Riverside mall celebrating the time of Charles Dickens is being held February 8-9, 2003.  There will be living history presentations, vendors, food, much fun and many educational events.
bulletMr Fezziwig's Ball: Saturday, February 9th.
bulletCostume encourage, but not required. 
bulletVendors will be in costume
bulletInfo: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com/dickens/   or 800-430-4140.

Jewish Life in the American West - Autry Museum

bulletAutry Museum presents "an original exhibition which explores the history and adventure of Jews in the American West from early exploration along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1820s through decades of immigration ... [through] ... 1924."  Documents, artifacts, clothing and more.
bulletInfo: http://www.autry-museum.org/explore/exhibits/jewish_life/
bulletJune 21, 2002 - January 20, 2003



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