I'm currently in L.A. for Costume College where I taught a "busk application" class on Friday and cruised the Vendors market where I bought some lovely and unique brass buckles (Very Victorian) from Dragons Treasure. There were so many great things there that you can't get anywhere else.
Then last night was the Gala Dinner preceeded by the Costume Parade - my favorite part of Costume College - seeing what everyone has created! Sat with Heather and Laura of Truly Victorian patterns - a line that Farthingales sells.
Today it's off to the Winery
I've come to Costume College for around 12 years and it's worth the trip and time off work. There are well over 100 classes (though I've not counted them) and everyone involved is a volunteer!