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Costume-Con 26: Adventures in the Costume Continuum
ended on April 28, 2008
Registration information for future years is available on their respective websites:
  • Costume-Con 27 (Maryland): http://www.costume-con.com/cc27/
  • Costume-Con 28 (Milwaukee, WI): http://www.cc28.org/
  • Costume-Con 29 (New Jersey-New York Metro area)
  • Costume-Con.com (home page for seated Costume-Cons) : http://www.costume-con.com
  • Costume-Con archives : www.costume-con.org
  • if you joined us, we hope you had a great time!

    Costume-Con 26 Contest Results and Photos here at cc26.info

    Now that the conference is over, we've updated the site with all the entries and award winners from our assorted events and contests.
    You can find them all listed at on the Events main page or navigate from there to find them on the individual contest pages.

    Our Photography Department collected over 20,000 images with their cameras and the help of members who signed up as official Photo Rovers. They are culling those photos now and posting them in our new Costume-Con 26 Media Repository.

    Prints of the Official Photographers' images may be purchased via the SmugMug online print shop at http://imagecraft.smugmug.com/

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    Ordering official Costume-Con 26 DVDs

    Posted: June 8, 2008

    The Official Video DVDs of the Costume-Con 26 Stage Competitions are now available for order!

    There are two DVDs available:

    • CC26-SIFI - Contains the Science Fiction Masquerade Event.
    • CC26-HIST - Contains the Historical Masquerade and the Dimensions In Design Event.

    Each DVD is $14.00 Dollars (includes shipping). Order requests should be sent to

    Eric Cannon,
    6446 Abbeydale Court,
    Orlando, Florida, 32818.
    Checks should be made payable to "Eric Cannon".
    

    If you prefer, you may contact him at RRVORLANDO (at) MSN.COM, if you would prefer to pay via PAYPAL.

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    Costume-Con is a premiere venue for professional and hobbyist costumers to meet, compete, share, and socialize.

    Costume-Con features extensive informational programming about the art and craft of costume, presented by attending members of the conference.

    Costume-Con 26, coming to San Jose, April 25-28, 2008, welcomes space cadets, living history afficionados, reenactors, textile designers, theater designers, fursuiters, mascots, cosplayers, fantasy costumers, costume professionals and folks who just like to dress up! We look forward to mixing it up with all types of costumers (and those who appreciate costumes, such as photographers and artists).

    The Costume-Con 26 Logo

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    CostumeCon 26 in Silicon Valley is the place to share, compete and celebrate your costumes! or your doll's costumes, or your kid's, or your design for a costume... Join us!

    Conrad T Lizard and Croc A Dolly dance the fright fantastic at LA Con IV

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    Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

    Posted: April 16, 2008

    (la-la-lala-lalalala)

    We've marked some places of interest around the hotel, and set up this handy map for you via Google maps:


    View Larger Map

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    Fantasy and Science fiction rules now available

    Posted: December 31, 2007

    The Fantasy and Science Fiction masquerade rules are now available on the F&SF Masquerade information page.

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    The Future Fashion Folio design reservations are open!

    Posted: December 5, 2007

    The Costume-Con 26 Future Fashion Folio was mailed out Wednesday, November 21, 2007. It went out at Media Mail rates, which is supposed to be 4-8 days delivery time. Copies sent out of the US were mailed International First Class. Reservations for designs are now open via email, postal mail, and an online form.

    Full details are available on the Fashion Competitions page.

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    Update to Future Fashion Folio Rules -- Single Pattern Contest Change

    Posted: July 24, 2007

    The Rules and Submissions Guidelines for the Costume-Con 26 Future Fashion Folio have been modified with regards to the Single Pattern Contest. Visit the Fashion Competitions page for full details. (And in case you hadn't noticed earlier, the Video Masquerade Rules are available on the Video Masquerade page.)

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    New Merchandise in the Costume-Con 26 CafePress shop

    Posted: December 25, 2006

    We've added a large assortment of new items to our Official Merchandise shop. Check it out at http://www.cafepress.com/costumecon26

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    From the CC26! Adventures in the Costume Continuum Heritage Dictionary

    cos•tume
    n.

    1. A style of dress, including garments, accessories, and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period, or people.
    2. An outfit or a disguise worn on Mardi Gras, Halloween, or similar occasions.
    3. A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.

    tr.v. cos•tumed, cos•tum•ing, cos•tumes

    1. To put a costume on; dress.
    2. To design or furnish costumes for.

    Costume-Con®
    n.
    The annual conference of costume professionals, costume hobbyists and other textile artists

    The Costume Continuum
    n.

    1. Any and all costume, from historical to futuristic, from reproductions to original fantasy
    2. Costume-Con 26, the 26th Annual Costume-Con, being held in the San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Clara County, if you want to be specific) April 25-28, 2008
    3. A (successful, as of 2005) bid to bring Costume-Con 26 to the San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Clara County, if you want to be specific) in 2008

    News

    Preliminary Program information now available here on cc26.info!

    Posted: March 20, 2008

    The preliminary program information is now loaded into our online database and you can view it on the Program Listing page here at www.cc26.info!

    The listing will be evolving as we continue to work with our program participants, and please excuse any duplicate entries. As we approach the convention weekend, we'll be posting the full schedule as well as our participant's biographies.

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    Help Wanted: Parallel Dimensions in Design

    Posted: April 16, 2008

    Parallel Dimensions in Design (the Sunday morning fashion show) needs volunteers. We still need a Judges Clerk, and several Models. Models will walk the runway showing Art to Wear or Dolls entered by people who are not present, or are participating in other parts of the Fashion show. Interested parties should contact volunteer@cc26.org.

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    Help Wanted: Programming

    Posted: April 16, 2008

    Programming is looking for a few helping hands. Help is needed in the progamming green room and programming operations. No previous experience needed. Interested parties please contact volunteers@cc26.org.

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    Help Wanted: Convention Operations

    Posted: March 29, 2008

    ConOps needs a few good fen to help keep the con running smoothly. We'll be running the office and serving as a communications nexus for the whole dang thing, plus sending rovers out to make sure that there are no little pre-situations waiting to bloom into trouble. We prefer to nip potential problems in the bud; the problem with trouble shooting is that trouble shoots back, after all. At con, you'll be able to identify us by our Operating Room Scrubs. We're looking for folks who prefer working solutions to technical victories, who have good people skills and how think well on their feet. If you think this is you, email Sarah Goodman at mailto:ConOps@cc26.org and tell her why.

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    Help Wanted: Programming

    Posted: February 19, 2008

    Programming is in need of minions to staff our operations room and green room during the run of the convention. No prior experience needed. Interested parties should be willing to interact with people to provide information as needed.

    Interested parties should send messages to volunteers@cc26.org.

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    Help Wanted: Mad Science Fair

    Posted: February 19, 2008

    Door staff for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. No prior experience needed.

    Registration minions. Help register contestants for entry into the competition. No prior experience needed.

    Judges clerk. Assist judges in processing paperwork, and perform gopher duties on the day of judging. Interested volunteer must be available by 8:30 am and willing to stay on until the entire process is over. Clerk should be a good multitasker, be good at keeping track of time, and comfortable with being on their feet for a good portion of the time they are helping out.

    Interested parties should send messages to volunteers@cc26.org.

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    Seams to Me! Progress Report 4 now available online

    Posted: January 24, 2008

    Our fourth edition of Seams to Me!, the CC26 progress report, has just been uploaded to the website.

    It features updates on online registration, the doll exhibition, tours and excursions and more!

    The softcopy version is available for download here:

    View or Download Progress Report 4

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    A note to our friends from the Bay Area Rodeo

    Posted: September 17, 2007

    Convention chair Kevin Roche and bid chair Andy Trembley sponsored a prize at the GSGRA-BAC 2007 Bay Area Rodeo in the name of Costume-Con 26.

    Andy and our friend Howard also shot approximately 10,000 frames of rodeo action, which we will be posting to a website probably by 21 September. We will update this news item with a link to the photo gallery once they have been posted, so our cowboy and cowgirl friends can download their pictures. We also invite Costume-Con 26 members and other visitors to view the gallery once it opens.

    Thanks to everyone at the Rodeo who came to chat with us about Costume-Con this year!

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    Costume-Con 26 signs contract with DoubleTree Hotel San Jose

    Posted: October 6, 2006

    I'm pleased to announce that today I signed the hotel contract for Costume-Con 26 with the DoubleTree Hotel San Jose, well-known site of many Bay Area conventions!

    Our room rates will be $92 for a standard room, 1-4 people.

    Update April 25, 2007
    Note: Reservations should not be made in our room block before May 1, 2007.
    If you call before then they may say they do not have any rooms available at our rate. (The date has been pushed out because 2008 is a leap year, and reservations cannot be made more than 365 days before your check-out date)

    Further details will be posted as we have them; once our reservation block opens we will have a room reservation page available here on www.cc26.info

    Kevin Roche
    Costume-Con 26 Chair

    Our fearless leader signs the CC26 Contract
    Our fearless leader signs the CC26 Contract

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    Latest Websites for Seated Costume-Cons

    Posted: May 1, 2006

    Latest Websites for Costume-Con Bids

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    From our News Archives...

    Seams To Me #2 is Up!

    Posted: May 16, 2007

    Get the latest on our comfy hotel, our fabulous dealers' room, our stunning exhibits, and the eagerly-awaited Fashion Fo...

    More...

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    Con Chair Wins Lifetime Achievement Award!

    Posted: April 5, 2007

    Kevin Roche, our con chair, was just awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Costumers' Guild at Cos...

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    It Seams To Me, CC26 Progress Report One Point One now available!

    Posted: February 13, 2007

    It Seams to Me, CC26 Progress Report 1.1 is...

    More...

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    Costume-Con 26 Announcement and Chat YahooGroups are now online!

    Posted: June 2, 2006

    The committee is happy to announce that our Costume-Con 26 announcements and chat email groups are now open for subscrip...

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    Official Merchandise now available on CafePress!

    Posted: April 17, 2006

    We're pleased to announce that the first official Costume-Con 26 merchandise is now available via CafePress. It features...

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    CC26 in Silicon Valley is now an officially seated Costume-Con!

    Posted: May 3, 2005

    Site selection for Costume-Con 26 took place this weekend at Costume-Con 23 in Ogden, Utah. ...

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    On our way to a Corporate Identity!

    Posted: April 22, 2005

    Today the Articles of Incorporation for the Unconventional Foundation were filed with the California...

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    Posted: January 14, 2005

    Further Confusion 2005: Furries of the Nile...

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    It's Official!

    Posted: December 14, 2004

    That's right, it's official! CC26 in Silicon Valley? has been accepted as an official bid by the Costume-Con Service ...

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