2016 Halloween Costume Events – Pt. 2

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to part 2 of our look at Halloween costume events for 2016. In part 1, we discovered three events that center around a chance to dress up and attend an event. Halloween costume contests shine in part 2. Coloween 2016 & the Denver Zombie Crawl The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, is the [...]

Costume College 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Civil War, Customer's Ball Gowns, Destinations, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Sue McDonald   Costume College - Whirlwind of Classes and Special Events   If you haven’t heard about Costume College, then you haven’t been paying attention! After hearing about it for years, a friend convinced me to enroll last year, and I am now positively addicted to the excitement, the many opportunities for learning [...]

Elks Opera House

By | June 21st, 2015|Categories: Pioneer Dress, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Elks Opera House Backstory   More than 110 years ago the cornerstone the Elks Opera House was laid on East Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona. The local Elks Lodge saw a need in the community and decided to incorporate a theater into the plans for their new building. Residents and lodge members raised the necessary [...]

Cinnabar Theater

By | May 21st, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

History of Cinnabar Theater   Cinnabar Theater started life as a two-room schoolhouse built in 1908 on the outskirts of Petaluma, California. Marvin and Jan Kelbe purchased it during the summer of 1970. Marvin was a renowned opera singer looking for a way to spend more time with his family while feeding his need to [...]

Spencer Community Theatre

By | May 19th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Where is Spencer Community Theatre?   Spencer Community Theatre is located in the town of Spencer, Iowa.  Situated at the confluence of the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers, Spencer lies among the rolling hills and lakes of northwest Iowa.  A town of little more than 11,000 people, it is listed in The 100 Best Small Art [...]

Sue Attends Costume College 2014

By | September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Sue McDonald   I have written before about plans to go to this year’s Costume College, and now I have been there. Even two weeks after the fact it is hard to express how joyful, exciting, and inspiring the weekend was. Costume College, sponsored by Costumer’s Guild West, has been going on for [...]