FAQ

Where’s your catalog? Where can I find ________ costume?

This site does not provide direct access to costumes for sale or rent. We do provide links to likely sources for costume sales and rentals on our Links page. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend specific individuals or companies to provide the services you need.

Be advised : We do not have any direct relationship with the individuals, vendors or web sites listed on the Links pages, and we take no responsibility for the results of your search through these pages. We offer the information as a courtesy, to make your searching a little easier.

Where can I find a pattern for ________?

We recommend visiting our Links page as a starting point for your search. You may find what you’re looking for in any of these places. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend specific patterns or pattern companies.

Be advised : We do not have any direct relationship with the individuals, vendors or web sites listed on the Links pages, and we take no responsibility for the results of your search through these pages. We offer the information as a courtesy, to make your searching a little easier.

Can I rent/buy ________’s costume from CC##?

The costumers who participate in and compete at Costume-Con conferences may sometimes be willing to loan/rent/sell their costumes, but at no time do we offer to connect you to these costumers. This archive is intended as a historical resource, not a catalog of costumes for sale or rent. We are unable to process the number of requests for access to costumes directly.

Why aren’t there more pictures?

This site is maintained by a very small staff of volunteers. We get work done on the site as quickly as possible, but sometimes (more often than not) life interferes. New material is posted on the site all the time, but it’s a time-consuming process. Please be patient. We’re working as fast as we can!

How do I find out more information about CC##?

The best place to start is the Costume-Con Visual Archive, which provides a jump-off point to the information about each individual Costume-Con.

In addition to the Costume-Con Visual Archive, the Costume-Con.com conference portal contains updates on the most recent and upcoming Costume-Cons as well as the current conference.

How can I find schools that offer Fashion/Costume Design

A Google search on the following keywords should get you more information than you know what to do with: fashion design costume programs. You can refine the search using their “Advanced” search. We cannot provide reviews of these programs – there are simply too many to track.

Can you help me research costume from the ________ era?

The best place for doing any major research remains the library. If your local library does not have the available resources under fashion, costume or history, please try using Inter-Library Loan, or contact your local college/university library. These libraries frequently have special collections, or access to same, and will often assist you in your research. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to queries concerning assistance with specific research questions.

If your question is not answered here, please contact us!