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Costume-con 2008!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2008!  This news report covers our trip to Costume-con 2008 for a huge weekend of costume enjoyment and a whole lot more for 2008!  Held at the San Jose Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California over the weekend of April 25-28, 2008, Costume-con 2008 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated costumers, live performances, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow amateur and professional costume fans. Our exciting trip to Costume-con 2008 starts here!  Coverage you can count on, here at Linus Lam Network News!

Highlights: If you are into costumes, REALLY into costumes, and time and money is not a concern for you, then Costume-con is most definitely the convention to connect with fellow dedicated costumers.  This is the place where the best of the best show off their fabulous and meticulously constructed costumes for the world to see.  Leading professionals, master-class costumers, and plenty of fascinated costume fans attend every year to experience a weekend that is rich in heritage and history.  Various live programming events kept the attendees well-covered throughout the weekend.  Big events included Fantasy and Science Fiction Masquerade, Historical Masquerade, 18th Century Salon Social Gathering, Steampunk Meetup, Asian Ball-Jointed Doll Meetup, Costumers Swap Meet, Hats and Jammies Breakfast, Fursuit Parade, 1950's Vintage Tea Party, and more. Panels and workshops included functions like Sheer Dresses of Crionline Era, Mechanical Engineering in Costumes, Dance Manners, Pin-Fitting a Paper Pattern, Quickie Corsets, Costumes of Venice's Carnivale, Using Performance Space, 16th Century Supermodel, Evolution of Uniform Design, Hats of Bustle Era, Bodice Draping for Victorian Era, Spacesuits: The Final Frontier, Historical Props, Evolution of Mustache and Facial Hair, Pre-1920s Theater Makeup, Secrets to a Good Photograph, Shoe Embellishment, Making Wireframe Hats, Alien Construction, Sci-fi Militaria, Smoke and Mirrors, Fursuit Construction, and lots more.
Costumes: This year's trip to Costume-con saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous historical, science fiction, and fantasy characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Victorian era, Renaissance, and much more! Please check out more costume photo coverage from our Costume-con stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From social gatherings to Costume Exhibits, packed workshops to the Mad Science Fair, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to participating in numerous panels, you can always find something to do at Costume-con.  

Come check out more costume and events photo coverage from our Costume-con stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Costume-con!

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