“Golden Thimble” Award from cc26
A few surprise overall hall costume awards were given out on Sunday, at Costume Con 26, while we waited for the historical masquerade judging. Here is a glimpse at one of the pamphlets showing some of the array of hall costuming:
I was excited to win the “Golden Thimble” For Excellence in Hall Costuming For the Finest Workmanship of 2008 for “Lady in Blue” which included a linen smock, blue stays, petticoat, and pocket panniers.
I adored wearing the pocket panniers. It was like wearing backpacks on each hip. I think in the future I’ll wear primarily 18th century dresses over pocket panniers just for this very reason. I could even save my plastic cup and reuse it over and over again during the weekend.