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Image may contain: shoesCome visit BLUE BOTTLE & LACKIN!
The name Blue Bottle & Lackin, comes from the English Victorian terms for a policeman and his wife. Blue Bottle & Lackin is a family run business that offers unique, one-of-a-kind items not easily found. It was discovered early on that there was a need for supplying small, antique and vintage, crafting items for the steampunks and cosplayers who wants to make their own costuming and accessories who did not want to purchase them from a mass retailer.

Blue Bottle & Lackin offers over 170 self-serve bins of vintage “makings” that event goers can “poke” through while they envision their costume or other projects. In addition to offering a variety antique & vintage items, Blue Bottle & Lackin specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind hats. The hats range in age from the mid-1800s Victorian Beaver Silk Top Hats to the 1960s Kennedy Era Pillbox Hats!

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Margot Silk Forrest and        Destiny Carter are lively and irreverent artisans who use leather (or manmade leather) as their canvas. They are your DIY resource for painting, decorating & upcycling shoes, handbags, vests, jackets. Their Merchant's Alley booth will have the highest quality advice (12 years experience!) plus matte, metallic and pearlescent paints, their own formula of PERMANENT glitter glaze, plus all the other supplies you’ll need to transform your leather clothes and accessories. They are the authors of “Sassy Feet! Paint, Embellish and LOVE Your Shoes (and Bags)!” Their revamped shoes and bags have appeared more than 25 times in Altered Couture magazine and been featured in multiple museum exhibitions in California.



They are offering a CC36-only sale of 20% off their amazing Glitter It! Glaze, which doesn’t crack, peel, or shed. 25 colors to use on shoes, bags, and clothing. For pictures, go to  and              

Baron's Beauties sells toys and accessories. It is a very personal booth, combining the work of my creativity and imagination with slightly random items that made me think Shiny!

I create unique and sometimes extravagant cloth parasols. I embellish my parasols with beads, tassels, fringe, lace, and other decorations. There is even a Harley Quinn inspired parasol.

Most of the parasols are large, but there is also small child size option an extra large version. Parasols are available in a variety of colors.

There are fans to provide portable air conditioning to accompany my portable shade. They come from Africa, China, Japan, Spain, and Thailand. The Totoro fans are my personal favorite.

I also make the pockets, goblet covers, and some of the hair sticks in the booth.

The handmade patches highlight my inner geek. From the rare Don Quixote patch (tilts at windmills is the story of my life) through Daleck jokes -- the selection is eclectic. My inner geek has a large Shakespeare section.

Other friends make the hand-etched metal disk art, pins and hair ties, and the leather eye patches.

Entry Form for Bobby Gear Memorial Quilt & Wearable Art Show


Bobby Gear Memorial Quilt & Wearable Art Show
CostumeCon 36, May 11-14, 2018, San Diego, California

After creating your fabulous quilt for CostumeCon 36, 'What do I do with it?' you ask? Well, here are your answers:

*Please direct any questions or comments directly to Elaine Sims at or by phone at (602) 910-0628. If you don't receive a response to your email within 5 days or so, please resend. (My spam filters sometimes act up.)

*Mail-ins are accepted and highly encouraged: even if you are attending the con, if you want to ship it ahead of time, great! The deadline for mail-in work is May 5, 2018. If it hasn’t been received by the end of that day, it won’t be exhibited unless you bring it with you and hand it to me at the con.

The mailing address is:
CC36 Quilt Show
c/o Rebecca Rowan
2113 Glenridge Road
Escondido, CA  92027

*If you will be attending, you may enter your quilt at the con. I plan to have an area for someone to accept it at the Con Registration area on Thursday and Friday. We will have blank registration paperwork available.

*If you send your entry information to me by the deadline, I will be able to have some really nice signage printed, so everyone will know the entry titles and creators.

*If you are bringing the quilt to the con, it would be very helpful if you could contact me, so I know to expect your entry (see previous note). There will be entry forms available at the con, or you may download it from the website. Please safety pin your form to the back of your quilt before submission. Legibility counts, please!

*As noted on the entry form, I need one specific contact person, with name and address. Email address is fantastic. All the contributors to each quilt must be listed.

*As noted on the Guidelines, pretty much anything goes as far as theme, colors, fabrics, shapes, techniques, and/or embellishment. The pattern source is required, though: if it isn’t completely original, please list the sources. If your design is inspired by something in particular, please note that in the Quilt Description area.

*We are planning for the quilts to be displayed in the Exhibit & Doll Exhibit areas of the con. Please don’t forget the fabric “tube” or tabs on the back top of the quilt for hanging.

*Please plan to pick your quilt up from the exhibit room no later than Monday afternoon. If you are not attending the Con and do not have someone who is able to pick up your quilt for you, you MUST include return postage. Pre-paid labels for USPS Flat Rate boxes are perfect for this!

Entry Form for Bobby Gear Memorial Quilt & Wearable Art Show Quilt & Wearable Art Contest Instructions & Deadlines