Thursday, April 22, 2010

Events: Gold Hill Hotel Jazz Nights - May

Special thanks to Debbie, who sent along this flyer for Gold Hill Hotel's "Dinner Theater" Jazz nights, Friday nights in May.  If you like period dancing, jazz hot music, and a chance to dress in "speakeasy" style costume from the 1920s, this is the place for you.  Check out the official flyer below.

Visit for more information.

The Gold Hill Hotel
1540 North Main Street
Virginia City, NV 89440

Monday, April 19, 2010

An Afternoon of Fashions: Tour & Tea

I found this little event on Facebook of all places!  It's TEA+COSUMES, put on by the National Automobile Museum, in Reno, and how can we possibly resist that!?  Suggested costume - Edwardian - 1960s, though costume is never required.  Here is the information:


An Afternoon of Fashions: Tour & Tea

Saturday, 08 May 2010
12:00 - 17:00
National Automobile Museum


An Afternoon of Fashions: Tour & Tea

Saturday, May 8, 2010
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$35 per person, includes
transportation, tour and tea

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the private Memories Antique Clothing Museum with the proprietress. This is a stunning collection of fashions and accessories dating from early 1800s. The tour allows for an up-close look at some stunning reminders of past clothing styles, shoes and beaded purses. Guests will be allowed to interact with the collection
as our hostess describes the history of the garments. We’ll
complete the afternoon with light refreshments and tea served
at the Memories Antique Clothing Museum. This unique
opportunity is just in time for Mother’s Day.

Tour will leave the National Automobile Museum’s parking
lot at 1:30 pm and return at approximately 4:30 pm. The $35
per person fee includes transportation, tour and refreshments.
Seating is limited. Call (775) 333-9300 to purchase your tickets.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Become a Great Basin Costume Society MEMBER

Become an official MEMBER of the GBCS!

-Membership is $20 per year.  Your $20 goes towards fliers, cards, meeting refreshments, club goodies, and more.
-Become a charter member by signing up before August 1, 2010 - charter members are those exceptional costumers who have helped build the Society.
- Members will receive... group ticket rate discounts, a nifty GBCS ribbon favor, access to future reference book and DVD libraries, participation in the dress swap, and other perks!

If you're not ready to become a member, never fear!  New costumers and those wishing to "check us out" are always welcome to come to our events and participate with us at various happenings throughout the season.

Ways to become a member:
- Click the Paypal button below and instantly pay your membership! (paypal account is not necessary)
- Pay with check or cash at the next GBCS event
- Send your check to the Great Basin Costume Society, 350 Harbour Cove Dr. #105, Sparks, NV, 89434

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TeaParty/Meeting - How Well It Did Go!

I am most pleased to report that the tea party/meeting last Sunday, April 11th, went VERY well.  With about 13 ladies and 1 dapper gentleman in attendance, we all enjoyed tea and coffee, cakes and snacks, and most importantly, ironed out how exactly we're going to about the business of this Society.

Funny stories were told, bits of costumes shown off (Lady Carolyn is simply MAD about Steampunk!), and ideas for the future of our group were suggested and discussed.  Upcoming events for May were talked of and planned for, as well as what to do with ourselves all Summer and Fall long.  It's going to be quite an exciting season with a group of fabulous costumers, some experienced and some novice, all ready to dress up and look pretty.

Upcoming Events:
-Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival - April 29th - May 2nd
-Virginia City Preservation Ball -Tahoe House, Virginia City - May 15th
-Nevada of the West Festival & Dance - Bartley Ranch, Reno - May 21st - 22nd
-Valhalla Renaissance Faire - Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe - June 5-6, 12-13