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Costume Tour

Calling all Cogs to join a tour to the wilds of Calgary's resale and thrift shops. While the modern World keeps New Year's Resolution to clear out closets and drawers of decades old clothing and accessories, clever and audacious Cogs will find a treasure trove to create true Steampunk chic!

Do you have a favorite location spot? Post it and we'll add it to the list!

1) Value Village South Calgary #2092 Unit #1, 240 Midpark Way SE 

2) Good Will  Suite[masked] Macleod Trail SW, Calgary

3) Women In Need[masked] Ave SE Calgary, AB T2H 0R9

4) World Serve 105, 58th Ave SW

5) Value Village  Calgary #[masked]th Ave SE  Calgary 

6)Good Will  5707B Macleod Trail SW, Calgary


map of locations

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am loving the new finds! Thanks!

    January 26, 2014

  • kimamartin

    Last year's costume tour via Meetup, I acquired a top that was sadly too small. I couldn't put it away because it had a wonderful lace fringe around the shoulders. I knew I was going to take it apart and repurpose it, but it didn't drape right with other tops.

    Tonight I was watching Dracula, and goofing off on the internet. I saw the fluffy/lacy bib things, I recalled from the last costume tour someone mentioned them being a caveat. I searched but was coming up with a men's necktie style. Finally I stumbled upon a site that mentioned caveats, ascots, and jabots. Finally I struck gold.
    Jabots were exactly what I was looking for. The search showed images of countless styles, and I knew a box of lace and the shirt were soon going to be used.

    I wish I grabbed a before picture of the shirt but the crafting fever caught me up.
    The two jabots are unfinished, the one above the shirt is the shoulder lace, the second used to be a kitchen curtain valance.

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Kevin r.

    Was fun seems like a great bunch off people

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Christie J.

    Lots of fun!

    January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh my god those plad pants are so comfortable. I dont believe I will ever take them off ever again lol

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Cate

      You folks "sound" like you're having so-o-I much fun - there I was at home dealing with roommate tensions ~! Oi!

      January 20, 2014

    • Cate

      Next time .... Boy..! (I keep telling myself)

      January 20, 2014

  • Deb Smeaton R.

    Looks like you all had a very full day! The pictures show great fun! Sorry to have missed it...Juliette

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Andrew W.

    Awesome. So much fun, but exhausting.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Kevin J.

    Awesome time, much creativity in evidence!
    Quote of the day "You can't stop my happiness!"

    3 · January 18, 2014

    • kimamartin

      Pictures please

      January 18, 2014

    • Christie J.

      Thank you for the memory, Wallace!

      January 18, 2014

  • Stewart M.

    So many things! so little money.....

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even though I was only able to join for a bit, it was great seeing everyone and looking for some finds :)

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • kimamartin

    Food time. Last location at 3

    January 18, 2014

  • Andrew N.

    Heading to location 4

    January 18, 2014

  • kimamartin

    #3 woman in need

    January 18, 2014

  • kimamartin

    Goodwill location now

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Better late that never.. on route !!

    January 18, 2014

  • Caroline B.

    I'm not sure I'll be able to join you all today, I slipped on ice Thursday and my back and hip are still killing me.

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Life happened, I'll check for updates and maybe join up somewhere but I have some things that came up. Have fun.

    January 18, 2014

  • Cate

    Is it possible to get approximations of what time people will be where so as to hopefully join the the travels somewhere mid-journey perhaps? Or could there be a 'real-time' post placed as each venue changes? It might allow a lot more newbies to glean expertise from the veterans present at any given time- just by watching even ....(?)

    January 17, 2014

    • Andrew N.

      We can definetly try to remember to post where we are at when we arrive at that location

      2 · January 17, 2014

  • Deb Smeaton R.

    Have fun treasure hunting everyone. I look forward to seeing you in February.

    Juliette Jewels

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can make the NE Value village if you know approx what time everyone will be there but the others are too far for me to get to without a co d

    January 16, 2014

    • kimamartin

      I don't think the NE one is on the list, both are south locations

      1 · January 16, 2014

    • Andrew N.

      If you live in the NE I could give you a ride down south

      January 16, 2014

  • Christie J.

    Good afternoon fellow Cogs,
    Do you need a ride? Do you have a space free in your car? Let's organize some carpooling! Save on gas so you can spend more your costume purchases!

    January 16, 2014

    • chris

      I have room for 2 maybe 3 I have to see if my friend Kelly wants to come

      1 · January 16, 2014

    • Andrew N.

      I also have room for at least 2 people if anyone in the North wants to carpool

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would need a confirmed ride to reach any other of the VV!

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi There, I won't be able to make it to all the locations but do you have an ETA for Value Village on 58th Avenue SE and I can be there to see everyone :)

    January 16, 2014

  • kimamartin

    hopefully I won't get lost, and I'll find something this time :)

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Dana T.

    Is the list ready yet? :-)

    December 27, 2013

    • Dana T.

      Not in particular, but thank you. The list looks good. Are we doing this in costume?

      January 2, 2014

    • Andrew N.

      If you want to do light steam I say go for it... otherwise it might be harder to try on something you like

      January 2, 2014

  • Christie J.

    Here is the proposed route for the Costume Tour,
    1) Value Village South Calgary #2092 Unit #1, 240 Midpark Way SE
    2) Good Will Suite[masked] Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
    3) Women In Need[masked] Ave SE Calgary, AB T2H 0R9
    4) World Serve 105, 58th Ave SW
    5) Value Village Calgary #[masked]th Ave SE Calgary
    6)Good Will 5707B Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
    Please feel free to suggest other locations

    December 30, 2013

  • Stewart M.

    I do believe I have that day off! Whee!!

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome :)

    December 19, 2013

  • Mike J.

    Chris, I noticed your signature of Captain Benchmark, would you like it as a custom title on the site?

    December 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Whoops the reply got away.

      December 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In consequence I picked an identity that fit---as Captain Benchmark who's mapping party in the wilds of Alberta discovered Edmonton. I guess it is apt, but I sure need some better gear when we release the sequel.

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to make it, I need some better gear, but I'm 2 hrs from Calgary and it all depends on the weather.

    Captain Benchmark

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to pulling together a costume. :)

    1 · December 17, 2013

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