GBACG Calendar


A Summer Whites Afternoon At the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Beautiful lace-trimmed white cotton dresses, called lingerie-dresses, were the Edwardian era's practical answer beating the summer heat. Don your Edwardian "whites" (or colors) and enjoy a spirited afternoon lawn bowling at the Lawn Bowling Club in Palo Alto.
Ticket Price: $$$


GBACG goes to a Celebration of Jane Austen at Burlingame Public Library

Thursday July 23, 2015

The Burlingame Public Library is hoping to see our beautiful Empire/Regency era costumes from 1790-1820. We will dazzle their guests as we mill about the celebration, enjoy refreshments and our shared love of Miss Austen's work.

Ticket Price: Free!


GBACG Costumers Bazaar

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Come rent a table and sell your gently used or new items. Or come and shop for your next great set of gloves, or a hat, or a whole dress. Meet and chat with other fabulous costumers.


Costume Salon: Doctor Who

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


Brighton by the Sea - A Beach Picnic

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

"They must all go to Brighton." Follow Lydia Bennet's famous advice from Pride and Prejudice, and join us for a lively Regency-inspired seaside picnic at Pescadero.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Workshop, Topic TBD

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Expand your skills at this hands-on workshop. Details coming soon.


GBACG Lecture: Speaker TBD

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Come learn from an expert in our field.
Ticket Price: $


Doctor Who Who-Dunnit Murder Mystery

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Come join us at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos for an evening of murder and mayhem, time-travel style.
Ticket Price: $$$


Style a High 18th Century Lady's Wig

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Take a modern wig and turn it into a fashionable high woman’s style of the 1770s (modernly called a "pouf" — think Marie Antoinette with a ship on her head)! This hands-on class will cover making a high frame, and then styling the wig. Allergy note: we’ll be using a LOT of aerosol hairspray.


Picnic at Cypress Lawn

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Tour the ranks of the dearly departed in a horse-drawn carriage at Colma's historic Cypress Lawn Cemetery, featuring one of the largest stained glass collections in the US. Victorian mourning attire would be just the thing.
Ticket Price: $$


GBACG goes to Dickens

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

The GBACG goes to the The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Visit with friends and make merry in Dickens' London with our annual GBACG meet-up. We'll meet up at various locations throughout the day and admire each others costumes, meeting old friends and making new.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Open House

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

We invite all our Members, Non-members, and Sister Organization Members to join us for our annual meeting where we highlight upcoming events, raffle costume items, present a fashion show, and other fun stuff. Meet your board members, see old friends, and so much more. Location TBD. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Ticket Price: $


Costume Salon: 17th Century

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


An Egyptian Expedition

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

At the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, we shall explore the treasures of Egypt that deeply influenced the design aesthetic of our early 20th century fashion.
Ticket Price: $$


Court of the Sun King

May 2016, exact date TBD

While the details of this event are still evolving, you can nonetheless plan on a glittering evening of 17th century elegance.
Ticket Price: $$$$