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It’s Fezziwig’s Time!
Come join MNSOC in celebrating the holidays, Steampunk style!
Event: The 3rd Annual Steampunk Christmas Carol/Fezziwig’s Party!
Date: Dec. 7, 2013
Location: The Outing Lodge
“Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life for evermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry, and bright a ball-room, as you would desire to see upon a winter’s night… There were more dances, and there were forfeits, and more dances, and there was cake, and there was toddy, and there was a great piece of Cold Roast, and there was a great piece of Cold Boiled, and there were mince-pies, and plenty of beer… When the clock struck eleven, this domestic ball broke up. Mr and Mrs Fezziwig took their stations, one on either side of the door, and shaking hands with every person individually as he or she went out, wished him or her a Merry Christmas.“
-Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol.”
Activity: Dancing will commence on the main level at 7pm with music from our Time Traveling DJ. In the library there will be various Victorian parlour games to play, as well as a table set up for Steampunk style poker. A Victorian Spiritualist will be available to tell your fortune. In the basement pub/lounge there is quiet space in which to relax and Mr. Fezziwig’s personal photographer Mr. Jim Jordan will be offering all ticket holders one free portrait (fee information for additional portraits will be provided). Mr. Fezziwig will be judging the Costume Contest at the end of the evening and the winner will receive a free ticket to the next event. At the end of the evening we will have a surprise visit by a special guest!
Lodging: Rooms at the Outing Lodge have all been booked for the night, but we have found other places in the area if you need somewhere to stay for the night.
- Water Street Inn
- AmericInn Lodge and Suites
- America’s Best Value Inn
- Stillwater Super 8
- Lexington Inn & Suites
- Crossings by GrandStay Inn & Suites
- Lowell Inn
Tickets: PreSale is over. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door for $50.
Directions to the Lodge from the Twin Cities Metro Area can be found here.
Hope to see you there!
Hello from the MN Society of Costumers!
Welcome to the website for the Minnesota Society of Costumers, or MNSOC. MNSOC was formed in 2010 as a place for Minnesota costume enthusiasts to learn from and support one another. MNSOC is not just a place for people who make costumes, but also for people who like to wear them as well.
In the past year and a half we have seen amazing growth in terms of members, benefits and dedication to our organization. Our Facebook page currently boasts over 325 people.
We have monthly “Sewing & Crafting” gatherings for folks to share info, ask questions, etc. in regards to costuming they are working on. We are supportive of other area groups, events, and conventions. MNSOC itself hosts costume mixers, educational classes, costume/textile sales, as well as other costume related events.
The website and forums are free to all who are interested in costuming, but paid membership in MNSOC is even BETTER. You get discounts at area sewing supply stores like Joann Fabrics, bead stores like Bobby Bead, discounts on tickets to MNSOC events and your own private forum on the MNSOC website.
We are excited and proud to be a chapter of the International Costumer’s Guild (ICG), and hope you will join us as an official member.