Costuming in Seattle

(An Historical Costuming Club)


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Details Recapped:
To pay by
Personal Check:
Make your checks payable to:
Somewhere in Time, Unlimited
Send your checks to:
PO Box 16411
Seattle, WA 98116
**Please note in memo line:
“SITU B/W Ball”
Pay via PayPal:
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Number of Tickets Purchased:
Name/s of Attendees?
What to Wear:
Dress in any historical era is welcome, preferably featuring Black and White!  Be as formal as you want to be.
(Visit this Pinterest page, or this Pinterest page, for ideas.) 
You choose the era you enjoy – 18th Century, Victorian, Edwardian, or 20th Century or any other era.  Please feature Black and White if you can.
Driving directions to the gathering will be emailed to paid participants the week of the gathering.  Anticipate seeing an email from “Treasurer.”
For any questions regarding the actual event, please contact this event’s coordinator, Bobbie Kalben:  Bobbie “at”
For any questions regarding payment for this event, please contact:
Treasurer “at”
Thank you for visiting our website! If you would like to learn more about this fun historical costuming club, please visit our homepage. 
We look forward to seeing you at our next gathering….
Updated January 23, 2016
Edwardian pic
1950's pic
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We have decided that winter needs some enlivening!  We are hosting an elegant ball for your enjoyment and edification.  The best of society will be there!

There will be music and a dancing mistress for English country dancing.  Partners and skill are not needed to enjoy this dancing.  it will all be conducted with ease and fun in mind.  We’ll have dancing before and after dinner.

We will have a silhouette artist and a photographer to delight you with a memento of the evening.  (See below for more information.)

Dress in any historical era is welcomed, as long as it features Black and White!  (Visit this Pinterest board for ideas for dress.) Be as formal as you want to be.

The address and directions will be provided to those who reserve a place.

Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, February 9th.  Unfortunately, we are unable to permit tickets to be purchased after this date.

Both beef and chicken entrees will be served at each table.  You do not need to choose at this time.  Punch, coffee, tea and cocoa will be offered, along with the complete four course dinner.  Food restrictions will be gladly accommodated, to the best of our ability.  Just add your food restrictions and telephone number in the comment section when purchasing your tickets.

Questions? Contact Bobbie Kalben:

Those who choose to, may bring wine for their own enjoyment at the dinner.  

Tall Girl

Date:  Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Time:  2:00pm-6:00pm (the meal to be served at 3:00pm)

Place:  Magnolia, Seattle (the address will be provided to those who make reservations)

Dress:  Black and white, era of your choosing

Price: $45.00 SITU members, $60.00, non-members

***Attendance is Limited, so please reserve early to assure your place.***

If you have NOT yet become a Member for 2016, you can join NOW and receive Member Pricing!
Additional Information:
*     Food Restrictions: Contact Bobbie Kalben at  or,  List your food restrictions and your phone number, when placing your PayPal reservation . 
 **   Silhouettes: cut by Kerry Cook; cash payment is payable to Kerry at the event.
***  Photographs: made by Jennifer Jones; cash payment is payable to Jennifer at the event. 
See below for full description of artists and what they are offering.
Bustle gown
SITU member: $45
Non-member: $60
RSVP by February 9th
Black & White Dress Preferred
Event Descriptio
What to Wear
1907 Dress
A bit about our special guest artists...
Information about Silhouette Artist & Photographer:
 –  Master silhouette artist, Kerry Cook, will be snipping finely detailed silhouette portraits at the ball.  Kerry is one of only a handful of silhouette artists nationwide who still practice the art of real silhouette likenesses.  As seen on King 5 Evening Magazine, she has been doing silhouettes professionally for more than 40 years, and her silhouettes of children are well known around the Pacific Northwest.  She enjoys the challenge of creating specialty costume silhouettes, drawing inspiration from silhouettes’ heyday in the 1920’s and 30’s.  Over the years, Kerry has done silhouette likenesses at Victorian tea parties, Regency balls, and Camlann Medieval Faire and Steam events.  While most silhouettists today do a generic “formula” cut developed for use in theme parks, Kerry Cook’s silhouette likenesses carry on a tradition with roots going back to the Renaissance.  Silhouettes are the last living survival of Renaissance miniature portraits.  Kerry cuts freehand, directly from paper, without any preliminary drawing, tracing or projecting.  Each silhouette portrait takes just minutes to create.
Somewhere in Time, Unlimited
Requests the pleasure of your company at the
Black & White Ball
To be held at the ballroom in Magnolia
In the City of Seattle
On the afternoon of Saturday, the twentieth of February
At two o’clock – Until six o’clock
Four Course Dinner of
Beef and Chicken
Served at three o’clock
Please visit the artist’s website at: and be sure to check out the page of costume profiles!  You might even recognize someone you know.
Original, fancy-cut costume silhouettes: $40.  Frames: $15.  Cash only, please.
–  Jennifer Jones of Jenni B Photography is based in Auburn, WA  She has been studying photography since 2010 and has had a part-time photography business since 2012.  Jennifer has been interested in photography since childhood and always seems to be taking a picture of someone or something.  As she started getting more serious about photography, she found that her passion was portraits  She loves weddings, senior photos and newborns and is excited to be providing photography for SITU’s Black and White Ball!  Her work can be seen on Facebook under Jenni B Photography at: 
The charge for taking a photograph and a single 5×7″ is $10, payable to Jennifer at the ball.  Cash only, please.  Other packages will also be available, with details at the ball.
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