Novi, MI

Runway Fashion Shows


Runway Knock Offs

with Jim Suzio

Films, magazines, newspapers, television, fashion/style trendsetters are everywhere. We gaze in awe at the gowns on the red carpet, knowing an Edith Head, a Givenchy, an Oleg Cassini or a Carolina Herrera original would be far from our reach. Yet, if you sew, the look is just a thread away. From the elegant look of Susan Sarandon in "Feud:Bette and Joan" (as Bette Davis in "All About Eve") to Lily James' "bohemian style" (in "Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again"), to classics like Audrey and Jackie, join us as Jim Suzio features his recreations of these and several other iconic looks on the fashion runway. As Jim would say, "Don't just follow fashion, create it!"

Thursday at NOON on the Expo Stage | FREE with general admission ticket

It’s Not About Covering Your Body, It’s About Flattering Your Figure!
Cynthia Guffey
Enjoy a style show of loose-fitting garments showing the dramatic difference between those that are simply large enough to cover, and those that fit well. The ease of wearing clothes cut for a more casual, unconstructed look isn’t about size – it’s about fitting key areas to achieve your most flattering silhouette, which creates the most comfortable wearing, too. See how Cynthia works with color to capitalize on the look, creating lively, fashion-forward looks with patterns that are easy to fit and truly wonderful to wear.

Thursday at 4:00 on the Expo Stage | FREE with general admission ticket




Fashion Show: Creative Embellishing

with Angela Wolf

This show will feature embellished stylish garments with embroidery, quilting, and hand dyed fabrics. Angela Wolf has used her techniques to embroider jeans, jackets, sheer sleeves, knit tops and even wedding gowns. Her goal is to inspire you to take any basic pattern and completely transform it by embellishing.

Friday at NOON on the Expo Stage | FREE with general admission ticket




Inspired! A Runway Fashion Show
with Joe Vecchiarelli, Nick Coman and Kentaro Kameyama, winner of Project Runway's Season 16
Swoon over dazzling gowns from the Hollywood stage, avante garde garments from reality television and bridal gowns that make you want to marry all over again. Joe and Nick bring over-the-top evening wear to the runway with gowns from Dancing with the Stars and an unbelievable showcase of bridal couture. And there’s more! Right in the middle of all that beauty and glamour will be Kentaro's unique, modern and elegant garments floating down the runway.

Saturday at NOON in the Crystal Ballroom | Purchase Tickets at the Expo: $25 General Ticket; $45 VIP Ticket

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Epic Cosplay Costumes Fashion Show
Kristie Good
Meet award winning artist Kristie Good (aka Karmada), author of Epic Cosplay Costumes, the ultimate guide to making and sewing your own costume designs. Meet her Saturday at the Expo, when she signs her book 2:30-3:00 in The Book Nook and commentates the Cosplay Costume Fashion Runway Show at 3:45. She’ll share insider tips for creating your own designs, from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam, and answer questions from the audience. 

Saturday at 3:45 on the Expo Stage | FREE with general admission ticket

Wear Your Cosplay: If you’re a maker, wear your own Cosplay design and get FREE General Admission to the Expo on Saturday. Whether you’re a hero, heroine, villain or side-kick, come strut your stuff, have your picture taken with Kristie and enjoy a bit of Cosplay fun. You might even get a chance to walk the runway during the fashion show! A selection of Kristie's cosplay costumes will also be on display throughout the Expo.

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