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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild


Official August Meeting Agenda
Official August Meeting Agenda (doc format)

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday October 17, 2015 Starting at 1:00 PM
Hyatt House White Plains.
It's just off of I-287 a couple
of miles from the "Escher Hilton"
Byron & Tina will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Train or Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

New York Renaissance Faire
To be held August 1 - September 27, 2015
Tuxedo Park, NY

LI-Con 2 (I-Con news)
To be held August 14-16, 2015
Ronkonkoma, NY

ComiCONN (comics, anime and SF Collectibles)
To be held August 14-16, 2015
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

Intervention (digital media, comics, blogs, video/podcasts makers, gaming)
To be held August 14-16, 2015
Rockville, MD

North American Discworld Convention 2015
Facebook Page
ANNOUNCEMENT - NADC will be part of the Worldcon Sasquan
To be held August 19-23, 2015
Spokane, WA

"Sasquan" The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention 2015
To be held August 19-23, 2015
Spokane, WA

Star Fleet International Conference 2015 (Star Trek)
To be held August 22-23, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

The Knight Train Renaissance Fair
To be held July 9-12, 2015
St, Phillipsburg, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held August 23, 2015
Wayne, NJ

In-CON-Ceivable 2015 (comics, gaming, media, costuming, comedy)
To be held August 28-30, 2015
Northampton, MA

Long Island Retro Gaming (gaming)
To be held August 29, 2015
Hauppauge NY

DragonCon (multi-Genre, costuming)
To be held September 4 - 7, 2015
Atlanta, GA


Marty Gear 1939-June 18, 2013 RIP
(Memories of Marty Gear)

See the Events page for more upcoming exhibits and conventions. We are constantly updating!

Click "Memories" for our pictures of past events!
Click "Exhibits" for our pictures from museum and other exhibits!

and for something completely silly:

Lisa Ashton: The 12 Steps of Costuming


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New Jersey/New York Costumers' Guild is a non-profit amateur group specializing in the educational and social nature of all aspects of costuming. Historically, we were the third costume guild to form part of the International Costumers' Guild, Inc., founded in 1985. We hold bimonthly meetings which include business, socializing, and (usually) some sort of workshop.

Our members' interests include science ficton, fantasy, media, anime, and historical costumes. Some of our members also explore related arts, including millinery, embroidery, quilting, and more. Many of our members attend conventions, including Costume-Cons and World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons).

Our membership also includes technicians whose interests cover the running and support of Masquerades (theatrical costume competitions) at science fiction conventions in areas such as lighting, sound, stage management, makeup, backstage support, photography, and videography. We welcome new members!

The NJ/NY Costumers' Guild is affectionately nicknamed the Sick Pups, or (more formally) "The Sick Pups of Greater Monmouth County". While most of our members come from New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut, we have members from as far south as Georgia and as far west as Colorado. We interpret "Greater Monmouth Country" loosely and have members from all over the United States. Our mascot is Spaz (above left), the original Sick Pup.

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