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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday March 12, 2016 Starting at 1:00 PM
Don't forget: Yearly Dues!
Workshop: "Peyote Beaded Bracelet"
Supply Fee: $5
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

To be held February 12-14, 2016
Timonium, MD

Katsucon 2016 (anime, cosplay)
To be held February 12-14, 2016
National Harbor, MD

Ponycon NYC (My Little Pony)
To be held February 12-15, 2016
Brooklyn, NYC

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held February 14, 2016
Clifton, NJ

Dreamation 2016 (Gaming, LARP)
To be held February 18-21, 2016
Morristown, NJ

Total Confusion 30 (gaming, minitures, costuming welcomed)
To be held February 18-21, 2016
Mansfield, MA

Wicked Faire (Adultish +16yrs, Renfair, music)
To be held February 19-21, 2016
Princeton, NJ

Boskone 53 (literary, gaming, art, filk)
To be held February 19-21, 2016
Boston, MA

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held February 20, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL

AnachroCon 2016 (steampunk)
To be held February 26-28, 2016
Atlanta, GA


Toni Lay June 20, 1950 - August 28, 2015 RIP
(Memories of Toni Lay)

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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