Spaz - The Sick Pups icon New Jersey New York Costumers Guild - The Sick Pups a costume guild

NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday April 9, 2016 Starting at 1:00 PM
Don't forget: Yearly Dues!
Workshop: "Smocking Techniques"
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Lunacon 2016:
Lunacon 2016 Costume Contest Award Winners (web format)
Lunacon 2016 Costume Contest Award Winners (doc format)
Lunacon 2016 Costume Contest Award Winners (pdf format)

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Zenkaikon 2016
Heidi Hooper Artist GOH
To be held April 1-3, 2016
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

221B Con (Sherlock Holmes)
To be held April 1-3, 2016
Atlanta, GA

MoCCAfest (anime, manga) ( Society of Illustrators)
To be held April 2-3, 2016
NYC, NY

L.I. Geek (media, TV, movies, cosplay, costume, gaming)
To be held April 2-3, 2016
Holtsville, NY

Boston Super Megafest (media, comics, music)
To be held April 8-10, 2016
Marlborough, MA

Jaycon 6 (anime, cosplay)
To be held April 9-10, 2016
Elizabethtown, PA

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held April 10, 2016
Clifton, NJ

Steel City Con 2016 (media, toys, comics)
To be held April 15-17, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

Treklanta (Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Babylon 5)
To be held April 15-17, 2016
Tucker, GA

New York City: The Doctors (Doctor Who)
To be held April 16, 2016
NYC, NY

East Coast Comicon
To be held April 16-17, 2016
Meadowlands, NJ

JordanCon (Robert Jordon)
DeepSouthCon 54 (literary)
To be held April 22-24, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Chiller Theater (media)
To be held April 22-24, 2016
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ

Tora-Con (anime, cosplay)
To be held April 23-24, 2016
Rochester, NY

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con (media, comics, cosplay, gaming)
To be held April 23-24, 2016
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA

Flower City Comic Con (comics, media, anime, cosplay, gaming)
To be held April 23-24, 2016
Rochester, NY

ChaseCon Expo (media, cosplay, gaming)
To be held April 23-24, 2016
Saratoga, NY

Castle Point Anime Convention (anime)
To be held April 23-24, 2016
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

Boston Japanese Festival (one-day, Japanese Culture)
To be held April 24, 2016
Boston, MA

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held April 24, 2016
Wayne, NJ

RavenCon 2016
To be held April 29 - May 1, 2016
Williamsberg, VA

Ad Astra 2016
To be held April 29 - May 1, 2016
Toronto, ON

Eastern Shore Fan Con (one day, anime, comics, cosplay, video games) Facebook
To be held April 30, 2016
Princess Anne, MD

Quinni-Con (anime)
April 30 - May 1, 2016
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Shikacon (Anime)
April 30 - May 1, 2016
Bristol, VA

Undiscovered Con (comics, media, cosplay, anime)
To be held April 30 - May 1, 2016
White Plains, NY

More...


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.

All content copyright © 2003-2016 and beyond by The New Jersey/New York Costumers' Guild, except where noted. All rights reserved. For questions concerning this web site, please contact us.


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