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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 December 5, 2015 Starting at 1:00 PM
Don't forget: Yearly Dues!
Workshop: "Potentially: Peyote Beaded Bracelet"
Supply Fee: $$ or bring:?? (check back for details)
Whippany, NJ
Byron and Tina will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus or New Jersey Transit train to Morristown station
and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Long Island's Doctor Who Convention (Dr. Who)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY

AtomaCon (media arts: makup/props/costuming/film/etc, science, literature, gaming, media)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
North Charleston, SC

Animaine (anime)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
South Portland, ME

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Doctor Who Festival (Doctor Who) Doctor Who (Official Events!)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
ExCel London, UK

Philcon 2015
To be held November 20-22, 2015
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

SFContario 6
To be held November 20-22, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada

Boston Super Megafest (media, comics, music)
To be held November 21-22, 2015
Framingham, MA

Doctor Who Festival (Doctor Who) Doctor Who (Official Events!)
To be held November 21-22, 2015
Sidney, Australia

NJ Comic Book Show - Hasbrouck Heights (Comics)
To be held November 22, 2015
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

ChessieCon 2015 (by TSFS of DarkoverCon)
To be held November 27-29, 2015
Timonium, Maryland

Steel City Con 2015 (media, toys, comics)
To be held December 4-6, 2015
Monroeville, PA

Smofcon 33 (convention running)
To be held December 4-6, 2015
Fort Worth, TX

Derpy 2015 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held December 4-6, 2015
Morristown, NJ

Wintercon: New York Comic & Sci-Fi Expo (one-day, comics, media, costuming, cosplay, gaming)
(New York ComicBook Marketplace)
To be held December 5-6, 2015
Jamaica, NY

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.

All content copyright © 2003-2015 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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