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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

Official November Meeting Agenda
Official November Meeting Agenda (doc format)
Official November Meeting Agenda (pdf format)

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday November 3, 2018 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "Comparing Costumes in Merlin with Real Medieval Dress"
led by Diane Kovalcin

Hyatt House
194 Park Avenue
Morristown, NJ
Byron and Tina will be hosting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:


World Fantasy Con 2018 (literary)
To be held November 1-4, 2018
Baltimore, MD

Metatopia 2018 (game design & pub)
To be held November 1-4, 2018
Morristown, NJ

Rhode Island Comic Con (media, comics, anime, gaming, costuming, cosplay)
To be held November 2-4, 2018
Providence, RI

Nekocon 21 (anime)
To be held November 2-4, 2018
Hampton, VA

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held November 3, 2018
Bordentown, NJ

FaerieCon East 2018
To be held November 9-10, 2018
Hunt Valley Grand Wyndham, Hunt Valley, MD

Derpy 2018 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held November 9-11, 2018
Morristown, NJ

Animaine (anime)
To be held November 9-11, 2018
South Portland, ME

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held November 11, 2018
Clifton, NJ

ENDED: RuffleCon (Alternative Fashions, classes, cosplay)
To be held ??
New Haven, CT

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held November 15-18, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Philcon 2018
To be held November 16-18, 2018
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

CANCELLED FOR 2018- 2019: SFContario 9
To be held November 16-18, 2018
Toronto, ON, Canada

L. I. Geek (Dr. Who)
To be held November 17-18, 2017
Hauppauge, Long Island, NY

CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR: Long Island's Doctor Who Convention (Dr. Who)
To be held November ??
Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY

ChessieCon 2016 (by TSFS of DarkoverCon)
To be held November 23-25, 2018
Baltimore, MD

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held November 25, 2018
Old Bridge, NJ

AtomaCon (media arts: makup/props/costuming/film/etc, science, literature, gaming, media)
To be held November 30-December 2, 2018
North Charleston, SC

Smofcon 36 (convention running)
To be held November 30 -December 2, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA


Wintercon: New York Comic & Sci-Fi Expo (one-day, comics, media, costuming, cosplay, gaming)
(New York ComicBook Marketplace)
To be held December 1-2, 2018
Jamaica, NY

Steel City Con 2018 (media, toys, comics)
To be held December 7-9, 2018
Monroeville, PA

Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead, zombis)
To be held December 8-9, 2018
Edison, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held December 9, 2018
Clifton, NJ


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!

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)

"MidAmeriCon II" The 74rd World Science Fiction Convention
Kansas City, MO
Masquerade Results (pdf)

Costume-Con 34
"The Wonder of Nature"
Check link for post-con updates
Madison, WI

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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