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International Costumers' Guild

2015 Events of note!

Official March Meeting Agenda
Official March Meeting Agenda (doc format)

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday June 13, 2015
Workshop: "TBD"
Elections will be held!
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Costume-Con 33
"Buccaneers Belles & Bootleggers"
To be held May 15-18, 2015
Charleston, SC
Great costume convention, Y'all!

Sci-Fi in the Valley Con
To be held May 15-17, 2015
Altoona, PA

AC*BC - Atlantic City Boardwalk Con with Stan Lee and Kevin Smith
(comics, media, cosplay, Miss Cosplay contest, workshops, Geek things)

To be held May 14-17, 2015
Atlantic City, NJ

Steampunk World's Fair
(Steampunk Empire - a site to find other events everywhere and people!)
To be held May 15-17, 2015
Radisson of Piscataway, Piscataway, NJ

Clovercon (one day, anime)
To be held May 17, 2015
Bridgewater, NJ

MISTI-Con (Harry Potter)
To be held May 21-25, 2015
Laconia, NH 03246

Anime North
To be held May 22-24, 2015
Toronto, Canada
Anime North is an ICG International Convention!

Timegate (Dr. Who and Stargate etc)
To be held May 22-24, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Balticon 49
To be held May 22-25, 2015
Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
Baltimore, MD

New Jersey Renaissance Fair
To be held May 23-24, 30-31 and June 6-7, 2015
Bordentown, NJ

Awesome Con (media, comics, anime, gaming)
To be held May 29-31, 2015
Washington DC

J1-Con (one day, anime, music
To be held May 31, 2015
Philadelphia, PA


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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