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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

2015 Events of note!

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

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday March 21, 2015
Workshop: "How to Wear a Sari" by Debi Chowdhury
Albany, NY
Lin Daniel/Debi Chowdhury will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Animaia 2015 (anime, cosplay)
To be held March 7, 2015
Manalapan, NJ

Cardboard*Con 2015 (one-day cardboard costuming)
To be held March 7, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Genericon XXVII Facebook
To be held March 13-15, 2015
Troy, NY

Monster-Mania Con 30 (horror, media)
To be held March 13-15, 2015
Cherry Hill, NJ

A-Lot-A-Con (anime, cosplay, gaming)
To be held March 21-22, 2015
Oneonta, NY

Zenkaikon 2015
To be held March 27-29, 2015
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

(Re)Generation Who (Doctor Who)
To be held March 27-29, 2015
Cockeysville, MD

CANCELLED 2015:Conference on Middle Earth 2015 (Literary, Tolkien and his writings)
To be held March 28-29, 2015
Albany, NY

Castle Point Anime Convention (one day anime)
To be held March 29, 2015 Albany, 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.

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