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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

2014-2015 Events of note!

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

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday January 24, 2015
Workshop: "Where to Find Historical Fabrics" by Marcy Huston
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting this meeting.
Kendall Park, NJ
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Smofcon 32 (convention running)
To be held December 5-7, 2014
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Derpy 2014 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held December 5-7, 2014
Morristown, NJ

Steel City Con 2015 (media, toys, comics)
To be held December 5-7, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

New York Comi & Sci-Fi Expo (one-day, comics, media, costuming, cosplay, gaming)
(New York ComicBook Marketplace)
(Facebook)
NYC, NY

KotoriCon (anime)
To be held January 9 - 10, 2015
Sewell, NJ

GAFilk 2015 (filk)
To be held January 9 - 11, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Arisia '15
To be held January 16-19, 2015
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston MA


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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