The Sick Pups New Jersey New York Costumers Guild - The Sick Pups

NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

2014 Events of note!

Official September Meeting Agenda
Official September Meeting Agenda (doc format)

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday November 15, 2014
Workshop: "Fabric Folding Origami"
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting.
Kendall Park, NJ
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Monster-Mania Con 29 (horror, media)
To be held October 3-5, 2014
Hunt Valley, MD

Anime USA (anime)
To be held October 3-5, 2014
Washington, DC

NYC Comic Con
To be held October 9-12, 2014
Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC

Capclave 2014
To be held October 10-12, 2014
Gaithersburg, Maryland

International Steampunk City
To be held October 11-12, 2014
Morristown, NJ

Anachronism NYC/Goblin Market (one-day Steampunk, performers)
To be held October 14, 2014
225 East Houston St, NYC, NY

Another Anime Convention (anime)
To be held 17-19, 2014
Manchester, NH

Chillertheater
To be held October 24-26, 2014
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J.

Eyecon - Vampire Diaries (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held October 31 - November 2, 2014
Atlanta, GA

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held October 31 - November 2, 2014
Atlanta, GA

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held November 1, 2014
Bordentown, NJ


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 group 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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