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 September 20, 2014
Workshop: "Alternatives to Sewing"
Hyatt House
Parsippany/Whippany, NJ
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

RocCon! 2014 (Sci-Fi, comics, anime)
To be held September 19-21, 2014
Rochester, NY

CampAnime (anime, camp activities)
To be held September 19-21, 2014
Woodstock Valley, CT

Steampunk unLimited (steampunk train ride, food, music)
To be held September 26-28, 2014
Strasburg Railway
Strasburg, PA

New York Renaissance Faire
To be held August 2 - September 21, 2014
Tuxedo Park, NY

2014 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
To be held Sunday September 28, 2014 from 11:30 am to 6 pm.
Ft. Tyron Park NYC, NY
One day, $2 voluntary donation and the Cloister Museum is located there too!

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

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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