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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday August 27, 2016 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "Lens Hood: Photographer Aid - Costumer Style"
Special Activity: "CC 34 Historical Masquerade Video"
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Lunacon 2016:
Lunacon 2016 Costume Contest Award Winners (web format)
Lunacon 2016 Costume Contest Award Winners (doc format)
Lunacon 2016 Costume Contest Award Winners (pdf format)

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016
To be held July 15-17, 2016
London, UK

Shore Leave
To be held July 15-17, 2016
Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, MD

G-Anime (anime)
To be held July 16-17, 2016
Palais de Congres, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Costume College (Facebook)
To be held July 28-31, 2016
Woodland Hills, CA

Confluence 2016 (PARSEC organizers)
To be held July 29-31, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

Tatsu-Con 2016 (anime, gaming, steampunk theme)
To be held July 29-31, 2016
Buffalo, NY

Pennsic War 45 (SCA Event)
To be held July 29-August 14, 2016
Cooper's Lake Slippery Rock, P

RhodyCon (anime, cosplay, video games)
To be held July 30-31, 2016
Cranston, RI


Otakuthon (anime)
To be held August 5-7, 2016
Montreal, QB, Canada

Hunted Faire (haunt panels, makeup, sound effects, live performers)
To be held August 6-7, 2016
Hauppaugh, NY

New York Renaissance Faire
To be held Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day August 6 - October 2, 2016
Tuxedo Park, NY

Boston Comic Con (Media, comics, Anime)
To be held August 12-14, 2016
Boston, MA

Otacon 2016 (anime)
To be held August 12-14, 2016
Baltimore, MD

Monster-Mania Con 34 (horror, media)
To be held August 12-14, 2016
Cherry Hill, NJ

Star Fleet International Conference 2016 (Star Trek)
To be held August 12-14, 2016
Louisville, KY

Long Island Retro Gaming (gaming)
To be held August 13, 2016
Hauppauge NY

Upcoming Worldcon Info
"MidAmeriCon II" The 74rd World Science Fiction Convention
To be held August 17-21, 2016
Kansas City, MO

Liberty City Anime Con (anime)
To be held August August 19-21, 2016

Terrific Comic Con (comics, anime and SF Collectibles)
To be held August 19-21, 2016
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

Flame Con (adults, comics, art, entertainment, media, cosplay, costuming, gaming, LGBTQ)
To be held August 20-21, 2016
Brooklyn, NY

TempleCon 2016 (steampunk, gaming, more)
To be held August 25-28, 2016
Warwick, RI

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To be held August 26-28, 2016
Woodstock Valley, CT

CampAnime (anime, camp activities)
To be held August 26-28, 2016
Woodstock Valley, CT

Fan World (media, anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, costuming)
To be held August 26-28, 2016
Niagra Falls, Both sides: United States and Canada over the Rainbow Bridge

International Discworld Convention (Discworld)
To be held August 26-29, 2016
Warwick, UK

Inbeon Con: Summer Edition (art, artists, illustration, comic art)>
To be held August 27, 2016
Rockville Centre, NY

Vermont Comic Con (comics, artists, cosplay)
To be held August 27-28, 2016
Wilmington, NC


Toni Lay June 20, 1950 - August 28, 2015 RIP
(Memories of Toni Lay)

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.

All content copyright © 2003-2016 and beyond by The New Jersey/New York Costumers' Guild, except where noted. All rights reserved. For questions concerning this web site, please contact us.

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