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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

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

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Note Change of Address!!!
Saturday March 4, 2017 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "How to wrap a sari workshop"
Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Latham
400 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY.
Directions:  Web  Doc  PDF

Debi Chowdhury will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: intercity bus and Amtrak and call for pick up.
The hotel phone number is (518) 783-6161. Ask for Ms. Chowdhury’s room.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

GAFilk 2017 (filk)
To be held January 6-8, 2017
Atlanta, GA

KotoriCon (anime)
To be held January 6-7, 2017
Sewell, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Hasbrouck Heights (Comics)
To be held January 8, 2017
Clifton, NJ

Arisia 2017
To be held January 13-16, 2017
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston MA

MarsCon 2017 (Virginia)
To be held January 13-15, 2017
Williamsburg, VA

Philadelphia Comic Con (one day, comics)
To be held January 15, 2017
Essington, PA

G-Anime (anime)
To be held January 20-22, 2017
Palais de Congres, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Setsucon (anime)
To be held January 21-22, 2017
Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center, State College, PA

NJ Comic Book Show - Hasbrouck Heights (Comics)
To be January 22, 2017
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Ponycon NJ (My Little Pony)
To be held January 27-29, 2017
Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch, NJ


Glimmerdark (Adultish +16yrs, rogue reverse-faeries, gaming)
To be held February 3-5, 2017
Princeton, NJ

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held February 11, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held February 12, 2017
Clifton, NJ

Dreamation 2017 (Gaming, LARP)
To be held February 16-19, 2017
Morristown, NJ

Boskone 54 (literary, gaming, art, filk)
To be held February 17-19, 2017
Boston, MA

Katsucon 2017 (anime, cosplay)
To be held February 17-19, 2017
National Harbor, MD

To be held February 17-19, 2017
Timonium, MD

Total Confusion 31 (gaming, minitures, costuming welcomed)
To be held February 23-26, 2017
Marlborough, MA

AnachroCon 2017 (steampunk)
To be held February 24-26, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Jaycon 7 (anime, cosplay)
To be held February 25-26, 2017
Elizabethtown, PA

NJ Comic Book Show - Hasbrouck Heights (Comics)
To be held February 26, 2017
Old Bridge, NJ


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!

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)

"MidAmeriCon II" The 74rd World Science Fiction Convention
Kansas City, MO
Masquerade Results (pdf)

Costume-Con 34
"The Wonder of Nature"
Check link for post-con updates
Madison, WI

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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