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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

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

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday July 15, 2017 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "TBD"
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting.

Upcoming Local Conventions:


Watch City Festival
To be held May 13, 2017
Waltham, MA

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held May 14, 2017
Clifton, NJ

MISTI-Con (Harry Potter)
To be held May 18-22, 2017
The Margate on Winnipesaukee
76 Lake Street in Laconia, NH 03246

Flower City Comic Con (comics, media, anime, cosplay, gaming)
To be held May 20-21, 2017
Rochester, NY

Clovercon (one day, anime)
To be held May 21, 2017
Bridgewater, NJ

Anime North
To be held May 26-28, 2017
Toronto, Canada
Anime North is an ICG International Convention!

Balticon 51
To be held May 26-28, 2017
Renaissance Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

New Jersey Renaissance Fair
To be held May 27-28, June 2-4, 10-11, 2017
Bordentown, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Hasbrouck Heights (Comics)
To be held May 28, 2017
Clifton, NJ

World Science Festival (science)
To be held May 30 - June 4, 2017
New York City, NY


Wizard World: Philadelphia Comic Con (media, comics, anime, gaming)
To be held June 1-4, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Bookcon (literary, authors, all kinds of genres)
To be held June 3-4, 2017

Albany Comic-Con (comics, costume contest)
To be held June 4, 2017
Albany, NY

AnimeNext (anime)
To be held June 9-11, 2017
Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Sci-Fi in the Valley Con
To be held June 9-11, 2017
Altoona, PA

Steampunk in the Catskills (steampunk event)
To be held June 9-11, 2017
Blackthorne Resort
East Durham, NY

Steel City Con 2017 (media, toys, comics)
To be held June 9-11, 2017
Monroeville, PA

LaffCon2 ( R.A. Lafferty)
To be held June 10, 2017
Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ

ComicConn (comics, media, cosplay, anime)
To be held June 10-11, 2017
Mashantucket, CT 08854

Maryland Faerie Festival (Faerie)
To be held June 10-11, 2017
Camp Ramblewood Darlington, MD

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held June 11, 2017
Clifton, NJ

Museum Mile Festival
To be held June 13, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm
Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street, NYC NY

Awesome Con (media, comics, anime, gaming)
To be held June 16-18, 2017
Washington DC

Anime Mid-Atlantic 17 (anime)
To be held June 16-18, 2017
Chesapeake, VA

Anime Tosho-con (anime)
To be held June 17, 2017
East Orange, NJ

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire (renfair) (Facebook)
To be held on June 17-18, 24-25, July 1-2, 2017
Warsaw Park, Ansonia, CT

PortConMaine 2017
To be held June 22-25, 2017
South Portland, ME

NEFilk 27: Contata 8 (filk, music)
To be held June 23-25, 2017
Morristown, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held June 25, 2017
Wayne, 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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