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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild


Official November Meeting Agenda
Official November Meeting Agenda (doc format)

Officers for 2017:
Prez: Byron Connell
President of Vice: Kathy Draves
Corresponding Secretary: Elaine Mami
Recording Secretary: Tina Connell
Dragon: Marcy Huston

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday December 3, 2016 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "Round-robin discussion of masquerade jobs."
Embassy Suites, Parsippany, NJ
Byron & Tina will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

Metatopia 2016 (game design & pub)
To be held November 3-6, 2016
Morristown, NJ

Salute to "Supernatural" (Creation Convention)
To be held November 4-6, 2016
Whippany, NJ

FaerieCon East 2016
To be held November 4-6, 2016
Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held November 4-6, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Nekocon 19 (anime)
To be held November 4-6, 2016
Hampton Roads, VA

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held November 5, 2016
Bordentown, NJ

Philadelphia Comic Con (one day, comics)
To be held November 6, 2016
Essington, PA

Nerdacon (anime, gaming, LARP, Costuming)
To be held November 11-12, 2016
Columbus, GA

Northeast Trek Con (Star Trek)
To be held November 11-13, 2016
Albany, NY

Animaine (anime)
To be held November 11-13, 2016
South Portland, ME

Long Island's Doctor Who Convention (Dr. Who)
To be held November 11-13, 2016
Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY

Rhode Island Comic Con (media, comics, anime, gaming, costuming, cosplay)
To be held November 11-13, 2016
Providence, RI

SFContario 7
To be held November 18-19, 2016
Toronto, ON, Canada

Philcon 2016
To be held November 18-20, 2016
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

AtomaCon (media arts: makup/props/costuming/film/etc, science, literature, gaming, media)
To be held November 18-20, 2016
North Charleston, SC

Derpy 2016 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held November 18-20, 2016
Morristown, NJ

ChessieCon 2016 (by TSFS of DarkoverCon)
To be held November 25-27, 2016
Timonium, MD

More...


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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