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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

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

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday December 2, 2017 Starting at 1:00 PM
ELECTIONS Will Be Held!!
Workshop: "Making a Steampunk Teacup Holster"
(idea sent from Elaine Mami)
Hyatt House White Plains West Harrison, NY.
Byron and Tina will be hosting.

Upcoming Local Conventions:


Philcon 2017
To be held November 10-12, 2017
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

Long Island's Doctor Who Convention (Dr. Who)
To be held November 10-12, 2017
Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY

Derpy 2017 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held November 17-19, 2017
Morristown, NJ

AtomaCon (media arts: makup/props/costuming/film/etc, science, literature, gaming, media)
To be held November 17-19, 2017
North Charleston, SC

SFContario 8
To be held November 17-19, 2017
Toronto, ON, Canada

ChessieCon 2016 (by TSFS of DarkoverCon)
To be held November 24-26, 2017
Baltimore, MD


Smofcon 35 (convention running)
To be held December 1-3, 2017
Boston, MA

Wintercon: New York Comic & Sci-Fi Expo (one-day, comics, media, costuming, cosplay, gaming)
(New York ComicBook Marketplace)
To be held December 1-3, 2017
Jamaica, NY

Anime USA (anime)
To be held December 8-10, 2017
Washington, DC

Steel City Con 2017 (media, toys, comics)
To be held December 8-10, 2017
Monroeville, PA

Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead, zombis)
To be held December 9-10, 2017
Edison, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held December 10, 2017
Clifton, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held December 17, 2017
Wayne, NJ

Recent Worldcon 2017:
"Worldcon 75" The 77rd World Science Fiction Convention
To be held August 9-13, 2017
Messukesjus, Helsinki, Finland


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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