Spaz - The Sick Pups icon New Jersey New York Costumers Guild - The Sick Pups a costume guild

NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday December 2, 2017 Starting at 1:00 PM
ELECTIONS Will Be Held!!
Workshop: "TBD"
Hyatt House White Plains West Harrison, NY.
Byron and Tina will be hosting.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

October

Another Anime Convention (anime)
To be held October 13-15, 2017
Manchester, NH

Eyecon - One Tree Hill (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held October 13-15, 2017
Wilmington, NC

HallowRead (literary, horror, paranormal/urban Fantasy, steampunk)
To be held October 20-21, 2017
Havre de Grace, MD

Official Once Upon a Time (Creation Con)
To be held October 20-22, 2017
Whippany, NJ

Boston Super Megafest (media, comics, music)
To be held October 21-22, 2017
Framingham, MA

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

Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead, zombis)
To be held October 27-29, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Chillertheater (media)
To be held October 27-29, 2017
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ

November

Philcon 2016
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

September

DragonCon (multi-Genre, costuming)
To be held September 1 - 4, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Tons of Costuming!

New York Renaissance Faire
To be held Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day August 5 - October 1, 2017
Tuxedo Park, NY

CampAnime (anime, camp activities)
To be held September 8-10, 2017
Woodstock Valley, CT

PotterVerse (Harry Potter)
To be held September 8-10, 2017
Baltimore, MD

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

RocCon! 2017 (Star Trek guests, media, Sci-Fi, comics, anime)
To be held September 15-17, 2017
Rochester, NY

Heroes & Villains (media, comics)
To be held September 16-17, 2017
Secaucus, NJ

RocCon! 2017 (Star Trek guests, media, Sci-Fi, comics, anime)
To be held September 15-17, 2017
Rochester, NY

Lakewood Renaissance Fair
To be held September 16-17, 2017
West Orange, NJ

Supernatural Official Convention (Creation Con)
To be held September 22-24, 2017
Secaucus, NJ

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held September 24, 2017
Wayne, NJ

The Continuing Voyage Convention (Creation Con)
To be held September 29 - October 1, 2017
Parsippany, NJ

Monster-Mania Con 38 (horror, media)
To be held September 29 - October 1, 2017
Hunt Valley, MD

Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead, zombis)
To be held September 30 - October 1, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

2017 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
To be held Sunday October 1, 2017 from 11:30 am to 6 pm.
Ft. Tyron Park NYC, NY
One day, $2 voluntary donation and the Cloister Museum is located there too!

New York City Comic Con
To be held October 5-8, 2017
Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC

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

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.

All content copyright © 2003-2017 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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