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NJ/NY Costumers' Guild Chapter
a member of the

International Costumers' Guild

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

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday July 15, 2017 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "Slide show of photos from the Madrid, Spain, costume museum, presented by Kathy Draves"
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting.

Upcoming Local Conventions:


Readercon 28 (literary, music)
To be held July 13-16, 2017
Quincy, MA

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea Party
To be held July 14, 2017
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St, NYC, NY

G-Anime (anime)
To be held July 15-16, 2017
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Fan World (media, anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, costuming)
To be held July 21-23, 2017
Niagra Falls, Both sides: United States and Canada over the Rainbow Bridge

Costume College (Facebook)
To be held July 27-31, 2017
Woodland Hills, CA

Pennsic War 46 (SCA Event)
To be held July 28 - August 13, 2017
Cooper's Lake Slippery Rock, PA

NJ Comic Book Show - Hasbrouck Heights (Comics)
To be held July 23, 2017
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ


Confluence 2017 (PARSEC organizers)
To be held August 4-6, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA

Otakuthon (anime)
To be held August 4-6, 2017
Montreal, QB, Canada

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

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

BronyCon (My Little Pony)
To be held August 11-13, 2017
Baltimore, MD

Boston Comic Con (Media, comics, Anime)
To be held August 11-13, 2017
Boston, MA

Otacon 2017 (anime)
To be held August 11-13, 2017
Washington, DC

Long Island Retro Gaming (gaming)
To be held August 12-13, 2017
Garden City, NY

Terrific Comic Con (comics, anime and SF Collectibles)
To be held August 18-20, 2017
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

Star Fleet International Conference 2017 (Star Trek)
To be held August 18-20, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Liberty City Anime Con (anime)
To be held August 18-20, 2017

Monster-Mania Con 38 (horror, media)
To be held August 18-20, 2017
Cherry Hill, NJ

Flame Con 2017 (adults, comics, art, entertainment, media, cosplay, costuming, gaming, LGBTQ)
To be held August 19-20, 2017
Brooklyn, NY

Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead, zombis)
To be held August 19-20, 2017
Boston, MA

a href="">Inbeon Con: Summer Edition (art, artists, illustration, cosplay, anime, comic art)
To be held August 26, 2017
Melville, NY

Vermont Comic Con (comics, artists, cosplay)
To be held August 26-27, 2017
Burlington, VT

J1-Con (anime, music)
To be held August 26-27, 2017
Philadelphia, PA


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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