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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)
Official November Meeting Agenda (pdf format)

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday January 25, 2020 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "What Workshops would you like?"

Kendall Park, NJ
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting.

Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:


World Fantasy Con 2019 (literary)
To be held October 31-November 3, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Rhode Island Comic Con (media, comics, anime, gaming, costuming, cosplay)
To be held November 1-3, 2019
Providence, RI

Nekocon 21 (anime)
To be held November 1-3, 2019
Hampton, VA

FaerieCon East 2019
To be held November 1-3, 2019
Hunt Valley Grand Wyndham, Hunt Valley, MD

<Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held November 2, 2019
Bordentown, NJ

Metatopia 2019 (game design & pub)
To be held November 7-10, 2019
Morristown, NJ

Animaine (anime)
To be held November 8-10, 2019
South Portland, ME

Philcon 2019
To be held November 8-10, 2018
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held November 10, 2019
Clifton, NJ

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held November 15-17, 2019
Atlanta, GA

AtomaCon (media arts: makup/props/costuming/film/etc, science, literature, gaming, media)
To be held November 22-24, 2019
North Charleston, SC

NJ Comic Book Show - Wayne (Comics)
To be held November 27, 2019
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ


NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held December 1, 2019
Old Bridge, NJ

Smofcon 37 (convention running)
To be held December 6-8, 2019
Albuqueruqe , NM

Steel City Con 2019 (media, toys, comics)
To be held December 6-8, 2019
Monroeville, PA

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held December 20, 2019
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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