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


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

2018 Officers

President, Byron Connell
1st Vice President, Richard Fine
2nd Vice President, Kathryn Draves
Corresponding Secretary, Elaine Mami
Recording Secretary, Tina Connell
Treasurer, Abi Levinson

Upcoming Pup's Meeting!

Saturday March 17, 20178 Starting at 1:00 PM
Workshop: "TBD"
Kendall Park, NJ
Diane Kovalcin will be hosting this meeting.
Public Transport: Bus and call for pick up.

Upcoming Local Conventions:

March

Cardboard*Con 9 2018 (one-day cardboard costuming)
To be held March 3, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Philadelphia Comic Con (one day, comics)
To be held March 4, 2018
Essington, PA

HELIOsphere
To be held March 9-11, 2018
Tarrytown, NY

Monster-Mania Con 39 (horror, media)
To be held March 9-11, 2018
Cherry Hill, NJ

JoeLanta (G.I. Joe, Toys, costume contest, media and wrestling guests, diorama/figure contests)
To be held March (9)10-11, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead, zombis)
To be held March 10-11, 2018
London, UK

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held March 11, 2018
Clifton, NJ

Eyecon - One Tree Hill (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held March 16-18, 2018
Wilmington, NC

Dark Side of the Con II (adult, gothic, dark-alternative)
To be held March 16-18, 2018
Piscataway, NJ

Albany Comic-Con (comics, costume contest)
To be held March 18, 2018
Albany, NY

(Re)Generation Who (Doctor Who)
To be held March 23-25, 2018
Baltimore, MD

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held March 25, 2018
Wayne, NJ

Awesome Con (media, comics, anime, gaming)
To be held March 30-April 1, 2018
Washington DC

Anime Boston 2018 (anime)
To be held March 30-April 1, 2018
Boston, MA

April

Saratoga Comic Con (comics, media, cosplay, gaming)
To be held April 7-8, 2018
Saratoga, NY

Garden State Comic Fest (comics, artists, toys, cosplay)
To be held April 7-8, 2018
Atlantic City, NJ

MoCCAfest (anime, manga) ( Society of Illustrators)
To be held April 7-8, 2018
New York City, NY

NJ Comic Book Show - Clifton (Comics)
To be held April 8, 2018
Clifton, NJ

221B Con (Sherlock Holmes)
To be held April 13-15, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Steel City Con 2018 (media, toys, comics)
To be held April 13-15, 2018
Monroeville, PA

Tora-Con (anime, cosplay)
To be held April 14-15, 2018
Rochester, NY

Big Apple Con (comics, media)
To be held April 14-15, 2018
NYC, NY

JordanCon (Robert Jordon)
To be held April 20-22, 2018
Atlanta, GA

RavenCon 2018
To be held April 20-22, 2018
Williamsberg, VA

East Coast Comicon
To be held April 27-29, 2018
Meadowlands, NJ

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con (media, comics, cosplay, gaming)
To be held April 27-29, 2018
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA

Chiller Theater (media)
To be held April 27-29, 2018
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ

Boston Japanese Festival (one-day, Japanese Culture)
To be held April 29 2018
Boston, MA

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.

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