Karen Schnaubelt's ability to manage large groups of people for masquerades, while never sacrificing
the quality of any individual piece, has won her many awards at all levels of competition.
It is this skill that she brought to the costuming community at large. She took the dream
of more costume programming for fans and gathered enough people to found Costume-Con. A con
needs an organization, so she started the Fantasy Costumers Guild, which after many years
and convolutions, became the ICG.
She also took many costumers' file cards, note sheets,
and phone books full of good costume resources, and along with programmer friends and family
created The Whole Costumers Catalog.