Dr Margaret Kennedy was not only a very gifted costumer, she had an
and analytical mind. She deserves credit as the first
person to tackle and figure out
classifying costume entries by their
experience level, into what is now a standard in
almost all of fandom, The
Division System. First used internationally at the Denver WorldCon
Peggy was also the first to attempt compiling all the different things that
into running a successful masquerade. Her book, The Kennedy Compendium,
information available to all and helped establish some standardization.
Peggy passed away in December 2000.