Officer Profiles

Philip Gust - President (Silicon Web Costumers' Guild) is editor of The Virtual Costumer, Silicon Web Costumers' Guild's costuming magazine. He enjoys sci-fi and fantasy costuming, and is interested in props, special effects, and prosthetic makeup. He also costumes in historical periods, including Regency, Victorian, and early 20th C. He is a beginning sewer with a fatal attraction to "difficult" fabrics. Phil teaches classes and writes articles on costuming, and participates in regional, national, and international masquerades in the Open Division. He has been a masquerade co-director, and a presentation and workmanship judge at regional and international competitions.


Rae Bradbury Enslin - Vice President (New Jersey / New York Costumers Guild) is a self-taught Master-level costumer who has built a large body of work – drawing from historical, mythological, media, and fantasy themes. Some of these costumes are reproductions of specific characters, but most are her own design. Since 1989 she has competed and taken awards at numerous events and conventions, including the elite masquerades at the World Science Fiction convention and Costume-Con. She has costumed professionally for comic book and electronic games companies, and also creates cameo jewelry available through her Keepsakes website.


Jeanine Swick - Treasurer (Silicon Web Costumers' Guild) is ICG Treasurer and former SiW Secretary. Her grandmothers and mother taught her to make clothes for dolls and school at an early age. In Home-Ec, she made 3 piece suits while others figured out 3 piece patterns. She costumed in high school for theater, and later for her own teens. Her work is "period inspired" rather than historically accurate, incorporating her own creativity. She sells at regional renfaires, cons, SCA, and belly dance events. Visit Designs by J.


Tonya Adolfson - Corresponding Secretary (Gem State Costumers) has been costuming since 1988 and has done costumes for stage and screen as well as private collectors, charities, schools, and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the International Costumer’s Guild and is president of her local branch, the Gem State Costumers. She’s done over 500 appearances nationwide to teach costuming, and been honored to serve on panels alongside the Pettingers and Dana McDermott. She’s well-versed in everything from wigs to shoes to packable props. Her how-to costuming book, Surviving Your Own Creativity, released in March of 2014. Visit Tangled Webs Online


Kathe Gust - Recording Secretary (Silicon Web Costumers' Guild) Kathe Gust is the "Web Diva" of Silicon Web Costumers' Guild. She enjoys clothing for many historical periods, and various sci-fi and fantasy genre. She has been sewing since childhood, and began theatrical costuming for a university class. When the "Lord of the Rings" movies came out, she decided to turn her husband Philip into King Theoden, and herself into Eowyn, Arwen, Bilbo, and even Gamling. Kathe teaches classes and writes articles on costuming, and participates in regional, national, and international masquerades in the Open Division. He has been a masquerade co-director, and a presentation and workmanship judge at regional and international competitions. Visit her website to see current and past costuming projects.


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