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International Costumers’ Guild, Inc.

A U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization

The ICG is an affiliation of hobbyist and professional costumers, dedicated to the promotion and education of costuming as an art form in all its aspects.

The September-October 2022 issue of the International Costumer newsletter is available

The September-October 2022 issue of the ICG’s “International Costumer” newsletter is available, featuring reports from several chapters, the Marty Gear Fund, the ICG Archives, Costume-Con 39, and a book review. Members will receive an announcement by email including the download password.

Jennifer “Radar” Wylie, Emmanu-el “Manu” Hénault Received 2022 Costume-Con Founders Awards

The Costume-Con Founder’s Award was instituted in 2005 by Karen Schnaubelt, Costume-Con’s founding chairperson and service mark holder, to award individuals who perform ex-traordinary overall...

Leslie L. Johnston Receives 2022 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award

Leslie L. Johnston was presented the 2022 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award by ICG President Kevin Roche on April 2, 2022 at Costume-Con 40.

Betsy R. Marks Receives 2022 ICG President’s Award

ICG President Kevin Roche presented Betsy R. Marks with a  2022 ICG President’s Award during the Costume-Con 40 for her work restoring the Costume-Con archive.

photo of Marty Gear by Stephen Lesnik

Marty Gear Fund Grants Available

Do you have an idea for a project or activity that advances the art and science of costuming and benefits the costuming community as a whole or a local costuming community? Then apply for a grant...
Recent Stories
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Group Photo

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Group Photo

This portrait by Steward Hartman was taken at Costume-Con 36 following the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. It includes 2018 recipient Elaine Mami, and the past LAA recipients who helped present the award that evening.

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    Philip Gust Receives Marty Gear Fund Grant

    The Marty Gear Fund approved Philip Gust’s application on behalf of the Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild (SiW) to support development of a webinar series drawing on the expertise of presenters located anywhere in the world, who will provide talks, workshops, tours, and how-to demos about topics of interest to costumers.

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