2016 LAA Recipient

The ICG presented its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) on Saturday evening after the Sci-Fi/Fantasy masquerade at Costume-Con 34 in Madison Wisconsin. The LAA recognizes a body of achievement in the costuming art and service to the costuming community. The award is voted on by the chapter presidents and ICG officers. Thirty-two other recipients have been honored since the award’s inception in 1990.

The 2016 LAA recipient is Lisa Ashton. You can view the full text of the citation by visiting the LAA page on the ICG website at http://www.costume.org/wp/lifetime.

President’s Awards were presented to Publications Committee member Patrick O’Connor, International Costumer newsletter editor Vicky Young Asaratanakul, ICG Recording Secretary Kathe Gust, and Group Exemption Letter (GEL) administrator Bruce MacDermott.

Patrick was cited for his past service as editor of the ICG Newsletter, and his continued service in publishing the print edition of the ICG’s International Costumer newsletter.

Vicky was cited for her service as editor of the ICG’s International Costumer newsletter, and for maintaining its high standard of content and production values.

Kathe was cited her service on the Publications and the Communications & Public Relations committees in collecting, scanning and indexing all issues of the ICG’s Costumer’s Quarterly magazine; indexing back issues of the ICG’s International Costumer newsletter; and developing the public relations material for the ICG Resource Center for Chapters and SIGs.

Bruce was cited for his service in establishing and administering the ICG’s Group Exemption Letter (GEL) program, which enables participating U.S. chapters and SIGs to become 501(c)(3) non-profits easily and at no cost.

Please join me in congratulating Lisa, Patrick, Vicky, Kathe, and Bruce for their achievements!

Philip Gust
President, International Costumers’ Guild