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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.

2018 ICG President’s and Lifetime Achievement Awards

At halftime for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Masquerade at Costume-Con 36, ICG President Marianne Pease presented three President’s Awards and the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA).

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...

Myrtle R Douglas Recognized As the “Mother of Convention Costuming”

At MidAmeriCon II, the 74th Worldcon in Kansas City Missouri, the ICG made a special presentation, announcing its recognition of Myrtle R "Morojo" Douglas as the "Mother of Convention Costuming"...
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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New ICG Website Goes Live!

New ICG Website Goes Live!

I am very excited to announce that the new ICG website is now online. Thanks to the ICG web team for their hard work over the last two years, including Jacalyn Boggs, Andrew Assarattanakul, and Susan Toker. I also want to recognize Kathe Gust for proofreading every page and making corrections, and ICG President Marianne Pease for her continued encouragement and support.

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Group Photo

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Group Photo

This portrait by Steward Hartman was taken at Costume-Con 35 following the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. It includes 2017 co-recipients Eric Cannon and Sue Kulinyi, and the past LAA recipients who helped present the award that evening.

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2017 ICG President’s Message

2017 ICG President’s Message

President's Message at 2017 Annual ICG Members and Board Meetings My focus has been on financial stability, growth, educational outreach, and providing value for our affiliated chapters and their members. It is surprising to realize just how much the ICG has...

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Upcoming Events

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Recent News

September-October 2018 International Costumer Available

September-October 2018 on-line edition of the ICG's newsletter, The International Costumer, is available, featuring President's Message, A Brief History of Miss Lizzy's Traveling Historical Fashion Show and the Great Water Event of 2018 and more. [download id="2839"...

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Featured Video

Myrtle R Douglas: Mother of Convention Costuming