in costume

Karen Schnaubelt

1995 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Karen Schnaubelt’s ability to manage large groups of people for masquerades, while never sacrificing the quality of any individual piece, has won her many awards at all levels of competition. It is this skill that she brought to the costuming community at large. She took the dream of more costume programming for fans and gathered enough people to found Costume-Con. A con needs an organization, so she started the Fantasy Costumers Guild, which after many years and convolutions, became the ICG. She also took many costumers’ file cards, note sheets, and phone books full of good costume resources, and along with programmer friends and family created Whole Costumer’s Catalogue