The International Costumers’ Guild supports Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as a way for members with a common interest in a particular aspect or genre of costuming to pursue their interest and share information, without regard to the geographical location of their members. SIGs can have their own websites and use other social media to communicate and exchange ideas.
ICG Members can belong to any number of SIGs. If you are interested in joining, contact the SIG or visit their website or other social media site for membership information.
If you have an interest in a particular aspect or genre of costuming, and have at least five other ICG members who are also interested, why not start your own SIG? The details and requirements for doing so are located on the Starting a New Special Interest Group page.
Cosplay Photo Shoots
c/o Dan Arango
1200 Night Star Court
Reston, VA 20194
A group of costumers who enjoy learning special techniques required to photograph and capture the spectacular costumes and the characters of cosplayers, including posing, lighting, locations, and photographic effects.
Contact: Dan Arango
Chair: Dan Arango
Miss Lizzy’s Traveling Historical Fashion Show
c/o Lisa Ashton
55 Spring Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Educational outreach to extend knowledge of Victorian and Edwardian culture and dress by collecting, preserving, studying, and repairing extant garments, photographs, artifacts, style periodicals, and ephemera of that time period, from approximately 1830 to 1930.
Contact: Lisa Ashton
Chair: Lisa Ashton
AKA: “Hey Kids, Lets Put on a Show!” (HeLPS)
Represents ICG members involved in organizing, directing, and/or providing support for masquerades or similar stage costume competitions or displays on the local, regional, and international-competition levels.
Contact: Byron Connell
Chair: Byron Connell
Props and Costuming FX
Provide a focus for members who are interested in the art and practice of prop making and costuming special effects, and offer encouragement and support to ICG members who are interested in these areas of costuming.
Contact: Philip Gust
Chair: Philip Gust