Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dccosplayphotoshoot
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dccosplayphoto
Slack: https://costumersguild.slack.com/messages/C7TAQ5T24/team/U7URH9TRU/
Website: https://www.dccosplayphotoshoots.org
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@dccosplayphoto
Contact: Dan Arango
Chair: Dan Arango

Miss Lizzy’s Traveling Historical Fashion Show

Miss Lizzy's

c/o Lisa Ashton
107 Clayton Ave.
Waynesboro, PA 17268

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.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MissLizzysTravelingHistoricalFashionShow
Contact: Lisa Ashton
Chair: Lisa Ashton

Masquerade Runners 

AKA: “Hey Kids, Lets Put on a Show!” (HeLPS) 

Masquerade Runners

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.

Website: http://masqueraderunners.org
Contact: Byron Connell
Chair: Byron Connell

Props and Costuming FX 

Props and Costume 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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ICGPropsFxSIG
Contact: Philip Gust
Chair: Philip Gust