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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.

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2023 ICG Members General Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting, April 21, 2023 The annual General Meeting of the membership will be held at Costume-Con 39, in San Jose, California, the morning of Friday, April 21, 2023. At this time, I...
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Nominations for the 2023 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award

2023 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations are due by February 20, 2023 It is that time of year again, so I remind our community that any ICG member, chapter, or SIG in good standing may submit...

Jennifer “Radar” Wylie, Emmanu-el “Manu” Hénault Received 2022 Costume-Con Founders Awards

The Costume-Con Founder’s Award was instituted in 2005 by Karen Schnaubelt, Costume-Con’s founding chairperson and service mark holder, to award individuals who perform ex-traordinary overall...

Leslie L. Johnston Receives 2022 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award

Leslie L. Johnston was presented the 2022 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award by ICG President Kevin Roche on April 2, 2022 at Costume-Con 40.

Betsy R. Marks Receives 2022 ICG President’s Award

ICG President Kevin Roche presented Betsy R. Marks with a  2022 ICG President’s Award during the Costume-Con 40 for her work restoring the Costume-Con archive.

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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...
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    2023 ICG Members General Meeting

    Notice of Annual Meeting, April 21, 2023 The annual General Meeting of the membership will be held at Costume-Con 39, in San Jose, California, the morning of Friday, April 21, 2023. At this time, I expect the Board of Directors meeting to be held at 9:00AM Pacific...

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    Nominations for the 2023 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award

    2023 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations are due by February 20, 2023 It is that time of year again, so I remind our community that any ICG member, chapter, or SIG in good standing may submit nominations for the ICG Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations may...

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    Third Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild Webinar Announced

    The third in the Silicon Web Costumers' Guild webinar series has been announced. The webinar takes place on Sunday Jan 29, 2023 from 1-2.30pm PT, 4-5.30pm ET. Join author Andrew Liptak as he discusses his book Cosplay: A History. The book is a deep dive into the...

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