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 including cosplay as an art form in all its aspects.

Richard Man 2023 Hugo Winner

SiW Member Richard Man Receives 2023 Hugo Award

On October 21 at the 2023 Worldcon in Chengdu China, Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild member Richard Man received the “Best Fan Artist” Hugo award for his “Worldbuilders of Science Fiction and Fantasy” photography project. According to Richard, he is the first photographer nominated for this award.

CC39 Angel Award (front)

Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembley, Bryan Manternach Receive CC-39 “Angel” Awards

At Costume-Con 39 in San Jose, California, co-chairs Jennifer “Radar” Wylie and Christine Doyle presented special CC-39 “Angel” awards to ICG members Kevin Roche and Andrew Trembley, and to Bryan Manternach (Scout Fox) for their extraordinary service.

Christina and John O'Halloran

Christina and John O’Halloran Receive 2023 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award

On April 22, 2023, ICG President Kevin Roche presented the ICG’s highest honor, the ICG Lifetime Achievement Award, to Christina and John O’Halloran. The award was presented after the Science Fiction and Fantasy masquerade at Costume-Con 39 in San Jose, California.

Jeanine Swick Receives 2023 ICG President’s Award

ICG President Kevin Roche presented Jeanine Swick with a  2023 ICG President’s Award during the Costume-Con 39 for her work as ICG Treasurer and as a member of the ICG Budget and Finance Committee.

photo of Marty Gear by Stephen Lesnik

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Nominations for the 2024 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award

2024 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations are due by January 29, 2024 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 be...

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Welcome to the Maryland Costumers and Cosplayers Chapter

Welcome to chapter president Jamie Peddicord and the founding members of the Maryland Costumers and Cosplayers. The ICG Board approved their application on December 17, 2023. Information on the ICG's newest chapter appears on the "ICG Chapters" page of the ICG website.

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