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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.

The November-December 2022 issue of the International Costumer newsletter is available

The Nov-Dec 2022 issue of the ICG’s “International Costumer” newsletter is available, featuring Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild webinar announced, Chicagoland Costumers’ Guild at Chicon 8, and a book review. Members will receive an announcement by email including the download password.

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.

photo of Marty Gear by Stephen Lesnik

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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2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Group Photo

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Group Photo

This portrait by Steward Hartman was taken at Costume-Con 36 following the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. It includes 2018 recipient Elaine Mami, and the past LAA recipients who helped present the award that evening.

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    Second Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild Webinar Announced

    The second in a the Silicon Web Costumers' Guild webinar series has been announced. The webinar takes place on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 from 1-2.30pm PT, 4-5.30pm ET. Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez will talk about “Tech Couture,” blending traditional sewing techniques...

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    First Silicon Web Costumer’s Guild Webinar A Success

    The first in a series of webinars by the Silicon Web Costumers Guild (SiW) took place on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The webinar was made possible in part by a grant from the International Costumers’ Guild (ICG) Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Fund. Ukrainian...

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