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Mission Statement: The International Costumers' Guild, Inc., is an affiliation of amateur, hobbyist, and professional costumers dedicated to the promotion and education of costuming as an art form in all its aspects.



Ann Catelli

Congratulations to
Ann Catelli
2014 Lifetime Achievement
Award Recipient

The ICG Officers are:

  • President: Philip Gust
  • Vice-President: Aurora Celeste
  • Treasurer: Jeanine Swick
  • Corresponding Secretary: Tonya Adolfson
  • Recording Secretary: Kathe Gust


Now you can make a tax-deductible donation to the ICG General Fund, the Pat & Peggy Kennedy Archive Fund, and the Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Grant Fund. Select here for more: Make a Donation

What's New?

See all past announcement on the ICG News page.

10/31/2014 -- November-December 2014 on-line edition of the ICG's newsletter, The International Costumer, is available, featuring "Miss Ellen's Portieres" contest at Costume-Con 33, reports from ICG committees on 2014 activities, a book review on Nepoleonic Wars: Wellington's Army, and more. Select here for more: The International Costumer

10/16/2014 -- ICG President Philip Gust announced that the ICG Board has confirmed Vicky Young Assarattanakul as editor of the International Costumer newsletter. See the announcement in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

8/28/2014 -- September-October 2014 on-line edition of the ICG's newsletter, The International Costumer, is available, featuring an introduction to the Gem State Costumers, entering the Comic-Con masquerade, a book review: Irene: Designer from the Golden Age of Hollywood, a memorial to Solveig Pfluger, and more. Select here for more: The International Costumer

8/27/2014 -- ICG President Philip Gust announced that the ICG Board has approved "Miss Lizzy's Traveling Historical Fashion Show" as ICG's first Special Interest Group (SIG). See the announcement in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

7/8/2014 -- July-August 2014 on-line edition of the ICG's newsletter, The International Costumer, is available, featuring the ICG on social media, all about Special Interest Groups (SIGs), the evolution of Miss Lizzy's Traveling Historical Fashion Show, a CC-33 update, the CC-33 Bobby Gear memorial quilt contest, a behind the scenes visit to Western Costume and more. Select here for more: The International Costumer

5/6/2014 -- May-June 2014 on-line edition of the ICG's newsletter, The International Costumer, is available, featuring a surprise announcement by videographer Eric Cannon, the new Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Fund online, 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ann Catelli, a Steampunk Gentleman's Gentleman and more. Select here for more: The International Costumer

4/28/2014 -- ICG President Philip Gust presented another President's Award during the judging intermission of the Historical Masquerade at Costume-Con 32. The award went to masquerade videographer Eric Cannon for his service to the costuming community. See the announcement in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

4/27/2014 -- ICG President Philip Gust presented the Lifetime Achievement Award and three President's Awards following the Sci-Fi/Fantasy masquerade at Costume-Con 32. The Lifetime Achievement Award honoree was Ann Catelli. Carole Parker, Jeanine Swick, and Susan Toker received ICG Presidents awards for their service to ICG and the costuming community. See the announcement in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

4/25/2014 -- ICG President Philip Gust announced the election of the 2014-2015 ICG officers at the 2014 Annual Meeting that took place today. See the announcement in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

4/13/2014 -- ICG President Philip Gust announced that the 2014 ICG members meeting will take place from 10.30-11.30am on Friday, 25 April 2014. in conjunction with Costume-Con 32. All ICG members and guests are invited to attend. He also reminded members who are not attending to complete their proxies and send them with another member who will be at the meeting. See the meeting agenda in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

3/5/2014 -- March-April 2014 on-line edition of the ICG's newsletter, The International Costumer, is available, featuring a preview of Costume-Con 32; a review of books on Brioche Stitch Knitting, and Fashion Fabrics; Primary vs. Non-Primary Memberships explained; a new Pat & Peggy Kennedy Memorial Library YouTube Channel web series, and more. Select here for more: The International Costumer

2/24/2014 -- The annual ICG Annual Meeting will take place at Costume-Con 32 the morning of Friday, April 25th 2014. This is a chance for you to interact with fellow members, chapter board representatives and your elected officers, and to hear the 2014 Annual Report. You may also bring items of business before the membership and ask questions of the board and officers. Finally you can vote on a slate of ICG officers for the 2014-2015 term. See the announcement in the ICG-D Yahoo Group.

"Any competition that draws both entrants and audience from outside the host country can be considered an international competition. The ICG has voted to recognize the competitions at WorldCon, at Costume-Con and at Anime North. Information on official recognition is not within the scope of this document; for more information contact the ICG Corresponding Secretary (corr-secretary@costume.org)."





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