The International Costumers' Guild was formed in 1985 in the wake of Costume-Con 3, when groups of costuming aficionados formed and subsequently united in a common cause. Our purpose is to bring hobbyist and professional costumers from around the world together, and to foster, through its chapters, local educational and social costume events.
We welcome everyone with an interest in the art of costuming - from concept to assembly to display and all stages in between - in all areas of costume. Our members include historic reenactors, professional, educational and community theatrical costumers, science fiction fans,renaissance festival participants, and a vast array of others who are interested in the making, wearing and display of costume.
The ICG exists on two levels; first, as an affiliated group of chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Most chapters meet on a regular basis, trading tips, skills and ideas among members. Many also produce newsletters several times a year, and use other social media to share information and exchange ideas. SIGs are 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.
On the International level, the ICG provides advice and expertise to the costuming community world-wide.
We welcome you to our website, invite you to explore it, and hope we've kindled your interest in joining our community!
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