About the International Costumers' Guild
The International Costumers' Guild (IICG) was formed in 1985 to bring hobbyist and
professional costumers from around the world together, and to foster local educational and social costume events.
We welcome everyone with an interest in the art of
costuming. Our members include historic reenactors, professional,
educational and community theatrical costumers, science fiction fans,renaissance
festival participants, and a all those who are interested in the
making, wearing and display of costumes.
The ICG is as an affiliated
group of chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Chapters cover a specific geographical area, enabling members to meet on a
regular basis, trading tips, skills, and ideas. Many chapters
also produce newsletters, and use social media
to share information and exchange ideas. SIGs enable members everywhere with an interest in some aspect or genre of costuming to pursue their interest and share information.
The ICG also provides advice
and expertise to the costuming community world-wide.
- Our ICG-D Yahoo! Group is open to anyone with an interest in costuming. The group is managed by the ICG, but anyone with an interest in
costuming is welcome to join in the discussion.
- The ICG has developed Guidelines for Ensuring Fair Competition that we encourage costuming competitions to adopt. We also offer special recognition to international competitions that draw entrants and audiences from outside the host country, and follow the ICG's Guidelines. WorldCon, Costume-Con, and Anime North are currently recognized as international competitions.
- The Intrnational Costumer newsletter includes articles, and other regular
features of interest. IC is delivered to members six times a year
in a full-color, online edition. Back issues are freely available to the entire costuming community.
- The ICG International Costumers Gallery
and the Pat and Peggy Kennedy Memorial Archives are a large collection of photos, videos and costume-related
materials from nearly seven-decades of fan costuming.
- The Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Fund
provides grants for innovative projects and activities that promote the art and science of costuming, either in a specific locale or the community as a whole.
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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