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International Costumers' Guild

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The highest honor the International Costumers' Guild pays to costumers is its Lifetime Achievement Award. Beginning in 1990 *, the following costumers have received the Award for their contributions to the costuming community.


Select an image to see the full size version and a brief bio of the recipient.

Marji Ellers

Marji Ellers
1990

Marty Gear

Marty Gear
1991

Bjo & John Trimble

Bjo & John Trimble
1992

Peggy Kennedy

Peggy Kennedy
1993

Janet Wilson Anderson

Janet Wilson Anderson
1994

Karen Dick

Karen Dick
1995

Byron Connell

Byron Connell
1996

Jacqueline Ward

Jacqueline Ward
1997

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson
1998

Carl Mami

Carl Mami
1999

Pierre & Sandy Pettinger

Pierre & Sandy Pettinger
2000

Animal X

Animal X
2001

Adrian Butterfield & Victoria Ridenour

Adrian Butterfield
& Victoria Ridenour
2003

Pat Kennedy

Pat Kennedy
2004

Ricky Dick

Ricky Dick
2004

Cat Devereaux

Cat Devereaux
2005

Barb Schofield

Barb Schofield
2006

Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche
2007

Betsy Marks

Betsy Marks Delaney
2008

Bruce and Dana MacDermott

Bruce and Dana MacDermott
2009

Bruce and Nora Mai

Bruce and Nora Mai
2010

Jill Eastlake

Jill Eastlake
2011

Penny Lipman

Penny Lipman
2012

Christine ("Tina") Connell

Tina Connell
2013

Dawn McKechnie

Dawn McKechnie
2013

Ann Catelli

Ann Catelli
2014

Kathy Bushman Sanders

Kathy Bushman Sanders
2015

Lisa Ashton

Lisa Ashton
2016

Photos courtesy of Pierre & Sandy Pettinger, Bruce & Nora Mai, Elaine Mami, Carl Mami, John Upton, Richard Man, Jack Krolak, John Upton, Eric Brine, and the Costume-Con web page. Also big thanks to Kevin Roche for digging through his collection for pictures of Peggy. And an even bigger thanks and incredible gratitude to Karen Schnaubelt and Ricky Dick for providing a number of the bios for recipients.

About the Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a body of achievement in the costuming art and service to the costuming community. Candidates for the award:

The ICG President oversees the nomination and election process. Nominations can be made by any ICG member, chapter, or SIG in good standing, and are due no later than 60 days before the annual members meeting. ICG chpter presidents and the five elected officers vote on the nominations. Send nominations to laa-nomination@costume.org with "LAA Nomination" as the subject line.

Preparing a Nomination

Preparing an effective nomination takes time, so we strongly recommend starting as early as possible. Past recipient citations were based on information provided in their nominations.

Here are some tips for preparing a nomination:


* In 1988, costume fandom presented an award for lifetime achievement to Karen Anderson at the World Science Fiction Convention, Nolacon II (New Orleans). This was the first such award, ever. It is a forerunner of the ICG Lifetime Achievement Award.


Updated May 9, 2016

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