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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

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 and Ricky Dick for providing a number of the bios found on this page!

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

  1. Shall have been active in the costuming community for at least 10 years.

  2. Shall have achieved significant recognition for their costuming skills, which may be in the form of, but not restricted to, competitive awards, professional accomplishments, teaching of skills, and/or media recognition.

  3. Shall have made significant contributions in service to the costuming community.

The award is given at the discretion of the ICG Board of Directors, but no more frequently than once per year. Any member in good standing or any chapter may nominate a candidate.

All nominations must be received 60 days before the annual meeting. The ICG President prepares a secret ballot of proposed candidates and No Award and sends it to all chapter presidents and ICG officers. The voting deadline is 30 days in advance of the annual meeting at Costume-Con. A majority of votes determines the winner. The results are kept secret until the award is presented.



*Note: 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 27, 2014


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