International Costumers Guild
The International Costumer’s Guild is a worldwide organization of costume professionals and hobbyists, a non-profit, charitable, and educational organization designed to promote the educational, cultural, literary, artistic, and theatrical advancement of costume design and construction, and the influence of costume (clothing), fabrics, and design upon societies and cultures.” It is also designed to “promote public goodwill towards the costuming community and to provide a public forum for the discussion of costume, clothing, and other related subjects through publications, conferences, and other special projects. The ICG publishes The ICG Newsletter, which features articles on techniques, events, and items of interest to costumers. For more information, see the ICG’s own website at www.costume.org.
The ICG provides overall sponsorship for Costume-Con, the annual conference presented by costumers for costumers, all about costuming.
The ICG Newsletter is included with a membership in the International Costumer’s Guild. It is full of articles on techniques, events, and items of interest to costumers, and is published four to five times a year. Some chapters also have a local newsletter, meetings, classes, discounts, and specially sponsored events.