The guild has regular monthly meetings on the third Saturday of most months from 2-4pm on the northwest side of Chicago. There are pot-luck munchies and tea available at the meetings. Other events of interest to costumers and projects we're working on are discussed at the meetings, as well as any club business.
CCG April Meeting, CANCELLED:--
Next Meeting: Saturday, May 18, 2013
At the usual place: Regular meeting, 2:00 PM. Due to flooding, Pat and Leah will NOT host the April meeting after all. Next meeting in May. Contact oushva *at* yahoo.com for details
The first meeting for non-members is free to see if you'll enjoy the group ($3 for non-members after the first), and the meetings are always free for members. For further info on the monthly meeting contact Renata O'Connor-Rose (oushva *at* yahoo.com).
The Chicagoland Costumers' Guild (aka, the MOB) is a club for people who love to costume and do costuming-related activities together. We meet on the third Saturday of every month plus workshops & outings throughout the rest of the month. Workshops and panels provide education about costuming for the greater community. The Chicagoland Costumers' Guild is a chapter of the International Costumers' Guild (ICG),, and CCG members will also receive the ICG newsletter. The current CCG Board is:
- Sue Edmunds _ President (president *at* chicostume.org)
- Patrick O'Connor _ Vice-President (vicePresident *at* chicostume.org)
Betsy Knoll _ Secretary (secretary *at* chicostume.org)
- Sue Finkle _ Treasurer (treasurer *at* chicostume.org)
- Leah O'Connor _ (memberAtLarge1 *at* chicostume.org)
- Joel Finkle _ (memberAtLarge2 *at* chicostume.org)
- Renata O'Connor-Rose _ (memberAtLarge3 *at* chicostume.org)
- MicheleJaye Solomon _ (specialprojects *at* chicostume.org)
Membership dues are $20 a year and include membership in the International Costumers Guild (and their newsletter). Dues for a second member at the same address are $10. If this is not your primary chapter of the ICG, dues are $12.
Members may attend meetings and guild events free of charge (excluding
any posted materials fees for workshops).
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Treasurer Sue Finkle (treasurer *at* chicostume.org) or attend a monthly meeting (see the upcoming events section above), and get the info in person.
Join the Yahoo group for event notifications and costuming polls, as well as an e-mail list if you want to talk costuming. Members and non-members are welcome at the Yahoo group; you just need to like costuming.
Current costuming events in the Midwest, courtesy of CCG member Carol Mitchell.
Any corrections needed on this website?
Contact Patrick J. O'Connor, webmaster*at*chicostume.org
WARNING! Educational Content Below:
PDF Handout from DucKon 20:
PDF Handouts and links from WindyCon 37 and Tardis 2010:
Adobe Acrobat Downloads* from WindyCon36 Panels:
Windycon 36 was a hoot! [Pictures in our Gallery at right]. Also, see pictures of Windycon36 Costumes & Masquerade on Dave & Kristine Kaemmerer's Steampunk Web Page
Results from WindyCon36 Masquerade:
CCG Group Presentation "Backstage at the Heterodyne Show" won Best in Class--Journeyman, May 8 at CC28 in Milwaukee
'Heterodyne Show' Masquerade Video --- WARNING! Long Download (>10 minutes) Go have a cup of coffee...
Handouts from WindyCon35 Panels: