CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.



Costumer’s Guild West, Inc.
1917 Crestshire Drive
Glendale, CA 91208
(Mailing address only)


Officers of Costumer’s Guild West, Inc.

President:  Tracey Gorin,

Vice President:  Danelle Garrison,

Recording Secretary:  Gina Cowley,

Treasurer:  Eileen Smolenski

Corresponding Secretary:  Ann Ware,

Director at Large:  Cheryl Avirom,

Director at Large:  Becca Metzger,

Director at Large:  Jill Woiteshek,

Director at Large:  Paige Mattern,



Committees & Appointed Positions

(Note that the president is on all committees):

Costume College 2021 Dean:  Geri Rex,

Parliamentarian:  Diane Yoshitomi,

Scholarship Committee Chair:  Colleen Crosby

Bookkeeper:  Natalie Meyer

Membership Development:  Natalie Meyer

Website Administrator:  Gillian Bailey,

Social Media Coordinator:  Becky Thelin,

Operations Director:  Shawn Crosby

Technology Chair:  Heather Pritchett

Outreach:  Open


If you are unsure of who can help you:

Do you have a question about the way the CGW works? Or even what it is? Contact our our Member Development chair or our President.

Do you have questions about CGW events? Contact our Vice President.

Do you have questions about Costume College? Contact our Dean or Assistant Dean.

Do you have questions about payments for dues, refunds for Costume College® or a check that hasn’t been cashed? (Please allow six to eight weeks for checks to be processed before inquiring.) Contact our bookkeeper, Natalie Meyer.

Are you interested in submitting an article to Squeals, the CGW newsletter? Are you getting Squeals? (Are you a member? – if not, join now!) For these and other items about our newsletter, contact our editor.

Would you like to know about minutes of meetings, the By-Laws or the web page? Contact the Recording Secretary.

If you need an effective ombudsman, we have Directors at Large, whose duty is to carry members’ concerns to the Board as a whole. Please e-mail them for comments, suggestions, or just to find out what they think about CGW things. They are:

Colleen Crosby

Shawn Crosby

Gina Cowley

Tracey Gorin


Contact the Webmistress (form below):

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