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: Mela Hoyt-Heydon,

Vice President: Danelle Garrison,

Recording Secretary: Cheryl Avirom,

Treasurer: Eileen Smolenski,

Corresponding Secretary: Ann Ware,

Director at Large: Colleen Crosby,

Director at Large: Shawn Crosby,

Director at Large: Gina Cowley,

Director at Large: Tracey Gorin,



Committees & Appointed Positions

(Note that the president is on all committees):

Costume College 2020 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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