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

History

When was the Costumer’s Guild West formed? 1987

Who started it? A group of costumers from the science fiction community who were looking for support and education, rather than the traditional science fiction masquerade competitions.

When was the first Costume College? 1994

Who has been Dean?

2015 – Rebecca Howard
2014 – Mela Hoyt-Heydon
2013 – Natalie Meyer
2012 – Becca Metzger
2011 – Elizabeth Reed
2010 – Colleen Crosby
2009 – Maegen Hensley
2008 – Martha Davis
2007 – Lana Bailey
Earlier – Janet Wilson Anderson, Natalie Meyer, Laura Rico, Robin Pavlosky, Darla Kruger, Corinne Pleger, and Jess Miller.

What were some of the bonus tracks of Costume Colleges?

2015 – Fabric Manipulation
2014 – Accessories
2013 – Cavalier with a touch of Pirate
2012 – The Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930 -1955
2011 – Medieval
2010 – Steampunk
2009 – The 18th Century
2008 – The Regency
2007 – Crinolines 1840 – 1860
2006 – The Jazz Age
Earlier – The Bustle Era, The Edwardian Age, The Middle Ages

What are some of the Costume College themes?

2016 – Counter Culture
2015 – Literature
2014 – Accessories (First year we had a theme distinct from the bonus track)

Board of Directors

2014 – 2015
President: Eileen Smolenskie
Vice President: Rise Reading
Treasurer: Annette Grace
Corresponding Secretary: Robin Johnson
Recording Secretary: Zoe Jones
Directors at Large: Lorri Gumms, Maryann Jones, Patti Buckley,  Rebecca Howard

1994 Officers
President- Cat Devereaux
VP- Bridget Landry
Recording Secretary- Janet Wilson Anderson
Treasure- Lyn Maudlin
Corresponding Sec Jess Miller
Director at Large-Joyce Best & Zelda Gilbert

1993 Officers
President- Cat Devereaux
VP- Bridget Landry
Recording Secretary- Janet Wilson Anderson
Treasure- Lyn Maudlin
Corresponding Sec & Squeals Editor- Zelda Gilbert
Director at Large-Joyce Best

1992 CGW Officers
President- Cat Devereaux
VP- Joyce Best
Recording Secretary- Janet Wilson Anderson
Treasure- Lyn Maudlin
Corresponding Sec & Squeals Editor- Zelda Gilbert
Director at Large-Julie Zetterburg and Laura Brodian Kelly-Freas