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

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CGW GOES TO… “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly”

Photo by Michael Hardy Photography Coming Sunday! A delightful play about what happens to Mary Bennet after the events of Pride and Prejudice.   Read their rave review! When:  Sunday matinee November 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. Where:  Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach CA 90804 Tickets:  $21-$24. Call the Playhouse at 562-494-1094 or go online to  to purchase tickets online.  Tickets are going fast! When CGW GOES TO an event, each person is...

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CGW 2019 Holiday Tea

Join CGW for a Holiday Tea!  Costumes are not mandatory but always fun! Any era is welcome!  (Hoops are discouraged due to space). Date:  December 15, 2019 Time:  1:30 – 4:00pm Venue:  Spring Tea Garden, 501 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832; (714) 447-0579 Tickets:  $20 per CGW Member; $47 for non-members.  Tickets available here until sold out. Maximum Capacity is 60 people. Parking: There is ample parking in the nearby public...

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2019 CGW Annual Meeting

Costumer’s Guild West Annual Meeting Date: Saturday October 5th, Social & Lunch start at 11am. Location: Calvary Church of Eastwood2103 Batson Ave., Rowland Heights, CA 91748Parking is in the lot next to the church, or along Batson Ave. Tickets: To let us know how much food to get, please RSVP here. The annual meeting is open to all members of CGW and all those interested in CGW. The rough schedule is as follows: 11am – Free lunch and social time + exhibit...

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Flapper Necklaces (and Earrings!) of the 1920s/1930s

1920s was an era where the female body became one long sinuous line.  To accentuate this, women wore long necklaces (past the waist!)  In this class, you too will make a long necklace, with options to shorten for 1930s, or also 1910s!  As well, we’ll be making chandelier earrings to match! Date/Time (start & finish): Saturday, June 8, 2019  10:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Atelier Mela, 109 East Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA...

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Regency (Faux) Fur Mega Muff Workshop

What was it about Regency sensibilities that caused the practical muff to grow to such gargantuan proportions?  Perhaps it was the slender silhouette of the dress that called for an out-sized accessory?  Whatever the reason, huge muffs were “enormously” popular, and in this workshop students will create one of their own, with the practical bonus of a concealed pocket in which to stow today’s indispensables. Date/Time (start & finish): Sunday...

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