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

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CGW Workshop: Teens Slip

This is the third workshop in the CGW Teens Series! At the end of the day, you should have a mostly-completed slip to wear under 1909-1916-style dresses. This will be your foundation for Late Edwardian clothing, including events  for Titanic, season 1 of Downton Abbey, Early Automobile (Model T), and Doctor Zhivago. We will be constructing a pattern custom-drafted by Natalie Meyer. This workshop will be limited to 7 students. Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017, time 10am...

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CGW Annual Meeting & Fashion Show

CGW Annual Meeting & Fashion Show Saturday, October 1, 2016 Meeting starts at 11:00am for lunch and an hour of socializing before we move on to the business of the Guild. Location: International City Masonic Lodge, 5515 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA  90804. This is a link to the Google Map so people can get directions from their location. Tickets: Free! It is important that each person attending acquire a ticket, so that we may have the correct amount of food and...

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Scholarship application form opens July 1.

The scholarship application form will be open from July 1 – September 30. Apply here.

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Talk Like a Pirate!

Since International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sept 19, let’s do our own Pirate Themed event! Time to show off those Pirate outfits at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure ! Guests will enjoy an astonishing display of special effects, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels while enjoying a delicious, four-course feast, fit for a Pirate King! The action is set aboard an 18th Century Spanish galleon adrift in a 250, 000- gallon lagoon. Our talented crew makes this show...

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Past Events 2013 and Earlier

Notes on Events The events listed on these pages are those events that were either hosted by the CGW or one of its members. Hosting an event may consist of running the entire event, like a tea at a restaurant, or being the point-person for a meetup where you welcome members of the CGW to join you at an event organized by someone else, like a picnic at a historical house or a museum trip. If you would like to host an event, please contact CGW Events Coordinator. For up-to-the-minute updates,...

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