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

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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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CGW Workshop: Teens combinations

This is the second workshop in the CGW Teens Series! At the end of the day, you should have a mostly-completed combination underwear 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 the Wearing History Circa 1917 Combination Underwear & Chemise Pattern, as taught by Rebecca Metzger. This workshop will be...

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CGW Goes to the Movies

CGW members meet up to go to movies that would be of interest to costumers. You are encouraged to wear a costume if you have one, or join us in your regular clothes. This is a perfect time to try out a new costume or wear something that you’ve “thrown together.” Remember that most of the event is in the dark, so if you don’t feel like you’re quite up to usual costume standards, that’s okay! The movies will be the price of a movie ticket, and each person will...

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CGW Workshop: Machine Embroidery: the basics and beyond

Whether you are brand new to machine embroidery or already a seasoned practitioner, you are sure to learn a trick or two from Diane’s arsenal of personal experience in making the most out of this extraordinary sewing tool.  Topics will range from what types of (and where to find) stabilizers, needles, threads, and embroidery designs that suit your particular project, to the intricacies of hooping different weights of fabric, utilizing the many aids built into your machine, and what to do...

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