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Announcing: CGW At Home – Costume Retreat!

Dear CGW Member, We know that many of you have been sheltering at home these many months, and many of you face the likelihood of remaining at home for some time to come. We have good news!  We wanted to let you know about an online costume conference we have created called Costume Retreat, which will take place on August 1 and 2 (Saturday & Sunday), 2020. How does it work? The Event is 100% free and exclusive to Costumers Guild West members (and Sister Guild Members),...

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Costumer’s Guild West – We Stand in Solidarity

Costumer’s Guild West, as a collaborative of costume enthusiasts, adamantly decries both the murder of George Floyd and the racist system that enabled his murder. We stand in solidarity with those who are protesting across the country to demand both accountability and justice. We are unequivocal in our statement that Black Lives Matter. There can be no equality or progress for the rights of all until these racist systems have been overcome. These events remind us that we have...

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Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. Board – April Update on Costume College 2020

The Costumer’s Guild West Board met Sunday via Zoom; a week earlier than previously announced in the March 9th statement on social media and in the email sent out to all Costume College attendees, teachers, committee members and vendors, due to the changes in policies of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles. To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced a recommendation that gatherings and events of...

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Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. (CGW)’s Board Update on Costume College 2020

The CGW Board has decided that *IF* Costume College 2020 is cancelled, we will keep everything that we can the same from 2020 and put it all in place for 2021. This would include event themes and such. Yes, there would be some class changes and maybe a committee member or two would decline to continue but basically we would have the 2020’s event in 2021 *IF* we have to cancel in 2020. At this time, there are no plans for cancelling 2020, so no matter what, keep sewing, wash your hands...

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Costume College 2020 and the Coronavirus

As part of our commitment to the health and well being of our attendees, guests and the larger community, the Board of Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. is carefully monitoring the situation of the current Coronavirus and keeping current with health agencies for information and guidance. As of our Board meeting on March 8, 2020, all plans for Costume College 2020 are going ahead with the anticipation that Costume College will take place as scheduled for 2020 at the Warner Center Marriott in...

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February Message from the CGW President

President’s February Letter I hope that by now the “wrapping station” has been cleared away, the holiday decorations are packed and put into storage, and once again you are able to see the top of your cutting table (or kitchen/dining room table, like most of us) and you are starting the projects you spent January dreaming about. I am going to have to dream a bit longer as our house fell out of escrow in December so we took it off the market for the holidays. We are currently painting...

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