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

CGW Events

CGW Holiday Tea ☕️

Join CGW for a Holiday tea to span a century!  CGW would like to treat the members by contributing to your tea ticket.  Tea tickets are at a reduced price of $12.50 (which includes 18% gratuity).  Costumes are not mandatory but always fun!  19th Century.  (Hoops are discouraged due to space). Date:  December 2, 2018 Time:  11:00am – 2:00pm Venue:  The Tea Rose Garden, 70 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103; (626) 578-1144 Tickets:  $12.50 per CGW Member; $42.50 for...

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2018 CGW Annual Meeting

Costumer’s Guild West Annual Meeting Date: Saturday, October 6, 2017 Location: Calvary Church of Eastwood 2103 Batson Ave., Rowland Heights, CA 91748 Parking is in the lot next to the church, or along Batson Ave. Tickets: Get your ticket here! Tickets are free, but they are important, to make sure we have an accurate count for lunch. Time: 11:00am-4:30pm The annual meeting is open to all members of the CGW and all those interested in the CGW. The rough schedule is as follows: 11am –...

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18th Century Pocket Embroidery

Where do I put all my stuff? 18th Century pockets were not sewn into women’s gowns as they are often sewn into garments these days. Instead women had a pair of pockets – or a single pocket – attached to some ribbon or tape, which was tied around their waist. The pockets were rather voluminous and were reached through a hole in the side of the skirts of the dress. Ladies often practiced their embroidery skills on decorating their pockets. Students will be given “pocket kits” that...

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CGW Goes to a Jewelry Auction Preview 📿💎💍

Would you like to view up close and try on fabulous jewelry?  Bonham’s auction house lets you view and try on jewelry at auction previews.  There will be pre-viewing of a jewelry auction on Dec. 9th through 11th at Bonham’s LA for an auction on Dec 12th.   No requirement to sign up for auction or to bid!  No cost! When:  CGW Goes To the Preview on Saturday December 9th, at 1 p.m. Where:  Bonham’s  is located at 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.  Free parking behind the...

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CGW Goes to FIDM Museum & Galleries – Luncheon & Lectures

Please Join CGW at the Thierry Mugler Alien to Angel Luncheon & Lecture. When: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Where: FIDM Orange County Campus 17590 Gillette Ave., Irvine, CA 92614. Speakers: Joanna Abijaoude, Museum Associate, FIDM Museum; Kimberly Truhler, Film + Fashion Historian, GlamAmor; Christina Johnson, Associate Curator, FIDM Museum. Ticket Price: $95.00. Tickets available: here. CGW will be presenting a check for the adoption of Queen Victoria’s Mantle.  For...

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CGW Goes to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London –  an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. It’s a twilight evening in Charles Dickens’ London Town – a city of winding lanes filled with colorful characters from both literature and history. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts...

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