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

CGW Events

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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18th Century Mitts

Burrrr…it’s a bit cold even for SoCal  Learn the construction of a pair of white linen mitts with silk accent using the mitts pattern from “Costume Closeup, Clothing Construction and Pattern 1750-1790” by Linda Baumgarten and John Watson with Florentine Carr.  The workshop will be taught by Emily Frank.  Students will receive the mitts pattern, cut out, the linen, cut out, will be taught how to do the fagotting stitch across the wrist slit, sew on the...

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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 and hearty foods...

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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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