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

CGW Events

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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CGW Workshop Series: 18th Century English Gown

We will be using the Larking & Smith English Gown pattern c. 1760’s-1770’s which includes a stomacher front & en fourreau back.  Drafted from an original 18th c gown, this pattern gives elaborately illustrated step-by-step instructions.  Designed to be assembled and completed by hand it also offers variations for middling and working class gowns.  Taking the skill of draping a gown in the mantua maker’s way and combining it with modern pattern elements, this gown will give you...

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CGW Goes to Messiah Sing-along

Mark your calendars to join us on Sunday, November 26, 2017, as the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance puts on their annual Messiah Sing Along at the Nixon Library. This is a very festive way to begin the holiday season. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. Thank you for being generous. Period attire of the Georgian era is welcome. (If you don’t have any, Regency or early Victorian is fine.) For those who prefer to wear modern clothes, dressy attire is fine. The performance...

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CGW Goes To Trafalgar Day 2017

This is the Sixth Year Anniversary of our Picnic and great effort will be expended to ensure that this will indeed be a memorable occasion. Badminton, Skittles, & Archery are available for our afternoon amusement. There will be dancing on the green. They will provide ale and non-alcoholic punch. It’s the perfect spot to bring a picnic basket and a blanket for your Regency family picnic. Alcohol is permitted and encouraged. BYOB. Regimentals or Regency attire required. Shipmates, The...

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CGW Goes to Dressed to the 9 3/4 Day – Wizarding World of Harry Potter L.A.

Witches put on your vintage and pin-up style dresses; Wizards put on your classic threads and join us for the 2nd Annual Dressed to the 9 ¾ day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter located inside Universal Studios Hollywood! Enjoy a day full of old-timey fun at Hogsmeade Village with your fellow dapper Witches and Wizards with group photos, rides, Instagram contest and more!   Date/Time (start & finish):  November 12, 2017 10:00 am- 6:00 pm Location:  The Wizarding World of Harry...

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CGW Event: Titanic Tour & White Star Line Tea

Tickets now available: (Ticket sales will end October 29, or when seating for the tea is full. Limited space is available!) Click here to buy tickets Join CGW on a tour of the Ronald Reagan Library’s Titanic exhibit. Titanic at the Reagan Library is a fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship. This new exhibit tells the story of the unsinkable ship in a way no museum has done before. Artifacts from passengers,...

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