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

Past Events

Afternoon Tea & Ice Skating

What could be better than to get dressed up (in a costume of any era) and enjoy a lovely Traditional Afternoon Tea in a beautiful setting with your fellow costumers? And afterwards promenade over to the outdoor ice skating rink? CGW will make a reservation for our group in advance so please be sure to RSVP before the deadline. If you would like to join up with us after the tea. Date/Time (start & finish): Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00 tea; 4:30 skating Location: Tea is at the Biltmore...

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CGW Goes to the Messiah Sing Along [SAVE THE DATE]

CGW Goes to Messiah Sing Along 2016 **SAVE THE DATE!** Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend – November 27, 2016 Come join us (in Georgian/Baroque/Federal/Regency Era costume, if possible, or in your civvies/mundane clothes) for the Yorba Linda Art’s Alliance & the Handle Society’s 13th Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing Along at the Richard Nixon Library on Sunday, November 27th. (Thanksgiving Weekend). This is a Family Friendly Event! They love to have us each year and...

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CGW Annual Meeting & Fashion Show

CGW Annual Meeting & Fashion Show Saturday, October 1, 2016 Meeting starts at 11:00am for lunch and an hour of socializing before we move on to the business of the Guild. Location: International City Masonic Lodge, 5515 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA  90804. This is a link to the Google Map so people can get directions from their location. Tickets: Free! It is important that each person attending acquire a ticket, so that we may have the correct amount of food and...

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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: 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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