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

Past Events

CGW Goes to: Riverside Dickens Festival

The Riverside Dickens Festival is a weekend long celebration focusing on the life and times of Charles Dickens and will include 2 different fashion shows, theatrical performances, buskers, vendors, tea parties, activities for children, parades, Gatling gun and military demonstrations, and even parasol dueling! There will be visits with literary figures of the time: Dickens, Poe, Twain, and others, as well as Queen Victoria and various members of the royal family. Evening events include;...

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CGW Goes to the Movies: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Do you have a Regency/Napoleonic/late Georgian outfit? (I know plenty of us have them already, especially if we managed to get a ticket to either the Jane Austen Evening in Pasadena or the Victorian Tea and Dance’s Jane Austen Tea Social). Time to dig out those outfits one more time! Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies. See the Pride...

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CGW Workshop: Teens corset

This is the first workshop in the CGW Teens Series! At the end of the weekend, you should have a mostly-completed corset to wear under 1909-1916-style dresses. This will be your foundation for Late Edwardian clothing, including events  for Titanic, season 1 of Downton Abbey, Early Automobile (Model T), and Doctor Zhivago. We will be constructing the Truly Victorian 1913 Late Edwardian Corset, as taught by Jennifer Rosbrugh of Historical Sewing. If you are unable to join us in person,...

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CGW Event: Tea & Skate

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 2 pm for tea & 5 pm for ice skating What could be better than to get dressed up in a costume of any era and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the beautiful 1923 Biltmore Hotel with your fellow costumers? Rendezvous Court is adorned with Moorish carved wood ceilings, gold-leaf accents and angelic themes. From its rose marble fountain to the enormous bronze Baroque stairwell, you can’t help but delight in its elegant two-story lounge. Afterwards...

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CGW Goes to the Messiah Sing Along

Come join us (in Georgian/Baroque/Federal/Regency Era costume, if possible, but not required) for the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance & the Handel Society’s 12th Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing Along at the Richard Nixon Library on Thanksgiving Weekend. This is a Family Friendly Event! They love to have us each year and look forward to seeing us in costume. The live choir and orchestra lead and allow the audience to join in on specific pieces. Audience members may bring their own...

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CGW Goes to the Banning Museum’s Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration

Join CGW in Victorian Costume (or modern clothes) to kick off the  holiday season in grand style at the Banning Museum’s Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House! Visitors will enjoy period entertainment, tours of the Museum decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments, a children’s craft, a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum as well as local food and craft vendors. As a special treat, Queen Victoria and St. Nick will be...

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