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

Past Events

CGW Workshop: Teagowns & Etc. (what to wear to the Belles and Beaux breakfast)

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1 pm – 3 pm This workshop is being offered for anyone who needs a little help getting ready for the Belles and Beaux Breakfast at Costume College. For ladies, this includes Teagowns, Wrappers, and Kimonos. Gents can wear Smoking Jackets, Dressing Gowns, or Banyans. The lecture will include tips on fabrics, construction, and patterns. Tickets: $5 for CGW and Sister Group members. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, May 28 – Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Click here to...

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CGW Event: Mela’s Easter Bonnet Extravaganza

Ticket sales have been extended until April 12, 2014, at midnight. Tickets are $35 for CGW and sister members and $65 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets. The tea is on Saturday, April 26, from 12-4pm, with tea served from one to three o’clock, and hat selections int he on-hour segments immediately before and after the tea. The Lock and Noble Tea House is a private residence in Fullerton. The address will be provided to ticket holders one week prior to the tea. What to wear: A...

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CGW Outreach: Heritage Square Fashion Show

Have something new you’re dying to show off in a big way? The 2014 Fashion Show at Heritage Square will be on Saturday, April 12. The theme of this year’s show is “The Music of Fashion.” The narration will revolve around the lives of some of the great composers of history and how their music influenced fashion. The museum is located at 3800 Homer Street in Los Angeles. The call time is 9:00am with the show starting at 11:00am, followed by a tea. If you are interested in...

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CGW Goes to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet

Come out and join us on March 9 for a day of shopping and fun! Find great deals on clothes, jewelry, and household items! Feel free to wear 1940s-1950s work or play clothes, if you’d like to dress up, but keep the weather in mind, and don’t forget there will be lots of walking. Or come in your modern, hunting-for-a-deal clothes. Time: We’ll meet at 8:45am outside the main gates for a 9:00am entry. Cost: Entrance fee is $8. Parking: Parking is free and plentiful; preferred...

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CGW Goes To: Jane Austen Tea

CGW Goes To: Jane Austen Tea

March 22, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Get out your Regency wear and join the Yorba Linda Public Library for a Regency style celebration of Jane Austen’s England on March 22, 2014. The event will include tea and pastries of the period, a lecture on the foods of the period by famed food historian Richard Foss, an Austen trivia game, and a performance by the Orange County English Country Dancers. Location: Community Room of the Yorba Linda Public Library. 18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda,...

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CGW Goes To: Gibson Girl Golf

CGW Goes To: Gibson Girl Golf

Saturday, March 15, 1pm for ice cream & 3pm for miniature golf Mark your calendars for this day that Gibson girls and their guys meet for a rollicking round of miniature golf, after sipping sodas with your sweetheart  at a local ice cream parlour. Note that we have planned enough time at Farrell’s for an ice cream sundae or soda and photos. If you plan on having lunch there, you may wish to arrive earlier, as reviews state that the wait for actual lunch items is very long. Ice...

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