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

2017 Election


Membership Voter Information 2017


CGW is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

Currently there are nine separate elected Board positions for CGW. Eight of those positions will appear on the October 7, 2017 ballot. Because of the CGW By-Laws changes voted into place February 2013, the position of President is a two year commitment, elected every other year, so Mela Hoyt-Heydon will remain in that position for another year. But we will elect individuals for all of the remaining Board positions.
Vice President:


Recording Secretary:

Corresponding Secretary:

Director-at-Large: up to four individuals

In order to serve on the CGW Board of Directors, a candidate must be a member in good standing and at least 18 years of age. They must also be prepared to attend most, if not all, of the Board Meetings throughout the year. There are six Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting in October. These meetings are held in a variety of locations around Southern California. It is possible for Board members to participate in meetings via conference phone calls when travel distances create difficulties.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the various duties of the individual Board positions we all welcome your questions. Contact information for each of the CGW Board Members can be found in the back pages of Squeals and on the CGW web-site under the “About Us” link. Any CGW member, in good standing, aged 18 or older, who is interested in serving our Costume Guild, should send a current photo of themselves and a 100 word or less candidate statement to Eileen Smolenski.