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

Our Events

Our Events

CGW, Inc. hosts many types of events throughout the year, including literary presentations, live action role playing games, ice skating, private museum tours, as well as Japanese and English teas. Each event is hosted by a CGW member and most are an opportunity to show off your recent historical, sci-fi, or fantasy ensemble.


CGW Workshop: Teens combinations

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in CGW Events | Comments Off on CGW Workshop: Teens combinations

This is the second workshop in the CGW Teens Series! At the end of the day, you should have a mostly-completed combination underwear 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 Wearing History Circa 1917 Combination Underwear & Chemise Pattern, as taught by Rebecca Metzger. This workshop will be limited to 10 students. In addition to making the...

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CGW Goes to the Movies

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in CGW Events | Comments Off on CGW Goes to the Movies

CGW members meet up to go to movies that would be of interest to costumers. You are encouraged to wear a costume if you have one, or join us in your regular clothes. This is a perfect time to try out a new costume or wear something that you’ve “thrown together.” Remember that most of the event is in the dark, so if you don’t feel like you’re quite up to usual costume standards, that’s okay! The movies will be the price of a movie ticket, and each person will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket. If...

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CGW Series: Teens Era

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in CGW Events | Comments Off on CGW Series: Teens Era

CGW Series is a series of workshops and events focused on one time period, so you have support for making an entire outfit, and somewhere to wear it! Approximately every other month, we will have a workshop or lecture, which will culminate in an event or two. You may sign up to take each of the classes, depending on availability. Or you can just take a few. Tickets to each event will be sold individually. There are no “entire series” tickets. Our first series, beginning in 2016, will focus on the Teens era. At the end of this...

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