The guild has regular monthly meetings on the second Saturday of most months from 3-5pm on the Northwest side of Chicago. There are pot-luck munchies and tea available at the meetings. Other events of interest to costumers and projects we're working on are discussed at the meetings, as well as any club business.
NOTE: Probably we should start making plans for Chicon 8 in 2022 at this meeting. I have a contact for the Masquerade. (even if it's virtual)
CCG May Meeting
May 15, 2021 at 3:00PM (OUTDOORS, weather permitting)
(ONLINE on ZOOM otherwise; meeting link to be posted on eMail and Facebook groups)
(IF ALL GOES WELL)At our new meeting-place on the Northwest Side of Chicago*
Contact pjocon *at* sbcglobal.net for directions.
The first meeting for non-members is free to see if you'll enjoy the group (and for as long as the meetings are virtual), and the meetings will always be free for members. For further info on the monthly meeting location, contact the webmaster (pjocon *at* sbcglobal.net).
Annual Summer CCG Camp-out, Date and time TBD (Maybe August 2021, depending on immunization availability?)
The Chicagoland Costumers' Guild (aka, the MOB) is a club for people who love to costume and do costuming-related activities together. We meet on the second Saturday of every month plus workshops & outings at various occasions. Workshops and panels provide education about costuming for the greater community. The Chicagoland Costumers' Guild is a chapter of the International Costumers' Guild (ICG),, and CCG members will also receive the ICG newsletter. The current CCG Board is:
- Patrick O'Connor _ President (President *at* chicostume.org)
- Michele Jaye Solomon _ Vice-President (vicePresident *at* chicostume.org)
- Betsy Knoll _ Secretary (secretary *at* chicostume.org)
- Sue Finkle _ Treasurer (treasurer *at* chicostume.org)
- Leah O'Connor _ (memberAtLarge1 *at* chicostume.org)
- Sue Edmunds _ (memberAtLarge2 *at* chicostume.org)
- Renata O'Connor-Rose _ (memberAtLarge3 *at* chicostume.org)
Membership dues are $20 a year and include membership in the International Costumers Guild (and their newsletter). Dues for a second member at the same address are $10. If this is not your primary chapter of the ICG, dues are $12.
Members may attend meetings and guild events free of charge (excluding
any posted materials fees for workshops).
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Treasurer Sue Finkle (treasurer *at* chicostume.org) or attend a monthly meeting (see the upcoming events section above), and get the info in person.
Join the Yahoo group for event notifications and costuming polls, as well as an e-mail list if you want to talk costuming. Members and non-members are welcome at the Yahoo group; you just need to like costuming.
Current costuming events in the Midwest, courtesy of CCG member Carol Mitchell.
Any corrections needed on this website?
Contact Patrick J. O'Connor, webmaster*at*chicostume.org
WARNING! Educational Content Below:
PDF Handout from DucKon 20:
PDF Handouts and links from WindyCon 37 and Tardis 2010:
Adobe Acrobat Downloads* from WindyCon36 Panels:
Windycon 36 was a hoot! [Pictures in our Gallery at right].
Results from WindyCon36 Masquerade:
CCG Group Presentation "Backstage at the Heterodyne Show" won Best in Class--Journeyman, May 8 at CC28 in Milwaukee
'Heterodyne Show' Masquerade Video --- WARNING! Long Download (>10 minutes) Go have a cup of coffee...
Handouts from WindyCon35 Panels: