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

CGW Event: Fashion Show and Annual Meeting

Won’t you join us for Costumer Guild West’s fashion show and Crown Challenge? All are welcome! We’ll be serving a light lunch and have a brief break for our annual meeting.


Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 

Time:  10:30am

Cost: Free! But you must have a ticket, so that we can ensure there will be enough food for everyone.

Tickets: Free tickets are now available.

Event Address: Parnell Park Community & Senior Center: 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier CA 90604

Parking: There should be plenty of parking at Parnell Park, but it’s fun to carpool!

Refreshment: A light lunch will be served, and we promise to have plenty of chocolate.

Costumes: You are welcome to wear a costume of any era, but it is not required!

Fashion Show

2013FashionshowEach year, Costumer’s Guild West has a fashion show for our members to gaze at the latest and greatest creations of our guild, be they historical or fantastical. Be in the audience to see these costumes in motion!

(2013 Fashion Show photo of Mela Hoyt-Heydon and Jenny Straus taken by Rebecca Thelin.)

Do you have a costume that you’d love to show off? We’d love to see it!  Please contact Heather Pritchett or Dani Crum to apply.

Crown Challenge

Before the Fashion Show, we will be judging member-created Crowns on creativity and execution. All genres — Fantasy, Historic, Steampunk, and anything you can imaging — are encouraged. Use any medium, including but not limited to fabric, dried or silk florals, beads, jewels, wire, wood, plastic, paper, and metal.

CGW Crown challege – Check out this link for more details

Youtube videos with instructions on how to make crowns.

Crowning Glory

Midsummer’s Night Dream

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting portion of the event will be brief, and members will have an opportunity to make a short statement or ask a question of the board. The election of the board will be finalized during the meeting.


During the meeting, candidates will be given the opportunity to make a short statement, and we will have a Q&A with them, as well.

Absentee Ballots must be received no later than September 26, 2015 to be counted in this election, or they may be brought to the Annual Meeting.