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This morning Marjorie Hagar passed away, suddenly. Margaret called Lisa at 1:30, this afternoon to ask her to post this message. Margaret asked, "Please no phone calls. We're just not up to it". Marjorie and Margaret have been long time members of the SD Costume Guild. They were among the first half dozen members. They have both been deeply involved in Guild activities. There is so much to say, but our hearts are weeping for Margaret's suffering as well as for our loss of a dear friend. We'll post more as more information arises. Marjorie is still in the coroner's care and won't be released until they know exactly why she was suddenly taken from her family and friends. This loss is inexpressible. Please keep the Hagar family in your thoughts and prayers. This is doubly hard on Margaret as Marjorie was not just her sister, but her twin.

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Vista_Pirate_Faire_Guild.JPG.jpgWelcome to San Diego's Costume Guild                San Diego Costume Guild is a fun group of Costume Enthusiasts. We make costumes for many different eras. We encourage each other and are always looking for like minded people. The San Diego Costume Guild brings together costume enthusiasts for the purpose of networking, communication, idea sharing, costume construction support and advice, & sharing information regarding events to which costumes may be worn. In doing this, we hope to increase our knowledge and techniques related to costuming, and just have fun. Our costuming interests range from Medieval/Renaissance to the 1950s, as well as SciFi, Fantasy, & Steampunk. The Guild members enjoy meeting with other costumer groups and interacting with the general public. All skill levels are welcome to join us, as we costume in and around San Diego.
 
See our new website! PLEASE JOIN US ON OUR NEW WEBSITE, LOCATED AT WWW.SANDIEGOCOSTUMEGUILD.COM We meet on the 4th Monday, of the even numbered months, at 7pm, at the Sizzler off I-15 and Aero Dr.

To all who may be interested in joining us at a meeting, please feel free to attend. It's not a formal setting, more of an informal gathering to share upcoming costume events and ideas for future gatherings. Newbies bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Even if you've been costuming 'forever', we'd love to hear from you. Experience is valued, especially if you like to share that experience. If you're new to costuming, don't sew, don't costume, but are interested in meeting up with new people, you are welcome to join us. NOTE: There are no fees or forms to fill out. The only costs are related to specific events and everyone pays their own way...and of course the cost of obtaining your costumes. Buying a costume is NOT considered cheating. All costumes are welcome and admired, no matter how they are assembled or obtained. How you assemble your costume, if you chose to wear one, is your business, but be prepared. People will want to know, so they can obtain similar gear or make one from the pattern.
 
Past and future Events
Lord of the Rings Concert Tour welcomed us, with open arms. Chat with those that attended to hear what it was like. I'm looking forward to seeing the next in the series. It was too cool. Check out the fun at Facebook/ValleyViewCasino.

Rat Day was Saturday, Sep 24th. We experienced the madness, the crazy colors, the fun!!! It was a potluck/work day held at Bob & Joann Mogg's home. The more, the merrier it gets. Plan on attending in the Spring. Bring hand sewing items.

Sheep Day is a Highland Games version of Rat Day and is just as much fun...maybe more. If you missed it this year, you'll have to wait until next year for the answer to Why ?. We had about a dozen industrious Sheep 'breeders'. Thank you to all who attended the potluck workday. We made half again more than Bob requested and still finished early =) Thank you again to all those fine sheep breeders.

Another Costume College is coming up at the end of July. Please consider attending this year, if you can. It really is well worth it. The sub-theme is Medieval. Val is coordinating the Tea. The packets of classes have gone out so if you're signed up, don't forget to send off your request for your choice of limited classes.

Bob and Joann hosted another fabulous Rat Day. Those of you who aren't familiar with our Rat Days...attend in the fall and have a blast! To those who attended March, thank you greatly for all your help and all the laughs.

Thank you to all of you who represented the Guild at the Escondido Renaissance Faire. You know who you are. You are as fabulous as always.

The April Del Mar Walkabout "Steampunk Revisited" Saturday (Apr 16) received rave reviews. Our biggest turnout EVER! The vendors have been expressing how much they enjoy having us 'walk about', in our wonderful costumes. Huzzah ! and Thank you !, to Lady Mari and all her wonderful walkers.

Cindy P. planned a Pre-boarding Titanic Tea Party at the Harbor House in Seaport Village. You wowed them, with all the talented folks. The photos were gorgeous as always. Thank you, Jerry! It looks like it was a gorgeous day. Huzzah, Cindy !

Who's next ?
 Costume article in NYTimes
Check out the article in the NYTimes on what's been done in the Promenade, using retired Opera Costumes. See the link in the Links Section on this page

Wigs, hats, gloves, and shoes Looking for a nifty, affordable wig? Pop into TBE (The Beauty Experience) in Parkway Plaza, Fletcher Parkway, in El Cajon. There's just too much to describe it all here, but my 'scots' blood was dancing in delight at the selection and pricing. Customer Service was excellent--VERY helpful when questions are asked. =)

Adorable Hats in Parkway Plaza has been mentioned by several people as a good place to go for great hats. Don't forget to mention the SD Costume Guild for a discount.

Interested in making your own gloves? The November 09 issue of Threads magazine has beautiful pictures and instructions.
Last issue had a gorgeous 5-page display on re-covering shoes. Very much like one of the classes at Costume College a few years ago.
 
Suggested Reading
Our more experienced folks has stashes of fabulous reference books. I'd like to list those here, as well as movies with great costuming visuals.

If you like, we can add those delightful, fun, but not historically accurate movies here, as well, under an appropriate title =)

The Mode in Costume - R. Turner Wilcox has been suggested as a good reference book. Lots of drawings, complete with acessories.

Any books by Janet Arnold
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