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Our Interests:

We love all kinds of costumes: Science Fiction costumes, historical costumes, movie costumes, theatrical costumes, fantasy costumes, Ren Faire costumes, LARP costumes, Halloween costumes, etc. We are also interested in costumes as textile art and wearable art. We cover all aspects of costuming from researching, documenting, creating, wearing, re-purposing and storing.

Our Activities:

We meet monthly in a central Houston restaurant in order to share costume ideas, construction advice, material techniques, and convention information. We have participated in charitable events in costume. We also have sponsored demos, panel discussions, and presentations on costumes and costuming at conventions and in-house classes.

Our History:

We started the Houston Costumes Group on Meetup several years ago, and then moved the entire group to Yahoo Groups. We have recently reactivated the Meetup group and are combining it with the Yahoo group which already has one or two dozen active members. We are also located at HoustonCostumes.Org and have additional club photos there.

Our Philosophy:

Sewing skills are not required. Some members make costumes using glue, tape, pins, or other fasteners. We welcome all levels of creativity and skill.

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Recent Meetups

  • December 2 · 9:00 AM

    Dickens on the Strand 2016 - Galveston

    2 Costumers

    A 3-day festival featuring food, art, crafts, and social activities from the mid-19th Century. While some costumed fair-goers concentrate on historical accuracy from the... Learn more

  • October 29 · 11:00 AM

    Egyptian Festival 2016

    4 Costumers

    1st Annual Egyptian Festival Set your calendars for Saturday October 29th for the 1st Annual Houston Egyptian Festival at Discovery Green from 11 am - 8 pm. Come... Learn more

  • September 10 · 9:30 AM

    Sherwood Forest Celtic Gathering

    2 Costumers

    Sherwood Forest Celtic Gathering This is a FREE ATTENDANCE and FREE CAMPING!!! This is a one-day event! From their Facebook post: Sherwood Celtic Music Festival and... Learn more

  • August 19 · 10:00 AM

    Delta HCon Anime & Gaming Convention 2016

    5 Costumers

    Delta H Con is a ninth year convention in the Houston area. It is a place where hobby gaming enthusiasts and anime aficionados in the southern United States. can gather... Learn more

  • August 9 · 7:00 PM

    August Meeting & Social Gathering

    3 Costumers

    -Bring photos of previous costumes -Ask questions about materials and techniques -Bring a project or pics of a project -Bring ideas for a "field trip" or on-site photo... Learn more

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