What we're about

TTCG holds costume events in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA Metro area.
We are multi-genre cosplayers, and costumers who explore fantasy, historical, vintage and creative thrift shop costuming. We host costumed events, how to costuming workshops, and themed parties. We are a chapter of the International Costumer's Guild, Inc.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and donations to TTCG are fully tax deductible.


We are a member supported non-profit 501c3, and a chapter of the International Costumers Guild.

We do not collect dues via Meet Up. Please see links below.
Our events are open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend. Members always receive a discount to our ticketed events, and at some local merchants.

One year annual membership: $25. for the first household member and $15. for additional members at the same address.


PAYMENT METHOD: Pay via Online SQUARE store: https://squareup.com/store/time-travelers-costume-guild

Upcoming events (4)

TTCG attends Kentucky Derby @ MIssion Theatre

McMenamins Mission Theater

Dress up and wear your Big Ass Hat and join us, and our fabulous hostess Poision Waters for the Kentucky Derby. Bluegrass music, Mint Juleps and a hat contest! This event held by Mcmennamins and hosted by Poison Waters is free to attend. Themed Food and drink available. Derby Hat contest. Doors 12:30, Event 1-4pm For updates please check their web site: https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/200882-kentucky-derby --- Kentucky Derby hosted by Poison Waters Wear your wide-brimmed derby hat and come to watch the race in style! Hosted by the dynamic Poison Waters, join us for festivities that include a Mint Julep bar, Kentucky-inspired food specials and a Best Derby Hat Contest judged by Poison. Music: The Hillwilliams The Hillwilliams are a group of Portland, OR musicians who have come together to celebrate the high lonesome sound and hot picking of traditional Bluegrass.

Costumer's Closet Workshop: Victorian Knickers 5/18

West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Costumer's Closet: Victorian Knickers 5/18 This full day workshop (10 am- 3 pm) includes a brief survey of vintage sewing techniques used to make Victorian Ladies' Underwear, and you will make a customized pair of knickers. THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES: ALL materials and hands on instruction for you to make your own pair of historical Victorian open (crotchless) knickers/drawers with a yoked and fitted waistband. Your customized kit will include: * Cotton lawn material for knickers, already cut to your measurements (see deadline for submitting). * ribbon and lace trim Instructor will be Laura Sinclair McShane. Follow the workshop invite for updates: Costumer's Closet- Victorian Knickers https://www.facebook.com/events/560294561115396/ COST: $60 TTCG Members, $70 non-members Join The TTCG and SAVE. Workshop fee PLUS, TTCG membership: $85. THE WORKSHOP LOCATION: West Hills UU Fellowship 8470 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223 (pics of site) https://flic.kr/s/aHskriEtGc This workshop site is located in SW Portland, near Washington Square and Hwy 217, approximately 10 miles from downtown Portland and features drive up to the classroom door sewing machine drop off! BRING TO THE WORKSHOP: 1. You will need to bring a working sewing machine and basic tools. Please see the workshop Facebook event page for complete supply list. https://www.facebook.com/events/560294561115396/ 2. Lunch. There is a microwave and refrigerator available. 3. A closed cup with a lid for water, coffee, tea, etc. (coffee and tea provided). PAYMENT & MEASUREMENT DEADLINE APRIL 30th: Attend the salon on April 14th (see below) to get measured and pay for your workshop by April 30th. Registration link:https://squareup.com/store/time-travelers-costume-guild There are 12 spots only. This is a FIRM deadline. Please attend the Salon to get your measurements taken. (note this is a different location than the May 18th workshop) TTCG SALON Sunday, April 14th, 1:30-4:30 Beaverton Community Center 12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR 97005 Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/401751477054398 If you cannot attend the salon, contact Laura Sinclair McShane for details on how to submit measurements. She is on Facebook or you may e-mail her at: [masked]

Salon- How to Dress Like a Gentleman, Stitch & Bitch 6/9

Beaverton Community Center

JUNE SALON: "How to dress like a Gentleman" (On a thrift store budget) A very short talk on men's fashion from Victorian through the 1920's by Clifford Moore All those who identify with dressing in the male fashion are encouraged to attend. Attend this talk for authentic wardrobe tips (on a thrift shop budget) for yourself or a friend! Especially helpful for attendees of our July 20th Portland Prohibition Era Picnic 7/20. The salon will be follwed by time to discuss upcoming events, or work on projects. ------ The Salon and Stitch & Bitch is our monthly gathering. Please see our event schedule on our page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ttcostumeguild/events This is a casual, monthly gathering. The meetup starts off with a short talk, demo or discussion (the Salon) given by a member, and is followed with space and company to work on your own costume projects. This is a great way to meet other costumers and share interests and learn new skills. Bring your own supplies, sewing machine ( extension cord a good idea) , and a snack to share. Coffee cups with lids strongly suggested. This event is free and open to the public. ---- June Stitch & Bitch will take place at the Sycamore Room at the Beaverton Community Center. NOTE: July 14th we will be moving to a larger space- first floor conference room 150 at the Griffith Building The Griffith is the Beaverton City building off Beaverton-Hillsdale and Hwy 217, where the police station and court is and near the Goodwill. There is Ki Coffee Shop, and a noodle palce nearby! ----- Would you be willing to give a short demo, a talk or show off a project you have made? A projector is available if you have a slide show to share. Presentation length can range from 30 minutes to about 2-3 hours if hands on. You do NOT need to be an expert, just share your research and projects! Think of it as Show and Tell...We are a friendly group. Contact Lorien Fletcher to volunteer for a Salon! ----- More About TTCG: Who is the Time Travelers Costume Guild? We are in our fourth year of being an official 501c3 educational arts non-profit. We hold monthly gatherings, annual workshops, dress up opportunities and themed parties. We held over 48 events in 2018! We have over 60 members in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area, and few from slightly farther away. We are multi-genre, and diverse by design. Our membership includes historical costumers, fantasy, Steampunk, and cosplayers, just to name o few of our members' interests. You do not need to know how to sew to be included-- many of our members put together their outfits from thrift store and vintage finds. The mission of the Time Travelers Costume Guild is to encourage and facilitate the study, appreciation, creation and wearing of costumes as an art form. Our public group discussion page is here. See photo albums for pics of past events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdxttcostumers/photos/?filter=albums Our event listings can be found on our official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ttcostumeguild/events Our resale group of pre-owned costumes and fabric & sewing supplies; Please read the pinned post for group rules: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdx2ndhandrose/ MEMBERSHIP: Annual membership dues ($25./$15.) paid by our members, act as a "kickstarter" support this community and pay for copies, materials, snacks, our annual member party, post office box, venue rental, etc. NEW Membership Form (change contact info): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGnEmDkBNf9AsHIeqp1frAj7GCZs4D1diJXbA4t04ZzMD8Mg/viewform PAYMENT: https://squareup.com/store/time-travelers-costume-guild

Portland Prohibition Era Picnic 7/20

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Join Time Travelers Costume Guild for our Portland Prohibition Era (1840's-1933) Picnic. WHAT: Pack an elegant picnic luncheon, don your Sunday best historical attire (Victorian-1930's) and join us! Stroll the lovely grounds of Peninsula Park's Rose Gardens after sharing some nosh. Join in lawn, card and board games. Have your photo taken in Jeff's 1920 Model T Ford. Are you WET or DRY? Attendees will be encouraged to show their support for or against alcohol prohibition. Choose a button, a picket sign and let your voice be heard! We'll supply the FREE lemonade! Glass mugs available with $1. donation. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle)- wine and beer only please - no bathtub gin allowed! FREE for TTCG members and friends ATTIRE: We encourage you to dress within the time period period of alcohol prohibition in Oregon (1840's-1933). Victorian, Edwardian, 1920's, through 1930's attire is all good! Costume admired, never required. Please do your best to wear historically inspired attire- no jeans and T-shirts please. Costuming links will be provided in the invite discussion. WHERE: Peninsula Park (at North Rosa Parks Blvd, & North Albina) was Portland's first rose garden. This 1916 Edwardian gem is spectacular with fountain, pavillions, stairways, gazebo, and rose gardens which make for wonderful photo ops! Find us at the heptagon (seven sided) picnic shelter, right off North Albina Avenue, south of the Community Center- Picnic Shelter "A". Family Friendly. There is a water feature area and a children's play area nearby BRING: Picnic Basket Your own plates, cups, silverware Picnic Fare to share at the Potluck Centerpiece/Flowers- There will be a prize for the best one! Board Games, Lawn Games, Cards Parasol or hat BYOB- wine or beer only (lemonade provided) NOTE: This is a leave no trace event. Please be prepared to take home your own garbage. TABLES: White tablecloths will be provided for the seven large picnic tables arranged around the edges of the shelter. If you would prefer to bring your own linens, table and chairs, there is plenty of room. There is also space on the grass, for your blanket and basket if you prefer. EASTSIDE DISTiLLERY TASTING PARTY RAFFLE: Enter to win a private tasting party for 10 at Portland's Eastside Distillery-- makers of Burnside Bourbon and more. Raffle tickets available at the event. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: "Prohibition Picnics" were popular family friendly events held by Temperance organizations throughout the country, from the mid- 1800's through 1920 when the 18th Ammendment went into effect. Orators for and against "Demon Rum" were often featured as well as speeches by Abolishionists, and for Women's Suffrage. ABOUT US: TTCG: Time Travelers Costume Guild Group is an 70 member, 501c3 non-profit. We hold costume events in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA Metro area. We are multi-genre cosplayers, and costumers who explore fantasy, historical, vintage and creative thrift shop costuming. We host costumed events, DIY and how to costuming workshops, and themed parties. We are a branch of the International Costumers Guild, Inc. We have a Facebook Page where we list our upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ttcostumeguild/events

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