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CostumeCon 34 – Future Fashion Folio Deadline...

Deadline for submissions to CostumeCon 34’s Future Fashion Folio is October 15. The details and rules can be found on CC34’s Future Fashion Folio and Show page.

ByLaws amended at Sept meeting

The following changes were made  to the Bylaws (see full text here) Article III – Location The mailing address of the Organization shall be that of the (Secretary)Treasurer. If this is outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a ‘resident agent’ in Massachusetts shall be appointed to handle legal correspondence with the Commonwealth. Article VI – Membership MEETINGS b) Special meetings of the members of the Organization may be called at any time by the Chairman of the Organization, or by a majority of the Executive Committee, upon a filing by five percent (5%) of the membership with the (Secretary)Officer of a written request for such a meeting. Upon the calling of any special meeting, the Secretary shall give notice of such special meeting to each member, either personally, by mail or by electronic communication, not less than thirty (30) days before the meeting. Article VII – Officers b) Officers and Duties – 5)  ICG Board Representative – This officer is appointed by the Corporation President. The duties include reporting current ICG BOD discussions to members of the Corporation and representing the Corporation membership on ICG BOD motions that require a vote. An ICG Board Alternate will also be selected from one of the Officers by the Corporation President. The Alternate acts as a spectator in ICG BOD discussions in case the ICG Board Representative is unable to perform their duties. If the President does not select an Alternate, the Alternate ICG Board Representative defaults to the...

September 27 meeting

At Jill and Don Eastlake’s. Breakfast at 10am. Meeting at 11. Contact Sue Smith at “treasurer@” the domain name, noelcg. org

It’s The Truth

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Bride Spent 1,000 Hours Creating Her Crocheted Wedding Dress...

Talk about persistence. Bride Spent 1,000 Hours Creating Her Crocheted Wedding Dress

Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail

Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail runs thru November 6 at the Portsmouth Athenaeum Museum

June Minutes

NOEL_Minutes-2015-6-14 (PDF)

12 Steps of Costuming

By Lisa Ashton The 12 Steps of Costuming Step 1 We admitted we were powerless over our addiction to costuming, that our lives and our closets and stashes had become unmanageable Step 2 We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity – the Goddess Glitziana Step 3 We made a decision to turn our lives over to costuming, as we understood costuming to be, whether anime, furry, SF, fantasy or historical Step 4 We made a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves and our beads and fabric and sewing machines, and storage rental facilities Step 5 We admitted to the Goddess Glitziana, to ourselves and to another costumer the exact nature of our addiction and our costuming sins (such as wearing sneakers with a ball gown) Step 6 We were entirely ready to have these sins and costume defects removed (although not to remove our fabric, beads and sewing machines) Step 7 We humbly asked the Goddess to remove our shortcomings and re-measure us so as to accurately construct our garments Step 8 We made a list of all costumers we had ever beaten in a Masquerade and became willing to make amends to them (and perhaps offer to let them join our next costume project) Step 9 We made direct amends to other costumers and to fabric and trim dealers wherever possible, except when to do so would cause extreme jealousy or envy Step 10 We continued to take inventory and when we had excess beads or fabrics, freely admitted it (although we did NOT let the fabrics out of our hands) Step 11 We sought through solitary meditation (and designs) to improve our connection with the Gloddess of Glitz, and prayed and worked for the power to carry that out and thus win the BIG masquerade Step 12 Having had a spiritual costume awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other costume addicts, and persuade them to join our...