The Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild

The Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild is a non-profit organization made up of people who share an interest in recreational costuming. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we offer a variety of activities including workshops, costume salons and costumed events. On this website you'll find information on our upcoming activities, pattern reviews, costume resources, photos from past events and much more. Welcome to our world of costuming, fun and friendship. We hope you will join us.

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  • Facebook Post: Hoopskirt PSA: Lampshade prevention
    This little article will cover three of the most common mistakes for Victorian skirts, and some quick fixes. Before you get discouraged... I have done all of these. Every. Single. One. You are in good company. With that... let's fix that skirt problem!

Upcoming Activities:

2018 Schedule of Events
All details are preliminary and subject to change; please visit for details. Workshop topics are all TBD.

3: GBACG Goes to PEERS Outlander Ball (Alameda). Jamie and Claire Fraser request the honour of your company at a country dance ball at their home in Paris to rally support for the Rightful King of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland - His Majesty King James III. Our guest of honour will be our True King's son and heir - Bonnie Prince Charlie himself.
17: GBACG Goes to the Casanova Exhibit (SF). Don your 18th century finery to visit the "Casanova: The Seduction of Europe" exhibit at the Legion of Honor.

11: Costume Academy (Berkeley). Join us for a day of hands on workshops to learn new skills. Vendors will be onsite selling a variety of essentials and accesories.
24: Wine and Peace (Livermore). It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a good glass, must be in want of WINE. - Lauren Moyer, The Jane Austen Revisionist. Enjoy some of the finest wines Wente winery has to offer, then retire outdoors for bocci.