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- The photo currently shown on the group's home page is very special. This
was Bobby Gear in her Peacock Lady outfit (yes, the fan tail at the back
did rise up and spread out). Bobby was an incredible lady with a great
zest for life - which was sadly cut short by cancer just after her 63rd
She was a founding member of the Greater Columbia Fantasy Costumers
Guild (GCFCG) and of the International Costumers Guild (ICG), and worked
tirelessly to promote costuming whether by supervising costuming tracks
at conventions, running masquerades, green rooms, or "simply" by
encouraging new costumers to get to it. She, herself won various Costume
awards from 1984 through 1991 at Regional, CostumeCon and WorldCon
levels. Garnering a total of 17 presentation awards and a bunch of
workmanship awards. This was one of her early ones.
We thought it embodied the concepts of Fantasy costuming, and so as a
tribute to a woman who will be so missed, we asked Marty to let us use
it on the group's home page.