The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) was founded in 1953 by a group of 30 motion picture costume designers. Its international membership today includes over 750 motion picture, television, and commercial costume designers, assistant costume designers and costume illustrators. In 1976, the Costume Designers Guild joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), becoming Local 892 of IATSE. Local 892 is centered in Los Angeles. The Costume Designers Guild publishes a quarterly magazine, The Costume Designer, founded in 2005, and a CDG Newsletter six times a year. The Costume Designers Guild produces its annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, recognizing excellence in costume design in motion pictures, television, and commercials.