The Costume Designers Guild (IATSE Local 892) Returns to Comic-Con 2013!

Costume Designers Guild at Comic-Con - SDCC - HeaderProminent Guild Members to Once Again Honor the Best-Dressed Comic-Con Attendees in the “Hall Costume Awards” and at the Comic-Con International 2013 Masquerade Ball

For the eighth consecutive year, the Costume Designers Guild (IATSE Local 892), the labor union representing Costume Designers and other costume professionals in film and television, will be participating in San Diego’s International Comic-Con July 19-20 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year the CDG’s presence will be bigger than ever with a line-up of events and panels featuring top Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators.

Below is a list of scheduled events and panels:

Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
PANEL: Welcome to the New Age – Room 24ABC
From Concept to Creation, featuring Costume Illustrators

Today’s top Costume Illustrators from the Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 talk about their latest projects and the changing world of illustration in the digital and 3D age. Q & A to follow.

Featured panelists include:

  • Keith Christianson (Man of Steel, Star Trek)
  • Phillip Boute Jr. (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Man of Steel)
  • Constantine Sekeris (Star Trek, G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
  • Alan Villanueva (Oz, the Great & Powerful, Enders Game, Defiance)
  • Christian Cordella (Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Oblivion, 300: Rise of an Empire)

* After the panel, the Costume Illustrators will be available in the Autograph Hall for meet and greets and to sign autographs.

Friday, July 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

INDUSTRY MIXER: Sponsored by ABC Studios Costume Department & Western Costume Company, the Costume Designers Guild Comic-Con Committee will be hosting an invitation-only mixer on July 19th at the historic Horton Grand Hotel for panelists, sponsors, entertainment industry professionals, volunteers and all CDG members. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event.

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 4:30-5:30pm
PANEL: Poppin’ Some Tags – Room 24ABC
Creating Iconic Characters, featuring Costume Designers

Celebrity Costume Designers from Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 dish the dirt on designing and bringing to fruition the costumes for today’s hottest blockbuster films.

Featured panelists include:

  • Trish Summerville (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
  • Gary Jones (Oz, the Great & Powerful)
  • Christine Bieslin-Clark (TRON, Watchmen, 300)
  • Isis Mussenden (Wolverine, Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Mayes Rubeo (WWZ, Avatar)

Moderated by Actor Ron Perlman (Hell Boy, Sons of Anarchy)

* After the panel, the Costume Designers will be available in the Autograph Hall for meet and greets and to sign autographs from 6:00 to 7:00pm

HALL COSTUME AWARDS: Once again, our Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators will be walking the halls of Comic-Con looking for interesting and unique home-made costumes. They will be awarding winners with exclusive gift bags and autographed souvenirs. Follow us on Twitter @local892 for specific information, including times and locations.

MASQUERADE BALL: Brought to you by our official Masquerade Ball sponsor Fox Studios Costume Department on Saturday July 20th from 8pm to midnight, top Costume Designers from the Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 will judge and present prizes to their favorite entry for “Outstanding Costume”. Prizes include a custom designed CDG Favorite Entry trophy, a VIP behind the scenes tour on the set of the show Sons of Anarchy followed by lunch, a subscription to ‘Costume Designer’ magazine and a $200 gift certificate from International Silks & Woolens.

Special Thanks to Our 2013 CDG Comic-Con Sponsors:

Platinum Level
  • ABC Studios Costume Department
  • Western Costume Company
Gold Level
  • Fox Studios Costume Department
  • Silver Level:
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Product Sponsors
  • Serj Costumes & Tailoring
  • International Silks and Woolens
  • La Cienega Studio Cleaners
  • Wizard
  • Universal Studios Costume Department

2013 CDG Comic-Con Committee
  • Chair – Marianne Parker
  • Michi Tomimatsu
  • Suzanne Chambliss
  • Gina Flanagan
  • Mariano Diaz
  • Phillip Boute Jr.
  • Oneita Parker
  • Christine Cover-Ferro
  • Jerry Carnevale
  • Kimberly Freed

Cinequest’s SDCC Exclusive Variant Cover of Zenoscope’s Charmed #12

This year Cinequest brings the SDCC exclusive variant cover of Charmed #12 which is limited to 500 copies. They are priced at $15 each and feature the Charmed Ones — Piper, Phoebe and Paige from the episode “Witches in Tights.”

Special San Diego Comic Con International variant cover for Zenoscope’s Charmed #12, featuring the Charmed Ones as they appeared in the “Witches in Tights” episode.

Must be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth 5036.

If you are attending, please reserve your copy here, for pickup at our booth (#5036) during regular show hours July 21-24 (We will not be filling preorders during Preview Night). One penny handling will be charged for this item as limits to our software require at least a penny to make an order work.


These items are extremely limited show exclusives and therefore we cannot accept any coupons or discounts, including Club CQ discounts.

You must pick up your item or items during San Diego Comic Con at the Booth #5036. You will need to bring with you a copy of your invoice as well as a photo ID that includes information that matches your invoice before product will be released to you. Only the person ordering the item can pick it up at our booth. There are no exceptions to this policy so print out your invoice and bring it to the show.

You can pick up your order from 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 through 12 noon on Sunday, July 24. Pick ups are NOT allowed on Preview Night (Wednesday, July 20). Any orders not picked up by noon on Sunday, July 24, will be canceled and sold to Comic Con attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you cancel your order, a refund of the amount you paid – less a 25% restock/cancellation fee – will be made back to your credit card within a month after the show.

You will be charged July 1 for this preorder in order for us to reserve this limited edition item for you.

San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade

Before we get to the info below, the Masquerade for this year’s Comic-Con is already full, so you’ll have to  apply early next year to enter to ensure that you get an entry… Good luck to this year’s entrants and good luck to y’all that will enter next year!

Also this year’s Masquerade will be on Saturday from 8:30 PM  to approximately 11:30 PM in Ballroom 20 of the Convention Center. Doors will open at 7:45 for audience seating, but get there early!! People will be lining up much earlier.

Saturday night at Comic-Con is a unique evening of fun and spectacle as the stage lights brighten, the music swells, the spotlights focus center-stage, and the 4,000+ audience that’s lined up many hours in advance take their seats for the 37th annual Masquerade costume show.

Comic-Con is a celebration of the popular arts, and costumes play a vital role in nearly all of them, from movies, TV, comic books, fantasy art, and Broadway shows to computer games, toy collectibles, and more. The Saturday night costume competition is for attendees to showcase their own amazing talents and creativity. It’s a night where you never know what will happen next, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy, battles, song and dance, surprises, and of course many impressive and clever costumes.

Not a dance or party as the name Masquerade might imply, the event is staged in the style of a talent competition, with a Master of Ceremonies, a panel of guest judges from costume-related fields, impressive trophies and cash awards, a large raised stage with theater-style lighting, and four giant high-definition video screens providing great close-up views gathered by multiple cameras. An audience of 4,200 fills the convention center’s large ballroom to capacity, and about 2,000 more people watch the show on large video screens in the nearby Sails Pavilion and a second ballroom.

Some entries feature solo costumes, others are groups with a shared theme. Many costumes are re-creations from film, anime, games, and comics, but some completely original designs are presented as well. All genres are welcome, but no purchased costumes are allowed, as this is a contest of creativity and craftsmanship, not shopping ability. The Masters of Ceremonies will once again be the entertaining award-winning artists and writers Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio.

Impressive Comic-Con awards, featuring our beautiful new Comic-Con Masquerade medallions, will be presented in categories of Best In Show, Judges’ Choice, Best Re-Creation, Best Original Design, Best Workmanship, Most Humorous, Most Beautiful, Best Novice, and Best Young Fan. The new Masquerade Medallions that will be given out this year is show below.

In addition, the following companies and organizations will be generously donating their own awards to outstanding costumes:


Sideshow Collectibles: Do you think your costume entry into this year’s Masquerade contest will elicit lots of ooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s from the crowd? If that’s the case, you’ll be in the running to win a $350 gift card from Sideshow Collectibles for use on their web site! So bring that WOW factor to Comic-Con’s annual Masquerade contest and you might walk (or strut) away with Sideshow’s prize.

The Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, the labor union representing Hollywood Costume Designers and other costume professionals in film and television, will present to their favorite entry in the show a CDG Masquerade Award statue, a subscription to the Costume Designer magazine, and a generous gift certificate.

The David C. Copley Award for Most Innovative Costume: Oscar-nominated costume designer and David C. Copley Center director Deborah Nadoolman Landis, costume designer of Raiders of the Lost Ark, An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and recently the 2010 horror-comedy Burke & Hare, and UCLA’s David C. Copley Chair in Costume Design, will present the UCLA David C. Copley Center for The Study of Costume Design Award of $250 cash, plus her book: Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, (cover price $75) to her favorite entry., professional jet aircraft brokers who also happen to be great fans of convention costuming, will present an award of $250 cash to the Masquerade costume entry they select as being the Most Beautiful in the show.

Anime Social Scene will award $100 cash plus prizes to the best single or group anime presentation in the Masquerade. Also, TME That’s My Entertainment will award $100 to the Best Movie Representation, plus, $100 for the People’s Favorite! Courtesy of their parent company, The Testmarket Evolution (

Frank And Son Collectible Show, of the City of Industry, CA, will present to the costume entry they deem the audience favorite a very impressive crystal trophy and $1,000 cash.

DC Comics representatives will present a special DC DIRECT collectible valued at $300 to the finest costumed entry portraying a DC Comics character or characters.

Lucasfilm Ltd. will award the best Star Wars costumers with fabulous items from their Licensing Archives. The finest entry from the Star Wars galaxy will be selected by a Lucasfilm representative to receive special limited-edition collectibles.

Century Guild will present, to the costume they select as best portraying elements of Art Nouveau or fantasy, the winner’s choice of either $200 cash or up to $400 credit for fine art at their exhibit hall booth.

Lynn Perry of will award $150 cash to the best costume entry inspired by horror or other dark genres, such as vampires, demons, creatures of the night, creepy alien monsters, and so on.

Other companies and organizations will be joining this list as the convention approaches!