Costume Designers Guild - San Diego Comic-Con Panels 2015

By Joe Kucharski - June 2, 2015


For the TENTH year in a row, The Costume Designers Guild will be participating in San Diego Comic-Con, July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. The CDG (I.A.T.S.E. Local 892) is the labor union that represents costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators in film and television. They will return this year with three exciting panels; giving fans a behind the scenes look at the fantastic world of costume design for some of the hottest films and television shows!



2015 Comic-Con Panel Titles & Descriptions:

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 5:00-6:00 PM | Rm 23ABC

Careers in Costumes– The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 discusses costuming as a career and the many different possibilities that exist today.  Panelists will include Renee Nault (Local 705- Custom Made Field Rep), Karen Mason (Local 705- Key Specialty Costumer), Celia Rogus (FIDM faculty), Gina Flanagan (Illustrator), Ivy Thaide (Costume Designer), Eddie Marks (President, Western Costume Company). Panelists are here to answer your questions about making a career in costuming. Moderated by Camden Toy (actor, Buffy The Vampire Slayer). 


Friday, July 10, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 PM | Rm 23ABC

Technology as a Costume Tool – The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members Timothy Wonsik (department head of costumes and archives at Marvel Studios), Soyon An (Jem and the Holograms), Christian Cordella (Jurrasic World), Alan Villanueva (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2), Jared Marantz (Batman v Superman), Keith Christensen (Fantastic Four) and Renee Naul (Star Trek) discuss how costume designers and illustrator/concept artists work together to utilize technology in the creation of costumes for film and television. Moderated by Joe Kucharski (Baylor University faculty, Editor of


Saturday, July 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM | Rm 23ABC

Today's Costume Designers – The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members, Soyon An (Jem and the Holograms), Ann Foley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Giovanna Melton (Agent Carter), and Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow) discuss the world of costume design for television and film. Moderated by Joe Kucharski (Baylor University faculty, Editor of

Comic-Con 2014 CDG featured professionals - Arianne Phillips, Ann Foley, Bobi Garland, Michael Wilkinson


Panel members will also be on hand throughout the convention to participate in exciting costume events. You will find them roaming the halls, handing out prizes for their favorite costumes, and as judges for the Comic-Con Masquerade (Saturday, July 11, 8:30-11:30 PM, Ballroom 20)!

Comic-Con 2014 - Costume Designers Guild - Comic Con Masquerade Ball trophy


Tyranny Of Style Editor Joe Kucharski is so happy to join such an incredible group of talented costume professionals at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Make sure to check out all of these great events. And if you’re a fan of the site, stop by to introduce yourself!

Check out and follow The Costume Designers Guild on all of their social media outlets- Facebook – Costume Designers Guild 892, Twitter - @cdglocal892, and Instagram - @CDGLocal892.  #sdcc892cdg