Costume Designers Guild - San Diego Comic-Con Panels 2016

By Joe Kucharski - June 29, 2016

***UPDATED dates, times, and panels!**

For the ELEVENTH year in a row, The Costume Designers Guild will be participating in San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-24 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 two 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!

The Costume Designer's Guild - Comic-Con 2015

2016 Comic-Con Panel Titles & Descriptions:

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM | Room 23ABC

Ice Age to Space Age Costumes: Designing for Film 

The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members discuss designing costumes for films from Solutrean to Star Trek: Beyond our panelists worked with the directors to create the world of the films. Panelists include Ruth E. Carter (Chi-Raq), Sanja Hays (Star Trek: Beyond), and Shawna Trpcic (The Cabin in the Woods). The panelists are happy to answer audience questions about the process of filming today and how they work with the Directors to create the looks. Christopher Lawrence (The Space Between Us) joins us to moderate this panel. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 23ABC

Dressing the Characters: The designers behind the costumes

The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 is thrilled to bring the designers of some of our favorite television characters to Comic Con. Terry Dresbach (Outlander), Ann Foley (Agents of Shield), Giovanna Melton (Agent Carter), Kiersten Ronning (Supergirl) and Luis Sequeira (Strain) will discuss the process of designing costumes for television characters no matter what world the characters live in. The panel will be moderated by Joe Kucharski Editor of

***One great looking NON-CDG panel to check-out:

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Room 9

Superhero Textiles: Construction & Deconstruction

The Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 present the journey your favorite superhero fabrics take both before and after becoming a wearable garment. Industry leading artisans Marilyn J. Madsen (costume manufacturing foreperson, Captain America Civil War, Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Mary Ellen Fields (owner, Bill Hargate Costumes; Batman v Superman, Man of Steel), Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen (specialty costumer,Guardians of the Galaxy Vo.l 2, Fantastic Four), Doug Stewart (textile artist-ager/dyer, X-men Apocalypse, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Maureen O'Heron (costume buyer, Interstellar, Ender's Game), and other treasured talents discuss and answer questions about your favorite superheroes' costume trials and tribulations.

The Costume Designer's Guild - Comic-Con 2015

The Costume Designer's Guild - Comic-Con 2015

2016 Comic-Con Costume Awards:

Hall Costume Awards

Panel members will also be on hand throughout the convention to participate in exciting costume events. You will find them roaming the halls, around their panel schedule Friday and Saturday, handing out prizes for their favorite costumes.

The Costume Designers Guild - Comic-Con Masquerade - One of 2015's Hall Costume Award Recipients

Comic-Con Masquerade

Representatives of The Costume Designers Guild will also serve as judges for the Comic-Con Masquerade, giving out the beautifully crafted "Best Costumes" trophy (provided by Legacy Effects) along with several $100 gift certificates from International Silks and Woolens and a VIP gift bag.

The Costume Designers Guild - Comic-Con Masquerade - "Best Costumes" Trophy

The Costume Designers Guild - Comic-Con Masquerade - "Best Costumes" Group Winner

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