The Costume Designers Guild - San Diego Comic-Con 2018

By Joe Kucharski - July 10 2018

It's San Diego Comic-Con time, and that means a jam packed, long weekend full of the best in entertainment, pop culture, and cosplay. And for costume design fans, there is no better part of the weekend than the incredible offerings of The Costume Designers Guild, back for their THIRTEENTH year! The Costume Designers Guild is Local 892 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.), and represents costume designers, assistant costume designers, and costume illustrators working at the highest levels of expertise in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media. This year's line up features three amazing panels, cosplay awards, and a booth on the convention floor that you won't want to miss!


2018 Comic-Con Panel Titles & Descriptions: 

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Room 9

Marvel’s Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter: Designing the

Costumes of Wakanda

Costume Designers Guild members: Ruth Carter (Costume Designer, Black Panther, Malcolm X, Serenity), Anthony Francisco (visual development concept artist and costume illustrator, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy), Phillip Boutté Jr. (costume illustrator Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars) discuss the process behind designing the costumes of Marvel's Black Panther along with featured guests Douriean Fletcher (specialty jeweler Black Panther) and 705’s Mary Ellen Fields (specialty costume manufacturer Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars). The panelists will take questions from the audience with an autograph session to follow at 1:15 pm, Table: AA04.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 11:00 AM | Room 23ABC

Costume Design for Television and Film

Costume Designers Guild members Sanja Hays (Costume Designer, Captain Marvel, Star Trek: Beyond, Fast & Furious 9), Amanda Riley (Costume Designer, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Joseph Porro (Costume Designer, The Orville, Stargate, Independence Day), Laura Jean-Shannon (Costume Designer, Titans, Black Lightning, Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle), discuss the process behind designing costumes for some of the most exciting productions on television and in film. The designers will take questions from the audience with an autograph table to follow at 12:30 pm, Table: AA09. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 5:30 PM | Room 8

Costume Concept Art for Television and Film

Costume Designers Guild members Alan Villanueva (costume illustrator Titans, Black Lightning, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Phillip Boutté Jr. (costume illustrator Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars), Greg Hopwood (costume illustrator Supergirl, The Gifted, Krypton), Luca Nemolato (costume illustrator The Shape of Water, Westworld, Guardians of the Galexy Vol. 2), Oksana Nedavniaya (costume illustrator Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Bright) discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions on Television and in Film. The panel will also take questions from the audience. An autograph session will take place at 12:30 pm, Table: AA09.

Convention Floor Booth

Stop by the Costume Designers Guild booth (#734) on the convention floor to watch live drawing demos with featured Guild illustrators on a Wacom Cintiq, see the stunning Nakia Dora Milaje costume designed by Ruth Carter for Marvel's Black Panther on display, and the chance to win some incredible giveaways including a Diamond Select Toys Black Panther Statue signed by Ruth Carter, a VIP Bag chock full of amazing items including a Marvel Nalgene, Diamond Select Toy Vinimates , Skinit, Universal Studios Water Bottle, Lost Bro’s T-Shirt, Digital Dudz T-Shirt, Hi-Chews, Jelly Belly, Kind Bars, and so much more! Follow the Costume Designers Guild on Instagram to learn more!

Hall Costume Awards 

Costume Designers Guild panelists will be roaming the halls of Comic Con after their panels, giving the coveted Hall Costume Awards to their favorite cosplay costumes!

Comic-Con Masquarade 

Costume Designer Guild members will present to their favorite entry a CDG Masquerade trophy provided by Legacy Effects, two Warner Bros. Studio Tour tickets, and a cash prize presented by the owner of Rubie's Costume Company Howard Beige. 

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