CDG at Comic-Con

The CDG’s participation in San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) has evolved with the event. Costume designers, assistant costume designers, illustrators, and concept artists play a unique and pivotal role in imagining the garments which define a character. We work hand in glove with our sister union the Motion Picture Costumers (Local 705). Comic-Con is an opportunity for the CDG members to connect directly with fans through our shared enthusiasm for costume and character.

CDG Comic-Con Event Schedule

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2024

San Diego Comic-Con will take place on July 25-28, 2024.

 

Thursday 7/25/24

The Secret to the Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Costumes

Oscar and Emmy nominated costume designer Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), assistant costume designer Corey Deist (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Red Sparrow), costume concept artist Gloria Kim (The Hunger Games: The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes, Orville), costume concept artist Oksana Nedavniaya (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) and fabric buyer Allison Agler (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Star Trek: Picard) with moderator Spencer Williams (creator of the Art of Costume Podcast) discuss creating costumes which conjure a dystopian future.

Autograph table AA06 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Pop-Up Event

The Fandom of Shawna Trpcic Designs
Meet Assistant Costume Designer Elissa Alcala

4pm -5pm
LOCATION:
Browncoat Meeting Room, Grand 10 & 11,
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Friday 7/26/24, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Behind the Futuristic Costumes of Netflix's Atlas

Emmy nominated costume designer Daniel Orlandi (Atlas, X-men Dark Phoenix, Logan), assistant costume designer and moderator Ivy Heather Thaide (Atlas, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters), costume concept artist Imario Susilo (Atlas, Ashoka, The Mandalorian), costume supervisor Mitchell Ray Kenny (Atlas, Star Trek: Picard), fabric buyer Jien Sun (Atlas, The Boys Season 3) and Custom Made Pattern maker/Tailor Sharon McGunigle (Atlas, Star Trek: Picard) reveal the futuristic world of Atlas and designing the costumes to save humanity from itself. Room: 23ABC

Autograph Table AA04 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Saturday 7/27/24

Ordinary People Extraordinary Characters

Emmy winning costume designer Cynthia Summers (The Last of Us S1, Goosebumps), assistant costume designer Kelsey Chobotar (The Last of Us S1, Goosebumps), Emmy nominated costume designer Sarah Evelyn (The Fall Guy, Bullet Train), assistant costume designer Anne Loppert (The Fall Guy), costume designer Wendy Chuck (Twilight, Live Action Lilo & Stitch), costume concept artist Gina DeDomenico (The Boys, Red One) with moderator Phillip Boutte creative director/costume concept artist (Stranger Things Season 5, Wakanda Forever) will discuss using the language of streetwear to create superheroes and villains.

Autograph Table AA07 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Hall Costume Awards

Audiences have many ways to engage with the media from simply watching film and TV shows to emulating the characters. Cosplay has become an important form of entertainment and self-expression and our members are delighted to see their design have a powerful life of its own beyond the screen. Every year, our designers keep a lookout for outstanding amateur costuming and cosplay, handing out our coveted blue rosettes to recognize the best examples. Winners are shared on CDG social media.

Masquerade 25th Anniversary

The CDG is proud to serve as official judges for SDCC’s annual talent show, the Comic-Con Masquerade. This prestigious amateur costume competition has competitors from all around the world competing with unique creations. We are also delighted to give an award from our Guild for the costumes we find the most spectacular.

BEST COSTUME:

The Costume Designers Guild, IATSE Local 892, will be presenting Best Costume entry with a trophy designed by CDG illustrator Felipe Sanchez and created by Lucid Studios Specialty Costume Fabrication Character FX Rentals in Burbank California and a $500 gift certificate from International Silks and Woolens in Los Angeles. The CDG is a labor union representing costume designers, assistant costume designers, and costume illustrators working in motion pictures, TV, commercials, music videos, and new media.

BEST SCI-FI COSTUME:

In honor of the late Costume Designer Guild member Shawna Trpcic, whose work was one of the founding designs in the Star Wars television world for Disney, the CDG has proudly created an award that will live on in her memory at San Diego Comic-Con’s Masquerade – Best Sci-Fi Costume. We hope this will serve as a lasting tribute to her excellence in costume design and her personal commitment to Comic-Con. In addition to the award, the winner will also receive a gift bag courtesy of The Product Agent worth over $500.

Pop-Up Event

Meet Laura Jean Shannon
Costume Designer of The Boys, Gen V, Doom Patrol, and many more.

2pm-3pm
LOCATION:
Outside the Cardiff Room South Tower Floor 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Visit Our Booth

The CDG is proud to expand our presence in a larger booth for 2024. Come Visit us at Booth #4519. Download SDCC map to view the location.

Partnership

The CDG thanks Western Costume Company for their partnership at SDCC

To partner with the CDG at Comic-Con contact Anna Wyckoff or Kristin Ingram

Comic-Con Director

Comic-Con Director Ivy Thaide is also the Vice President of the CDG. She was part of the team that initiated the Guild’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con and is deeply passionate about connecting costume designers and their teams to fans in a conversation of costume and cosplay which grows every year.

Comic-Con Committee

The CDG extends a warm thank you to the 2024 Comic-Con Committee:

Elissa Alcala
Ariel Boroff
Laura Brody
Gina DeDomenico
Dee Graham
Samantha Kuester
Isabel Mandujano
Jackie Martinez
Jennifer May Nickel
Marianne Parker
Sara Nitikman Parks
Jessica Shade
Cat Velosa

Comic-Con 2023 Galleries

Collen Atwood

The Power of Costume: How Designers Inspire the World

Walking the Floor Images

Panel Images

Autograph Panel Images

Step & Repeat Images

Photography by Ryan Hartford and Shutterstock

Kate Hawley

From Concept to Reality: How Costume Design Helped Shape The Second Age of Middle-earth

Panel Images

Autograph Panel Images

Walking the Floor Images

Photography by Ryan Hartford and Shutterstock

Booth: Showcasing a Stillsuit from the movie Dune

Booth Images

Photography by Ryan Hartford and Shutterstock

Masquerade

Masquerade Images

Behind The Scene Images

Photography by Ryan Hartford and Shutterstock

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Images

Photography by Ryan Hartford and Shutterstock

Comic-Con 2022

How To Work In Costumes

Walking The Floor Images

Panel Images

Step & Repeat Images

Autograph Panel Images

Costumes Of Obi Wan Kenobi

Walking The Foor Images

Panel Images

Step & Repeat Images

Autograph Panel Images

Booths: Showcasing Costume from the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Booth Images

Masquerade

Masquerade Images

Judging the Masquerade Images