Going on their eighth consecutive year, the Costume Designers Guild (Local 892) of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees will be attending Comic-Con 2013. With panels on both Friday and Saturday, the CDG is expected to have a greater presence than ever before, featuring top costume designers and illustrators from film and television. The CDG will also be honoring the best dressed cosplayers attending SDCC this year and the Hall Costume Awards at the 2013 Masquerade Ball. More details after the jump.
Costume design is one of the most important aspects in entertainment today, but at times it can be highly overlooked and under appreciated. It takes great skill and craftsmanship to develop full wardrobes that create an aesthetic that matches the stylistic endeavors the director intends to portray. Without a well-thought out costume design, whether it be on TV or film, the faulty looking costumes can take you right out of the story and ruin tone. It’s a good thing we have such hardworking professionals to share their wisdom this year at Comic-Con.
Below is a list of scheduled events and panels:
PANEL: Welcome to the New Age – Room 24ABC at 5:30-6:30pm – 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. After the panel, the Costume Illustrators will be available in the Autograph Hall for meet and greets and to sign autographs.
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), and Christian Cordella (Captain America 2: The winter soldier, Oblivion, 300: Rise of an Empire)
Also on Friday, July 19th from 7:00pm-9:00pm, there will be an invitation-only industry mixer at the Grand Horton Hotel for panelists, sponsors, industry professionals, volunteers, and all CDG members. You can follow the CDG on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event.
Saturday, July 20
PANEL: Poppin’ Some Tags – Room 24ABC at 4:30-5:30pm – 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. 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.
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), and Mayes Rubeo (WWZ, Avatar). The panel will be moderated by actor Ron Perlman (Hell Boy, Sons of Anarchy
MASQUERADE BALL – Saturday, July 20 at 8pm to Midnight – Brought to you by the official Masquerade Ball sponsor Fox Studios Costume Department, 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.
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. You can follow the CDG on Twitter @local892 for specific information, including times and locations.