Costume Designers Guild (I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 892) Returns to Comic-Con for the Ninth Consecutive Year

Panels, San Diego Comic Con '14

Costume Designers Guild (I.A.T.S.E. Local 892), the labor union representing costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators in film and television, will be participating in San Diego Comic-Con July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. The Guild returns to produce and host lively television and film costume design panels, as well as recognize the best Comic-Con costumes in the Hall Costume Awards and at the Comic-Con International 2014 Masquerade Ball.

This year we are excited to introduce a third (and all new) panel, “Costumes as a Career,” in addition to our annual “Costume Design” and “Costume Illustration” panels. We will also unveil a new Masquerade Ball award trophy, created by Legacy Effects, as well as a new CDG/Comic-Con event apparel t-shirt.

Below is a current list of scheduled panels and events. Be sure to check back for updates throughout July. See you at Comic-Con!


Costumes as a Career
Thursday, 7/24/14, 5:00 – 6:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC

Ever wanted to know what it takes to design costumes for some of the biggest TV shows and movies? I.A.T.S.E. Union Local 892 Costumer Designers Guild has put together a panel of experts to fill you in. Panelists include Kristin Burke, Costume Designer (Sleepy Hollow), Brigitta Romanov, Assistant Costume Designer (Glee), Gina DeDomenico Flanagan, Costume Illustrator (Godzilla) and Cate Adair (Vice President, Costume Designers Guild Local 892 Union), as well as Eddie Marks (Western Costume Company), Celia Sedwick Rogus (Creative Director, FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Advanced Study Program) and Shane Mahan (Co-Founder of Legacy Effects). Moderated by Chrisi Karvonides (costume design professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, CDG member). For more info and updates follow us on Twitter @CDGLocal892 #CDGcomiccon .

*After the panel, the panelists will be available in the Autograph Hall for meet and greets and to sign autographs.
6:30 – 7: 30p.

Costume Illustration
Friday, 7/25/14, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC

The hottest costume illustrators of the day will talk about their latest blockbuster projects, the creative process, and what it’s like working with some of the top costume designers. Panelists include Alan Villanueva (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2), Constantine Sekeris (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Christian Cordella (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Phillip Boutte Jr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Arianne Phillips (Kingsman). Moderator TBD. For more info and updates follow us on Twitter @CDGLocal892#CDGcomiccon .

*After the panel, the panelists will be available in the Autograph Hall for meet and greets and to sign autographs.
2:30 – 3: 30p.m.
Room: AA03

Costume Design
Saturday, 7/26/14, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC

Get the inside scoop on designing costumes from the costume designers of some of the biggest blockbuster television series and movies. Panelists include Ann Foley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Lizz Wolf (The Expendables 3), Arianne Phillips (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Mary Vogt (Men In Black I, II & III) and Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow). Moderated by J. August Richards (Deathlok, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). For more info and updates follow us on Twitter@CDGLocal892 #CDGcomiccon .

*After the panel, the panelists will be available in the Autograph Hall for meet and greets and to sign autographs.
12:30 – 1:30p.m.
Room: AA02


HALL COSTUME AWARDS – Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th
Our celebrity Costume Designers and Illustrators will be roaming around Comic-Con looking for interesting and unique home-made costumes awarding winners with exclusive gift bags and autographed souvenirs. Follow us on Twitter @CDGLocal892 #CDGcomiccon for specific times and locations.

MASQUERADE BALL – Saturday July 26th, 8pm to Midnight
With support of our official award sponsor IT&LY Hairfashion, celebrity Costume Designers Guild judges will present to their favorite entry a CDG trophy especially designed by Legacy Effects, a $500 cash prize from our official sponsor IT&LY Hairfashion plus 4 VIP Universal Studios Tour tickets, a rare guided tour of Legacy Effects, a subscription to The Costume Designer magazine and a $200 gift certificate from International Silks & Woolens. Costume Designers Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 892 is the labor union representing Hollywood Costume Designers and other costume professionals in Film and TV.
More information on the contest is available here:


Costume Designers Guild Illustrators Alan Villaneuva and Mariano Diaz will be demonstrating their skills at the WACOM booth on the exhibit floor. Stay tuned for schedule information.

This year we again create informational postcards using the fabulous artwork of our Costume Designers Guild Illustrators. Five different postcards will be unveiled. Those who collect the set will win a special Costume Designers Guild swag-bag. The recipient of our exclusive 6th card–an illustration from Costume Designer Eduardo Castro and “Once Upon a Time”–will win two tickets to our Friday Night Mixer, join us for the Masquerade Ball on Saturday, and receive a special CDG swag-bag.

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