2014 CDG Comic-Con Committee:
Chair – Marianne Parker
Michi Tomimatsu
Suzanne Chambliss
Gina DeDomenico Flanagan
Phillip Boute Jr.
Christine Cover Ferro
Ivy Thaide
Bob Morgan
Jennifer Garnet-Filo
Steve Ferry

Thanks to Mariano Diaz, Alan Villaneuva and Christian Cordella.

Special Thanks to Andre Fontanelle for Videography of our events.

And Thank You To Our 2014 CDG Comic-Con Sponsors:

Platinum Plus:



ABC Studios Costume Department

Western Costume Company


Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour


FIDM Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (TV Costume Design Department)

La Cienega Cleaners

Event Apparel

Anto Beverly Hills


KIND Healthy Snacks

Product Sponsors

Jelly Belly

Cacao Luxe



Additional Thank You To:

International Silks & Woolens

Los Angeles Ballet

Universal Costume Department

Fox Studios Costume Department

Legacy Effects


2014 San Diego Comic-Con International

June 27, 2014

For the ninth consecutive year, the 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/ComicCon 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.m.

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 v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Christian Cordella (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Phillip Boutte Jr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Costume Designer Arianne Phillips (Kingsman: The Secret Service). 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.

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), Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow) and Michael Wilkinson (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel). 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.


CDG FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER – Friday, July 25, 2014 from 6:00pm-9:00pm*Invitation only; all Costume Designers Guild (I.A.T.S.E. Local 892) members are welcome to attend.

As a special thanks to all our panelists, sponsors, committee members and volunteers, please join us for food, drink, mixing and mingling plus door prizes at the beautiful Marriot Marquis located right beside the convention center. Walk the red carpet, see costume displays from Western Costume Company and Legacy Effects and enjoy the evening overlooking the marina from inside and on the patio. It’s time to celebrate what we do! Our official Mixer sponsors are IT&LY Hairfashion, Western Costume Company and ABC Studios Costume Department.

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 specially designed by Jay Stuckwisch at Legacy Effects and printed from a 3D printer, 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: http://comic-con.org/cci/masquerade

An illustration of the new Masquerade Ball trophy, designed by Jay Stuckwisch at Legacy Effects.


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

Wacom®’s booth (#5336)

Over the course of the entire show, this select group of presenters will entertain the Comic-Con audience with their drawing and story-telling skills using Wacom’s Cintiq interactive pen display and Intuos Pro pen and touch tablet.

Following is Wacom’s Comic-Con 2014 schedule of Costume Designer’s Guild Members:


12-1pm                 Mariano Diaz


10-11am               Gina DeDomenico Flanagan

3-4pm                   Mariano Diaz


5- 6pm                 Mariano Diaz

6- 7pm                Gina DeDomenico Flanagan


1-2pm                   Alan Villanueva

2-3pm                   Mariano Diaz

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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