One of our Hall Costume Award winners from 2012 - a Comic-Con attendee dressed as Russel, from Up.


Platinum Sponsors: CDG Comic-Con Party & Mixer

ABC Studios Costume Department

Western Costume Company

Gold Sponsor: CDG Comic-Con Masquerade Ball Award

Fox Studios Costume Department

Silver Sponsor: CDG Comic-Con Gift Bags
Warner Bros. Studio Tour


Serj Costumes & Tailoring
La Cienega Studio Cleaners
Angry Girl Printing
Costumer Supplies LLC
Flicks Candy Co.
Rockwren Winery
Kind Healthy Snacks
Universal Costume Dept.
Jelly Belly Candy Co.
The Los Angeles Ballet
Raw Materials
The Fashion Bookstore
Designed by Hollywood

CDG at Comic-Con 2013

July 18-21, 2013

UPDATE: Click here to read our event re-cap and watch this year’s highlight video.

Welcome to the CDG Comic-Con page! Every year we participate in the San Diego International Comic-Con with panels and events promoting our members – Costume Designers & Illustrators. This is our eighth year and we are bigger than ever with an exciting line-up of events, all organized and presented by our volunteer Comic-Con Committee, which is made up of Local 982 Costume Designers, Assistant Costume Designers and Illustrators.

So come out and visit us at San Diego Comic-Con 2013! Keep checking back for more details on our events. In case you didn’t know, you can qualify for a FREE professional pass by filling out the professional registration on the website. Passes are closed for this year, but go early and get your registration done for next year!

CDG 2013 Comic-Con Events

PANEL: Friday, July 19, 2013  5:30-6:30pm RM 24ABC

“Welcome to the New Age”– 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 followed by a Q&A. Featured panelists are Keith Christensen (Man of Steel 1&2, Star Wars 7, Tomorrowland), Phillip Boutte 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) & Christian Cordella (Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Oblivion, 300: Rise of an Empire). Moderated  by Author Peter Clines (Ex-Heros, Ex-Patriots)

PANEL: Saturday July 20, 2013  4:30-5:30pm RM 24ABC

Creating Iconic Characters, featuring Costume Designers:

“Poppin’ Some Tags”–  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 blockbusters.  Featured panelists are Trish Summerville (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Gary Jones (Oz, the Great & Powerful), Christine Bieselin Clark (Ender’s Game, TRON: Legacy), Isis Mussenden (Wolverine, Chronicles of Narnia) & Mayes Rubeo (WWZ, Avatar). Moderated by Actor Ron Perlman (Hell Boy, Sons of Anarchy).

Autograph Tables – Please join us after the panels to meet the panelists in person and get an autograph in the autograph hall.

HALL COSTUME AWARDS – Friday and Saturday

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 for specific times and locations.

MASQUERADE BALL – Saturday July 20th, 8pm to Midnight
Celebrity Costume Designer judges from The Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 and our official Masquerade Ball sponsor Fox Studios Costume Department will present to their favorite entry these prizes; a custom designed CDG Favorite Entry trophy, a VIP behind the scenes tour of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ followed by lunch, a subscription to ‘Costume Designer’ magazine and a $200 gift certificate from International Silks & Woolens. Costume Designers Guild, Local 892 is the labor union representing Costume Designers and other costume professionals in Film and TV.

CDG FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER 7:00-9:00pm, July 19th
The CDG Comic-Con Committee will be hosting an invitation only mixer for our panelist, sponsors, industry professionals, volunteers and all CDG members at the historic Grand Horton Hotel. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event.

2013 CDG Comic-Con Committee
Chair – Marianne Parker
Michi Tomimatsu
Suzanne Chambliss
Gina Flanagan
Mariano Diaz
Phillip Boute Jr.
Oneita Parker
Christine Cover-Ferro
Jerry Carnevale
Kimberly Freed

Special Thanks to Andre Fontanelle for Videography of our events.

For media inquiries, contact Alex Lippin at or 323-965-1990.

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