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Comic-Con International Masquerade Medals
HBO Presents the 2013 Comic-Con International Masquerade

The 39th annual Comic-Con Masquerade, sponsored by HBO, filled Ballroom 20 and most of the overflow rooms and Sails Pavilion, totaling a viewership of 7,000, on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The event featured 37 entries, with almost 100 costumes crossing the stage. Our Masters of Ceremonies were artist/writers Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio, and our panel of judges included theme park show designer and former Broadway performer Diane Duncan, costume and effect designer Dragon Dronet of Hollywood’s Renegade Effects, Allison Leach, popular film and TV actress Nikki Griffin, and as workmanship judge the very experienced convention costumer Jeanne Clason. A very impressive giant light saber battle was the main feature at intermission, performed by the amazing Saber Guild.

Click here to view the Comic-Con 2013 Masquerade Photo Gallery!

Winners listed below are featured in the Photo Gallery.

The 2013 Comic-Con Masquerade winners were:
Best in Show: Galaxy Quest

Worn by: Jen King, Mike King, Carolyn Lozano, Francesca Kraemer, Doug Fortney, Peter Burt, Mike Hale, Nicole Hale, Veronica Golenia, Cheryl Hagar and Reyes Arce. Designed and made by: Jen King, Gilbert Lozano, Carolyn Lozano, Francesca Kraemer, Doug Fortney and Cody Dupree with help from our friends.

Judges’ Choice: Booker, Elizabeth and the Handyman

Worn by: Rose Walker, Erick De Luna and Alex Lorezen. Designed and made by: Rose Walker, Erick De Luna and Alex Lorezen.

Best Re-Creation: Batman Begins

Worn by: Trevor Kaihoi. Designed and made by: Trevor Kaihoi, family and friends.

Best Original Design: Marvel Mumbai

Worn by: Michael Arias, Arabella Benson, Eryn Hildebrand, Kenne Hoffman, Danica Lisiewicz and Nicole Roberts. Designed and made by: Michael Arias, Arabella Benson, Eryn Hildebrand, Kenne Hoffman, Danica Lisiewicz, Darren Muir and Nicole Roberts.

Best Workmanship: Scourge

Worn by: Brianne Hamm. Designed and made by: Brianne Hamm.

Most Humorous: Tatooine

Worn by: Andrew, Caitlin, Corli, Jennifer, Mike, Rogue, Steph, Stepka and Steve. Designed and made by: Caitlin, Corli, Jennifer, John, Rogue and Stepka.

Most Beautiful: “The Secret Life of Toys” Inspired by Brom's “The Plucker”

Worn by: Cassidy Kahler, Chad Evett and Dan Schmidt. Designed and made by: Cassidy and Mary Kahler, Chad Evett and Dan Schmidt.

Best Young Fan: Batwolf

Worn by: Jake Webber. Designed and made by: Jake Webber, Angela Jeziorski and Isaac Slim.

Best Presentation: Yu-Gi-Oh-My-God 2

Worn by: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts. Designed and made by: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts.

All the winners above also received FREE full memberships to next year’s Comic-Con International (up to 4 memberships per winning group), our extra thank you for all their hard work and dedication!


In addition, the judges awarded:

Honorable Mention for Workmanship: Knights of Sagittarius

Worn by: Edgar Mayoral. Designed and made by: Edgar Mayoral.

Honorable Mention for Presentation: Real Man of Steel?

Worn by: Sneha Soares, Noah Wayne, Ana Tijerina, Jason Soares, Jacquie Ogle and Catherine M. Fisher. Designed and made by: Catherine M. Fisher; Electronics byJason Soares, Noah Wayne; Robot Construction by Noah Wayne and Catherine M. Fisher.

Honorable Mention for Re-Creation: Charr

Worn by: Devon Jopling. Designed and made by: Devon Jopling.


Company and organization sponsored prizes presented:

DC Comics: Wonder Woman

Worn by: Victoria Matthews. Designed and made by: Sally and Victoria Matthews.

Lucasfilm: Bounty Hunter Embo with Talent Scout Jawa

Worn by: Joe Queen and Lucas Queen. Designed and made by: Joe Queen and Lucas Queen.

The Costume Designers Guild Local #892: Scourge

Worn by: Brianne Hamm. Designed and made by: Brianne Hamm.

The David C. Copley Prize For The Most Innovative Costume: Femme Doctor

Worn by: Hannah Black. Designed and made by: Hannah Black; Parasol and Ascot painted by Jarrnell Williams.

Cinema MakeUp School: Batwolf

Worn by: Jake Webber. Designed and made by: Jake Webber, Angela Jeziorski and Isaac Slim

GEEK Magazine’s Prize: Mars Attacks!

Worn by: Paige Johnson, Maxx Johnson and Lauren Marie. Designed and made by: Lauren Marie.

Century Guild: Femme Doctor

Worn by: Hannah Black. Designed and made by: Hannah Black; Parasol and Ascot painted by Jarrnell Williams.

Lionsgate & Harmony: Knights of Sagittarius

Worn by: Edgar Mayoral. Designed and made by: Edgar Mayoral.

TME That's My Entertainment: Best Film Re-Creation: Marvel Mumbai

Worn by: Michael Arias, Arabella Benson, Eryn Hildebrand, Kenne Hoffman, Danica Lisiewicz and Nicole Roberts. Designed and made by: Michael Arias, Arabella Benson, Eryn Hildebrand, Kenne Hoffman, Danica Lisiewicz, Darren Muir and Nicole Roberts.

People’s Favorite: Yu-Gi-Oh-My-God 2

Worn by: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts. Designed and made by: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts.

Anime Pavilion: Best Anime: Knights of Sagittarius

Worn by: Edgar Mayoral. Designed and made by: Edgar Mayoral;

Best Young Fan Anime: Meadow the Forest Fairy

Worn by: Ellen Vance. Designed and made by: Ellen Vance.

Sideshow Collectibles: Tatooine

Worn by: Andrew, Caitlin, Corli, Jennifer, Mike, Rogue, Steph, Stepka and Steve. Designed and made by: Caitlin, Corli, Jennifer, John, Rogue and Stepka.

Frank & Son Collectable Show: Tatooine

Worn by: Andrew, Caitlin, Corli, Jennifer, Mike, Rogue, Steph, Stepka and Steve. Designed and made by: Caitlin, Corli, Jennifer, John, Rogue and Stepka.


Comic-Con International gives a hearty thanks to everyone who participated in the show, and a big thanks to our sponsor, HBO.