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Comic-Con 2019 Masquerade Winners!

The 45th annual Comic-Con Masquerade, generously sponsored by NX on NETFLIX, filled Ballroom 20, the Sails Pavilion, and part of Ballroom 6A, on Saturday, July20. It featured 37 entries, with over 100 costumes crossing the stage. The Masters of Ceremonies were artist/writer Phil Foglio and his son, Victor (Kaja Foglio had to cancel). An impressive group dance performance was the main feature at Intermission, performed by the amazing Corps Dance Crew, followed by a Star Wars light saber performance by the Saber Guild performance group.

The winners were:

Best in Show

Saint Celestine from Warhammer 40k. Worn By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan. Designed and Made By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan

Judges’ Choice

The Court of the Dead. Worn By: Velma Rippstine, Christian Little and Ansley Bircher. Designed and Made By: Velma Rippstine, Christian Little, Ansley Bircher, and Stasia Larson

Best Re-Creation

Over the Rainbow. Worn By: Amanda Dunn, Rey Dunn, Lydia Dupont, Brynn Lawson, Natalie Lawson, Ken Hayz-lett. Designed and Made By:  @perditaswardrobe @thatdisneymom @thatssewlydia

Best Original Design

The Deathly Hallows. Worn By: Sunchild Cosplay, Katelyn Jaye Cosplay, I Am Manas Cosplay, Shaka Cos, and Hyn May Productions. Designed and Made By: Sunchild Cosplay

Best Workmanship

The Court of the Dead. Worn By: Velma Rippstine, Christian Little and Ansley Bircher. Designed and Made By: Velma Rippstine, Christian Little, Ansley Bircher, and Stasia Larson

Best Presentation

Masquerade Tonight—A Muppet Masquerade. Worn By: Adria, Avalon, Caitlin, Caroline, Dani, Elisa, Eric, Heather, Jackie, John, Karl, Kim, Lisa, Melissa, Robert, Rogue, Seth, Susanne, and Zach. Designed and Made By: Adria, Caitlin, Caroline, Dani, Elisa, Eric, Jennifer, John, Lisa, Robert, Rogue, Sarah, Seth, Valerie, and Zach

Most Humorous

Rugrats: Chuckie & Kimi Finster. Worn By: Michael & Michelle Mariman. Designed and Made By: Michael & Michelle Mariman

Most Beautiful

Saint Celestine from Warhammer 40k. Worn By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan. Designed and Made By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan

Best Young Fan

Toy Story: The Pink Army. Worn By: Amber Bates and Alyssa Morales. Designed and Made By: Amber and Diane Bates and Alyssa and Amy Morales

All the winners above also received free full memberships to next year’s Comic-Con (up to 5 memberships per winning group), our extra thank you for all their hard work and dedication!


In addition, the judges awarded:

Honorable Mention for Best Workmanship

Project Ebon Blade’s Tarecgosa. Worn By: Samantha Kappler Cosplay . Designed and Made By: Samantha Kappler

Honorable Mention for Most Beautiful

La Carlotta From “Phantom of the Opera”. Worn By: Nina London Cosplay. Designed and Made By: Nina London Cosplay

Honorable Mention for Best Workmanship 

La Noche. Worn By: Tala. Designed and Made By: Tala


Company and Organization-Sponsored Prizes
DC Comics

Swamp Thing. Worn By: Jeff Davidson. Designed and Made By: Jeff Davidson

Anime Pavilion

Best AnimeMayuri Kurotsuchi vs. Uryu Ishida. Worn By: Matthew Hill and Daniel Linehan. Designed and Made By: Matthew Hill, Daniel Linehan, Nicanor Hill, Kathy Black

Best Young Fan Anime:  Toy Story: The Pink Army. Worn By: Amber Bates and Alyssa Morales. Designed and Made By: Amber and Diane Bates and Alyssa and Amy Morales

The Will Eisner Spirit of Storytelling Award

The Deathly Hallows. Worn By: Sunchild Cosplay, Katelyn Jaye Cosplay, I Am Manas Cosplay, Shaka Cos, and Hyn May Productions. Designed and Made By: Sunchild Cosplay

Sideshow Collectibles

La Noche. Worn By: Tala. Designed and Made By: Tala

The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation

Over the Rainbow. Worn By: Amanda Dunn, Rey Dunn, Lydia Dupont, Brynn Lawson, Natalie Lawson, Ken Hayz-lett. Designed and Made By:  @perditaswardrobe @thatdisneymom @thatssewlydia

The David C. Copley Award for Most Innovative Costume

The Deathly Hallows. Worn By: Sunchild Cosplay, Katelyn Jaye Cosplay, I Am Manas Cosplay, Shaka Cos, and Hyn May Productions. Designed and Made By: Sunchild Cosplay

The Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 

The Court of the Dead. Worn By: Velma Rippstine, Christian Little and Ansley Bircher. Designed and Made By: Velma Rippstine, Christian Little, Ansley Bircher, and Stasia Larso

Motion Picture Costumers Union, Local 705

Young Costumers of Tomorrow: Toy Story: The Pink Army. Worn By: Amber Bates and Alyssa Morales. Designed and Made By: Amber and Diane Bates and Alyssa and Amy Morales

Best Technical Costume Construction: The Deathly Hallows. Worn By: Sunchild Cosplay, Katelyn Jaye Cosplay, I Am Manas Cosplay, Shaka Cos, and Hyn May Productions. Designed and Made By: Sunchild Cosplay

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 

Original Concept DesignThe Deathly Hallows. Worn By: Sunchild Cosplay, Katelyn Jaye Cosplay, I Am Manas Cosplay, Shaka Cos, and Hyn May Productions. Designed and Made By: Sunchild Cosplay

Best Graphic Design:  La Noche. Worn By: Tala. Designed and Made By: Tala

The Costumer's Guild West

Saint Celestine from Warhammer 40k. Worn By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan. Designed and Made By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan

Frank & Son Collectable ShowThe Deathly Hallows. Worn By: Sunchild Cosplay, Katelyn Jaye Cosplay, I Am Manas Cosplay, Shaka Cos, and Hyn May Productions. Designed and Made By: Sunchild Cosplay


Comic-Con gives a hearty thanks to everyone who participated with the show, especially our generous sponsor this year, Nx On Netflix.