Calling all who appreciate costumes in movies and television!

The Costume Designers Guild will be hosting three panels this year as well as a full booth in the Exhibit Hall that will showcase Nikia’s Dora Milaje costume from Black Panther, as well as the flash costume from Justice League. This year will be your chance to meet and greet creatives such as costume designers, Ruth Carter (Black Panther, Serenity) and Amanda Riley (Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and costume illustrators, Phillip Boutté Jr. (Black Panther, Captain Marvel), Luca Nemolato (The Shape of Water, Westworld) and many, many more! Check out all the details below.

Marvel’s Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter: Designing the Costumes of Wakanda, Friday, 7/20/18, 12:00 pm Room 9: Costume Designers Guild members: Ruth Carter (Costume Designer, Black Panther, Malcolm X, Serenity), Anthony Francisco (visual development concept artist and costume illustrator, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy), Phillip Boutté Jr. (costume illustrator Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars) discuss the process behind designing the costumes of Marvel’s Black Panther along with featured guests Douriean Fletcher (specialty jeweler Black Panther) and 705’s Mary Ellen Fields (specialty costume manufacturer Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars). The panelists will take questions from the audience with an autograph session to follow at 1:15 pm, Table: AA04.

Costume Design for Television and Film, Saturday, 7/21/18, 11:00 am Room 23ABC: Costume Designers Guild members Sanja Hays (Costume Designer, Captain Marvel, Star Trek: Beyond, Fast & Furious 9), Amanda Riley (Costume Designer, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Joseph Porro (Costume Designer, The Orville, Stargate, Independence Day), Laura Jean-Shannon (Costume Designer, Titans, Black Lightning, Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle), discuss the process behind designing costumes for some of the most exciting productions on television and in film. The designers will take questions from the audience with an autograph table to follow at 12:30 pm, Table: AA09. Special guest moderator TBA.

Costume Concept Art for Television and Film, Saturday, 7/21/18, 5:30 pm Room 8: Costume Designers Guild members Alan Villanueva (costume illustrator Titans, Black Lightning, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Phillip Boutté Jr. (costume illustrator Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars), Greg Hopwood (costume illustrator Supergirl, The Gifted, Krypton), Luca Nemolato (costume illustrator The Shape of Water, Westworld, Guardians of the Galexy Vol. 2), Oksana Nedavniaya (costume illustrator Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Bright) discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions on Television and in Film. The panel will also take questions from the audience. An autograph session will take place at 12:30 pm, Table: AA09. Special guest moderator TBA.


CDG is also helping to promote and support a cosplay group, The Usual Rangers 5, (click to check out their amazing costume work on Instagram @usualrangers5!) who have recreated costumes for Black Panther, who are raising money to attend SDCC and meet Ruth Carter at her panel. Check out their video as well as their GoFundMe link.

GoFundMe Link: San Diego or Bust!

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Written by Space Pirate Queen
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