Costume Designers Guild at SDCC 2014

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Yes folks, the San Diego Comic Con posts are still forthcoming!

We just HAD to write about one of the best afternoon events we were privileged to attend at SDCC: The CDG (Costume Designers Guild) Mixer! On Friday, July 25th, the CDG local 892 rolled out the red carpet to their members and panelists to celebrate all things costuming at the Marriot Marquis.  The Costume Designers Guild (I.A.T.S.E. Local 892) is the labor union representing costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators in film and television.

For those not in the know, this year marked the CDG’s ninth consecutive year participating at SDCC, by offering a slew of panels on costuming and the industry, as well as sponsoring their very own Masquerade prizes and trophy!. This year’s winners were “Giant Monsters All Out Attack,” by Lisa Truong, Lynleigh Sato, Wendy Colon, and Cindy Purchase.

The CDG mixer venue was gorgeous, with our own view of the bay and plenty of food to nosh on!

Another wonderful part of this mixer was the copious amounts of costumes on display on models from various movies! We tried very hard not to feel every costume and freak out their wearers, haha. Alright, enough chit chat. On to the photos!

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Beautiful gowns as far as the eye can see!

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Ep. 196 Clam Down!

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The Space Pirate Queen admits that she watched AND enjoyed the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and is now officially going to get kicked out of Nerd-dom. We also discuss the relationship between news and media — plus Pilbeam’s first time at a Ren Faire! Fanfic Theatre: Fast and Furious x Twilight.

SDCC 2014: Sleepy Hollow Cast & Comic-con Experience

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SDCC 2014: Sleepy Hollow

That is basically how I felt after San Diego Comic-con this year — decapitated and dead.

I got lucky and arrived at the Sleepy Hollow Virtual Reality Experience at the Petco Interactive Zone when the cast & crew arrived to get interviewed and their photos taken. Talked about perfect timing as I waved my fancy press badge around and didn’t have to line up to get my head chopped off by the Headless Horseman! I have become a big fan of the show so this was a big treat for me. The Oculus Rift VR was pretty popular this year and the Sleepy Hollow version was c-r-e-e-p-y. I admit. I got a little nervous. You can check out a video about it on the Fox website right now.

Check out the photos of the creators and cast of the shows that I managed to snap. Includes Orlando Jones, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Lyndie Greenwood.

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The Geekie Awards 2014 aka Dinos and Pizzas and Friendship.

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Holy cow. The Geekie Awards were pretty dang fun.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Now in their second year, The Geekie Awards, or “The Geekies” as most people call it, is a celebration of independent nerd-dom, with categories such as “Geek of the Year”, “Best Cosplay,” and “Best Comics & Graphic Novel.” Hosted at the beautiful Avalon theater space, this event was classy, nerdy, and full of weird little surprises. (And yes, that is an Iron Throne made out of Gibson guitars up top.)

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