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Thursday, July 20


Masquerade 101
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching costuming events, this overview of fan convention competitions will discuss their workings, history, differences from one convention type to another, the judging process, how contestants qualify, and what it takes to win. Also, tips on costume research, design, fabrication methods, and stage presentation ideas for taking original and recreated designs from concept to stage-ready. Panelists include Allan Lavigne (award-winning San Francisco area fan costumer and superhero armor fabricator), Jennifer King (fan costumer and Houston's Space City Comic Con Cosplay Contest Coordinator), John Ruff (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade assistant coordinator), and moderator Martin Jaquish (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade coordinator since 1992).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC
Saturday, July 22


The Comic-Con International Masquerade
The Ballroom 20 stage becomes a showplace for a fun competition of creativity with impressive re-created and original design costumes crafted by our talented attendees presented before an audience of thousands. Not a dance or party but a talent show on a stage with trophies, cash prizes, and other awards for the top entries. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00, but the line for choice seating will begin hours earlier. Since the ballroom can fill up, tickets are required for seating inside and will be given out free at noon to those lined up. Any tickets that remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will again be writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, and there'll be special live entertainment during the Judging Intermission. Overflow seating available in the Sails Pavilion, 5AB, and 6A (tickets not required for those rooms).

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Ballroom 20
Sunday, July 23


The Comic-Con International Masquerade Replay
Saturday night's big costuming event is reviewed by the Masquerade crew, audience questions are answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed the show, those who were in it, and those who simply want a second look. Entrants can also pick up any materials left from the show. Featuring Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade coordinator), John Ruff (Masquerade assistant coordinator), and Ian Branson (Masquerade technical assistant).

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 8