Better Late Than Never: 110 Photos Of The SDCC Masquerade

Posted by August 12, 2017 Comment

One of the highlights of each San Diego Comic-Con is the annual Masquerade, the showcase of costumes and costumed performances that anchor Saturday night’s programming.

2017 was no slouch for entries; the amazing realistic Ursula went viral the day after the contest when the wearer Joo Skellington posted this video to his facebook page:

Needless to say, there were some pretty epic entries for the 2017 Masque. We’ll have a list of winners after the gallery. Here are just a few photo highlights from Bleeding Cool contributor Erika Svensson:

Here is the official list of winners from the 2017 Comic Con International Masquerade as posted on the official SDCC website, as well as the prizes awarded!

Trophy medallion winners:

Best in Show – Dawnseeker Ix’kin, Arakkoa Sun Sage. Worn By: Malis Vitterfolk. Designed and Made By: Malis Vitterfolk.

Judges’ Choice – Onslaught. Worn By: Jason Aulicino – Nerd Alert Cosplay. Designed and Made By: Jason Aulicino.

Best Re-Creation – Empress Fe’ir. Worn By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan. Designed and Made By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan.

Best Original Design – Flight of the Hydrangea Fairy. Worn By: Melynda Blanchard-Williams. Designed and Made By: Royal Dreams Costumes by Melynda Blanchard-Williams.

Best Workmanship – Darkwraith from Dark Souls. Worn By: Edgar Mayoral. Designed and Made By: Edgar Mayoral.

Most Humorous – Samurai Jack. Worn By: Blair Heald. Designed and Made By: Blair Heald.

Most Beautiful – Willie Scott at Club Obi-Wan. Worn By: Samantha “Major Sam” Mansfield. Designed and Made By: Samantha “Major Sam” Mansfield.

Best Young Fan – Hanzo Shimada (From Overwatch). Worn By: Gabrielle Jones. Designed and Made By: Gabrielle & Brad Jones.

All the winners above also received free full memberships to next year’s Comic-Con (up to 4 memberships per winning group).

In addition, the judges awarded:

Honorable Mention for Judge’s Choice – Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Worn By: Ashley Evans. Designed and Made By: Ashley Evans.

Honorable Mention for Best Re-Creation – Hawkman. Worn By: Cap Santiago. Designed and Made By: Cap Santiago.

Honorable Mention for Most Humorous – The Legend of Samurai Link. Worn By: Joshua David Sprague. Designed and Made By: Joshua David Sprague & Lisa Adena Fellows.

Industry Awards:

Over $4,000 in gift certificates were given to winners, over $1,000 in cash, plus many other great prizes by companies, organizations, and institutions:

DC Comics – Hawkman. Worn By: Cap Santiago. Designed and Made By: Cap Santiago.

Anime Pavilion – Best Anime: Northern Water Tribe. Worn By: Petah Valdivia Jr., Michael Jeff Golden Mariman, Michelle Joy Princess Mariman. Designed and Made By: Petah Valdivia Jr.;

Best Young Fan Anime: Designation – 1 of Me. Worn By: Alyssa Morales. Designed and Made By: Alyssa Morales & Amy Morales.

The Will Eisner Spirit of Storytelling Award – Mayhem of the Music Meister. Worn By: Joe and Lucas Queen, Jeanie Lopez. Designed and Made By: Joe and Lucas Queen, Jeanie Lopez.

The David C. Copley Award for Most Innovative Costume – Ursula the Sea Witch. Worn By: Jose Davalos. Designed and Made By: Jose Davalos.

The Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 – Empress Fe’ir. Worn By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan. Designed and Made By: Rebecca Roberts Ryan.

Motion Picture Costumers Union, Local 705 – Costumers’ Choice: Willie Scott at Club Obi-Wan. Worn By: Samantha “Major Sam” Mansfield. Designed and Made By: Samantha “Major Sam” Mansfield.;

Young Costumer of Tomorrow: Hanzo Shimada (From Overwatch). Worn By: Gabrielle Jones. Designed and Made By: Gabrielle & Brad Jones.

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) – Cosplay Award for Original Concept Design: The Legend of Samurai Link. Worn By: Joshua David Sprague. Designed and Made By: Joshua David Sprague & Lisa Adena Fellows;

Cosplay Award for Best Graphic Design: Dawnseeker Ix’kin, Arakkoa Sun Sage. Worn By: Malis Vitterfolk. Designed and Made By: Malis Vitterfolk.

The Costumer’s Guild West – Dar Ember the Dragon Empress. Worn By: Melissa Manhart. Designed and Made By: Melissa Manhart.

Costume Con 36 – Ursula the Sea Witch. Worn By: Jose Davalos. Designed and Made By: Jose Davalos.

Sideshow Collectibles – Daenery Targaryen. Worn By: Adria, Bryan, Caitlin, Caroline, Charlie, Eric, Jennifer, John, Lieven, Rogue, Roxanna & Zach. Designed and Made By: Adria, Bryan, Caitlin, Caroline, Charlie, Jennifer, Jim, John, Lieven, Rogue, Roxanna, Shea & Zach.

Frank & Son Collectible Show – Ursula the Sea Witch. Worn By: Jose Davalos. Designed and Made By: Jose Davalos.

Also, thanks to YouUuber RipCurl808 for their fabulous vids of the 2017 Masquerade entries, which you can watch here.

(Last Updated August 12, 2017 9:27 am )