Masquerade

Comic-Con@Home announces the 2021 Masquerade Costume Competition Winners

Best in Show: "Valkyrie (Jane Foster)", crafted by The Queen’s Armory. Beautiful and with extensive hand-leather work that wowed the judges, it lights up, too! A stunning interpretation from the Marvel universe.

-as well as-

Winner: Frank and Son Collectible Show Award of $1,000.

Winner: The Costume Designers' Guild Spotlight Award, to include a costume design book, a $100 Amazon card, and more.

"Valkyrie (Jane Foster)", crafted by The Queen’s Armory

 


* The Judges' Choice Award resulted in a TIE of two very different costumes! *

Judges' Choice: "Obsidian Desert Queen Zagara", Broodmother of the Swarm from Heroes of the Storm, crafted by international Korean cosplayer MyBoo Cosplay

"Obsidian Desert Queen Zagara", Broodmother of the Swarm from Heroes of the Storm, crafted by international Korean cosplayer MyBoo Cosplay

 

Judges' Choice: "Snow White", an original imagining of the joyful Queen's Happily Ever After, with exceptionally embellished historical design by Mandy Pursley / Be The Spark Cosplay

Judges' Choice: "Snow White", an original imagining of the joyful Queen's Happily Ever After, with exceptionally embellished historical design by Mandy Pursley / Be The Spark Cosplay

 


Best Re-Creation: "Arachne". Japanese artist and illustrator Sakizou's character cleverly and skillfully translated from 2-dimensional artist canvas to real life by Nina London Cosplay

 


Best Original Design: "Goodbye Beach City", a beautiful homage to Steven Universe, any way she turns, there’s a detailed story sewn into her dress! From Moria Magre/MinesOfMoriaCosplays

"Goodbye Beach City", a beautiful homage to Steven Universe, any way she turns, there’s a detailed story sewn into her dress! From Moria Magre/MinesOfMoriaCosplays

 


Best Workmanship: "Carlotta, from Phantom of the Opera", a highly detailed re-creation of Carlotta's Hannibal dress of the Broadway show, crafted wonderfully by Canadian Devon Baker / Komickrazi Studios

"Carlotta, from Phantom of the Opera", a highly detailed re-creation of Carlotta's Hannibal dress of the Broadway show, crafted wonderfully by Canadian Devon Baker / Komickrazi Studios

 


Most Beautiful: "Lady Loki in Armor", a striking original interpretation of the character in resplendent battle armor and impressive weapon too, designed and crafted by VivSai

Most Beautiful: "Lady Loki in Armor", a striking original interpretation of the character in resplendent battle armor and impressive weapon too, designed and crafted by VivSai

 


Most Humorous: "Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho, A Batman's Life for Me". Perhaps in some alternate universe, Batman and Robin could be partying pirates? A jovial imagining by Jeanie Lopez, plus Lucas and Joe Queen

"Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho, A Batman's Life for Me". Perhaps in some alternate universe, Batman and Robin could be partying pirates? A jovial imagining by Jeanie Lopez, plus Lucas and Joe Queen

 


Best Group: "Lord Captain America and Iron Lady", an Avengers Masquerade, cleverly imagining two Marvel heroes in refined and elegant period costuming, as crafted by Miguel and Lucy Capuchino / Capuchino Cosplay

"Lord Captain America and Iron Lady", an Avengers Masquerade, cleverly imagining two Marvel heroes in refined and elegant period costuming, as crafted by Miguel and Lucy Capuchino / Capuchino Cosplay

 


And some Honorable Mentions: Here’s a few entries just as loved by the judges that nearly won trophies. Even though they scored slightly lower than the top choices, they still deserve recognition for achievement:

Honorable Mention: "Gonk (gonk guh gonk gonk gonk)" a fun re-created screen-accurate

Star Wars GNK power droid with moving parts, constructed by Kaiweevil

-as well as-

Winner: The David C. Copley Award for Most Innovative Costume: $500 in Amazon cards from UCLA’s Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design.

"Gonk (gonk guh gonk gonk gonk)" a fun re-created screen-accurate Star Wars GNK power droid with moving parts, constructed by Kaiweevil

 


Honorable Mentions:

"Edgar Markov", (lower left) an armored character from the terror-rife gothic plane of Innistrad in the Magic the Gathering game universe, brought to you wonderfully by Kensadi / Kensadi Cosplay

"Varian Wrynn", (lower right) World of Warcraft's King of Stormwind and High King of the Alliance in amazingly constructed armor, from international Korean cosplayer Sin_Moon

 

"Edgar Markov" by Kensadi and "Varian Wrynn" by Sin_Moon

San Diego Comic-Con gives a big "Thank You" to the contestants for all their work and talent,

to the guest judges Jennifer May Nickel, Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis PhD, Garnet Filo, Allan Lavigne and Gigi Bannister for their time and expertise,

to Phil and Kaja Foglio for being our Masters of Ceremonies,

to the Frank and Son Collectible Show, the UCLA David C. Copley Center For the Study of Costume Design, and the Costume Designers' Guild IATSE 892 for their generous support of the event,

and to our convention friends & family both near and far for joining us online- until we meet again!

Learn more about our Guest Judges, Sponsors and 2021 Awards here!