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.
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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.
* 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
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
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
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
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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.
"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
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!