The WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Masquerade was held Saturday, March 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. Scroll down for a photo gallery featuring the complete roster of contestants. Click on the photos to see them larger on your screen and in slideshow mode!
WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Award Winners
Best In Show
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo and Esmerelda, based on Sunset Dragon art, worn and made by Angie Viper and Dresses & Capes.
The Fifth Element, 6-person re-creation from the film, worn and made by Ali Williams, Steve Davie, Chris Vick, Rashon Wilson, LeRoyal Tutt, and Utahime Cosplay.
The Queen of Hearts, worn and made by Christina Jesenski.
Best Original Design
Princess Lolly, worn and made by Nina London Cosplay.
Wonder Woman Warrior, original interpretation of the DC Comics character, worn and made by Victoria Mason.
The Sanderson Sisters, worn and made by Liz, Prudence, and Brenda, of Ambrose Cosplay and PrueDuctions Cosplay.
Art Nouveau Raven. worn and made by Pastel Jellies Cosplay.
Best Young Fan
Teen Titan Robin, worn and made by Nathan Elizondo.
Honorable Mention for Judges’ Choice
Golden Afternoon, 7-person original interpretation of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, worn and made by Cindy, Mike Lynleigh, Kie, Ashley, Martin, and Kate of Cosplay On The Rocks.
Honorable Mention for Young Fan
Jedi Temple Guard, Young Fan Star Wars re-creation, worn and made by Brooks Smith.
Honorable Mention for Presentation
Belle, Beauty and the Beast re-creation with an original twist, worn and made by Amy Spence.
Company and Organization Donated Prizes
Frank & Son Collectable Show of the City of Industry, California took a break from their popular bi-weekly mini-cons to present to the entry deemed the Audience Favorite $500 in cash, given to “Sanderson Sisters” worn and made by Liz, Prudence, and Brenda, of Ambrose Cosplay and PrueDuctions Cosplay.
DC Comics awarded, for the best costumed entry from the DC Universe of comics a special limited edition Batman statuette from their impressive online collection at ShopDCEntertainment.com to “Teen Titans Robin” worn and made by Nathan Elizondo.
Costume-Con 36 presented a complimentary membership to its 2018 convention to “Belle” worn and made by Amy Spence. Also, a second full membership to “Princess Nuala of Bethmoora” from Hellboy II worn and made by Maddie Caffarel.
The Costumer's Guild West bestowed to what they deemed the most promising costumer a full scholarship to Costume College 2018 or 2019 and one night's hotel stay to “Batgirl (Stephanie Brown)” worn and made by Ayla Trayer. Costume College’s annual 3-day costuming arts conference offers lectures and workshops on all things costuming, and is held each July at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA.
The Motion Picture Costumers, Local 705, the pros who make and supply the costumes for Hollywood movies and TV, presented a trophy designed by their members and a $250 gift card to International Silks and Woolens for Best Technical Costume Construction to “Hera Syndulla” worn and made by Lunar Lyn. Plus a trophy in their youth category Costumer of Tomorrow to “Poison Ivy at the Gotham Gala” worn and made by Alexandra Nash.
Cosplayverse.com, a marketplace and online community offering high quality yet reasonably priced science fiction and fantasy leather accessories and other costume items awarded a leather replica Jedi belt and matching leather pouches (valued at $400) to what they deemed the best Sci Fi Re-Creation to “Fifth Fleet Monster Hunter” worn and made by Chris of the Broken Blade Workshop.