Costume Designers Guild Unbuttoning Plans, Panels for San Diego Comic-Con 2024

San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just about celebrating those on the big screens. It  also gives an opportunity to truly showcase the people that bring those characters to life behind the scenes whether that be the directors, producers, writers, animators, you name it. And one of the most important behind-the-scenes jobs is costuming.

Costume designers are one of the most important pieces on a production. Whether the production takes place today or 100 years ago, costume designers have to have a keen sense for the story and world to know exactly what outfit the character needs to wear for any given scene. They have to know which piece of clothing fits in each decade and be able to create costumes for characters that only exist in fantasy worlds. 

The Costume Designers Guild will have three panels at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, celebrating some of those costume designers and some of your favorite franchises, including behind-the-scenes talent from The Hunger Games, Orville, Atlas, Avengers: Infinity War, The Mandalorian, The Last of Us, The Fall Guy, The Boys, and more.

Here’s a look at this year’s programming schedule:

Thursday, July 25th

The Secret To The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake Costumes.

Oscar and Emmy nominated costume designer Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), assistant costume designer Corey Deist (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Red Sparrow), costume concept artist Gloria Kim (The Hunger Games: The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes, Orville), costume concept artist Oksana Nedavniaya (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) and fabric buyer Allison Agler (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Star Trek: Picard) with moderator Spencer Williams (creator of the Art of Costume Podcast) discuss creating costumes which conjure a dystopian future.

Friday, July 26th

Behind The Futuristic Costumes of Netflix’s Atlas

Emmy winning costume designer Daniel Orlandi (Atlas, X-Men Dark Phoenix, Logan), assistant costume designer and moderator Ivy Heather Thaide (Atlas, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters), costume concept artist Imario Susilo (Atlas, Ashoka, The Mandalorian), costume supervisor Mitch Kenny (Atlas, Star Trek: Picard), key costumer Amy Arnold (Atlas, Avengers: Infinity War) and custom made, pattern maker/tailor Sharon McGunigle (Atlas, Star Trek: Picard) reveal the complex world of Atlas where Jennifer Lopez is an anti-AI warrior who lives in a future which where fashion is still impactful.

Saturday, July 27

Ordinary People Extraordinary Characters

Emmy-winning costume designer Cynthia Summers (The Last of Us S1, Goosebumps), assistant costume designer Kelsey Chobotar (The Last of Us S1, Goosebumps), Emmy-nominated costume designer Sarah Evelyn (The Fall Guy, Bullet Train), assistant costume designer Anne Loppert (The Fall Guy), costume designer Wendy Chuck (Twilight, Live Action Lilo & Stitch), costume concept artist Gina Dedomencio (The Boys, Red One) with moderator Phillip Boutte creative director/costume concept artist (Stranger Things season 5, Wakanda Forever) will discuss using the language of streetwear to create superheroes and villains.


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