The Costume Designers Guild and the Art Directors Guild both headed south to San Diego to hold panels on their craft at the annual Comic-Con International. The CDG presented a panel on costuming icons and for the first time presented an award at the annual Masquerade, honoring the entry “Okami,” produced by an amateur group called “Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts.” Posing above with “Okami” are, back row from left, president Deborah Landis, CDG Film Festival chairwoman Mary Malin, Mona May, Liuba Randolpn, Aimee McCue and Mary Vogt; front row from left are Rita Ryack and CDG Film Festival co-chairwoman Susan Nininger. The winners received a guided set visit for two on a Hollywood film or TV production.
At left, the Art Director’s Guild panel on sci-fi and fantasy productions included, from left, moderator John Muto, who designed Terminator 2 3D; James D. Bissell, of 300; Ruth Ammon of NBC’s Heroes; and Alex McDowell, working on the upcoming Watchmen.
(Art Directors photo by David Welch)
Written by Tom McLean