Highlights from Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con Costume Contest!
Judges Ann Foley, Hannah Kent and Judy Stephens had their work cut out for them as they had an amazing group of cosplayers and costumers enter. After much deliberation, Nebula was awarded Best Female, Starlord was Best Male, Rocket Raccoon with Baby Groot for Best Prop and Best in Show was Black Panther and Shuri. A huge thanks to all those who competed and were able to attend!
Every time I enter a costume contest I tell myself the same thing I tell my friends–don’t confuse your success or failure in this contest with your self worth or your skill level or anything besides what it is. It’s just a costume contest and if you lose don’t let it get you down. You’re still the same dork you were before you entered. Lol.
That said, it would be nice to win! The prize is tickets to the con, a slew of autographs and photo ops with convention guests (Karen Gillian, Lou Ferrigno, Sebastian Stan and others) and front row seats at the Guardians of the Galaxy panel. I will be dressed as MCU Gamora (surprise costume reveal lol) so this would be a really fun memory for me <3 The contest ends on Monday June 16th so if you’d like to help me win, vote here. I appreciate every vote, thanks everyone! <3
I am really happy with how everything came about. 600+ hours, there are a few things I want to tweek but they are very minor. I have a lot of people to thank for helping me out during the con. While I could move around fine on the stilts, when I was wearing the mask my vision was limited enough to lower my mobility. Still, I’m happy to be a finalist in the costume contest and delighted that I was not the tribute and I didn’t fall over on stage!