2018 Comic-Con International
What a wickedly wild and wonderful weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego! In addition to star-studded panels, magnificent masquerade balls and droves of cos-play enthusiasts, some of the absolute front runners for 2018’s most popular costume were revealed! As the Halloween Costume Association, the Costume Designers Guild and Comic-Con International came together to form the perfect union, it became crystal clear that Black Panther stole the show this year! The costume design magic of Ruth Carter, Anthony Francisco, Phillip Boutte and Douriean Fletcher took center stage during the Black Panther panel as the dream team designers discussed the influences and inspiration behind the epic ensembles of this year’s Marvel blockbuster.
Super Heroes weren’t the only show stoppers on the Comic-Con floor this year as several Pop Culture references also garnered a great deal of attention. Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and West World influences were evident at every turn and strong female figures modeled after some of this year’s biggest films ruled the venue. Beyond some eye-popping cos-play creations, another emerging costume trend included group and family themes which we anticipate being a preview of what’s to come for Halloween 2018!
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