Last week, quirky Master of Ceremonies Jim Babcock kept the 2019 D23 Expo Mousequerade assemblage in stitches as he oversaw proceedings of the fan-favorite cosplay contest with his trademark irreverent humor. The event saw dozens of amazing works of wearable art crafted by fans spending hours — or in some cases years — perfecting their looks.
The judges amassed this year included President and Designer of Raw Threads, Jenifer Lenoard, plus fan-favorites Ashley Eckstein (founder of HerUnviverse and voice of Ahsoka Tano) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Lady the Tramp, Elena of Avalor). The trio had the unenviable task of sorting through the various submissions to pick category winners and an overall best in show.
There were easily several winning looks in each category and we can’t wait to share them with you! ENJOY!
Once Upon a Costume
Let the most beloved tales from the lands of make believe and fantasy be the inspiration for your magical transformation into a beloved Disney character. Costumes included animated or live-action characters.
Caitlin Beards, Pepita
Allen Waiserman, Lumiere
Jack Mattson, Sully
Claudia Stellmach, Queen Elsa
Erika Kawaguchi, Fairy Godmother
Maryna Matlock, Let it Glow: Elsa’s Frozen Fever
Catherine Busby, Charlotte’s Masquerade Dress
Melanie May De Silva, Boo Monster Costume
Steve Gonzales, Russel and Kevin the Snipe
Angi Viper, Queen Elsa
Karklyn Herring, Alice in Wonderland: Couture de Force
Rick Schneblin, Jack Skellington
Paige Mughannam, Fairy Godmother
Worlds of Adventure
Arrrgh! And may the Force be with you! From swashbucklers on the high seas to royalty from another galaxy, these costumes rock the most adventurous Disney spirits.
Ericka Angiuli, Curse of the Redd Moon
Alec Crow, Flynn Rider
Tahirah Agbamuche, Shuri
Adrienne Chiu, Elizabeth Swan
Velma Rippstein, Merida: Warrior Princess
Davidson Sim, Lightcycle Power Run
Connor Breen, Bad Egg
Alexandra Wright, Captain Marvel
Todd Robins, Groot Takes on the Universe
Katherine Aguiar, We Want the Redhead
Julieanna Licon, Rafiki
Brianna Joseph, Tale as Old as Time in a Galax Far, Far Away
Kai Bowen, Pirate Rapunzel
David Collins, Force Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Heroes and Villains
“Good vs. Evil”… “Dark Side vs. Light Side”… “Super Hero vs. Super Villain”… Bring these forces to life with imagination and ingenuity. Solo or Team (up to 2 total Team members) entries were included here.
Nyssa Sara Lee, Ursula, the Sea Witch
Jenna Lang, Darth Vader and Maleficent Mash-up
Henry Wilkinson, Queen Ursula
KC Potter, Blue Fairy and Honest John
Minnie D’Moocha, Lady Tremaine
Shar Starr, Ursula, the Sea Witch
Sara Seserve, Hannah Alexander Rapunzel & Sunset Dragon Mother Gothel
Catherine Omer, Dragon Maleficent
Queen of Hearts
Garrett Engle, I Put a Spell on You
Jennifer Penfield, Steampunk Ursula and Ariel
Dominique Wood, Fantasy Fireless Maleficent Dragon
Jonathan Swindle, Captain Jack Sparrow
Inspired by Disney
Bring the unique imagination of Disney to your creation from attractions to animation, theme parks to cruise lines, architecture to television and beyond! Let your inner Imagineer run wild!
Tina Elliot, Grim Grinning Gown
Vito Pace, Main Street Electrical Parade Pirate Ship
Nora Chapkovich, Haunted Mansion Bat Stanchion
Grace Du Val, Kitty!!!!
Christine Marchese, Haunted Couture
Harmony Leiker, Stromboli’s Marionette Theater
Sierra Rivera DeCordova, Chlidren of the World
Kristen Hopkins, The Apprentice’s Broomstick
Joey Monaco, Cat-Box Ghost
Garrett Smith, Cruella, Inc.
Brave Little Toaster
Cast of Characters
Friends and family all come together to create their favorite cast of Disney characters. Duo entries and group entries (up to 8 total Team members) may participate.
Skyler Barrett, Stained Glass Enchantress and Rose
Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, Crait-a-Porter
Natalie Lawson, Jungle Cruise
Jennifer Ackley, Pixar Princesses
Katherine Regnier, Mad Princess Party
Elizabeth Lee, Familia de Miguel
Rachel Kozic, Kingdom Hearts Beauty and the Beast
Elizabeth Todd, The Femme Fatales
Carla Robertson, Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather
Joseph Queen, Familiy and Frenimies of THOR: RAGNAROK
Charlotte Kryska, Once Upon a Dream
Rachel Elstein/Roth, Snow White and the Prince…ss Fernie
Emily and Nathan Mebust, Diety Mara and Cobra, Fluffy
Vying for the grand prize of $2300, each category winner was up for the final Best in Show grand prize…
Best in Show Winner
Congrats to Tina Elliot with her winning look: Grim Grinning Gown!