Scary Godmother

Masquerade competition

| Most Imaginative trophy award from the San Diego Comic Con Masquerade

Scary Godmother is a series of childrens books by Eisner Award winner Jill Thompson. They have been collected into full color volumes with some great extras. There have been two animated specials and at the moment she is in development of a Scary Godmother doll. 🙂

In 1999 my husband and I competed with these costumes at the San Diego Comic Con Masquerade and WON! We went and saw Jill at her booth the next day as she was unable to view the masquerade. Eventually we ended up shipping the Bug-a-Boo costume to her in Chicago, since she was producing a live theater version of her first Scary Godmother book.

My husband and I flew out for a very blustery weekend to see the play and have dinner with Jill and her husband Brian. (2001 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago)  Jill painted the floors, walls and most of the sets and props for the play.  Bug-a-Boo now resides in her office.
Clips from the Play:

I also recommend her Magic Trixie books (in full color!)


  • Andrea did an amazing job on my costume for Comic Con. Not only was there fantastic attention to detail it was actually comfortable to wear, which is saying something when it’s 85 degrees and you’re clad in vinyl! Thanks so much!

    - Verona as PANDORA from Guitar Hero
  • Andrea’s designs added enormous visual appeal to my last film, and were a powerful tool for revealing character. But beyond that, her attention to the details of how the costumes would be used –how the actors would need to move in them and in what environments– proved critical when we got around to filming fight scenes in hot weather. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

    - Keith Hartman, Director of REAL HEROES
  • When we needed period costumes for our choir’s Renaissance Christmas pageant, Andrea was our go-to person.  We were pleased with the quality and the quick turn-around time.  Her attention to detail made the costumes pop, and added that “something extra” for our performances.


    - Dennis Schamp, Bass Section Leader San Diego Mesa College Chorus

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