Every year at Comic-Con International in San Diego, cosplayers are given an opportunity to strut their stuff in the HBO-sponsored “Comic-Con Masquerade” fashion show. “It’s an on-stage event in the style of an amateur talent competition, with a Master of Ceremonies, a panel of guest judges, and impressive awards and generous prizes presented in assorted categories,” according to the Comic-Con website.
Jose Davalos took the masquerade to a new level earlier this year. “Los Angeles’ Jose Davalos is no stranger to dressing up as Disney villains, but at this year’s Comic-Con he may have set the cosplay bar so high anyone coming after him is in for a formidable task. The 23-year-old dressed as Ursula, the subaquatic corpulent villainess from The Little Mermaid. He joined other talented artists during the Comic-Con Masquerade Ball,” reported sdgln.com.