Costume Contest

Categories:

· Children – Children under the age of 12 and Families

· Exhibition – Can be made or bought, not eligible for Craftsmanship awards, but

eligible for Crowd Choice

· Beginner – Never won/placed in a cosplay contest, beginner level, at least 50%

made or modified

· Intermediate – Won/placed in 1-2 cosplay contests or has been working at

their craft for more than a year or two, at least 2/3 must be made or modified

· Advanced – Won/placed in 3 or more cosplay contests, advanced skill level,

80% or more made

Awards:

· Best in Show

· Best Beginner, Best Intermediate, Best Advanced

· Top Kids- 3 Awards

· Judge’s Choice (Exhibition or Craftsmanship)- one for each judge

· Crowd Favorite (Exhibition)

Prejudging:

Contestants register at Little Red Fox’s table and are told when and where to go for prejudging. Before the contest, the judges meet in a space reserved for prejudging, and the Craftsmanship competitors (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) come in one by one and are judged. They then go immediately to line up for the contest. Judges decide winners while the contestants are being lined up.

Contestants should be in costume and be prepared to talk about construction. Reference picture recommended for any character that isn’t a 100% original design. Costumes should follow the guidelines listed in the category descriptions.

Competition:

Lineup will take place 30 minutes before the show. Best in Class award will be given for each category, as well as Best in Show. For the Exhibition group, a Crowd Favorite award will be given based on performance on stage and the crowd’s reaction. Judges’ Choice awards can go to any contestant, regardless of category.

Costume Contest Rules:

·Contestants can only enter in one category. They can enter as an individual or

as a group. Due to the unpredictable size of groups, a prize for each member

cannot be guaranteed.

·No skits during judging or catwalk.

·No nudity. No costume is no costume.

·No profanity allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes.

Anyone who violates this may be disqualified from the competition.

·No political or religious statement during the catwalk. Anyone who violates this

may be disqualified from the competition.

·No projectiles of any kind are allowed. Nothing must leave your person while

you are on the catwalk. Anyone who violates this rule may be disqualified from

the competition and may be asked to leave the convention area.

No flashpots, explosive devices, or similar special effects are to be used. Anyone

who violates this rule may be disqualified from the competition and may be

asked to leave the convention area.