450Re: costume question
- Apr 25, 2006Hey Bizarro, you were very funny onstage! :) The anime costumes too
were really good. I had no idea what the nun, vampire and assasin
were from, but I did like the "big hat" comment ;)
I was really impressed with all of the costumes, actually. So many
different techniques and looks -- the prosthetics for the Vampires,
the understated but extremely accurate Firefly costumes, the fantastic
Star Wars outfits: I mean, every one there was just fantastic. I kept
saying, "Fantastic!" a lot. Top quality. I was Aku from Samauri
Jack; my friend and I built the costume from scratch last week. I had
stilts left over from a different costume for D*C 05 and wanted to use
them again. It was pretty involved to do in a short time but once I
got the idea it wouldn't let me go. We won 3rd place in the adult
division; it was a certificate for $10. Two years ago I was Aeryn Sun
from Farscape-- a more understated costume that took me literally
MONTHS to sew by hand and build the props and armor elements, plus we
had a remote controlled DRD too, and I didn't place. C'est la vie.
(btw, We came late to the show Sunday and I didn't have time to get
film for my camera -- if anyone has any pictures of Aku, could they
contact me? (rlweaver at stat dot cmu dot edu) I'd love to see them. )
I think it would be cool to have a "best in show", "best group", "best
workmanship", "best performance" style for judging things. I've been
in a few contests like that, but I think one thing they'd need to do
is (as was suggested) have people register early and have the judges
get a good close-up look at the pieces before the stage show, because
if there's too many categories it might take longer to judge them.
Another thing is, I've been in contests where on the registration
sheet you can put notes in terms of how the costume was made.
I know I'd have hated to be a judge at this contest, because like I
said, everyone was really stellar.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "EEGAH316" <eegah316@...> wrote:
> Yeah, I think if turnout for the contest keeps on growing, they
> ought to add a couple different prizes at least.
> And I was Bizarro, BTW. As I started to sweat a bit, I thought
> maybe I should've powdered my face more. But people seemed to like
> my outfit fine anyway, which was very flattering.
> Also, the outfits were all pretty sweet, but I was truly impressed
> by Chewbacca.
> --- In email@example.com, bsimon9427@ wrote:
> > In a message dated 4/23/2006 11:26:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > spacghst@ writes:
> > OK I do not know how this contest was handled or how many
> > awards were given out, but I have had some experience watching
> > costume contests at large fan based conventions. Given that the
> > Pittsburgh Comicon is a comic book convention, it seems that the
> > interests of the attendees is not solely based on comic books.
> > I would recommend several categories. Comic, Fantasy, Sci-
> > Workmanship and Best in Show. More categories may be possible, but
> > each category would have first through third place. A trophy
> would be
> > given to first place and maybe ribbons to 2nd and 3rd.
> > Opinions?
> > works for me
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