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  • eve11_girl
    Apr 25, 2006
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      That's a good one. Something that encourages the wacky is always fun :)


      --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "Chad \"Space Ghost\" Wilson"
      <spacghst@...> wrote:
      >
      > How about, instead of "Best Performance" we go with something more
      general
      > like Most Humorous.
      >
      >
      >
      > on 4/25/06 4:49 PM, eve11_girl at eve11_xf@... wrote:
      >
      > Hey 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.
      >
      > -Rhiannon
      >
      > --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "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 pittscomicon@yahoogroups.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-
      > > Fi/Horror,
      > > > 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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