903Re: the costume contest
- May 2, 2007BTW-The entire Venture Group was fantastic. The time you spent on
those cotumes was obvious. I was hanging out on the side of the stage
and saw one of The Monarch's darts that landed near us. Needless to
say I was impressed that not only did he have working dart launchers,
but they even had little butterflies on them (the darts). Great eye
I shared the photos from this site with some friends and they were
I think you all should find a good picture of you all and email that
in to Adult Swim.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Alyson Mae Rhodes"
> Hi all.
> In response to the comments on the size of the winning group: I was
> Girlfriend in the Venture Bros. group, and I definitely know thesize of our
> group helped us out a lot, but we all worked really hard on ourcostumes.
> Except for the spandex bodysuit, my boyfriend Jon made all of hisMonarch
> costume - including the nose prosthetic, the beard and theeyebrows. The two
> of us were in his basement for hours on Saturday night reinforcinghis chest
> armor with dental acrylic and latex. Julia scoured thrift storesmaking sure
> her Girl Hitler costume was exact, and she also sewed the jherkins(or
> however the hell it's spelled) and shorts for the henchmen. I knowwe were
> helped by strength in numbers, but we also worked on our costumesfor months
> prior to the con and I'm just really happy everything turned out sowell.
> I also thought the judge's comments towards the girl dressed as
> were inappropriate, especially when I found out she was only 19.Last year I
> didn't participate in the contest but I watched it and I rememberthe judge
> making some pretty rude comments. He was really nice to our groupwhen we
> ran into him earlier in the day, but on the whole his comments werereally
> I did have a ton of fun at the con, though, even though it seems to
> gotten progressively smaller since I started going in 2002. I was(and am)
> really happy with the overwhelmingly positive response to thecostumes we
> worked so hard on.appear
> - Alyson Rhodes
> On 5/2/07, fanky_malloon <jmail3@...> wrote:
> > I don't know if the judges were biased, but the presenter did
> > to be. I don't think he was demeaning to anyone but a bit rude tothe
> > females. I don't think this was malice, just trying to be funny.It
> > was not really funny though.drawn. It
> > As to the performances, I don't know where a line should be
> > was enjoyable to see cobra Commander screaming and very funny too,the
> > but things can get too drawn out like some of the group displays.
> > I think the MC should say their names and stay out of it. I think
> > contestants should not really perfom (sadly too because most of it40yahoogroups.com>,
> > was great fun!).
> > Otherwise I don't know that the judges did not recognize the
> > characters, the MC might not have.
> > I really don't think the acting had anything to do with the
> > winners.
> > --- In email@example.com <pittscomicon%
> > "ja_glinka" <ja_glinka@>line,
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I totally agree, for the most part he's completely out of
> > andego.
> > > he seems a little biased too.
> > >
> > > A little bit biased? The man made several demeaning, sexist
> > comments,
> > > as well as _upstaging_ several performances. A host should
> > improvise
> > > with rather than against the featured player, restraining his
> > Heyou
> > > made many underhanded jabs, and toward the end of the "contest"
> > > could see the hangdog attitude developing among the players. Thecreates
> > > judges were buddies with the same aesthetic, which _always_
> > > an unbalanced panel. They didn't recognize many of thecharacters,
> > > couldn't pronounce their names and if they can't do even that,how
> > oncraftsmanship?
> > > earth could they be judging the accuracy of the costumes or
> > > performances?
> > >
> > > Moreover, how does acting ability determine costume
> > > The two have no bearing on each other. It also put cosplayersusing
> > > characters that couldn't clown around, and still be in-character,
> > attheir
> > > an enormous disadvantage. It would have been more honest to
> > advertise
> > > the contest as "Character" rather than "Costume", but that's
> > > business. Still, I think it would be handled better byseparating:
> > > judging of costumes on technical aspects like accuracy,complexity,
> > > refinement and whether or not it was bought pre-fab, andcharacter
> > > sketches. Or handle the thing like Wizard World does and simply
> > call
> > > it a photo-shoot.
> > >
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