View Full Version : CC-27 Judging

06-11-2008, 07:58 PM
so in the past few years we have all been thrilled at the amount of cosplayers coming to CC's.

CC-24,25,26 for sure saw LOTS of anime style things win big prizes

So then of course we're hoping that CC-27 will also bring lots of new folks to the party.

with that in mind, I'm sure some of you wonder about how things are judged at a Costume Con.

I'll address this in very general terms, knowing that each event might have additional things to add, but here's a list of the instructions that will be given to our judges, and that we will expect them to live up to.
Remember, judging is a very flattering thing to be asked to do, no doubt, but it is a job, and comes with responsibilities.

Responsibilities to the community at large, the history of costume con, and of course most importantly, the entrants on that particular night.

This list was not put together by CC-27, but worked on by many past conchairs and masquerade directors.
anyone that would like to use them at other cons is welcome to print them out.

Judges Instructions

1-Try your best to always give a best in show and best in each class

2-don't judge a style of costume against others you have seen in the past of a similar style

3-don't judge a specific costumer by what they've done in the past

4-only judge a costume against what is in this particular masquerade

5-The quality of best in class or best in show may vary from con to con, as they are only the best on that one particular night.

6- Originality is important and should be looked at as one of the many areas of costume creation. Not higher valued, not lesser valued but equal to that of design, fit, color choices, presentation etcÖ

7-A great joke is not automatically a great costume.

8-It's a costume event, presentation routines are there to provide a better forum to view the costume.

9- The main Masquerade Judges are there to judge everything they see. NOT just presentation.
This is not a skit contest or talent show, it is a costume competition. These judges should care
about the quality of the costume

10- There will also be separate workmanship judging, that is for work that needs to be seen up close and personal to be sure it isnít missed from stage.

11- Excellence deserves recognition, and you should award as many prizes as you think are
warranted by the quality of the costumes in that event. Sometimes itís 30%, sometimes itís
75%, or more.

if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask, and if you want to, feel free to write me off list about them.

06-13-2008, 07:08 PM
#6 mentions originality. That of course has nothing to do with recreation styled costumes. All those are perfectly welcome.
With as recreation costume, can you maybe
a- do one that folks may not see regularly
b- even if its another sailor moon, hogwarts student, or klingon, bring something unique to the experience for all to enjoy.

but have no fear, recreations based on movies, artwork, anime and more, always do well at CC if the costume itself deserves to do well.

09-20-2008, 06:38 PM
so say someone from kh shows up that's alright

09-20-2008, 07:27 PM
Yes, all media are welcome.

09-20-2008, 07:47 PM

Eurobeat King
09-22-2008, 01:49 AM
so say someone from kh shows up that's alright

I hope you take the convention seriously if you're planning to cosplay from Kingdom Hearts and entering it in the masquerade. Costume Con is not like the normal anime conventions that you're used to, like Otakon. I say that because a lot of your posts here on cosplay.com aren't very serious either..

09-22-2008, 12:26 PM
Not to say that CC is all seriousness, because it definitely isn't. I've seen plenty of funny presentations! Overall though EB is correct in that the type of presentations are often different from what is seen as your average anime con. There are often more dramatic entries, more fancy walk-ons, and far fewer dialogue skits.

09-22-2008, 09:30 PM
Not to mention, the time limit for all entries is 60 seconds.

Seriously. 60 seconds.

It isn't a skit show. It's about the costume, and a beautiful presentation to accentuate the costume. I've already got my script written and music picked for our group presentation, I can't wait.

09-24-2008, 05:24 PM
yes i know that
so im gonna show off my costume

and yes that was a serious question

01-13-2009, 07:48 PM
for the normal maskerade
mmm mayeb i wear my cute scary costume ive made for halloween (2 years ago ^^;; hehe i like it and yeah evil and cute ^^;; i have such a neet idee for a mini mini skit^^;;)

can't wait
hope it fit in my luggage with my other costume ^^;; hehe!

01-16-2009, 01:43 AM
Just a reminder that this thread was intended to be for information on the Judging proceedures at Costume Con 27, and any related questions.

Nice to see everyone is so enthusiastic about the con, but I see this thread starting to wane off topic into general costume discussions, so please keep it on course people. :)

02-23-2009, 06:11 PM
This may've been posted under another topic, but it's appropos to repeat it here. I don't think it'll be a problem, but for some of our newer folks from the anime side of fandom, perhaps a quick reminder that competition costumes are not worn as hall costumes before they are competed on stage is in order. I know it's no big deal at anime cons, but here, the "unveiling" is a bigger deal.

02-23-2009, 09:00 PM
caseu de party hehehe!

c est pas mal dur de le cacher en se rendant a la green room lol
a moin de metre un grand draps sur nous hehehe^^
dsl du francais ^^

jaime vous le faire practiquer ^^ hehe!

donc ok je traine un drapr pour me couvrir ^^;;;;;
merci du hint