I was just wondering how you'd decide what rank of cosplayer you were, in regards to contests. (Like Novice, Journeyman, Craftsman). I heard lots of different ones. Like someplace I heard that Journeyman starts when you've won 3 awards, and some other place I don't remember says it starts with 2 awards.
Also, what would count as an 'award'? Is it just 1st place? Does 2nd place count? What about if one of the awards was in a game convention, rather than an anime con?
If you're in a group, how do you decide what rank you are, if the members are of different ranks? Is it the level of the highest rank member, or is it the average rank of the members?
Sorry for all the questions, it's just all so confusing...