Originally Posted by Eriol
Uh, why is there Best in Show "Overall," but no Best in Show Performance?
Some large masquerades might award a best in show in performance and a best in show in craftsmanship, but smaller ones tend not to.
As far as "walk-ons", a good "walk-on" IS entertaining. It is normally done in such a way as to show off the character being portrayed, not merely the costume. It may be short and usually (though not always) dialogueless, but only a complete amateur who has never been told or seen what makes a good walk-on would just walk on and then off.