This is an interesting read.
Originally Posted by Saeto
I do not allow hall costume contest awards won at AUSA to count for division purposes, because the Guild does not count hall awards for skill placement in the masquerade. Masquerade one venue, hall costume contest another.
So, why does Hall Cosplay still exist? By ICG standards, the masqurade would have presentation and craftsmanship options. There wouldn't be a need for Hall Cosplay.
I might travel to next year's Balticon just to see what the fuss is all about.
I appreciate the information about ICG cons near my area. Thanks.