Originally Posted by Eriol
My goodness! They actually pull on the costume? Talk about testing for sound structural integrity. I can understand interrogating the costumer for information, but stress testing the outfit is something I have never heard about before.
That means people cannot take shortcuts or hide imperfections in the inside of costume in craftsmanship judging. That type of stuff would get ferreted out upon a judge's scrutiny.
Bear in mind that that does depend on the judge. Not everybody is going to pull on things or turn your costume inside out (and at least one anime judging panel I've been on *did* do that kind of thing). That said, however - yes, when they say workmanship they mean workmanship!