If it makes you feel any better, Cap, our contest only does workmanship pre-judging before the contest. There is no requirement to wear your costume before hand. I'd just rather not require the other method, either.
Evil Kimba and Danzikumaru - The Gear Project cosplaylist (tentative):
San Japan = Germany and Prussia (Axis Powers Hetalia), Ellis and Bill (Left 4 Dead), Wriggle Nightbuf (Touhou Project)
Cosplay Co-Director of:
in San Antonio, TX