Originally Posted by Hime no Toki
-if you think you'll get nervous and forget what to say, write down on an index card a basic run-down on the construction process - materials, methods, things you like most about the costume, etc.
Reading through the thread, I think this will help me in the future! If you are a nervous nelly like I am when it comes to talking this will help a lot! I sometimes would say the wrong things in front of the judge.
Every judge I had were understanding, friendly, and thorough.
I only experienced one judge who did not take a close look at my costume or flip the seams or looked at the back, etc. Just sat there and looked uninterested. I was a little annoyed. But at the end of the night, the fun I had meant more than dwelling on that little thing.