I THINK you enter into Journeyman once you win at a masquerade. Novices are usually first-timers/people who haven't won any awards yet. If it was a small award like an honourable mention or best prop/wig you could probably enter Novice at a bigger con, but something larger like that I'm pretty sure it makes you a Journeyman now.
Originally Posted by Moofingham
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3