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Unread 05-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Judging on skin color accuracy?


So, I am planning on doing Will of the Abyss from Pandora Hearts for the Otakon Hall Costume Contest and the masquerade walk-on competition. However, this is my first shot at this,and I have no clue what they judge on other than accuracy and construction.

My question is; does skin tone matter? I am part Native American, so my skin is really dark. Should I paint myself pale? Or should I leave it go?

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Unread 05-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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A good judge will judge the costume's workmanship and appearance and the presentation you make on stage, not the physical characteristics of its wearer. So no, they shouldn't be including someone's size/weight, skintone, or resemblance to the character beyond the actual cosplay pieces in judging. Unless you're REALLY good with makeup I would advise against trying to go more than one or two shades paler- it's very difficult to convincingly change your skintone, especially if you take your entire body into mind, and a shoddy/obvious makeup job to make yourself look paler will probably take points off, whereas leaving it be will almost certainly not count negatively for anything.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 01:02 AM   #3
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Also, changing skincolor* can be uncomfortably reminiscent of blackface/yellowface. I wouldn't ever recommend trying to look like a different race.

*within the human norm. Painting yourself blue or green is a whole different enterprise. (Pun intended.)
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