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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Remaking a costume that won an award and entering said remake in a competition?

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Okay, so here's my question. My third cosplay (Taokaka) won Best Craftsmanship in the Beginner category at Sac-Anime Winter in 2011. I have just recently begun to remake the same character/cosplay entirely from scratch, in a different color scheme, with a great many improvements. Would it be unethical or against the general rules of masquerades to enter this new version in a higher division?

Please keep in mind (if it matters), this is a list of just some of the improvements that are being made between the two versions:

-New pattern for the base coat
-Improved shoes
-Improved mask (with LED lights to be installed)
-Improved sewing skills
-Improved... just about everything

I don't have a lot done on the remake, but you can see some of the progress here, compared to the old version here.

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Unread 09-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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You'd have to check the specific rules of the contest you're entering. I don't think it's unethical since you've made a substantial amount of changes to it, and you're entering it in a higher division.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Well, if you're starting from scratch, then it's not the same costume. It's a new costume.

Making changes generally and then entering in a higher division is usually fine, but if you're actually starting from scratch, with new fabric, a new pattern, etc, then it's a new costume. It doesn't matter if it's the same character.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #4
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Well, if you're starting from scratch, then it's not the same costume. It's a new costume.

Making changes generally and then entering in a higher division is usually fine, but if you're actually starting from scratch, with new fabric, a new pattern, etc, then it's a new costume. It doesn't matter if it's the same character.
That's what I figured, but I just wanted to make sure.

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Unread 09-23-2013, 02:44 AM   #5
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That would be a really harsh interpretation of the rule! I get the same question fairly often too but it is all about the physical costume not the character
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Always best the check the rules of your convention to make sure you're bullet proof.
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