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Unread 03-16-2007, 03:27 PM   #151
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That's a question I was wondering about as well. I was curious where our costumes would fit as far as competing was concerned. The costumes are not completely historical in nature since they're from a work of fiction but they don't really fit in the sci-fi/fantasy/anime masquerade either because of they are historical in a way. We couldn't come to a conclusion about it on our own and so we had decided not to compete rather than to present our costumes in the wrong masqerade. If there was a way to clear this up then it would help us in making a final decision about when/if to wear them in the hall and/or whether to compete in them. I did print out the reg forms for both masquerades in case we decided to compete.
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Unread 03-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #152
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Sounds like that would easily fit into the "Historical Interpretation" category. Check out http://www.cc25.net/hist_rules.htm #7 B, C & D. On the other hand, the wife sez Sci-Fi. I urge you to contact the two masquerade directors and get their opinions, rather than deny yourselves the opportunity to present your costumes at an International venue.
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Unread 03-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #153
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Sorry to steal the thread, but I just wanted to say that I'm back on the forums after being away for a few months. I'll see you all at Costume-Con. Mikhail and I are running a few panels. What's sad is that I never found the name of the hotel on the website, and Mikhail asked me where it was the other day. I finally started searching the site and found that it was about five miles from our apartment on the same road. That's so exciting! If anyone coming in from out-of-town wants to stay with us, that would be awesome.
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Unread 03-17-2007, 10:12 PM   #154
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You two are pretty close. RaDragon and I are about 10 minutes away. It'll be good to see you two again
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Unread 03-19-2007, 10:04 AM   #155
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Trying to unload these...
Feel free to pass on to those who you know are going and aren't on c.com:

I have 2 memberships that I have to transfer to someone else as they're non-refundable. They were bought in October, so they tickets were $85, and I paid with paypal, so there was a $3 charge, so they're $88. At door now is $95, and after Mar 17 all memberhips will be "at door" only. All in US$ of course.

I know chances are slim, but if anyone wants one/them, or knows someone who wants to go last minute, please let them know. At this point I'd love to get all the money back, but I realize chances of that may be slim. :/ I'd rather make something than lose nearly $200 US (a lot of money for a broke student).

I thought I had someone who wanted one, and emailed her a few days ago, but she hasn't replied yet. I'm assuming she doesn't want it.

Just PM me if interested.


Hope everyone has fun. I really wish I could go.
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Unread 03-19-2007, 07:41 PM   #156
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That's a question I was wondering about as well. I was curious where our costumes would fit as far as competing was concerned. The costumes are not completely historical in nature since they're from a work of fiction but they don't really fit in the sci-fi/fantasy/anime masquerade either because of they are historical in a way.
JMO, but it's all in how you present it. The two masquerades have a very different approach and feel to them. If you're competing in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Anime masque, then you want to bring pictures of what you tried to do and emphasize how your costumes look just like the source you were working towards. If you're competing in the Historical masquerade, you talk about how authentic and true to the period your materials and methods were, or why you chose to do something different if your methods and materials aren't authentic (ex: sewing with a machine is acceptable if you can prove it would take too much time by hand, etc). I believe Historical requires documentation, too, which is research to prove how historical your garment is.
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Unread 03-19-2007, 08:25 PM   #157
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I suppose we'll see what the individual directors say on the matter, as it's really up to them. Personally, I don't think it falls under the Sci-fi/Fantasy/Anime Masq because it's none of those things.

The characters are Pharaoh Tutankhamun a historical figure and Lord Meren who is fictional from the Lord Meren mystery series by Lynda Robinson. The Tut costume was constructed using images from reliefs of him, historical information on clothing and it's construction and other things found in the tomb including recreations of a pairearrings, a broadcollar, the crook and flail and the Diadem. Meren had to be totally taken from description in the books though the author did her research so while the character is fictional his clothing is totally taken from similar sources as Tut though I did design aspects of the costume. It's not really a simple drag in a picture and give it to the judges issue. Not that documentation is an issue as our documentation is extensive.

I suppose the real crux of the matter is would it be considered historical interpratation or historical recreation if it fell in the Histrical catagory because you have a real person and a fictional character
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Unread 03-20-2007, 04:50 PM   #158
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. What's sad is that I never found the name of the hotel on the website, and Mikhail asked me where it was the other day. I finally started searching the site and found that it was about five miles from our apartment on the same road. .
Say Whaaaaa?!!!? Where did you look? The link to that info is right there on the nav bar, or the site map, or the "Red Hot News"! page or the http://www.cc25.net/hotel.htm page, or the.......
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Unread 03-20-2007, 04:54 PM   #159
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I suppose we'll see what the individual directors say on the matter, as it's really up to them. Personally, I don't think it falls under the Sci-fi/Fantasy/Anime Masq because it's none of those things.

The characters are Pharaoh Tutankhamun a historical figure and Lord Meren who is fictional from the Lord Meren mystery series by Lynda Robinson.

I suppose the real crux of the matter is would it be considered historical interpratation or historical recreation if it fell in the Histrical catagory because you have a real person and a fictional character
The characters are not the crucial issue - at least where the Historical masq is concerned, and it sounds like that's definitely where these would go, IMO. You will be judged on your costumes first and foremost. From your overall description and what you plan to present firmly puts you in the Interpretation Category.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #160
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Well I heard from Byron and the matter is all settled. ^^ It would be historical dress/recreation since we're not deviating from the standard attire that was worn.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 11:06 PM   #161
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Hmm. Okay. Byron's the final word on that.
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Unread 03-21-2007, 06:56 PM   #162
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Say Whaaaaa?!!!? Where did you look? The link to that info is right there on the nav bar, or the site map, or the "Red Hot News"! page or the http://www.cc25.net/hotel.htm page, or the.......
Yeah, I didn't look hard because I wasn't planning on getting a hotel room. My plan was to wait until a week or so before and then try to find out where the hotel was. I found it on the news page when I actually took a minute to look.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 04:59 PM   #163
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Eh. We've just had a lot of "I can't find..." because people would rather ask than look themselves. <shrug>
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