PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
AND ARE SURE TO BE SOME OF THE BIGGEST PRIZES IN THE INDUSTRY
PLEASE NOTE THESE COSTUME CONTESTS ARE FOR AGES 13 AND UP KIDS COSTUME CONTESTS DETAILS WILL BE HELD IN THE KIDS CON AREA AND DETAILS ARE POSTED ON THAT SECTION OF THE WEBSITE
RI Comic Con Contest Prizing Breakdown:
Best in Show
Best Masters Division (Runner-up and Honorable Mention)
Best Journeyman Division (Runner-Up and Honorable Mention)
Best Novice Division (Runner-Up and Honorable Mention)
Best Youth 13-17 (Runner-Up and Honorable Mention)
Best Walk-On Costume (Runner-Up and Honorable Mention)
Judge's Awards Additional prizes may be given out for select other, unannounced categories.
Winners will be asked to stay after the event is over for pictures.
Each contestant must have a badge/wrist band to this year's RI Comic Con
Each contestant must adhere to costume and prop policies
Entry for this year's event will take place from open of the show til two hours before the start of the event (or until cap is filled).
All costumes MUST be 50% handmade OR altered. Commissioned costumes will be allowed if the creator is present. All other store bought or commissioned costumes may only enter the walk on portion.
Cap for this year's event will be 100 entrants, with a cap of 20 for youth entrants (ages 13-17).
Each entrant must fill out the contest registration to guarantee theirspot in the event. Please remember when filling this out that the organizer and emcee must be able to read the handwriting.
Contest Registration will look similar to the following:Name(s):Age(s):Division:Character(s):Where Character is From:In a single paragraph, describe how you made your costume (groups areallowed to fill in more):
Those wanting to partake in the walk-on portion may register separately.
Contestants need only fill out their name and character.
Divisions are as follows for entrants:
Masters division - entrants in this division have won best in show or placed in multiple top 3 in a past contests at conventions.
Journeyman division - entrants in this division have entered contests inthe past and haven't won best in show.
Youth division - entrants in this are between the ages of 13 and 17 yearsold.
Walk-On - those who were unable to enter the event but want to showcase their costume.
Contestants are asked to arrive at the grand ballroom ONE (1) hour before the contest begins.
Failure to arrive on time can result indisqualification from the contest!
There will be a waiting list for contestants who missed the cap. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee entry to this year's contest.
Only contestants will be allowed into the event at this time. Anyone additional must be given the OK by contest organizer.
PLEASE NOTE: there will be NO pre-judging this year.
Contestants will be introduced on stage by the emcee, who will announce their name, character, where the character is from and a brief descriptionon how they made their costume.
Contestants will be judged on a point scale by the judges on three criteria:
Craftsmanship - how the entrant made their costume, use of materials and creativity
Likeness - how close the contestant resembles the character they are cosplaying
Presentation - how the entrant portrays themselves as the character they are cosplaying
Remember to surprise the audience and judges but don't surprise the organizer.
Anything you want to do to captivate the audience/judges,please ask the contest organizer before doing it.
Failure to do so can result in your disqualification from the contest!
Contestants will have a maximum of ONE (1) minute on the stage. Groups will be allotted more time.
Once the last contestant had exited the stage, the judges will talley points and the walk-on portion will begin.
Entrants in the walk-on portion will have a maximum of 15 seconds on stage.
Once the walk-on portion has finished, winners will be announced.
Remember: judge's decisions are final!
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