ALL APLICANTS MUST SIGN UP AT INFORMATION BOOTH AT CON NOOGA - Please sign up early upon arrival and don't forget to be there early for the PRE-JUDGING EVENT *See App for Details*
Official Rules: The rules for this year’s ConNooga Costume Contest are as follows: The contest itself will be governed by a panel of four to six judges. This costume contest focuses on the costume itself rather than a skit or scene. In the prejudge portion. There will be an interview with each contestant, during which the judges can evaluate and ask questions. The costume will be evaluated by four criteria:
Craftsmanship – The quality of construction, material choice, design, and fitting are all elements of craftsmanship. Basically, the costume should be well made. For instance, messy seams would count against the costume. Complexity of construction will get the attention of judges, but remember that a simple thing done well can often be better than a complex thing done badly.
Presentation – Time to show off. The costume should look good, or more specifically look like what you are aiming for with the costume. For example, a rotting zombie may look disgusting, but looks “good” for the purpose of presentation. This is also the chance to get into character. If you have a regal costume, carry yourself in a noble manner and if you are the aforementioned zombie, then you can act like a zombie. Your presentation can enhance your costume.
Functionality – The costume must be wearable! Functionality can be somewhat related to Craftsmanship, but it evaluates the practical application of the costume. A costume can look great, but if it cannot be worn then it is not a costume, is it? Can you walk without help from another person? Is it comfortable? Can you use the restroom? Does it fall apart after one night or is it durable?
Originality/Accuracy – If your costume is based on an existing character from a movie, anime, video game, novel, etc. then it should look like that character. It should be accurate to your source material. On the other hand, if your costume idea is original, then it should show originality. Innovative uses of material, original props, and solid design aesthetics can definitely help your original costume creation.
There will be a maximum of 25 points for each of these criteria, for a total of 100 points possible. The costume maker can have a different model wear their costume for the purpose of the runway walk, but the maker must be present with the model during the interview.
If your costume is based on an existing character from a movie, anime, video game, novel, etc. then it should look like that character. It should be accurate to your source material. On the other hand, if your costume idea is original, then it should show originality. Innovative uses of material, original props, and solid design aesthetics can definitely help your original costume.
The contestants will be divided into three Costume Levels, based on the following requirements: –
Novice – The costume can be assembled from pre-made and/or pre-existing major costume pieces, although items made by the costumer are highly encouraged. Pre-made wigs, footwear, and props are allowed. Pre-made swords are also allowed, as they are difficult items to make and may need to be very specific.
Intermediate – The costume can be assembled from pre-made and/or pre-existing major costume pieces, but must be modified at least 50% from the original condition by the costumer. This can be achieved by adding to a given clothing item or removing from that item. Pre-made wigs and footwear are allowed. Props must also be modified at least 50% from the original condition. For example, painting and adding parts to a toy gun is acceptable for creating a sci-fi prop gun. Pre-made swords are also allowed, as they are difficult items to make and may need to be very specific.
Advanced – The costume must be completely made by the costumer with no pre-made and/or pre-existing major costume pieces (components like buttons and buckles are allowed). Specific vintage clothing items may be used if the age and authenticity can be validated. Pre-made wigs are allowed. Footwear, props, and swords must be modified at least 60% from the original condition and are subject to review by the judges for submission.
Group - Groups may be allowed to enter the contest but will be judged as if the entire group were as 1 person entering. Groups must decide what category they should enter. For example you are a group but your costumes are Novice, Intermediate or Advance.
Trashcan Cosplay - Grab some of your closest friends (or people you want to cover in trash, we're not going to tell you how to live your life) and come laugh through an hour of debauchery, nerd trivia, and cosplay chaos!
Mech Mania: Do you have what it takes to defend cardboard Tokyo from the impending threat of ridiculous monsters? Good! Bring a team of your friends to build a mech in our timed, all hands on deck for hilarity competition!
Tea Duels - The Traveling Revelers present, ConNooga’s Tea Duell: Test your nerve against your fellow man with tea and biscuits. Is there a question of honor that must be answered? Who has the steady hand and whose cookie is going to crumble? Join The Traveling Revelers as they present this all ages game. (Find out more about this sport from across the pond by going here: (https://www.facebook.com/americanteaduelling/info) 12-2pm Saturday
2nd Annual Con Nooga Wizengamot - Join the Con Nooga chapter of the Wizarding world's highest authority in yet another year of judging local wizards and witches accused of breaking magical law. Take an partial stand against wizarding crime!
If you're brave enough, step forward and be judged yourself, or accuse your friends and do your best to get them convicted!
Con Nooga offers a variety of contests and competitions:
Plus we added the Notorious Greggo's Game Shows!
It's Your CONTEST Con!
Saber Idol- The Premier Lightsaber performance competition. Created by and for Con Nooga, we present contestants a chance to show their Jedi or Sith skills. Every contestant gets 30 seconds to show their skill. Judges grade you on Combat skill, Rhythm to the music, and Performance skills. Seven combat styles to choose from, hundreds of songs that ma be played, and a crowd of onlookers to cheer you on. What will you do to win a hand crafted lightsaber?
What’s Under my Kilt?
Here’s your chance ladies! Where else are you invited to reach under a mans kilt and guess what’s under there? Rubber chickens, Joy sticks, and one eyed lizards. It could be anything. Jump on stage and guess what is under the kilts of 5 strapping men. Prizes for the all contestants!
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