Masquerade Information and Rules
Version 1.1 Last Updated April 7, 2013
This is the first draft of the rules for the masquerade. We will be revising, updating, and expanding them over the next several months. We appreciate your feedback and comments as we hope to provide the best masquerade experience possible.
The Masquerade is an event that has grown tremendously over the past few years. Due to that growth, and the feedback received from the participants there a number of changes being implemented this year to make it better for both the contestants and the viewing public.
Are you thinking about making a fabulous costume to wear at the Convention?
Why not sign up for the Masquarade and show it off to an appreciative Audience?
Mark 'Gopher' Dobres will be the Mc for the event.
Click here to register. To aid in the transition we will be having a one hour slot on Friday (2100-2200) for those that do not have Internet access. DJ Gopher will also be available at this time to discuss your music selection, or other special musical needs. Music must be provided by the participant, unless Gopher has indicated he already has the music.
Late entries will not be judged, and may not have accompnying music.
To Register for the Masquerade, please fill out the form located Here!
This is the other big change that will be happening in this year's masquerade. The walk through and judging will take place at 4pm in the (placeholder) room. All contestants are required to attend in full costume in order to be judged and to help ensure the show will run smoothly. All categories other than fan favorite and performance will be judged at this time.
The following will be the categories used for judging.
- Judges Choice
- Fan Choice
- Creativity and Originality (for original designs) or Faithfulness to the source (for re-creations)
- Quality of execution
- Presentation/audience impact
- Overall look and consistency
- The experience level of the entrant wll be taken into account, especially if class divisions are used.
The standard class divisions will be used, and numbers permitting. The director will determine if class divisions are on be used prior to the Masquerade.
We're going to publish the definitions for the various categories.If you happen to have a soft copy that we could use please forward it to us as that will speed up the process.
Judges will use their discretion in deciding how to distribute awards, including single entries in a category will not guarantee a win. The creator entrants will determine the categories that they wish to be judged on. The junior division will consist of entrants under the age of 16 (An under 10 category will be established if entries warrant.) A single entry in a category will not guarantee a win.
Judging will be based on the following criteria
At 6pm the convention goers will be invited to see the presentation of all the entries and the announcement of the winners. At this time, The decision for Fan Favorite and best performance will be made with the help of the fans. While the decision is being tallied congers will be invited to take any pictures of the entries.
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