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The Cosplay Contest

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2011, 11:11 AM
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The Star of Destiny/Snow Cosplay Contest



This is a contest to make a costume from a character from either of my stories, Star of Destiny and Snow, and show them off!


How To Enter

Once you've made a costume, take two sets of photos of it: the first being of the costume being unworn, possibly laid out as the outfit would be, and the second being the costume being worn at a convention.

Entries MUST be submitted by the person who MADE the costume, unless express permission has been given to the person who is wearing it.


Where To Send Entries

E-mail the photos to skye.mccloud@starofdestiny.com


Deadline

All entries must be received by January 31st, 2013 in order to be eligible.


Prizes

For the winner of the contest, they'll get a choice of one of these prize packages (Certain packages have requirements)

Prize Package #1: An eight year subscription to deviantART. If an entry involves multiple people, the subscription can be split. Subscriptions will be dealt 2 years at a time per person at maximum.

Prize Package #2: A cash prize of $250. To accept this prize, you MUST have a PayPal account.

Prize Package #3: A new X-Box 360 with a 250 GB hard drive. Must live in Canada OR be able to pick up prize in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to choose.

Prize Package #4: A new Playstaion 3 with 360 GB hard drive. Must live in Canada OR be able to pick up prize in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to choose.


While this is the only prize at this time, if there are a large number of entries, second and third prizes will be added.



Submission Restrictions

There are certain restrictions on what characters can and can't be used for an entry. Any character from Snow or Star of Destiny that has artwork, regardless of if they've been introduced in their story, can be entered.

At this time, the only character who can NOT be used for an entry is Manaas from Star of Destiny. See the F.A.Q. for an explanation.


For a complete list of available characters, see the following links:

www.starofdestiny.com/characte… - Star of Destiny Character Profiles

skye-mccloud.deviantart.com/ga… - More Star of Destiny Characters

skye-mccloud.deviantart.com/ga… - Snow Character Profiles


Note: If you plan to cosplay as Star Yunai, keep in mind Star's hair is NOT straight blonde. It's orange blonde. See this journal for more: skye-mccloud.deviantart.com/jo…



F.A.Q.

Q. Why can't I enter as Manaas?

A. Because of the simplicity of his outfit. Manaas' outfit consists of a white tank top, brown pants, and a sash/belt. Imagine if someone cosplayed as him and won because, technically, they had the ebst costume. People who did more complex looking characters would be angry. Granted, other characters, especially from Snow, are more simplistic, but these characters often have little accessories that make the outfits more challenging. If Manaas was as originally intended to be designed, it wouldn't be a big deal. However, we scrapped this early on in the developing of the comic. As such, he can't be used for this reason.


Q. Why only a first prize?

A. I thought a lot on this. I considered doing three prizes, but in the end it wouldn't have felt like enough. The prizes would've been worth a lot less, especially when compared to the effort it takes to make a costume. As such, I decided to forego three prizes and make it only one. I figured if there were lots of entries, I could add additional prizes to cover some ground.


Q. Why must the costume be worn at a convention.

A. The main reason is because, in a way, this contest is promotion. All contests are, really. I'm just being more direct about it. Besides, why would you make a costume then not show it off in public?


If you have a question not answered, ask it in the comments below!

- Drew



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:iconmacasaury:
macasaury Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
If there are so many entries, there are a posibility of add prizes for latinoamerican participants?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Writer
If there a lot of entries, regardless of where the entries come from, there will be additional prizes added as well as the allowance for certain prizes to open up to more people. This will include Latino-Americans. :)
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:iconmacasaury:
macasaury Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Ok *w* thank you very much!
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Writer
Not a problem!
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:iconcoelumstellatum:
CoelumStellatum Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
wow! i want to try this o3o~
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Writer
You should!
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:iconamauki:
Amauki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a 50 - 50 chance at going conventions cause my dads very ill at the moment so would we be able to take the picture out in our city centre?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Writer
I'll send you a note about this.
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:iconptishon:
Ptishon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Great idea!
Is there any restrictions to convent where to show the cosplay?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Writer
The only restriction would be that it has to be a convention where it'd be appropriate to wear a costume. So anime, video game, comic book, etc conventions are fine.
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:iconptishon:
Ptishon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Thanks. Could you probably suggest a women character with a complex outfit?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Writer
I can suggest some, yes. I'm unsure if you'd find them complex outfit, though, since that can differ between you and I.

I'd say these are the most complex ones that can be done:

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:iconsilvererros:
silvererros Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm sounds fun, and I have a convention coming up in April I could do this for, too. =3
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Writer
:D
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:iconsilvererros:
silvererros Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I'll give it a shot ^^
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:iconluinelle:
luinelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
I wish I could enter but idk how to sew :/
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
Well, if you know someone that can make a costume, I do allow people who wear the costume to enter on their own, so long as either the person who makes the costume is okay with it OR you technically paid for the costume to be made and can prove that.

If that helps. :)
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:iconharubutt:
Harubutt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh never mind the other question but I can't to go any conventions this year. Is It ok If I just wear it on the street?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
I'll answer this in a note. :)
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:iconharubutt:
Harubutt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do we have to go to a convention to take a picture or can it be anywhere?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
I'd prefer a convention. I'll admit, part of this contest is blatent promotion. As such, wearing it at a convention = lots of promotion, since it gets seen by lots of people, probably pictures taken if people think the outfit is strange, which results in people wanting to know about it. :)
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:iconwhispersonthewind:
WhispersOnTheWind Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we make a crossgender cosplay of your characters? xD
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
While I have nothing against it, I pray you don't intend to do Star or Raina on a guy. I wouldn't know how to react to either. XD
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:iconwhispersonthewind:
WhispersOnTheWind Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nyajajaaj!! *evil laugh*
anyway, I'm talking about a male version of a female character, not a transvestite stuff or else xDDD
My eyes were put on Tamsyn and Leon Maximus. Maybe I should cosplay both, I'm black haired but in july it will be turquoise. So suitable :3
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Writer
I'm hoping SOMEONE does Leon. Would be nice. :)

And I got nothing against you crossplaying Tamsyn, though I'd imagine my friend whom she is named after would provide a comical sort of reaction. :D
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:iconwhispersonthewind:
WhispersOnTheWind Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, then... It's shopping time! :la:
I'll buy some sclera lens and atomic turquoise manic panic dyes xD
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Writer
Huzzah! :D
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:iconsolbiimelody:
SolbiiMelody Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this sounds so fun!i'd prolly make it to the comiconn since i wont have enough money to make a costume (for the first time) for anime boston.

Question: say if i have a relative in canada(which i do; in toronto newmarket), and they went to pick up the saay pS3, and then mail it to me (in the US) would that work?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
Yep, that's fine! :)

Of course, as I said, if a lot of people enter, I'll automatically open it to internationsl shipping.
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:iconmeganlawler94:
MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Writer
This contest is being featured by :iconanothercontestgroup:.
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Writer
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconzue:
Zue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XBOX *WEEPS*
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Writer
If I get a LOT of entries, I'll open the X-Box and PS3 options to international. *cough cough*
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:iconafrocairo:
AfroCairo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm it has to be your character?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011   Writer
Yes. That's the whole point of the contest. :)
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:iconafrocairo:
AfroCairo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, do you have any african american characters?
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:iconhythrain:
hythrain Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011   Writer
A few. There's Hans Kain, who is an older guy, and there's his descendant, Julius Kain (whose arm bands are wrong in this art) [link]
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:iconafrocairo:
AfroCairo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm i might be able to pull it of.
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