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The Cosplay Contest

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2011, 11:11 AM
  • Listening to: Sonic Generations OST
  • Reading: Kushiel's Chosen
  • Watching: Thundercats 2011
  • Playing: Pokemon Black
  • Eating: Something
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max


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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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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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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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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CoelumStellatum Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
wow! i want to try this o3o~
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hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Writer
You should!
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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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hythrain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Writer
I'll send you a note about this.
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Ptishon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Great idea!
Is there any restrictions to convent where to show the cosplay?
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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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