Costume Workmanship Contest
The Costume Workmanship Contest (CWC) is a Costume Contest where only workmanship skills are judged. There is no stage component. A photographer will be present.
Results will be posted on the Costume Workmanship Contest Facebook Page and Anime North Facebook Page.
Awards and Certificates will be handed out at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. If you cannot attend the ceremony, awards can be picked up next year.
NOTE: This is NOT workmanship judging for the Masquerade.
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Ottawa Room, Delta Hotel (former International Plaza Hotel)
How to Enter
You must bring documentation and materials showing references, planning and construction of your costume. This can and should include notes, planning sketches, concept drawings, 3D renders, materials samples, progress photographs, drafts, etc. We need for all judges to be able to read or view it clearly for it to be considered during judging. The traditional way to do it is to bring a folder or box with physical materials. If you bring your documentation on an electronic device, please ensure you bring a stand for tablets or that you bring a laptop computer. A phone is not acceptable. We will not have WiFi, data or a printer. Documentation is essential to judging.
You should also bring colour reference images of your character/costume source (NOT photos of you in costume). These are for the judges to use. Here is a great example that shows a costume reference clearly: reference images template.
Rules for Entry
You must have made from scratch 80% of the costume you are entering. (No closet costumes, brand lolita, J/K/XYZ Fashion brands, etc.) Please enter one of the other contests at anime North if you have this kind of costume outfit.
One costume per person per entry year. (No pair, group or multiple entries from the same person). Please enter the masquerade or skit contest if you have this kind of Entry.
The CREATOR of the costume is the official "Entrant" and must be present at Judging. (The costume may be worn by a "model" who may be a friend or family member).
You will have 10 minutes or less assigned to you for judging, from start to finish.
You may not enter the same costume in multiple competitions (i.e. masquerade and skit contest) at this convention. The other events already have workmanship judging and it is not fair to ask us to duplicate efforts. The different events share judges!
Recreation costumes only, no original designs. All genres welcome.
Judges' decisions are final.