APRIL

21 & 22


MA


COSTUME CONTESTS!

Marble City Comicon Costume Contest Rundown



SATURDAY:

Main costume contest focusing primarily on craftsmanship of the costume. There will be a prejudging session for all participants. Judges will be looking at the costume itself, the design, construction and skills used in building the costume. Age 13+. Registration can be done at the con, more info below.


BEST IN SHOW: This prize can go to anyone in any category. This will be the costume that MOST IMPRESSES the judges.
$100 CASH PRIZE & A Lifetime Pass to MARBLE CITY COMICON


Contestants will be divided into three skill level categories:

Novice: For participants new to costuming who may have competed, but have not taken first at a costume contest before. Costumes are usually premade or commissions pieces that have been altered to be specific to the costume.

  • Best in Class: Con cash + Prize pack
  • Runner-up: Prize pack


Intermediate: For participants who have been involved in costuming for some time or who have won at costume contests in the past. Costumes are at least half made by hand (sewn, foamwork, leatherwork, etc.) and contestants should be able to explain the skills used in the costume construction.

  • Best in Class: Con cash + Prize pack
  • Runner-up: Prize pack


Masters: For participants who have been in costuming for multiple years, and have invested significant time and money into their costume. Costume is expected to be mostly made by the costumer, and they should be able to thoroughly explain the skills and techniques utilized for the costume. Judges will be up close and personal and every piece of the costume will be thoroughly scrutinized.

  • Best in Class: $100 CASH
  • Runner-up: Con cash + Prize pack

Additional Prizes:

Celebrity Judge's Choice: Our guest celebrity judge will pick their favorite costume.

  • Prize to be announced (but it will be awesome!)


Participants can only win one prize, so the Best in Show is not eligible for Best in their Class. We reserve the right to change your category!


Preregistration for the Saturday Costume Contest is REQUIRED for prejudging at the con. PLEASE register on site before 12:30PM Prejudging will begin at 12:30PM and Contest at 4:00 PM


Group Category: Time to assemble your Avengers, call in your Justice League, notify your X-Men, or just get your best friends together and make up a group of your liking! This contest is about overall impression of entire group. Costume Details, showing traits of the characters, and overall interaction will all be taken into account! We want to see the BEST of the Best go head to head! But above ALL... HAVE a great time representing your favorite group!

  • Prize to be announced (but it will be awesome!)


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SUNDAY:


Kids Costume Contest: for ages 12 and under, kids can show off their costuming skills and get a taste of stardom walking across the stage. The child must be to one who put together the costume, if an adult made most of the costume, please enter the main contest on Saturday with the child as the costume model.

  • Con cash + Prize pack

Preregistration is not required for the Kids contests, Registration can be done both days of Marble City.


Anime Costume Contest: If you have an anime costume, we want you here for this contest! Less emphasis will be placed on construction than the main contest, this is more about representation and presentation of the character.  (Contestants are eligible to enter both the main and anime contests unless a Best in Class/Show prize is awarded for that costume)

  • Con Cash + Prize pack

Preregistration is not required for the Anime contests, Registration can be done both days of Marble City.


Off The Rack Contest: This contest is for those that have simply purchased an awesome costume and love to dress up but may not have the time or ability to craft that great look.

Con cash + Prize pack

Preregistration is not required for the Kids contests, Registration can be done both days of Marble City.


Preregistration for the Sunday Costume Contest is REQUIRED for prejudging at the con. PLEASE register on site before 2:30PM Prejudging will begin at 2:30PM and Contest at 4:00 PM


WE WILL ALSO HAND OUT RANDOM PRIZES TO COSPLAYERS ON SUNDAY!



Thank You