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Erik_anderson

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Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« on: March 24, 2015, 01:00:28 PM »

Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio 2016

This is a contest where both design artists and cosplay artists complete to design, build and present original, reimagined or reinterpretations designs.  The contest is done in two parts; the design artist will produce garment design of garments and characters.  These designs will then be judged by a panel of professional artists and the winner’s announced on December 1st.

The winning designs will be posted to the Fanime web site and then opened for cosplay artists or the artists themselves to bid to produce the designs in garment form and complete for craftsmanship, vision and presentation awards at the Fashion Folio show during FanimeCon.  These cosplays will be judged at the Fashion Folio show, where the artist, their design will be presented and the cosplayer will walk off the page, onto the stage, and present the design come to life.

Competition categories
These categories are intended to inspire but not limit the designs we receive. It is optional to choose a category.
       -   Open – Only limited by your imagination
       -   This year’s theme – designs, which best embody the theme of Fanime this year.
       -   Aliens and creatures
       -   Heroines and heroes
       -   Prop (this can be any item that a person would carry in the universe the design artist invents)
       -   Group– this is a two-outfit, or more, design in which compliment or contrast each other.
       -   Armor or mech – this can be any scaled design depicting either armor or mechanical (armor if defined as a hard exterior covering intended for defensive use and is not limited to any material or metal)

Contest rules
      1.   Famine requires all contestants to agree to mediation of any disputes
      2.   All cosplays must follow the same rules << link>> a
      3.   You must be 18 or have a signed authorization of your guardian
      4.   All identities must be kept confidential until released by Fanime.  Artist should not post names of their winning cosplay artists

Classifications
We divide artists of both groups by 4 categories:
       -   Novice - this is your first design competition an you have not won major recognition in design, graphical or cosplay competition.
 
       -   Journeyman – You have worked in the design or graphical artist field, but do not currently employed to produce character designs, or won awards for your designs or cosplays, but have not won a top awards

       -   Open – If you have won several or top awards in design or cosplay at national or international competitions, but you do not do so as your primary profession.

       -   Professional – You are an established name or brand and you receive an income from your work.  If you produce commissions or are played to cosplay characters by companies. This class limits the award to those for the professional series.


Submitting a bid for a winning design process:
You must register with Fanime which will include information about your prior creations, awards, and any helpful details.<<form>>  Once registered you will then be able to bid on winning designs.  Your bid will include an introduction, proposal of the materials and techniques you plan to use. Question you have about the design that would help both construction and show passion about the design. 

The Fashion Folio staff will manager communication until the bid has been awarded; after that time communication will become direct between the three parties.

Any design bid not awarded by March 1st will be considered open and Fanime Folio staff will award the bid.

Design Artists Rules:
      1.   Your design must be an original, reimagined or reinterpretation
      2.   All designs must cover enough of the body to pass the convention cosplay rules.
      3.   It must be reasonably human scaled and constructible.  If your design requires a person be 11 feet tall and can not be scaled down then it will not qualify
      4.   You must include both black and white and color designs showing both front and back details as well as face and hand details.  Standard doll farms will be provided, you may opt to use your own, but it must show all views.
      5.   Couple and group designs are welcome, each design will be individually judged and judged as a group together.  Winning group designs can be awarding to multiple bidders as long as a good faith effort is made to work together.
      6.   Artists must make a good faith effort to review all bids and award them fairly, however awarding the bid is at the discretion of the artist unless the artist does not respond to the Folio manager.
      7.   Cosplay artists are required to give proper attribution of both themselves and the artist for their work
      8.   Artists are allowed to produce cosplay outfit for one of their own designs or up to three if they are using models.

Cosplay Artist Rules:
      1.   Cosplay artist are allowed to bid on a maximum of three winning designs and can only hold the winning bid of one.
      2.   Cosplay artists are allowed to use models to wear and present the garments at their discretion.
      3.   Cosplay artist are required to post progress reports to the artists in a timely and regular manor. Failure to do so may result in the design being awarded to another cosplay artist
      4.   Cosplay artist are required to be a member of Fanime
      5.   Cosplay artists are allowed to use models to present the garments; presentation awards will be split between the cosplay artist and the model.
      6.   Cosplay artists are required to give proper attribution of both themselves and the artist for their work.
      7.   Cosplayers are not allowed to resell elements, reproduction or patterns of the design without written agreement of the Design artist and proper attribution.
   
Model Rules
      1.   All models must be members of the Fanime convention
      2.   Use of a model must be clearly identified with the bid
      3.   Models are required to sign a release form
      4.   Models are bound by the same confidentiality agreements are design or cosplay artists.
      5.   Models are not allowed to resell elements, reproduction or patterns of the design without written agreement of the design artist and proper attribution.
6.   Models and the Cosplay artist are required to attend the Fashion Folio show

Judging:
Top artists selected by Fanime staff will do all design judging.  The judge’s identities will be reveled after the winners are announced.

Cosplay judging will be done at the Fashion Folio show and awarded at the end. Top cosplay artists will judge craftsmanship, vision and presentation and award winners in their field.

Copyright:
Copyright artists will retain their rights to their work; Fanime only requires the right of use.  <<link to legal >>
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Re: Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 12:10:22 AM »

I absolutely love the idea of having a drawing + cosplay contest, but, I'm a little bit confused about how the whole winning design thing will then factor into having cosplayers 'bid' on designs? It makes it sound like this contest has 2 layers of being really hard to actually get into the contest....
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Re: Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 12:30:21 PM »

Hi KuriQueenofFeels,

The concept is that we will likely receive hundreds of designs and will need to narrow the field of cosplays coming out of it to those that won awards.  Here is a description

  • Designer X submits 10 designs to judging
  • Judges vote and 2 of Designer X's designs win Best Alien and Most Original.
  • The winning designs, including Designer X Best Alien and Most Original are published on the web site.
  • Cosplayer Artist A fills out a bid; which is a proposal to make the design from Designer X Most Original.  this details the materials, construction and vision for how it will be made.  it also include details on Cosplayer Artist A past builds.
  • Designer X receives all the bids and reviews them, picking what they feel is the best one.
  • Designer X updates the website, linking them with Cosplayer Artist A and giving her the bid to make the outfit.
  • Cosplayer Artist A starts making the design and communicates progress to both the folio and the artist on progress and any issues that would prevent them from appearing in the show.

Show time:
  • The winning design for Most Original is displayed on the projection screen.
  • Cosplayer Artist A comes on to the stage and presents the outfit, in character and showing off the look and operation (props)
  • The artist or their appointee comes up and accepts the award.
  • Once the designs are all awarded and the Cosplays run then the cosplay judges will call up and award the cosplayers with craftsmanship and presentation awards.

This is the idea, thoughts?
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Re: Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 05:26:58 PM »

I think it would be a great idea. I remember you mentioning it last year for a bit.
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Re: Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 03:25:59 PM »

Its taking a little to get off the ground, but I have high hopes.
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Re: Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 03:22:17 PM »

What is the timeline for this? Are designs submitted at this year's Fanime, then displayed at next year's?
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Re: Proposed Fanime Cosplay Fashion Folio for 2016 rules
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 10:22:25 AM »

What is the timeline for this? Are designs submitted at this year's Fanime, then displayed at next year's?

Hi Jeg_ejj,


The design contest would open up Monday just after Fanime closes and then submissions would close on November 1.  After that the Judges would deliberate and the winners would be announced on December 1 on the Fanime Website, facebook and twitter.  We will also have a email list which can be subscried to.  In the announcements the designs will be shown and the bidding starts (more details on the process above).

At Fanime we will formally award the designer and display the design projected up next to the runway and then the Cosplayer will come out with the design come to life.  There is then judging and awards on the cosplay's execution of the design, construction and presentation. I really want people to push the envelope and try new things.
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