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Title: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 5/19/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on February 13, 2012, 07:28:02 PM
5/19/2012:

The database is now closed.

Confirmation letters have gone out, and Craftsmanship Judging has been assigned.

Please drop me an e-mail ASAP to let me know if you need to drop out.
You can e-mail cosplay@fanime.com.

A few reminders:

You must check in at the convention! Please check in on Friday or
Saturday and turn in your music.

Our hours and locations are listed here:

http://www.fanime.com/events/masquerade/

If you can no longer do a skit, but want to be a display entry as a
part of our Fashion Show, please let me know. This means you will go
right at the start of the Masquerade, and you will have about 30
seconds or so of music as you walk on, pose, and then walk off the
stage.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments!

We can’t wait to see you at FanimeCon 2012!

Best wishes, Marisa Price
Masquerade Manager
cosplay@fanime.com
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: azreale on February 13, 2012, 08:35:05 PM
so excited!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Dany on February 14, 2012, 09:09:46 AM
Excellent!! :)  I can only imagine what sort of fiddling is going on in the background to get the logistics established...

Regarding the time..assuming that the 2:30 includes getting on and off, we should probably not make the audio longer than about 2:15-2:20? Or is 2:30 audio acceptable? I'm actually fiddling with audio now for our planned entry, and this will help us immensely :)

Also, any ideas on what new restrictions will come up about props that you can share informally?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Kite on February 14, 2012, 08:04:11 PM
Cool, can't wait for things to revv up this year.

 But for my skit idea, I was curious about the lighting. When the lights are off will it be completely pitch black? Because I kind of need it to be very dark.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: NoinHime on February 14, 2012, 08:54:00 PM
Yay you're back! Woo hoo! 8D
I had an awesome experience last year.  :)

Couple questions...

2. Rules are basically the same as last year, but there are going to be more restrictions on large props and background again, because we are having a lot of problems with people not breaking down stuff fast enough backstage.

Can you clarify this? My group has some large prop/set ideas to go with our skit and I was wondering if we could get specific dimensions so we can plan sooner rather than later. ^_^

3. Skits are still 2.5 minutes (this is a hard timer! include getting on and off stage!)

This is a little disappointing. I know last year the 2.5 minutes did not include set-up/tear down. Is this because of the time the pre-show eats up?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Teca on February 14, 2012, 09:29:37 PM
So for the new time rule, if we want the music to start when we're on stage, do we have to build in that silence to the beginning of our music or are the tech people still going to start it when they see us ready?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Vensy on February 14, 2012, 11:58:31 PM
I've got a couple of questions -

"If you register as a walk-on, you will be in the Fashion Show portion at the start of the Masquerade (and you must compete for craftsmanship)."

What is qualified as a walk-on?  Or is it possible to do a one-man skit?  But if I decide to simply do a walk-on, are walk-on's allowed to have music for their walk on or nah?  I know in the past they were allowed, but not sure if that's changed.

"We will have video available again this year, but again you need to have your music embedded in the video, you can have either a video OR music: not both. The video and/or music starts with your skit and plays the entire way through, we will not pause it for you."

When you say you can either have a video OR music, you simply mean we can only submit a video file (with included music), or an audio file correct?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Dany on February 15, 2012, 10:18:58 AM
This is a little disappointing. I know last year the 2.5 minutes did not include set-up/tear down. Is this because of the time the pre-show eats up?

With this mentioned, a bit of feedback: The preshow? I have very VERY mixed feelings with. On the one hand, I've liked the acts. On the other hand, the acts were on WAY too long, needed their own extended teardown when they were done, which takes time, and really are deserving more of their own show than to be the "opening" bit for the Masquerade show.

I know that Masquerade probably has very little control over this, but I wanted to bring it up because I've yet to see such a long lead-up to any other masquerade event. My perspective is this: The sooner we start the show, the sooner we finish, and the sooner contestants can tear down and get out of the theater. The sooner we clear out our things so the staff can close things down, the less chance Fanime pays extra fees for going over-time and not getting out as scheduled.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Teca on February 17, 2012, 12:28:44 PM
So if we do plan on having simple props, as long as we can tear them down and get them out in 5 minutes or under, is it safe to assume that we'll be okay?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: memichi on February 18, 2012, 03:10:24 PM
Is there an email we can contact for asking specific questions about participating in the masquerade or should they just be posted here? I looked on the Fanime website and couldn't find one. :c
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Hot Pickled Pepper on February 21, 2012, 01:30:21 AM
You do not have to perform correct?
You can just do a walk on and be judged for craftsmanship correct?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Dany on February 21, 2012, 07:55:25 AM
You do not have to perform correct?
You can just do a walk on and be judged for craftsmanship correct?

That's what it sounds like, based on the notes above. Plus, it appears you get to go on earlier in the show :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: SincerelyAimei on February 23, 2012, 06:19:57 PM
Is there an email we can contact for asking specific questions about participating in the masquerade or should they just be posted here? I looked on the Fanime website and couldn't find one. :c

I would very much like to know this as well! :3
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:26:25 PM
Regarding the time..assuming that the 2:30 includes getting on and off, we should probably not make the audio longer than about 2:15-2:20? Or is 2:30 audio acceptable? I'm actually fiddling with audio now for our planned entry, and this will help us immensely :)

2:30 is fine; but we will cut anything that's longer than 2:30. :)

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Also, any ideas on what new restrictions will come up about props that you can share informally?

The super huge backdrops of doom are causing us a lot of logistical problems. The major problem is that people do not tear them down immediately after their performance, instead they scuttle out into the audience.

1. The backdrops, huge props (like a boat from One Piece), etc. need to be easy to setup AND dismantle. If they aren't, we aren't going to allow you to use them.
2. These items *must* be taken down immediately  after your skit and then picked up and moved from backstage during the judging portion of the event. If they are still backstage when the judges are judging, we will disqualify the group.

We really want to encourage people's creativity and the neat backgrounds and such are great :) However, we had a ton of problems with this last year, and I actually had to yell at people which made me a sad panda. Every minute we are in the theater after the event costs FanimeCon a ton of money, and so we have to get out during our union contract hours.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:27:01 PM
Cool, can't wait for things to revv up this year.

 But for my skit idea, I was curious about the lighting. When the lights are off will it be completely pitch black? Because I kind of need it to be very dark.

It's not really pitch black, but the audience can only see shadows. It's pretty darn dark.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:32:12 PM
Yay you're back! Woo hoo! 8D
I had an awesome experience last year.  :)

Couple questions...

2. Rules are basically the same as last year, but there are going to be more restrictions on large props and background again, because we are having a lot of problems with people not breaking down stuff fast enough backstage.

Can you clarify this? My group has some large prop/set ideas to go with our skit and I was wondering if we could get specific dimensions so we can plan sooner rather than later. ^_^

3. Skits are still 2.5 minutes (this is a hard timer! include getting on and off stage!)

This is a little disappointing. I know last year the 2.5 minutes did not include set-up/tear down. Is this because of the time the pre-show eats up?

So, we pretty much had each and every group use the entire 2.5 minutes. Because of that and EXTENSIVE setup time for some groups (some groups didn't really realize it, but just their setup was taking 2-3 minutes... the length of an entire skit). This pushed out the time of the event too far and we were pressed for time for awards, which frustrates a lot of people (and the judges).

Read up a couple of posts, and it explains what I'm going to ask for as far as props go.

As far as time, I think I'll edit that a little bit. You can have the entire 2.5 minutes for your music, but we are seriously going to limit setup time. If you can't get everything set up and off the stage in 30 seconds in rehearsal, we have a big issue. It's not fair for me to give a simple skit 2.5 minutes (because they get on and off the stage quickly), but a big backdrop / prop skit is getting more like 5-6 minnutes.

The only other resolution is to trim the even to something like 30-35 entries, and I really don't want to do that because we like to encourage even newbie / low tech cosplayers to have a fun time doing a skit.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:32:39 PM
So for the new time rule, if we want the music to start when we're on stage, do we have to build in that silence to the beginning of our music or are the tech people still going to start it when they see us ready?

They will still start it when you are ready.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:34:44 PM
I've got a couple of questions -

"If you register as a walk-on, you will be in the Fashion Show portion at the start of the Masquerade (and you must compete for craftsmanship)."

What is qualified as a walk-on?  Or is it possible to do a one-man skit?  But if I decide to simply do a walk-on, are walk-on's allowed to have music for their walk on or nah?  I know in the past they were allowed, but not sure if that's changed.

Yep, you sure are. You can either provide your own, or we'll give you something usually the theme song for whatever your costume is from.

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When you say you can either have a video OR music, you simply mean we can only submit a video file (with included music), or an audio file correct?

Yes! However, JUST IN CASE we can't play your video file for some technical reason, I suggest also bringing us both the video (with audio) and an audio file (mp3, etc.) backup.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:37:47 PM
With this mentioned, a bit of feedback: The preshow? I have very VERY mixed feelings with. On the one hand, I've liked the acts. On the other hand, the acts were on WAY too long, needed their own extended teardown when they were done, which takes time, and really are deserving more of their own show than to be the "opening" bit for the Masquerade show.

This year I begged for a much less complicated pre-show, and we did get it. I can't announce it yet, but it will be much quicker and no setup/teardown. I believe that Hideo is being scheduled as its own event elsewhere, but I don't have details.

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I know that Masquerade probably has very little control over this

I really don't have much say in this as you have guessed. I think you'll be much happier with it this year though :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:38:54 PM
So if we do plan on having simple props, as long as we can tear them down and get them out in 5 minutes or under, is it safe to assume that we'll be okay?

You can have as much time as you need to break them down backstage, but you need to do it right after your performance, and it needs to be torn down and removed from backstage by the judging period.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:39:18 PM
Is there an email we can contact for asking specific questions about participating in the masquerade or should they just be posted here? I looked on the Fanime website and couldn't find one. :c

cosplay@fanime.com :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: angeljibrille on February 23, 2012, 11:39:42 PM
You do not have to perform correct?
You can just do a walk on and be judged for craftsmanship correct?

Absolutely!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: azreale on February 23, 2012, 11:42:28 PM
does anyone know if the BW ball is on the same night this year? I really hope not.... I'd really love to do both! but if i have to chose the Masquerade wins ^^
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: SincerelyAimei on February 24, 2012, 12:19:50 AM
does anyone know if the BW ball is on the same night this year? I really hope not.... I'd really love to do both! but if i have to chose the Masquerade wins ^^

Well according to this post, it does seem like they're both on the same night. :C Which makes me kind of sad, as I was also looking forward to both, haha. But I agree, I'd choose the Masquerade too! :3

The Black and White Ball will be on Sunday. May 27, 2012 from 6p-12 midnight.  For the past 3 years, the BWBall has always been on Sunday night with dance lessons (from Friday til Sunday) leading up to the event.  I hope that helps.

- Jim

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but the screens on the sides show a zoomed-in view of the cosplayer(s) if no video is submitted, right? As in, the camera view follows the performers around the stage?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on February 24, 2012, 01:04:44 AM
Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but the screens on the sides show a zoomed-in view of the cosplayer(s) if no video is submitted, right? As in, the camera view follows the performers around the stage?

yep!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Dany on February 24, 2012, 09:23:33 AM
2:30 is fine; but we will cut anything that's longer than 2:30. :)

Makes sense. I have no issue at all with making it 2:30, or even a few seconds less if it helps.


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The super huge backdrops of doom are causing us a lot of logistical problems. The major problem is that people do not tear them down immediately after their performance, instead they scuttle out into the audience.

1. The backdrops, huge props (like a boat from One Piece), etc. need to be easy to setup AND dismantle. If they aren't, we aren't going to allow you to use them.
2. These items *must* be taken down immedately after your skit and then picked up and moved from backstage during the judging portion of the event. If they are still backstage when the judges are judging, we will disqualify the group.

We really want to encourage people's creativity and the neat backgrounds and such are great :) However, we had a ton of problems with this last year, and I actually had to yell at people which made me a sad panda. Every minute we are in the theater after the event costs FanimeCon a ton of money, and so we have to get out during our union contract hours.

This is more than fair. I'll make sure my propmaster keeps this in mind when he's designing things, though we've had to keep our stuff pretty compact of late for travel purposes, so it may not be as hard as it might appear.. :)

With this mentioned, a bit of feedback: The preshow? I have very VERY mixed feelings with. On the one hand, I've liked the acts. On the other hand, the acts were on WAY too long, needed their own extended teardown when they were done, which takes time, and really are deserving more of their own show than to be the "opening" bit for the Masquerade show.

This year I begged for a much less complicated pre-show, and we did get it. I can't announce it yet, but it will be much quicker and no setup/teardown. I believe that Hideo is being scheduled as its own event elsewhere, but I don't have details.

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I know that Masquerade probably has very little control over this

I really don't have much say in this as you have guessed. I think you'll be much happier with it this year though :)

Awesome. Looking forward to seeing what it is, and hope it helps everything out! I felt bad making a fuss over it, but I'm glad that you saw the issue too :)

Totally unrelated...HOO YEAH MASQUERADE PARTY STARTING!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread (for Participants)
Post by: Teca on February 24, 2012, 09:27:16 AM
As far as time, I think I'll edit that a little bit. You can have the entire 2.5 minutes for your music, but we are seriously going to limit setup time. If you can't get everything set up and off the stage in 30 seconds in rehearsal, we have a big issue. It's not fair for me to give a simple skit 2.5 minutes (because they get on and off the stage quickly), but a big backdrop / prop skit is getting more like 5-6 minnutes.

If our set-up is getting close to the 30 sec line and has the possibility of going over 5-10 seconds or so, can we compensate for it by shortening our skit time from the 2.5 minutes to balance it out?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on February 24, 2012, 09:41:18 AM
Oh my, totally forgot to ask: 30 seconds total (set up AND tear down, i.e. 15 seconds each) or 30 seconds set-up and 30 seconds tear down?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Kite on February 24, 2012, 11:40:51 PM
I was curious about the video and audio submission. I found a video online that I wanted to use, but I need it to play about 15 - 30 seconds into my skit.  Do I have to make a special request for this? And also do I actually need to make the video with my audio or can I submit them as two separate things?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on February 25, 2012, 01:03:11 AM
30 seconds set-up and 30 seconds tear down?

This, and that's the absolute max :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on February 25, 2012, 01:15:34 AM
I was curious about the video and audio submission. I found a video online that I wanted to use, but I need it to play about 15 - 30 seconds into my skit.  Do I have to make a special request for this? And also do I actually need to make the video with my audio or can I submit them as two separate things?

You need to submit them as one thing; if you submit them separately we will not accept it. We will take a backup CD of audio only in case we can't play your video.

Also, you can't have it play 15-30 seconds into your skit. When you get on stage, we start the video and we play it until it ends. If you need 15-30 seconds, plan on inserting blank space on the video (like a logo maybe).

And, of anyone is curious, the two screens we use for Masq are widescreen (16:9) and do HD natively.

Thanks!
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on February 25, 2012, 10:13:04 AM
30 seconds set-up and 30 seconds tear down?

This, and that's the absolute max :)

Sweeet...thanks for clearing that up!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: carladawn on February 29, 2012, 02:10:30 PM
Hi! I have a question about pre-judging sign ups.. I know that pre-judging is probably going to be on Saturday again. Do we sign up beforehand again and do you know what the time slots are yet for that day?
Thank you so much!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: UsakoMinako on March 09, 2012, 09:14:10 AM
^_^
In the past, judging starts around 2pm Friday to the early evening- Saturday 10-12pm (LUNCH!) then 1-5/6pm- Sunday is suggested for people with costumes with complex make up, or really difficult to put all together and take off.
I *think* they may have been combined- sign ups with judging slot sign ups. It might have been that when we officially sign up and get approved- we go to the next step. I DO know you got three choices for slots ^_^

Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Amidoji on March 09, 2012, 09:22:02 AM
So I have some questions as it's been years since I last attended Fanime.

Is there a size limit to walk-on groups? The size limit for skits says twelve, is the the same for walk-ons?

Also, are there special rules about entering children? My group would include a babe in arms, and two toddlers under 5.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on March 09, 2012, 10:46:55 AM
So I have some questions as it's been years since I last attended Fanime.

Is there a size limit to walk-on groups? The size limit for skits says twelve, is the the same for walk-ons?

Also, are there special rules about entering children? My group would include a babe in arms, and two toddlers under 5.

The rules from last year that I have (printed them out for general reference and the understanding of changes) just says that those under 18 need a permission slip from the parents. If the parents are part of the entry, I would figure at worse you'd just have to fill out those forms alongside of the regular paperwork. :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 11, 2012, 04:27:43 PM
Hi! I have a question about pre-judging sign ups.. I know that pre-judging is probably going to be on Saturday again. Do we sign up beforehand again and do you know what the time slots are yet for that day?
Thank you so much!

Judging will be on Saturday and Sunday. I don't have the time blocks set yet, but if you need something specific - please request it when you register (on April 1). I'm re-doing the database this year, so you should be able to register for both at the same time. :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 11, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
So I have some questions as it's been years since I last attended Fanime.

Is there a size limit to walk-on groups? The size limit for skits says twelve, is the the same for walk-ons?

Also, are there special rules about entering children? My group would include a babe in arms, and two toddlers under 5.

You could potentially do a 12-person group! :) And there are absolutely no special rules about entering kids, other than needing to fill out the 18&under waiver. In fact we even have two prizes aimed at the 14& Under group. I'm probably going to dress my 2-year old up and make him run across the stage anyway :)


Also, if you have younger kids who want to participate, but who are doing their own skit, you are welcome to stand backstage with them, then you can go sit and watch the rest of the show (or head out if your kids need sleep - we'll mail the award to you if you win!). We do make sure to put you right at the start to make it easier on you if you need to leave. We will make sure both the direct family (parents & siblings) have passes so you can come in at rehearsal time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: LakuriSyaoran~ on March 15, 2012, 04:20:15 PM
hhmmm. ok so I've been debateing this,and I was wondering what really qualifies as a walk on vs a skit? I mean I know there are some obvious diffrences, like the speaking and extremly well coriographed dances.

mainly, I'm going to be doing my wedding yuna cosplay, and debuteing my Valefor plushie prop. (which my friend is going to control) and I was thinking that I'd so some sort of make-shift summoning, thing, since I can't move much in my dress, and it would be shorter then a normal skit.

I'm worrie about when I'm registering whether or not I should say its a skit thats kinda lame or a walk on >.<
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: interstellar on March 17, 2012, 01:21:02 PM
Hi! When can we expect answers to questions we've emailed you? My friend and I are trying to figure out if some costumes we're making are within the rules for this competition and we are hoping we can find out soon since signups are only about two weeks away.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Amidoji on March 18, 2012, 07:18:41 AM
I too am curious when full rules will be posted or made available. I don't have a copy of last year's to rely on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on March 18, 2012, 01:19:56 PM
I too am curious when full rules will be posted or made available. I don't have a copy of last year's to rely on.

A link to an unformatted version of last year's rules is located here if you want a general idea of things:

http://www.2011.fanime.com/cosplay/#masquerade

Bear in mind, these are last year's rules, and there will likely be changes, not the least of which will be the new rules in relation to props. Also, I'm guessing that the schedule will change if the earlier post about only Saturday and Sunday judging hours this year. But if you take this with a rock of salt, this is a good idea of what to expect.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 18, 2012, 02:18:59 PM
I too am curious when full rules will be posted or made available. I don't have a copy of last year's to rely on.

A link to an unformatted version of last year's rules is located here if you want a general idea of things:

http://www.2011.fanime.com/cosplay/#masquerade

Bear in mind, these are last year's rules, and there will likely be changes, not the least of which will be the new rules in relation to props. Also, I'm guessing that the schedule will change if the earlier post about only Saturday and Sunday judging hours this year. But if you take this with a rock of salt, this is a good idea of what to expect.

I'm finishing them up now, they should be done very soon :)

Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 18, 2012, 02:22:34 PM
Hi! When can we expect answers to questions we've emailed you? My friend and I are trying to figure out if some costumes we're making are within the rules for this competition and we are hoping we can find out soon since signups are only about two weeks away.

I didn't see it O.o ... I'll go looking for it...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on March 18, 2012, 08:40:57 PM
I too am curious when full rules will be posted or made available. I don't have a copy of last year's to rely on.

A link to an unformatted version of last year's rules is located here if you want a general idea of things:

http://www.2011.fanime.com/cosplay/#masquerade

Bear in mind, these are last year's rules, and there will likely be changes, not the least of which will be the new rules in relation to props. Also, I'm guessing that the schedule will change if the earlier post about only Saturday and Sunday judging hours this year. But if you take this with a rock of salt, this is a good idea of what to expect.

I'm finishing them up now, they should be done very soon :)

Marisa

AWESOME :D  So that link will be soon quite obsolete :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: beefcup on March 19, 2012, 03:22:33 PM
NOTICE:

I've just been informed that Cosplay Spectacular has been assigned to Sunday this year. More details to follow soon.


Oh, it's on Sunday again.  Is that going to be a permanent move, or is it just subject to change every year?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Angelx624 on March 19, 2012, 11:16:29 PM
I do have one question.

What time do the Masquerade participants need to head over to the place it's held at on Sunday? :O I forgot what time it was last year. ._."
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: interstellar on March 22, 2012, 07:55:40 PM
I didn't see it O.o ... I'll go looking for it...

I sent it again a few days ago but I have yet to receive a reply. I suppose I'll ask here then. Is a Takarazuka Revue production, when the source material is NOT anime/manga based (in fact, it's based on an English play) an acceptable source for Masquerade costumes? The play was performed in Japan and we're making costumes based on the Japanese version.

Thanks!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on March 23, 2012, 10:33:32 AM
I sent it again a few days ago but I have yet to receive a reply. I suppose I'll ask here then. Is a Takarazuka Revue production, when the source material is NOT anime/manga based (in fact, it's based on an English play) an acceptable source for Masquerade costumes? The play was performed in Japan and we're making costumes based on the Japanese version.

Given that Takarazuka costumes have been entered in previous masquerades (as recently as last year, as I believe, at very least, the Oscar in the Rose of Versailles/Le Chevalier D'Eon skit was Takarazuka-based), I would be surprised to hear that they wouldn't be allowed because the source that the performance was based on was non Japanese.  In fact, I think a good chunk of their material is non-Japanese inspired...though that is based on my last look at one of a dozen performance lists.  I am still geeking out at the fact that they did Zorro...ZORRO, my childhood hero thanks to the old Saturday morning cartoon (and I am so gonna end up making a TakaraZorro...just a matter of when I have time to bling all the things).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: interstellar on March 23, 2012, 12:51:04 PM
You're probably right Dany. I'm pretty sure we're in the clear, but I am hoping for confirmation because my friend and I have alternate costumes we could wear in case our Takarazuka outfits are not okay. We just want to know which ones to concentrate on more :).

(I was actually in the Oscar costume last year XD)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on March 23, 2012, 01:16:18 PM
You're probably right Dany. I'm pretty sure we're in the clear, but I am hoping for confirmation because my friend and I have alternate costumes we could wear in case our Takarazuka outfits are not okay. We just want to know which ones to concentrate on more :).

(I was actually in the Oscar costume last year XD)

Oh that is YOU! :D  Heh, I didn't realize, my bad! I think we keep running across one another and not realizing who the other one is because the costumes are so different (I was the Witch Hunter Robin fangirling on you, and then I got a good look at your face and was all "That was D'Eon from last year, I think!")
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Dany on March 24, 2012, 07:15:49 PM
By the way, not sure anyone noticed, but it does appear that the rules have been posted!

http://www.fanime.com/events/masquerade/

By the way, one question I already have is where we might be allowed to put things after we are done onstage. The teardown part is not a big deal, but the rules say "out of the theater", which to me reads "offsite/out of the building)". Do we need to keep them in our sitting area, or in the general place where cosplayers sit during the show? Another options?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 24, 2012, 08:06:12 PM
By the way, not sure anyone noticed, but it does appear that the rules have been posted!

http://www.fanime.com/events/masquerade/

By the way, one question I already have is where we might be allowed to put things after we are done onstage. The teardown part is not a big deal, but the rules say "out of the theater", which to me reads "offsite/out of the building)". Do we need to keep them in our sitting area, or in the general place where cosplayers sit during the show? Another options?

You need to get them *out*. I mean seriously out. We have had huge huge problems with us running over schedule because people have taken too much time to get their stuff out of the theater. If you can store it in the audience with you (because it's small enough) that's perfectly OK, but if it's some gigantic monstrosity (those people know who they are >.>) you need to have it out of the theater.

I can't suggest enough: beg, bribe, whatever you need to do to get 1-2 friends to help carry your stuff out for you. Ideally people who aren't cosplayers, but would be happy to get passes so they don't have to wait in line and get fantastic seats to see the show, and even backstage access. All they have to do is help you carry your huge backdrops/props/whatever out of the theater before judging ends. That's it.

Thanks for understanding :)

Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATE 2/23/2012
Post by: Angelx624 on March 27, 2012, 07:48:53 AM
By the way, not sure anyone noticed, but it does appear that the rules have been posted!

http://www.fanime.com/events/masquerade/

By the way, one question I already have is where we might be allowed to put things after we are done onstage. The teardown part is not a big deal, but the rules say "out of the theater", which to me reads "offsite/out of the building)". Do we need to keep them in our sitting area, or in the general place where cosplayers sit during the show? Another options?

Oh derp, I didn't know they were up til you posted that link. Thank you so much for that. xDD Ok, so we do need to be there at 5pm on Sunday. ><"
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/24/2012
Post by: arcadiapandora on March 28, 2012, 11:28:44 PM
Is it a new rule that non-Asian oriented video game costumes aren't allowed? I was considering trying my luck this year, but I realized that Dragon Age probably won't qualify (I'm doing Flemeth, with fully studded armor and everything :(). That's kind of a bummer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/24/2012
Post by: Dany on March 29, 2012, 11:19:45 AM
Some more prop questions/stuff..I wanted to address them out here so that all can see them, since I'm not addressing specifics on our entry...

-Exactly what size of prop would be allowed to stay in the audience, versus what would need to be removed from the building? For example, a prop can only be X by Y by Z, or it must be able to break down enough to sit on your lap, etc. I think this would give people a much clearer idea of how to plan their set pieces and whether they would actually need to return anything or if it can stay with them.

-The Masquerade happens at a prime time for elevator use. So if we have a prop that needs to leave the building, that will be a big challenge. I'm assuming the reason you're suggesting non-cosplay helpers because of this issue? Will people who need to leave the building be able to be expedited back into the building when they return? Also, if helpers would still like to see the show, or the majority of it, could they stay until the last one or two entries, assuming they do not delay with leaving with the props?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/24/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 31, 2012, 03:00:15 PM
Is it a new rule that non-Asian oriented video game costumes aren't allowed? I was considering trying my luck this year, but I realized that Dragon Age probably won't qualify (I'm doing Flemeth, with fully studded armor and everything :(). That's kind of a bummer.

No this has always been a rule, and we're going to tamp down on it a lot more this year. We definitely had some stuff sneak in last year, and some of the contestants were really pissed and I heard about it alllll freaking year long Q____Q

So, yeah, sorry :(   Those costumes are best for things like Wondercon or ComicCon or gaming-oriented conventions.

Sorry :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/24/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on March 31, 2012, 03:03:49 PM
-Exactly what size of prop would be allowed to stay in the audience, versus what would need to be removed from the building? For example, a prop can only be X by Y by Z, or it must be able to break down enough to sit on your lap, etc. I think this would give people a much clearer idea of how to plan their set pieces and whether they would actually need to return anything or if it can stay with them.

If it can't sit with you in the audience comfortable and not impeding other members of the audience, it needs to be removed.

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-The Masquerade happens at a prime time for elevator use. So if we have a prop that needs to leave the building, that will be a big challenge. I'm assuming the reason you're suggesting non-cosplay helpers because of this issue?
Yes

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Will people who need to leave the building be able to be expedited back into the building when they return? Also, if helpers would still like to see the show, or the majority of it, could they stay until the last one or two entries, assuming they do not delay with leaving with the props?

Yes, absolutely. They will have an official sticker. That means they get all the special access of a costumed contestant. They get "backstage access" and will be able to get right in through rovers and door staff.

They could hypothetically tear it down and take it back to the room right after your skit, then come back and watch the rest of the show. As long as they have the sticker, they are fine. You just need to make sure you swing them by Masquerade Registration and get them all checked in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (morning on on Sunday).

Thanks!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/31/2012
Post by: wolfdaemon on April 01, 2012, 06:26:16 PM
Welcome newcomers to the Fanime Masquerade and welcome back last years 2a.m.-ers!  Good to see you all here.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/31/2012
Post by: Dany on April 01, 2012, 09:10:52 PM
Oh I hope it is not that late. I usually wake up at 5:45 to fo to work, and husband wakes at 5...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/31/2012
Post by: wolfdaemon on April 01, 2012, 09:44:07 PM
My hopes are high this year, but the past two years have not been in our favor.
Last year, I stayed up until five with a small handful of others while the rest couldn't stay up passed 2, thus the 2a.m.-ers group.  The year before that, I believe sign ups opened around three... I'm pretty sure. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/31/2012
Post by: Dany on April 01, 2012, 09:49:41 PM
My hopes are high this year, but the past two years have not been in our favor.
Last year, I stayed up until five with a small handful of others while the rest couldn't stay up passed 2, thus the 2a.m.-ers group.  The year before that, I believe sign ups opened around three... I'm pretty sure. 

2010 was late, but none of the 3am business from my recollection of things. I think that was why the late reg was so surprising to me last year.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/31/2012
Post by: wolfdaemon on April 01, 2012, 09:56:04 PM
Yeah, last year was bad... which is why I'm hoping for better this year, haha.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) Contest Thread UPDATED 3/31/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 01, 2012, 10:39:53 PM
I'm right hereeeeeee >.<

The site is already up and everything ^_^; I'm literally sitting here waiting for it to be posted.

I'm really sorry about last year, I had a real-life emergency and it wont happen this year, I promise.

I could link it right now but that would be mean to the people who don't log in until later :p

so just hold up a bit :) 11:59pm, Pacific. So in about an hour.

Hugs!
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: azreale on April 01, 2012, 10:44:20 PM
EXCITED!  and very happy that last year's incident won't happen again, not just the lateness for the site, but for the the idea that angeljibrille's child won't have to be taken to emergency or get really sick again this time! XD   glad to hear they're (he/she?) healthy!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 01, 2012, 10:48:05 PM
EXCITED!  and very happy that last year's incident won't happen again, not just the lateness for the site, but for the the idea that angeljibrille's child won't have to be taken to emergency or get really sick again this time! XD   glad to hear they're (he/she?) healthy!

He's healthy, thanks :D Other than that he hates sleep and it's 10:45pm and he's STILL not in bed -_-#  Two-year olds ... /pulls out hair.

I am going to suggest to everyone you look to the forums first for the link...
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16938.0.html

I'll be posting it there so you *know* it will get posted.

Thanks!
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: Dany on April 01, 2012, 11:38:54 PM
He's healthy, thanks :D Other than that he hates sleep and it's 10:45pm and he's STILL not in bed -_-#  Two-year olds ... /pulls out hair.

Wow. Already in the two-stage. I remember when he'd only just arrived o.O!

They get big so fast... XD
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 01, 2012, 11:43:01 PM
He's healthy, thanks :D Other than that he hates sleep and it's 10:45pm and he's STILL not in bed -_-#  Two-year olds ... /pulls out hair.

Wow. Already in the two-stage. I remember when he'd only just arrived o.O!

They get big so fast... XD

Yep :)  He'll be at Masq Registration a lot this year, so if anyone wants to go "aww cute little crazy blonde kid" you can come say hi.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: Dany on April 01, 2012, 11:46:47 PM
Yep :)  He'll be at Masq Registration a lot this year, so if anyone wants to go "aww cute little crazy blonde kid" you can come say hi.

Getting him exposed to the cosplay hobby young. That's excellent parenting! :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: Kimba616 on April 02, 2012, 12:12:23 AM
Registration up? :I
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/1/2012 @ 10:40pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 02, 2012, 12:16:22 AM
Registration up? :I

Yes!

Sorry you guys killlled the FanimeCon server >.<

My site is up:
http://www.anime-online.com/fanimecon/

Thanks!
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: UsakoMinako on April 02, 2012, 12:19:03 AM
If you have an AOL account for registration- it will NOT get to you in time! (mine is still not there so I had to use a gmail account)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: azreale on April 02, 2012, 12:20:11 AM
love the new registration set up! (seems much less confusing and more direct than last years.) made registering nice and easy ^^
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: Dany on April 02, 2012, 12:28:38 AM
Done at last. Yeep. I simply can't type as fast as some people XD But the reg is in and I can go to beeeeeed

*flops*
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 02, 2012, 12:30:44 AM
If you have an AOL account for registration- it will NOT get to you in time! (mine is still not there so I had to use a gmail account)

Anyone who registered within the proper timeframe who e-mails me (cosplay@fanime.com) shouldn't have a problem even if you don't get the confirmation e-mail.

Just shoot me an e-mail and I'll manually approve you.

THanks :)

Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 02, 2012, 12:43:56 AM
love the new registration set up! (seems much less confusing and more direct than last years.) made registering nice and easy ^^

Why thank you :) I spent a lot of time converting it over to a new system :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: Dany on April 02, 2012, 12:46:10 AM
love the new registration set up! (seems much less confusing and more direct than last years.) made registering nice and easy ^^

Why thank you :) I spent a lot of time converting it over to a new system :D

It shows too! Do the registrations hold after the event is over? I was kind of stumbling about with the initial setup part. Of course, if this is a whole new system, I wouldn't expect that my stuff from 2010 would still be there! XD
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 02, 2012, 12:50:32 AM
love the new registration set up! (seems much less confusing and more direct than last years.) made registering nice and easy ^^

Why thank you :) I spent a lot of time converting it over to a new system :D

It shows too! Do the registrations hold after the event is over? I was kind of stumbling about with the initial setup part. Of course, if this is a whole new system, I wouldn't expect that my stuff from 2010 would still be there! XD

Nope, I clear it out every year, just because I don't like to hold on to people's personal information. I usually only hold on to paperwork for a couple of years too (like judging stuff, and minor waiver forms) then we take them down to a document shredder.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 02, 2012, 12:51:10 AM
K all, it's holding steady, so I'm going to bed zzzz

Gnight! e-mail me if you have questions.

Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Dany on April 02, 2012, 06:50:32 PM
If you signed up, check your entry status...Approvals seem to be progressing. So fast!,

Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: YuffieK on April 06, 2012, 11:16:22 AM
K all, it's holding steady, so I'm going to bed zzzz

Gnight! e-mail me if you have questions.

Marisa

Thank you for all of your hard work, Marisa!! I appreciate all of this effort, and the masquerade is always smoothly run and so much fun!
Our group is all signed up and ready to go.... time for rehearsals! Cannot wait!

Oh, I did have a question, though. My group was thinking of using a few chairs in our skit. If I remember correctly, there are some available that we could use, right? If so, if we made a generic chair cover (just so that the chairs weren't distracting), would they be able to be used on said chairs? Would stage ninjas be able to set the chairs up with them on?
Sorry for the complex question~

Thanks again!
-Rosie
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 07, 2012, 12:58:16 AM
K all, it's holding steady, so I'm going to bed zzzz

Gnight! e-mail me if you have questions.

Marisa

Thank you for all of your hard work, Marisa!! I appreciate all of this effort, and the masquerade is always smoothly run and so much fun!
Our group is all signed up and ready to go.... time for rehearsals! Cannot wait!

Oh, I did have a question, though. My group was thinking of using a few chairs in our skit. If I remember correctly, there are some available that we could use, right? If so, if we made a generic chair cover (just so that the chairs weren't distracting), would they be able to be used on said chairs? Would stage ninjas be able to set the chairs up with them on?
Sorry for the complex question~

Thanks again!
-Rosie


This shouldn't be a problem! Please put it in your "special needs" section in the database though, because I'll never remember unless you put it there >.<
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Fi-Fi on April 10, 2012, 09:05:02 PM
Hey, I have a question about light cues... we need the lights to go down (and stay down) at a specific part, about 4-5 seconds before the audio ends.  This is very important, would that be a problem? Or can the crew do that?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Teca on April 12, 2012, 09:54:40 AM
Hey, I have a question about light cues... we need the lights to go down (and stay down) at a specific part, about 4-5 seconds before the audio ends.  This is very important, would that be a problem? Or can the crew do that?

Speaking from experience, the answer is yes and no. The lighting is done by union workers from the theater and are not Fanime staff. Er go, their level of concern for the show being perfect is only so much. You certainly can give them lighting cues (we needed the lights dropped down as low as possible as well), but they don't do lighting cues during the rehearsal, so you won't know if it's going to work until it actually happens during the show. We had the time and a very obvious audio cue to drop our lights that we gave to the staff but during the acutal show, something happened and we had a black out for about two seconds till it changed to an entire red wash that still made us completely visible.

So my suggestion is that go ahead and try for it, but DEFINITELY have a back-up plan in mind if it doesn't work.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on April 16, 2012, 08:59:51 AM
Hi! I'm unsure of the best way to contact our masquerade coordinator, so I wanted to comment here just in case she reads my post! Or if someone could direct me to her email i'd appreciate any help :)

***I need to drop my skit entry, as i'll be entering with a friend who is registered already for the masquerade.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: carladawn on April 16, 2012, 10:21:21 AM
Question about the craftsmanship judging... not sure if this should go here or not. My group is wondering if they have to come in full out makeup for the judging on Saturday. Thanks!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Dany on April 16, 2012, 12:13:38 PM
Question about the craftsmanship judging... not sure if this should go here or not. My group is wondering if they have to come in full out makeup for the judging on Saturday. Thanks!

How much of the costume is dependent on the makeup? If you're doing something like a N'avi (using for the sake of example of high amounts of makeup and something where makeup is highly important, not as an example of a to-theme entry :) )or something very makeup intensive, you -may- want to see if you can get an exception and go for Sunday craftmanship. It's one thing to put on a sewn costume twice (that looks like it will be our plan, and we're just gonna throw a photoshoot in because we won't have time on Sunday or Monday to do it) but putting on a lot of makeup, taking it off, and then putting it on again could be a bit trying, especially since the makeup may not go on the same the second time as it does the first.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Kite on April 16, 2012, 03:41:19 PM
Three questions.

 I've went over the rules to which I'm uncertain of.

 1. My skit is going to be based on Dead Space 2: severed which is a videogame which was also made into an animated motion picture. So the question here is that is Dead Space OK for this masquerade?

 2. My prop isn't very significant. All I need is a fold up table and a cloth. Do I have to provide this for myself or will masquerade provide it?

 3. I'm well aware of the rating to which all dialogue is supposed to be PG-13 rating. But is the word 'damn it' or 'god damn it' OK?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Dany on April 16, 2012, 05:30:31 PM
Three questions.

 I've went over the rules to which I'm uncertain of.

 1. My skit is going to be based on Dead Space 2: severed which is a videogame which was also made into an animated motion picture. So the question here is that is Dead Space OK for this masquerade?

All entries have to be Asian in origins, so unless I missed something in my research, Dead Space doesn't meet that qualification.

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2. My prop isn't very significant. All I need is a fold up table and a cloth. Do I have to provide this for myself or will masquerade provide it?

Probably would need to be you. Chairs are available, as Marisa mentioned that, but fabric and tables, not so much, and you would have to have it small enough to keep with you so you are not subject to needing to remove it.

 
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3. I'm well aware of the rating to which all dialogue is supposed to be PG-13 rating. But is the word 'damn it' or 'god damn it' OK?

Personally not sure here, but I think I have heard "dammit" once. In the interest of conserving on drama, I would avoid the G word as a precaution and just use "dammit" if allowed. Just my opinion though..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Kite on April 16, 2012, 07:13:45 PM


All entries have to be Asian in origins, so unless I missed something in my research, Dead Space doesn't meet that qualification.

Well I can somewhat debate this, but that would take a while. Aside from that what about the earlier masquerades which featured resident evil 4 and silent hill?

And aside from this, out of curiosity who gets the final say if it's in or not?

To which then aside from this, if it's out from both the skit and walk through then I can't participate in the cosplay contest can I?



Probably would need to be you. Chairs are available, as Marisa mentioned that, but fabric and tables, not so much, and you would have to have it small enough to keep with you so you are not subject to needing to remove it.

 Easily fixable, not a big deal to me.



Personally not sure here, but I think I have heard "dammit" once. In the interest of conserving on drama, I would avoid the G word as a precaution and just use "dammit" if allowed. Just my opinion though..

Then who can I talk to about this?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Dany on April 16, 2012, 10:48:37 PM
All entries have to be Asian in origins, so unless I missed something in my research, Dead Space doesn't meet that qualification.
Well I can somewhat debate this, but that would take a while. Aside from that what about the earlier masquerades which featured resident evil 4 and silent hill?

If you check Google, you will find that both Resident Evil and Silent Hill are produced in Asia. Resident Evil was produced by Capcom, Silent Hill was produced by Konami...and both companies are out of Japan. That is why you've seen them in the Masquerade in the past.  Looking up DeadSpace, it's produced by Electronic Arts, which is based here in the US. The closest to Asia that you get for anything Dead Space related is Ben Templesmith's art contribution to the comics, but only because Templesmith is from Australia (which is waaay south).

Marisa (the masquerade coordinator and the last word on entries) has stated that there was some "slipping" last year, but she intends to enforce that rule quite firmly this year.


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And aside from this, out of curiosity who gets the final say if it's in or not?

As mentioned, that would be Marisa. She can be contacted at cosplay@fanime.com.  While she does come to the boards from time to time, she is pretty busy outside of the boards, so email is best for things that need fast response.


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To which then aside from this, if it's out from both the skit and walk through then I can't participate in the cosplay contest can I?

You -can-, you would just need to change to a different entry that adheres to the rules.  But if you don't have time to put together something new before then, I suppose that it does hurt your chances.

Personally not sure here, but I think I have heard "dammit" once. In the interest of conserving on drama, I would avoid the G word as a precaution and just use "dammit" if allowed. Just my opinion though..
Then who can I talk to about this?

See above for name and email. As mentioned, that may be a faster answer directly from the source if you're in the middle of recording audio at the moment. The sooner you contact her, the sooner you can square away your answers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 23, 2012, 09:48:02 PM
Hi! I'm unsure of the best way to contact our masquerade coordinator, so I wanted to comment here just in case she reads my post! Or if someone could direct me to her email i'd appreciate any help :)

***I need to drop my skit entry, as i'll be entering with a friend who is registered already for the masquerade.

Just e-mail me at marisa@fanime.com or cosplay@fanime.com

I'm sorry, I've been a bit swamped with convention stuff as well as real-life stuff (my mom just had a complete knee replacement) so I'm a little slow on responding. It will be taken care of though during the next week.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 23, 2012, 09:48:53 PM
Question about the craftsmanship judging... not sure if this should go here or not. My group is wondering if they have to come in full out makeup for the judging on Saturday. Thanks!

No. If you would like to have the judges take a close look at you in full makeup, you can stop by and visit them briefly on Sunday before the show starts. Thanks :)

Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 23, 2012, 09:51:18 PM
Three questions.

 I've went over the rules to which I'm uncertain of.

 1. My skit is going to be based on Dead Space 2: severed which is a videogame which was also made into an animated motion picture. So the question here is that is Dead Space OK for this masquerade?

I think I answered this via e-mail but: no.

2. My prop isn't very significant. All I need is a fold up table and a cloth. Do I have to provide this for myself or will masquerade provide it?

We can provide a table but it's just the same one we use to stick the prizes on. If you need something specific, we suggest you bring your own.

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3. I'm well aware of the rating to which all dialogue is supposed to be PG-13 rating. But is the word 'damn it' or 'god damn it' OK?

Um, if we are talking something like "Dammit, Janet!" from Rocky Horror? That's probably ok. "God Damn It" is getting into the sketchy realm of "why do we offend today?" so... that would be a no.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: angeljibrille on April 23, 2012, 09:58:30 PM
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All entries have to be Asian in origins, so unless I missed something in my research, Dead Space doesn't meet that qualification.

If you check Google, you will find that both Resident Evil and Silent Hill are produced in Asia. Resident Evil was produced by Capcom, Silent Hill was produced by Konami...and both companies are out of Japan. That is why you've seen them in the Masquerade in the past.  Looking up DeadSpace, it's produced by Electronic Arts, which is based here in the US. The closest to Asia that you get for anything Dead Space related is Ben Templesmith's art contribution to the comics, but only because Templesmith is from Australia (which is waaay south).

Marisa (the masquerade coordinator and the last word on entries) has stated that there was some "slipping" last year, but she intends to enforce that rule quite firmly this year.

Thank you for posting this, Dany. This is pretty much verbatium what I've replied to people <3 I've been really busy, and I appreciate you answering this for me. This is exactly right.

If we let in DeadSpace we would have to let in World of Warcraft, Rift, Halo, Starcraft, etc. I'd had a few boo-boos in the past couple of years because *I* was ignorant to the origins of stuff (particularly Portal and Assassin's Creed) because I am a MMO gamer and not a console gamer so I had no idea.

This year I literally looked up every single series; I double checked and cross-referenced.

A *really* easy way to look this stuff up is Wikipedia.

So, for example, I like World of Warcraft and Aion.

I can look them up.

World of Wacraft is produced by Blizzard, an American Company, located in Irvine, CA.

Aion is produced by NCSoft, a major Korean Developer.

Aion is OK, World of Warcraft is not.


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And aside from this, out of curiosity who gets the final say if it's in or not?

Me.... and I did reply by e-mail to the Dead Space question, and to a couple of other questions. You can still participate, and keep your place in line, as long as you change what your cosplay is going to be.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012 @ 3:16pm
Post by: Dany on April 24, 2012, 10:47:56 AM
Thank you for posting this, Dany. This is pretty much verbatium what I've replied to people <3 I've been really busy, and I appreciate you answering this for me. This is exactly right.

No problem! I never wanna step on your toes, but on that front, I figured I was pretty sure what the answer would be :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: Teca on April 26, 2012, 08:24:48 AM
I know this gets asked every year but I couldn't find it anywhere; what are the stage dimensions?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on April 26, 2012, 10:09:09 PM
I know this gets asked every year but I couldn't find it anywhere; what are the stage dimensions?

112’ x 35’

Usually part of the stage at least though is taken up by speakers and/or lights, so it's a bit narrower than that in reality.

The Proscenium Opening (aka the area where people can see you when the curtains are open) is 49’9” x 30’.

Thanks!

Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: Teca on April 30, 2012, 10:47:44 AM
I know that it was stated that if we change our preferred craftsmanship slot, we lose our place in line. Does that count for if we change ANY of our preferred choices or just if we change our first choice?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/2/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on May 04, 2012, 02:03:07 PM
Thank you for all of your hard work, Marisa!! I appreciate all of this effort, and the masquerade is always smoothly run and so much fun!
Our group is all signed up and ready to go.... time for rehearsals! Cannot wait!

Oh, I did have a question, though. My group was thinking of using a few chairs in our skit. If I remember correctly, there are some available that we could use, right? If so, if we made a generic chair cover (just so that the chairs weren't distracting), would they be able to be used on said chairs? Would stage ninjas be able to set the chairs up with them on?
Sorry for the complex question~

Thanks again!
-Rosie

Should not be a problem. Please make sure it's listed in the "special needs" section of the database, and that you show up at rehearsal so the stage staff can make sure everything is the way you need it to be.

Thanks :)
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on May 04, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
I know that it was stated that if we change our preferred craftsmanship slot, we lose our place in line. Does that count for if we change ANY of our preferred choices or just if we change our first choice?

You can go ahead and change all of them. This won't be a big deal until I "fix" the entries (and assign slots), which isn't going to happen for another week or so.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: Enkai on May 12, 2012, 06:15:56 PM
Is the website being updated?  I was checking the site to see if workmanship time had been updated, and I didn't see the "my registrations" link.  Thanks!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: Dany on May 12, 2012, 11:13:51 PM
I can see our registration, but I can't find the part where we can change our craftmanship times..worst thing I will email, thouh..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: mlarad on May 14, 2012, 06:08:06 PM
Hi,
Sorry if this has already been asked. For the optional rehearsal time on Sunday and to drop off our background stages and props, do we have to sign up for a spot when we check in at the con or can we just show up at any time during the time frame?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on May 15, 2012, 11:55:30 AM
Hi,
Sorry if this has already been asked. For the optional rehearsal time on Sunday and to drop off our background stages and props, do we have to sign up for a spot when we check in at the con or can we just show up at any time during the time frame?

You can show up anytime during that timeframe, but if you get there early you have a better chance of being able to participate.

Thanks!
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on May 15, 2012, 11:56:10 AM
Is the website being updated?  I was checking the site to see if workmanship time had been updated, and I didn't see the "my registrations" link.  Thanks!

I did do a security patch, but it's all fixed now. Please let me know if you have any issues. :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 4/23/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on May 15, 2012, 11:56:38 AM
I can see our registration, but I can't find the part where we can change our craftmanship times..worst thing I will email, thouh..

You can't change them at this point, they have been assigned.

Thanks!
Marisa
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 5/15/2012 *REG CLOSED*
Post by: azreale on May 15, 2012, 12:41:00 PM
I know it doesn't belong here, but the email I sent out was never replied to and neither was the PM, also I can't find the swap meet thread. SO! i'm posting here in hopes that someone gets it and responds ^^
I sent in an email and pm asking to be taken off of the swap meet list for both days (spot name is under thordarson) so if Marisa could do that (i believe she's in charge of that also?)  it'd be great ^^ i don't want to take up space on a list when I wont even be able to attend the meet.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 5/15/2012 *REG CLOSED*
Post by: angeljibrille on May 15, 2012, 01:54:45 PM
I know it doesn't belong here, but the email I sent out was never replied to and neither was the PM, also I can't find the swap meet thread. SO! i'm posting here in hopes that someone gets it and responds ^^
I sent in an email and pm asking to be taken off of the swap meet list for both days (spot name is under thordarson) so if Marisa could do that (i believe she's in charge of that also?)  it'd be great ^^ i don't want to take up space on a list when I wont even be able to attend the meet.

Got your message; I'll be making the final list on Sunday. I've just been busy with getting the Masq taken care of: Swap Meet will be this weekend.

Thanks!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 5/19/2012
Post by: malnut on May 27, 2012, 03:59:21 PM
Do we need tickets to watch the masquerade? Will my weekend pass let me in?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 5/19/2012
Post by: SincerelyAimei on May 29, 2012, 05:15:17 PM
Whew, thanks so much to Marisa and all the other coordinators, you guys made the Masquerade such a great experience! I had a smooth, enjoyable time, and I hope the audience enjoyed my skit too! =] I'm glad I got to work with you before you retire, Marisa, you really made my con and cosplay spectacular experience wonderful. <3

On a side note, I unfortunately had to leave the Masquerade right after my performance, but I heard afterwards that I won an award that I didn't get to pick up. Could I ask real quick if anyone knows which award this is? I was the Princess Tutu who did the Dying Swan routine, I found a video of me here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiyZV25NBdg

Thanks in advance! <333
Title: Re: OFFICIAL Cosplay Spectacular 2012 (Masquerade) UPDATED 5/19/2012
Post by: angeljibrille on May 29, 2012, 09:08:34 PM
Whew, thanks so much to Marisa and all the other coordinators, you guys made the Masquerade such a great experience! I had a smooth, enjoyable time, and I hope the audience enjoyed my skit too! =] I'm glad I got to work with you before you retire, Marisa, you really made my con and cosplay spectacular experience wonderful. <3

On a side note, I unfortunately had to leave the Masquerade right after my performance, but I heard afterwards that I won an award that I didn't get to pick up. Could I ask real quick if anyone knows which award this is? I was the Princess Tutu who did the Dying Swan routine, I found a video of me here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiyZV25NBdg

Thanks in advance! <333

That was the award you picked up at Con Ops with me there :) My friend just didn't know you had picked it up yet!

Thanks a lot for your kind words!
Marisa