Enter the Halloween ComicFest costume contest!
Contest Categories: Youth (Ages 0-11), Youth (Ages 12-17) and Adults (18+)
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each age bracket for costumes that display the most outstanding Quality, Accuracy, Effort, and Presentation.
Costumes of all shapes and sizes are allowed: Superheroes, supervillans, princesses, puppies, fairies, pirates, robots, and Jedis are all welcome! Judges will be looking for the spookiest, sparkliest, most colorful, craziest, well crafted and creative costumes in the children's contest. Costumes may be homemade or store bought.
Two ways to register!
Online registration has ended. If you registered online, don't forget to sign in the day of the event.
Register in person Saturday, October 27, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
All costume contest participants must register or sign in for the contest by 3:00 p.m., October 27. Judging begins at 3:45 p.m. starting with Youth (Ages 0-11) group, followed by Youth (Ages 12-17). Adult contest judging will begin immediately following the youth contest. Prizes will be awarded after each category is judged. Must be present to win.
Costume Contest Guidelines
Costume Contest Judging Criteria
What we look at: If your costume is handmade or store bought, we look at the stitching, material and fit. Handmade costumes get a bonus on this category. If you have compiled your costume from things found around the house, we look at how you have modified them, how you paired them and how creative you were. We also take into account, wig styling and make-up.
Tips: We favor handmade costumes over anything else. If your costume is handmade, make sure to let us know how you made it, if not, try and put more emphasis on something you styled, like your wig or make-up. Chinese fancy dress quality costumes will score much lower than well-tailored ones.
What we look at: We will be checking how faithful your costume, hair, make-up and props are to the character you’re dressing as.
Tips: Print out a picture of your character showing the full costume. Do mention any variations or specific versions you took into account. If what you’re dressing as is not an existing character, mention at least a point of reference or inspiration.
What we look at: The goal of the costume is to look as much like your character as possible, this includes body motions and phrases you say. Those who act in character will score higher than those who do not.
Tips: Talk in the tone of your character and try to say things that he would say. Stand, pose and move like him too.
What we look at: We will try and determine how hard each person had to work to complete his costume, find a rare prop, style the appropriate wig or do his make-up.
Tips: Make sure to tell the judges how long you worked on compiling your costume and point out details that required effort to complete.
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