Rules for the Kurokiiro Festival 2014 Hall Cosplay
- All participants must have a valid Kurokiiro Festival badge to take part
in the craftsmanship contest.
- All competing costumes must have been made by the presenting
party. At least 75% of the costume should be handcrafted by the
participant. You, the presenter, may use a model for the costume other
than yourself, but you must be present at judging to answer questions
about the creation of the costume and you will be the one that is
eligible for an award. **You may not enter a costume that has won a
previous major award for craftsmanship in either a Masquerade or
Craftsmanship/Hall Cosplay Contest. **
- Commissioned, store bought, or pieced together (“thrifted”) costumes
with no modifications whatsoever are ineligible to participate in the
Hall cosplay contest.
- Only one entry is permitted per person in the Craftsmanship
Competition. Group entries constitute one entry, will be eligible for one
award, and are limited to five members and the same time restraints as
- Costumes must be based on an official design from a source that
is relevant to the theme of Kurokiiro Festival – anime, manga,
tokusatsu, Japanese live action, video games & historical Japanese
figures. A reference image is not required but is highly encouraged to
gain accuracy points.
- Signups will be available at Registration. Time slots are first come, first
serve and once they are full, they’re full! You may only have one entry
competing in the contest. Group entries will be accepted with a
maximum of 5 members in a group. Over this number and it’s hard to
judge fairly within time limits. A group entry counts as 1 entry.
(Individual members may be pulled for “Judges Awards”). Judging will
take place in a panel room at a TBD time. Judging is not open to the
con at large. Please show up at least 15 minutes before your judging
time. Late entries will have to wait until all other entries are finished
and then may be judged at the judges’ discretion if any time is left.
- Judges will award as many, or as few awards as they see fit.
Depending on turnout, skill divisions may be separated into Beginner
and Advanced. Sign in sheets will have a place to list your division, but
the judges may change your skill division based on your experience
and demonstration of still level. Any awards will be presented at
closing ceremonies on Sunday.