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Title: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on January 03, 2014, 09:13:08 PM
I've never been to the Fair before, and 2014 information's not really on the site yet- how is the costume contest? Is it more serious or is it casual? And are there prizes?

I DEFINITELY want to cosplay at the Fair, no question there... but how "all out" I go depends on if there's a lot of incentive to do something "wow" worthy, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: kitkatvintage on January 03, 2014, 10:18:36 PM
In the past the prizes have been fancy rosette award ribbons, coupled with raffle tickets (not 100% sure they did raffle tickets last year, but they have in 2010 & 2011 for sure). The way people cosplay runs from casual to very elaborate, so it's really up to each person how extensive they want to make their costume.

The voting is done by viewers choice on a secret ballot, so it really depends on what the majority of people like as to who wins. It's not necessarily the most elaborate or fancy. One of the big winners last year was a lady who came with her grand-daughters. They asked her to dress as Granny Smith. While her costume was simple, it was a huge crowd pleaser because of the sweet story of a Grandma joining in the pony fun.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on January 04, 2014, 08:03:33 AM
Aww, that's sweet! Thanks for the information. ^_^
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Roogna on January 05, 2014, 12:26:52 PM
also G4/FiM has their own category
G1-G3 is their own category
and then there were some votes for "best overall" in some category
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on January 11, 2014, 08:23:32 AM
Wellp, I gave in and bought the fabric for my ideal MLP cosplay >:3 Excited to get started, I hope it blows people away. I WANT it to be a couples costume with my husband, but we'll see how much time I can dedicate to the project.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: AnnaPommes on January 20, 2014, 04:44:11 PM
also G4/FiM has their own category
G1-G3 is their own category
and then there were some votes for "best overall" in some category
soo, does it mean you could sign up for both categories if you change between them? XD
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: lunar_scythe on January 20, 2014, 05:48:19 PM
also G4/FiM has their own category
G1-G3 is their own category
and then there were some votes for "best overall" in some category
soo, does it mean you could sign up for both categories if you change between them? XD
theoretically, but the two are one right after the other, so you'd have to be *fast*!!!
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: AnnaPommes on January 20, 2014, 09:20:53 PM
also G4/FiM has their own category
G1-G3 is their own category
and then there were some votes for "best overall" in some category
soo, does it mean you could sign up for both categories if you change between them? XD
theoretically, but the two are one right after the other, so you'd have to be *fast*!!!
oh, god, i would love to take this challenge just for the fun of it. XD iris! would you do it?
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on January 20, 2014, 09:33:54 PM
also G4/FiM has their own category
G1-G3 is their own category
and then there were some votes for "best overall" in some category
soo, does it mean you could sign up for both categories if you change between them? XD
theoretically, but the two are one right after the other, so you'd have to be *fast*!!!
oh, god, i would love to take this challenge just for the fun of it. XD iris! would you do it?

Ahhhhhhh with the kinds of costumes I make (http://lobitaworks.deviantart.com), that would likely be suicide. xD
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Judhudson on January 21, 2014, 02:38:43 PM
I have a question for this.  I have an RD full body mascot suits, and my two friends have Twilight and Pinkie Pie mascot suits.  If I am not mistaken, this is a Hasbro official event, so would we have to fire off an email to the event coordinators and ask for permission to wear these kind of costumes?  Reason why I ask is because we don't want to be mistaken as officially part of the convention.

I'm not sure if its been done like that for previous years.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: AnnaPommes on January 21, 2014, 02:52:07 PM
interesting, you are good iris! and i didn´t knew that fursuits are considered cosplay too!  ( thought that fursuiters don´t like cosplayers, especially on thier conventions.)
gahh, how much i wish to visit you guys on this pony fair. >o< 
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: NoDivision on January 21, 2014, 02:56:31 PM
We've had some fullsuit wearers at previous fairs and I don't think it's been an issue
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: AnnaPommes on January 22, 2014, 06:55:08 AM
good to know! seems like the pony-community is still more tolerant than others. ;) i´m glad it is not such an issue here. ^^ i would love to see your costumes!
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: lunar_scythe on January 22, 2014, 07:53:46 PM
Just remember, this is July so it'll be pretty hot, you'll want to make sure you drink plenty of water if you're wearing something very thick or heavy!
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Tiffymh1fan on January 22, 2014, 08:06:25 PM
As far as costumes go, I keep in mind that there are always kids there so I wouldn't want anything hanging out or something too too short. Decent but fun, no Hot for your Hubby Sexy costumes would get my vote  ;)
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on January 29, 2014, 09:45:54 PM
I have a question for this.  I have an RD full body mascot suits, and my two friends have Twilight and Pinkie Pie mascot suits.  If I am not mistaken, this is a Hasbro official event, so would we have to fire off an email to the event coordinators and ask for permission to wear these kind of costumes?  Reason why I ask is because we don't want to be mistaken as officially part of the convention.

I'm not sure if its been done like that for previous years.

Jud, we need a photo together! I'm going to be in a mascot-styled fursuit as well and I HOPE to stick my husband in one too if I have time to make another. :D

Post Merge: January 29, 2014, 09:47:40 PM

interesting, you are good iris! and i didn´t knew that fursuits are considered cosplay too!  ( thought that fursuiters don´t like cosplayers, especially on thier conventions.)
gahh, how much i wish to visit you guys on this pony fair. >o<

Thanks, I've been doing this a long time!
I don't think there is any stigma between furries and cosplayers... in fact, there is a lot of overlap (I can't count the number of fursuits with Naruto headbands I've seen). At furry cons during the day I'll usually cosplay as a human character or pony gijinka, then later I'll suit up and be a wolf.

Post Merge: January 29, 2014, 09:51:00 PM

As far as costumes go, I keep in mind that there are always kids there so I wouldn't want anything hanging out or something too too short. Decent but fun, no Hot for your Hubby Sexy costumes would get my vote  ;)

That sort of brings up something I've been wondering... I have a Future Twilight cosplay (humanized, not a fursuit-style costume) that I'm just not sure if it's too... extreme to wear at the Fair. xD Think a catsuit like Black Widow from the Avengers wears. Too much, you think?

Sorry for the mass of replies all at once, I stopped receiving notifications for this thread.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: DancingPhoenix on January 30, 2014, 02:41:04 AM
The Future Twilight might be a little too much, but you can always contact the Fair staff and ask if to be sure!

Goodness though, people showing up in full fursuits? Goodbye slight chances at getting a ribbon! XDDD
I love dressing up though, and will regardless :)
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: lunar_scythe on January 30, 2014, 06:41:14 PM
you can always look through pics from the last few years to get an idea of what's ok, too!
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: InsigniaEclipse on February 05, 2014, 01:06:43 AM
My question to those who wear the full body and mascot style fur suits, how do you keep from over heating?!  Mad props to you and I look forward to seeing your costumes!! :D
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: NoDivision on February 05, 2014, 02:33:34 AM
My question to those who wear the full body and mascot style fur suits, how do you keep from over heating?!  Mad props to you and I look forward to seeing your costumes!! :D
Break for water. Lots of breaks for water. Some people manage to put little fans in their heads. I am not so lucky x_x
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on February 05, 2014, 02:56:55 AM
My question to those who wear the full body and mascot style fur suits, how do you keep from over heating?!  Mad props to you and I look forward to seeing your costumes!! :D

It's really not so bad once you start sweating. Each costume has its own limitations that you have to learn, and take breaks as needed. I construct mine so they're super comfy to see and breathe out of, well, for a fursuit anyway. Ventilation is out the mouth, eyes, and sometimes ears if I feel like installing ear vents.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Lorelei Redfern on February 05, 2014, 03:26:54 AM
My question to those who wear the full body and mascot style fur suits, how do you keep from over heating?!  Mad props to you and I look forward to seeing your costumes!! :D

have a     mouth  that you can keep open tog et air.. and  drink lots of water stay  hydrated.  they   can  get  very very hot. vey quickly.  i dont have a   fan in mine either but i enjoy it.
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: MonstarNomNom on February 07, 2014, 05:38:59 AM
Iris Patch, I so can't wait to see your cosplay! *bounces* I'm hoping I can finish mine too! Haha maybe we can get together and have a costume making day ;D
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Iris Patch on February 07, 2014, 05:53:13 AM
Iris Patch, I so can't wait to see your cosplay! *bounces* I'm hoping I can finish mine too! Haha maybe we can get together and have a costume making day ;D

I am always happy to craft with friends! Hit me up any time ;)
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: Skeen on February 07, 2014, 11:23:55 PM
I can't decide between being Nightmare Moon and Scootaloo.  I have the hair for Scoots (pixie cut, woo!) but I have most of a costume for NMM, so....   
Title: Re: Costume contest questions
Post by: NoDivision on February 09, 2014, 08:57:13 AM
Skeen, you would make an awesome Scootaloo, jussayin'. But I know you were gathering NMM stuff up as well... so I say, BOTH.
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