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Fiction Convention Incredcon: Movies, Toys, Cosplay, Comic
Books, Science Fiction Food, Fantasy, Horror, Robots, Monsters,
STARS OF COSPLAY
INCREDCON COSPLAY CONTEST
ADVENTURE MASQUARADE CONTEST
to the cosplay can be individuals
or groups. Contestants can do a simple
catwalk (showing their costume(s)
or do an actual show. The on-stage
time is: 1. 90 seconds for individual
contestants; 2. 180 seconds for groups.
contestants can enroll in one of 3
Manga, anime and games;
Movies, Fantasy, Sci-fi (being a residual
group of all kinds of original creations
which do not fit in any other category).
Groups can enroll in the separate
group's category. As soon as you enroll
the competition with two persons or
more, you will be considered a group.
will be given to the first, second
and third person or group within each
of the 4 categories, selected by the
jury, constituted of 3 people. The
jury will use the following criteria
to evaluate the contestants:
Costume criteria: quality of the costume
2. Resemblance of the character to
the reference picture (not applicable
in case of original creations) (1/3
3. On-stage presentation: quality
of the presentation or act, including
speech and singing (1/3 points).
prizes will be handed out to individual
1. Best act.
2. Best costume.
3. Best original creation (if applicable)
be advised that the jury's decision
is final and no appeals are possible.
Opportunities for feedback from the
jury will be provided.
12 Cosplayers will be put into the
2016 Incredcon Cosplay Calendar
may use replica weapons on stage as
far as these weapons are not harmful
for the public or and will not make
similar firing sounds or flashes.
Actually firing rounds from (replica)
fire-arms is not allowed. Sharp objects
and real weapons are forbidden at
all times. Weapons may be impounded
at our own discretion at any and all
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Cosplay, a portmanteau of the words costume
play, is a performance art in which
participants called cosplayers wear costumes
and fashion accessories to represent a specific
character or idea. Cosplayers often interact
to create a subculture centered on role
play and a broader use of the term "cosplay"
applies to any costumed role play in venues
apart from the stage. Any entity that lends
itself to dramatic interpretation may be
taken up as a subject and it is not unusual
to see genders switched. Favorite sources
are manga and anime, comic books and cartoons,
video games, and live-action films.
word Cosplay is used to define a particular
type of costume worn by a rising sub-culture
of video game and anime enthusiasts. The
word itself is simply a combination of the
words "costume" and "play". Cosplayers dress
up like their favorite characters, often
playing the part by acting out populars
scenes for the character and expressing
the same mannerisms. The characters portrayed
range from video games like Devil May Cry
to anime and manga like chobits.
rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying
as a hobby since 1990 has made the phenomenon
a significant aspect of popular culture
in Japan and some other parts of Asia and
in the Western world. Cosplay events are
common features of fan conventions and there
are also dedicated conventions and local
and international competitions, as well
as social networks, websites and other forms
of media centered on cosplay activities.
- GETTING COSPLAY EXPERIENCE INTO THE HEARTS
OF PEOPLE: As the popularity
of cosplay has grown, many conventions have
come to feature a contest surrounding cosplay
that may be the main feature of the convention.
Contestants present their cosplay, and often
to be judged for an award, the cosplay must
be self-made. The contestants may choose
to perform a skit, which may consist of
a short performed script or dance with optional
accompanying audio, video, or images shown
on a screen overhead. Other contestants
may simply choose to pose as their characters.
Often, contestants are briefly interviewed
on stage by a master of ceremonies. The
audience is given a chance to take photos
of the cosplayers. Cosplayers may compete
solo or in a group. Awards are presented,
and these awards may vary greatly. Generally,
a best cosplayer award, a best group award,
and runner-up prizes are given. Awards may
also go to the best skit and a number of
cosplay skill subcategories, such as master
tailor, master weapon-maker, master armourer,
and so forth.
WORLD IMPACT: Cosplayers
are the most photographed items at conventions,
fairs and expos. They bring value and fun
to any convention or gathering. People love
to see reality of a costume sink in that
streatches make believe to a reality you
can touch and feel. Disney does it with
their princess's, mickey mouse and freinds
and more. Somehow constumes even if it is
Santa strikes a chord with people and they
love it. People love to have their favorite
super heroes show up for their kids bithday.
Kids and Adults alike seem to just love
cosplay.. Some companies have made such
a professionalism out of cosplay it is a
show or theater. Others dress up for fun
and visit conventions and gatherings, and
at times sign autographs, do movies and
other exciting things that land their way.
HONOR Cosplay is an INCREDIBLE thing to
Experience at INCREDCON
2016: Cosplay Gallery
It's hard to
believe another C2E2 show has come and
gone, especially since Star Wars Celebration
was last weekend (our Cosplay Gallery
for that is HERE).
We still have our video interviews and
features coming up. In between filming,
we did managed to capture a small sample
of the amazing costumes and dedicated
fans that showed up to liven up the atmosphere.
Let's celebrate their hard work. Enjoy
the images and keep the comments respectful.
Warcraft Cosplay Is Stunning
on Blizzard's Korean website is some of
the best Warcraft cosplay we've ever seen.The
stunning photos here of the orc Grommash
come from Korean cosplay group Spiral
Cats (as spotted by Kotaku). Check out
even more Grommash cosplay images in the
gallery at the bottom of this post.
2016: Cosplay Gallery
was this past weekend in Anaheim, California.
There's always a bunch of really great
Cosplayers that show up. While we were
running around shooting video interviews,
we did manage to take a few pics. Thankfully
Norman Chan from Tested.com was also there
and willing to share some of his pics
as well. You can see his full gallery
Documentary Charts the Origins and Growth
of Cosplay Culture
Cosplay - fans dressing up as their favorite
characters, or as mix-and-match variations
on multiple characters and ideas - is
a big part of comic book culture, and
becoming moreso every year. A new documentary,
Cosplanet: The Evolution of Cosplay, intends
to explore the origins and growth of the
subculture, and co-director/producer Patrick
Meaney talked to The Hollywood Reporter
about the project.
DOES COSPLAY STAND FOR?
Cosplay is an abbreviation of Costumed Roleplay.
In short, to cosplay is to dress as a character
from a Japanese animated TV show or a video
game, and to act as that character. Most
Cosplay is done at at parties and Anime
Conventions, which have large Cosplay contests
as main events.
WHAT IS COSPLAY
have found that people cosplay for a multitude
of reasons. Be it love of a character, enjoying
the attention of being in an elaborate costume
or portraying a loved character, or the
appreciation from peers from completing
a complex costume... there are many motivations
for donning spandex or cape.
is about two things.
First it's about expressing the things
you love. Those people who play DnD and
wear wizard hats while they do it should
understand. It's one thing to run around
talking about how you love Assassin's Creed
and it's another entirely to be like 'whoo
I'm an assassin!' (or assassin's girlfriend/future
wife, as the case may be, but that's because
she was easier for me to pull off and I
wanted to do a more complex costume.) Let's
face it, a lot of us wish we could live
in video games/tv shows/movies/comic books/animes,
because it's so interesting. And it's nice
to devote a part of yourself to something.
Making cosplay takes a ton of time but that's
half the fun for me. It sort of consumes
your life for a bit.
The second part is community. I've
met a ton of amazing people who like the
same thing I do because we saw each other
across the room wearing shows that the other
one liked. And, yes, having your picture
taken is a lot of fun, but a lot more of
the pictures that are taken are not 'wow
you look hot/badass (though, yes, that does
happen) but OH MY GOD YOU'RE ____!! I LOVE
THAT CHARACTER/SHOW/ETC and that's just
Queen Marie Antoinette had a fully functioning
peasant village built on the grounds of
Versailles. She loved strolling the village
in simple shepherdess garb pretending to
live a simple life milking cows or sheep,
which were carefully maintained and cleaned
by the servants.
COINED THE WORD COSPLAY?
First of all, cosplay did not start in Japan
and is not an original concept of the Japanese.
The actual word "cosplay" was invented by
a Japanese reporter, yes, but that is the
extent of Japanese involvement in the creation
of the hobby. 'Cosplay did not suddenly
appear,' says Nobuyuki Takahashi. He should
know: Takahashi helped invent the word itself.Takahashi's
cosplay article appeared in the June 1983
issue of My Anime. It covered the fans who
dressed up as manga and anime characters
from the Comiket convention in Tokyo. In
1984, Nov Takahashi was sent to report on
the goings-on of the '84 WorldCon, being
held that year in Los Angeles, CA. He coined
the word "cosplay" to describe what he saw
going on at WorldCon - people wearing costumes
in the halls, and a stage masquerade featuring
the biggest and brightest of the costumes
of the weekend. In Japanese linguistics,
they often form composite words ("portmanteau")
out of loanwords from other languages, such
as English; in this case, he took "costume"
and "play" and smashed them together to
try to describe what he was seeing at WorldCon.
What is important to note is that while
we can only speculate on what he meant by
"play," what is almost certain is that he
did not necessarily refer to "acting," since
the only stage performing at WorldCon is
the masquerade, in which performances did
not necessarily involve spoken dialogue.
In fact, many of them that year didn't.
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