I had the opportunity to judge another cosplay contest this past weekend at the HKMKT NightMKT event and it got me thinking about what makes a good judge. There are many skills required and I thought I’d talk about them!Continue reading “What Makes a Good Contest Judge?”
I won a Judge’s Award for one of my tutorials!
I just finished watching the Youtube premiere of the Online Cosplay Tutorial Challenge 2022 award ceremony and am happy report I won a Judge’s Award!Continue reading “I won a Judge’s Award for one of my tutorials!”
Another Nishi Fest, Another Award!
I entered my Kena cosplay into the Cosplay Contest at Nishi Fest in Arlington this past Saturday!Continue reading “Another Nishi Fest, Another Award!”
I’m going to judge the Anime Frontier 2021 Masquerade!
I’ve been sitting on this news for like two weeks now and I finally announced it today!Continue reading “I’m going to judge the Anime Frontier 2021 Masquerade!”
This vs That: In-Person Vs. Online Cosplay Contests
Much like cons, cosplay contests have shifted online since the start of last year with the pandemic. Having competed in both types, here’s my list of pros and cons of both types.Continue reading “This vs That: In-Person Vs. Online Cosplay Contests”
I Won Best Workmanship During the #RTXatHome Cosplay Contest!
Back in August, I entered the Rooster Teeth #RTXatHome cosplay contest. It seemed fitting considering I had planned to attend RTX in Austin before Covid went and ruined all my plans. It was my first online cosplay contest that wasn’t simply a “Photo that gets the most likes on Facebook wins” contest.Continue reading “I Won Best Workmanship During the #RTXatHome Cosplay Contest!”
Officially Leveled Up: Journeyman Craftsmanship Cosplayer
I entered my Grimm Reaper cosplay into yet another cosplay contest, this time at Anime Dallas. AD’s contest rules stipulate that Judge’s Awards do not count towards your total number of awards and therefore doesn’t disqualify you from entering that cosplay into the contest. With this in mind, I was effectively at zero awards, so I entered into the Inexperienced (Novice) category. Continue reading “Officially Leveled Up: Journeyman Craftsmanship Cosplayer”
I Won an Award!
Last weekend, I entered my Maria Calavera cosplay into the Animefest Cosplay Contest. I hadn’t entered into a contest since my first one in 2016 when I cosplayed Korra during Kumoricon. (Kasey and I had entered the FanExpo contest with our Overcooked chefs, but I don’t count that since it was just a walk-on and not a craftsmanship contest.) Continue reading “I Won an Award!”
My First Time Judging a Cosplay Contest
This past weekend, I had the honor of getting to be part of the panel of judges for the Quakecon Cosplay Contest. Saturday of the con, I ran around helping get the green room set up, answered cosplayers’ questions about where they were supposed to be, and sat in a single room for 3 hours straight seeing all the different competitors. It was a fun, slightly exhausting, really eye-opening experience. Continue reading “My First Time Judging a Cosplay Contest”