Craftsmanship judging is open to those that are competing in the skit or walk-on category. The entry maybe be judged as a group or as an individual.
Walk-on and craftsmanship participants must be present during judging prior to the Masquerade. If the entrant is not present at the time to be judged, he/she will be disqualified for a craftsmanship prize.
The entrant will be judged on the workmanship quality of his/her costume. Costume must be made by the wearer or the creator must be present at the time of judging. Purchased, rented or commissioned costumes or costumes made for the entrant by a designer or seamstress are prohibited in craftsmanship judging.
Exemption: "Found Item" pieces are allowed to represent up to 20% of the costume. These are items that have been found at various retail establishments. Examples of this are gloves, shoes or belts. Items may be altered or unaltered.
All costumes must be made by a member of your group. Commissions, rented, or purchased costumes are not allowed and will not be judged.
All entrants in Craftsmanship must provide printed-out reference pictures of the characters being portrayed. We understand that some people do not have access to a printer at home, and we will have a staff member to assist you with printing one at the cosplay station one hour prior to masquerade rehearsal, as well as during rehearsal itself.