Digital Costume Book

What is a Digital Costume Book?

A Costume Book (also called Cosplay Construction) is a PowerPoint presentation with progress shots of your costume and pictures of making your props. 
This will help the judges make a fairer judgement of your costume and your skills and choice of fabrics.
If you have spend hours hand-dying your fabric, this is the place to show it at. Make a picture of the before and after fabric in the book to impress the judges so they know you didn't just stumble upon that cool bit of fabric.
Made your own chain mail? Add a small description on how you changed those rings into a chain mail.
It's that easy. And you will see, it's useful later on, if you are asked to give a workshop somewhere or you just can't recall the steps in the process any more.


 

When do I need it?

  • If you participate in any of the International Cosplay Competitions.
  • Also if you participate in the AnimeCon Group and Solo Cosplay Competitions.
  • You will receive a ready-to-fill-in template from the staff member of the Cosplay Competitions.

It's not required for the Casual Cosplay Compo

What should be in it?

  • Key images of the process of making your costume, like:
    - Fabrics, cut out pattern, half sewn together, complete etc.
    - Hand props part of the costume (stage props are not judged) and wig
    - Etc. These are also called Work in Progress or WiP.
  • Reference pictures from the original source
  • Corresponding text with the images liks a discription of key creation processes (in a few lines, do not write a light novel) 
  • Pictures of tools/items used on the costume and props

3D-printing

  • Somewhere on the final product needs to be an embossment of your makers mark (your initials) as part of the design.
  • Make screenshots during the designing to add to your WiPs.

 


 

Deadline

The deadline for the Digital Costume Book is Saturday 18th of May, 23:59h at the latest with the rest of your materials as asked for by the staff member in her correspondance.

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