Armor and Suit

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Armor and Suit

Post by Kamen Rider Oz-Gear » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:09 pm

For Masquerade and Deathmatch, are you allowed to buy a body suit/morph suit if your make your costume armor or do you have to make the suit underneath as well?

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Re: Armor and Suit

Post by FiretoIce » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 pm

Obligatory: Anime Boston cannot pre-approve anything before a con. I am not staff.

So this is the rule:
Costumes purchased or rented, or any costumes made by a professional designer or seamstress, are prohibited from craftsmanship judging. Please inform the Masquerade staff if only one person in the group made all of the costumes. That person (as long as he/she is a member of the group and not a professional seamstress or tailor) is still eligible for a Craftsmanship Award. Even if he/she happens to be a friend or relative who is NOT participating in the Masquerade, he/she is required to be at Craftsmanship judging in order to answer questions.
There are exceptions to the "purchased or rented" policy:
Exception 1: "Found Item" costumes are allowed. This is basically a costume that was built by collecting various pieces from normal clothing stores and combining them or altering them in a unique way, with or without sewing.
Exception 2: If one or two minor components of the costume were professionally purchased. In such a case individuals MUST indicate all such items ahead of time, and these items will not be considered by the judges when they evaluate the costume for craftsmanship eligibility.
Exception 3: For groups who are interested in presentation awards only (and do not intend to undergo Craftsmanship judging) the Masquerade Coordinator may be more lenient about the proportion of store-bought items in each costume. Individuals are still required to have some homemade items in the costume.

My question would be, how much of your costume is the morf suit, and what division are you entered in for the masquerade?
Hope that helps!

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Re: Armor and Suit

Post by snapelicious » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Kamen Rider Oz-Gear wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:09 pm
For Masquerade and Deathmatch, are you allowed to buy a body suit/morph suit if your make your costume armor or do you have to make the suit underneath as well?
Regarding Deathmatch:
In the case of all Cosplay Games, costumes do not need to be handmade. We only ask that you have a photo of the finished product available when you apply.
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Re: Armor and Suit

Post by MandaTifa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:23 pm

FiretoIce pretty well covered it for Masquerade. It really depends on the level you're entering for - Judges tend to be a bit more lenient in the novice division, for example. If you're looking just for performance, though, a morph suit should be perfectly fine. We're looking for quality content in skits more than scrutinizing costume design. I hope this helps!
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