what is the definition of homemade?

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what is the definition of homemade?

Post by cherrie » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:00 pm

For masquerade, it says all costumes should be homemade.
Does that mean WE have to make it or is it okay to commission it?
Also, is it okay to buy friend's used homemade costume?
I'm talking about the skit/dance
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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by Nyuu » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:34 am

"1. Costumes purchased or rented, or any costumes made by a professional designer or seamstress, are prohibited from craftsmanship judging."

There are a few small exceptions as seen in subsection 2 but as far as commissioning or buying a used costume, that would not be eligible to enter with.
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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by cherrie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 pm

Oh but we are not doing the craftmanship. We are just doing the dance from anime. Are we still not allowed buy those?

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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by Nyuu » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:19 am

"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."
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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by cherrie » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:05 pm

i finally decided to make my own, but are the wigs and shoes are included in the judgement? I can't make wig and shoes from scratch :?

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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by Nyuu » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:16 am

As stated in my previous reply, we are more lenient when it comes to "store bought" items if you're doing presentation only and that's definitely the case as far as shoes and wigs go. Best of luck with your costume!
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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by THX1139 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:04 pm

cherrie wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:05 pm
i finally decided to make my own, but are the wigs and shoes are included in the judgement? I can't make wig and shoes from scratch :?
Now I'm curious how wigs and shoes are made.

I have seen custom made shoes, boots and feet. I never asked if there was a normal, everyday, shoe or boot under the custom stuff. Some are soft shoes or boots made from cloth and/or webbing. I'm guessing they can be made at home

Can you make a wig that looks good at home? I am going to ask around if this can be done. Or is it something like, don't ask, don't tell.

Any cosplayers who make the own costume willing to talk about wigs and shoes.
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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by cherrie » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:45 am

like i think it's impossible to weave one but the rule says you can get something sold at store and modify as your costume. i think plan wigs are in that category and i will set those.
and shoes, i will get a plain boots and put sticker on.

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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by Kiarrens » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:14 pm

You're overthinking this a bit, Cherrie. When we say bought pieces, we're referring to things like jackets or entire outfits from Cosplay Sky, or commissioned from someone. Or if you're cosplaying as someone who has a "plain clothes" type of outfit (like in Stein's Gate, for example), just going out and buying all of the pieces without making any changes at all. No one expects people to be making their own wigs or shoes from scratch! (Some cosplayers do this but they're in the vast, vast minority. I can think of maybe two that I know that have made their own wigs completely from lace and wefts, and one that built their own shoes from the ground up with advanced leatherworking techniques.) Buying a wig from Arda Wigs or another retailer and styling it yourself is the norm. Most people buy a pair of shoes and alter them for the character, either by painting them, adding shoe covers, or the like.

As long as you're up-front with the judges about which parts were bought/altered and which you made from scratch, you should be fine. Don't stress too much over it - the only time we've ever outright disqualified anyone is if they've lied about bought pieces to the judges.
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Re: what is the definition of homemade?

Post by cherrie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks! I just checked this and it helped me a lot.

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