Sci-fi and fantasy costumes, with the exception of Star Wars costumes, are eligible for entry (please see additional eligibility guidelines below).
COSTUME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
General considerations: Costumes must not be gory, messy, or be obstructive to the flow of people during the event.
Contestants may portray any character or object/vehicle from any of the Star Wars movies, the “Star Wars: Clone Wars” animated series, or the Star Wars comics only.
Contestants may portray any character or object/vehicle from any of the fandoms represented by the New Worlds Alliance Member Groups: Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series, X-Files, The Matrix series, Highlander series, and H.P. Lovecraft’s works. Contestants may also opt to portray characters from other live action science fiction or fantasy movie or television show. Star Wars costumes are not eligible for Day 2.
Other considerations: Costumes which were awarded “Best Costume” in the past two New Worlds Conventions are disqualified from the contest.
CONTEST RULES (Day 1 and Day 2)
There are two categories for each day of the contest:
Kids – for contestants 12 years old and below
Teens and Adults – for contestants 13 years old and above
Registration for the contest will start at 1pm and will end at 5pm. (times are tentative and subject to change). Only the first 40 registrants per day will be considered as official contestants.
Contestants for the Kids category must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during registration and contest proper.
The organizers shall make the final decision regarding a contestant’s eligibility upon registration. If you are unsure of your chosen costume’s eligibility, it is recommended that you pre-register your entry. (see pre-registration procedures below).
Real weapons and potentially harmful props are not allowed inside the Ayala Center, and will therefore not be allowed to be used for the contest.
The contest will officially start at 6pm. Contestants who are not present at the stage area when their names/numbers are called will be disqualified. (times are tentative and subject to change)
Each contestant will have a maximum of 1 minute to present his/her costume to the judges and the audience.
The judges’ decision is final and unappealable.
Prizes to be announced.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING (Day 1 and Day 2)
50% – Costume Accuracy and Craftsmanship
40% – Projection and Stage Presence (portrayal of the character)
10% – Audience Impact
To expedite the registration process at the venue, we would like to encourage people to pre-register their entries to the contest. Pre-registration will not assure you of a slot in the official list of contestants. You still have to be one of the first 40 people to register at the venue for that day. However, if we already have your information in our database, you will only have to confirm your pre-registration at the venue during the event and get a number. You will not need to fill up any more registration forms. Pre-registration will also help you confirm the eligibility of your entry beforehand.
The pre-registration period is from May 1 to May 20, 2005. Those who were not able to send in their pre-registration forms before the deadline may still register at the venue during the event itself.
To pre-register, just copy the form below, fill it out, and e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: NW3 Cosplay Pre-registration).
NEW WORLDS EPISODE III COSTUME PLAY CONTEST PRE-REGISTRATION FORM:
Please fill out one form per costume.
Full Real Name:
Are you joining the Day 1 or Day 2 contest?
Your Costume Play Character:
Optional – You can attach a picture of your costume to check for entry eligibility.