Steampunk World’s Fair Costume Contest

Costume Contest Schedule

This year’s costume contest will have two main categories – Makers and Curators. Makers are defined as someone who has made or modified most of their own costume and props. A Curator is someone who has who put together costumes by assembling or “curating” a collection of Makers’ and store-bought pieces.  Contestants will self-select the category they feel best defines the work they have done in their own costume.

Makers

Makers are defined as someone who has made or modified most of their own costume and props.  Makers can make only one prop, several props, only your costume, your costume and your prop and still participate under the Maker category. Judges discretion will be used to judge between someone who has only made a prop and someone who has made everything they are wearing. It’s quite possible we will decide to give out additional prizes such as best prop or clothing item!

As Makers ourselves, we know how much work goes into a good costume and we would like the opportunity to fairly judge that work. There will be pre-judging for Makers only. It will occur Friday night from 7pm – 9pm in Boardroom B in the Radisson. We recommend entrants be prompt. The judges will judge on a first come first served basis and will judge as many entrants as possible in the two hour time frame. Winners will be announced at the end of the Costume Contest on Saturday. Entrants must be present to win.

Makers will be broken into two categories-Experienced and Novice as designated by the contestant. Entrants self-select the category they feel best defines their level of skill. Pre-registration is not required.

The judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes at the end of the Costume Contest on Saturday. Entrants must be present to win. There will be an opportunity to present the pre-judged makers on the stage as well so everyone can see your marvelous work!

Please do not worry! If you can’t make the pre-judging, you can still participate in the contest on the day of the parade under the Curator category!

Curators

A Curator is someone who has who put together costumes by assembling or “curating” a collection of Makers’ and store-bought pieces. Judging will occur as Saturday afternoon at 3:30-430 pm on the Midway Stage. We will begin lining up 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the contest. Please be prompt! Pre-registration is not required.


Participants will self-select that category they wish to compete in. The categories are:

  • Maker, Expert, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Maker, Expert, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Maker, Beginner, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Maker, Beginner, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Curator, Expert, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Expert Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.
  • Curator, Expert, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Expert Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.
  • Curator, Beginner, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Beginner Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.
  • Curator, Beginner, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Beginner Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.

Winners will be announced at the end of the Costume Contest on Saturday in front of the judges table. You must be present to win.