(Or, why you should go to Workmanship judging even if you’re worried about your sewing skills.)
Thanks to committee members Cindy Shockey and Sarah Yaworsky for these costuming words of wisdom!
So you’ve pulled together the most amazing screen accurate space warrior uniform ever. Or pored over a fantasy trilogy to discover every last detail of a wizard’s wardrobe. Or maybe you freeze-framed an anime series and re-read two manga titles before designing the ultimate mecha pilot’s suit.
You look awesome and everyone who knows the source material knows it. But how about the poor Masquerade judge who doesn’t play the game, hasn’t seen the movie yet, still needs to read Book 5?
Come to Workmanship Judging and bring some documentation with you!
Copy descriptions from books, hold up a videogame box, show pictures on your phone or tablet, pose with an action figure – anything that lets the Workmanship judges see what you have recreated. The Workmanship judges also take part in the on-stage judging and share what they’ve learned about your costume with the judges who only see you on stage.
Knowledge is power! Give yourself every advantage by making sure the judges know who you are. Somebody’s going home with a trophy and it just might be you!