Cosplay & Steampunk Costume Contest – Splendid Teapot Races (scroll down for Teapot Races information)
Hampton Roads Maker Faire, Saturday, May 6, 2017, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
What is Cosplay?
Cosplay, a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called Cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term “Cosplay” applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage.
What is Steampunk?
Steampunk, is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. It’s an extremely eclectic and historical style, representing the best of merging influences from the Victorian Era, The American Wild West, The Pirate Era, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Goth, Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, and some post-apocalyptic
May 6, 2017
11:00am- 1:30pm – Registration and Judging
3:00 pm – Parade on Main Stage and Winners Announced
Winners will be announced shortly after 3pm Saturday on the Main Stage. Winners must be present on Saturday to win.
Where? Hampton Roads Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C. The Cosplay and Steampunk Contest registration and judging area will be near the mainstage area.
How will it work?
Contestants will come up to the cosplay/steampunk table and fill out a quick registration and consent form. Contestants will then take that form to the judges where they will take a picture and pre-judge your cosplay/steampunk.
Contestants will be given 3 minutes to answer judges’ questions about their costume. After judges are done with their questions Contestants will be given a notecard with their entry number on it. KEEP IT SOMEWHERE SAFE YOU NEED THIS FOR THE COSPLAY/STEAMPUNK PARADE ON the MAIN STAGE STARTING AT 3:00 PM!!!
Below are our rules for cosplayers and for the cosplay contest. These rules apply to ALL cosplayers regardless of entry to the contest or not.
Children’s: Children Contestants under 12 yrs. Each child must be accompanied by an adult at all times for safety (no exceptions). Accompanying adult will not be judged
Beginner: This division is intended for costumers with little to moderate experience in making costumes or performing. If you have won multiple awards consider entering in advanced. Teenagers under 18 years old will automatically be placed into this category (unless overruled by judging staff)
Advanced: Open to all ages for experienced costume makers – those REALLY GOOD at making costumes. Enter if you have won multiple cosplay contests or enter in Advanced normally
Steampunk: This division is intended for Steampunk themed costumes and Cosplays. This division will be judged for creativity, ingenuity, and the Steampunk aesthetic.
Group: Group Open to all ages Open to all groups.
For each award there will be a Certificate and Medals!
-Best in Show: This is given to an entrant or group who has shown an overall exceptional degree of craftsmanship and execution. This award may be given to an entry in any division.
-Best in Division: This is given to an entrant or group who has shown an exceptional degree of craftsmanship and execution for their particular division.
-Second Place in Division
-Third Place in Division
-Craftsmanship: This award is given to an entrant with the most creative or impressive handcrafted cosplay or prop. Any division may qualify for this award.
-Judges’ Awards: Each judge may grant an award to an entry that they feel is exceptional
SPLENDID TEAPOT RACES
Splendid Teapot Racing is a Steampunk sport that began in New Zealand. It is an obstacle course of jumps, ramps, and several delicately balanced breakable china teacups and saucers. You race a decorated RC Car/Truck/Tank with a Teapot on it.
Splendid Teapot Racing is a Steampunk sport that began in New Zealand, but is quickly becoming a pleasurable pastime around the World. Designed for the average person to participate in, it is an obstacle course of jumps, ramps, and several delicately balanced breakable china teacups and saucers, that must be negotiated using a remote controlled teapot. Check out our FB page, “Splendid Teapot Racing Hampton Roads, Virginia” to see pictures and videos. You just need a remote control vehicle; remove the top and add a teapot or tea kettle. The vehicle can include most anything, but it must include a teapot. The most fun part of the race is that points are awarded for costume, attitude, entertainment, and bribes for the judges are not only encouraged, but expected.
1 to 2 hours for a morning Race and 1 to 2 hours for an afternoon race. Demos and hands on in between.