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GeekGirlCon ’15 Annual Costume Contest!

Saturday, October 10 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Room 301/302

It’s your time to shine in all your geek finery at the GeekGirlCon ‘15 Costume Contest hosted by Devious Cosplay!

Tiffany – aka Devious Cosplay – has been actively cosplaying for 2 years. Before she discovered cosplay, she couldn’t even make a pillow. Her mom has been her mentor and taught her how to sew. She is 33, works full time, and has 2 children, so having a hobby that allows her to be creative and escape from the daily routine of adulthood is amazingly fun and liberating. She loves instantly having something in common with so many people. She hopes to continue to improve and make many more friends over the years. Her geek loves are video games, anything Joss Whedon, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and comic books.

The Costume Contest is open to everyone – all ages, experience levels, and fandoms. Entrants will vie for Best Individual Costume, Best Group Costume, and Best Child’s Costume.

There will also be a new non-competitive Junior Cosplay event from 5:00 pm to 5:20 pm – bring your costumed young ones to the Costume Contest for a chance to show off their nerdiness.

CCTo enter:

  1.    Sign up online. The deadline to submit the online form is midnight, Friday, October 9. (You can also sign up in person at the Con until 12:00 pm Saturday, October 10.)
  2.    Visit the Information Booth on Saturday and fill out your entry form before 12:00 pm.
  3.    Be outside Room 301/302 by 4:30 pm to line up for your onstage appearance!

No costume? No problem! What’s a contest without an audience? Come cheer for your favorites!

Our Judges!

CC1Shubz:

Shubzilla is a rapper artist based out of Renton, WA. She debuted as an artist for Nerdcore Now’s Vocalist/Producer Challenge 2011, where she was ranked 10th overall. In 2012, Shubzilla’s talent and bravado earned her second place. In 2015, she cashed out in 3rd place in the same competition.

A staple in nerdcore rap, Shubzilla has already performed in venues such as the Nectar Lounge, The White Rabbit, and The Shipwreck Tavern. She has also been invited to travel to Orlando, FL to perform at Nerdapalooza 2013.

Shubzilla is also the rapper of the electronic-rap group 9k1 with Seattle artists Lex Lingo and Bill Beats.

Outside of the performance artist realm, Shubzilla is one of the founding staff members of GeekGirlCon, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the female geek. She is also a member of The Nerdy People of Color Collective, which raises awareness and the voices of nerds or color.

CC2Morgue Anne:

Morgue Anne is Seattle’s Only Burlesque Super Villainess. Encouraging such evil as body positivity and creative expression, she can be found eating fire every Thursday at Jaded at Club Contour and further spreading her villainy at Facebook.com/TheMorgueAnne.

 

CC3Darth Makenna:

At 5 years old, Darth Makenna quickly became a fan favorite at her first GeekGirlCon ‘12 in Seattle where she had the time of her life winning the fan favorite in the costume contest. Since attending GeekGirlCon, she has aspired to represent little fangirls all over the world with her charm, love for Star Wars, and being a positive role model for other little girls. She was recently featured in the Star Wars Insider magazine by Vanessa Marshall (Hera from Star Wars Rebels). If you see her at the con say hello or you can follow her on Facebook or Twitter @DarthMakenna.

 

Official Costume Contest Rules

  1. Preference will be given for homemade, original, and self-constructed costumes.
  2. Mass-produced or commercial (rented or purchased) costumes should show significant modification from the original form.
  3. Credit is given for makeup and costume construction.
  4. Costumes may contain elements that are purchased (e.g. prop weapon), but should be predominantly original creations.
  5. Cosplay should conform to GeekGirlCon’s Cosplay Weapons Rules.

 

Additionally, the Costume Contest has the following restrictions:

  1. No pyrotechnics, fog machines, or other such devices are allowed.
  2. No live firearms, no live explosions, or fire.
  3. Handle realistic-looking firearms with care. Any weapon-play must be pre-approved.
  4. No messy substances permitted – wet, dry or oily – that might ruin another’s costume or make the stage dangerous.
  5. No jumping off of or throwing things off the stage or to the judges.
  6. There is a maximum of one minute time limit on all presentations, but there is no minimum. Leave ‘em wanting more.
  7. No microphones or AV equipment will be provided for presentations.
  8. Presentations will consist of entrants walking on to the stage, performing a short action sequence (or you can just stand there) to highlight the costume, then exiting the stage.
  9. All contestants must agree to the Liability Release (see below or at the Info Booth when you sign up).

Liability Release

  • I have read and understood the rules of this costume costume contest as set forth in the instructions and agree to abide by them.
  • I agree to allow GeekGirlCon, its agents, licensees or assignees, the right to use my/our image and/or likeness by media for advertising and/or other promotional purposes.
  • I agree to hold GeekGirlCon, its organizers, and the facility blameless for any accident and/or injury suffered by me during the course of the Costume Contest.
  • I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless GeekGirlCon from any and all damages, losses, claims, liabilities, charges, suits, penalties, costs and/or expenses, including but not limited to court costs, attorneys’ fees and expenses, resulting from any act (whether intentional or not), omission or negligence of any injury to myself.

 

Written by GeekGirlCon Manager of Special Events Maddy Vonhoff

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