Cosplay at Sangawa
Itching to dust off your Yatta! costume? Want your Tamahome, Ramba Ral, or Lum cosplay to get the attention it deserves? The Sangawa Project is a great place to show off costumes from older or more obscure anime, manga, games, and other Japanese source material. Bring your favorite piece to be judged in the Craftsmanship Contest... then have some fun with the Cosplay Clean Up towel/bathrobe cosplay contest.
Want to show off your cosplay craftsmanship skills in a simple contest against fellow cosplayers?
1. All participants must have a valid Sangawa Project badge to take part in the craftsmanship contest.
2. All competing costumes must have been made by the presenting party. Commissioned, store bought, or pieced together ("thrifted") with no modifications whatsoever costumes are ineligible. The presenter may use a model for the costume other than his or herself, but they must be present at judging to answer questions about the creation of the costume.
3. Costumes that have previously won a major award (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best in Show, Best in Division, etc) are ineligible for competition. Only one entry is permitted per person in the Craftsmanship Competition. Group entries constitute one entry, will be eligible for one prize, and are limited to four members and the same time restraints as one person.
4. Costumes must be based on an official design from a source that is relevant to the theme of Sangawa Project--anime, manga, tokusatsu, Asian live action & video games. A reference image is not required but is highly encouraged to gain accuracy points.
5. Sign ups will be available at Registration. Time slots are first come, first serve and once they are full, they're full! Judging will take place in the panel room at a TBD time. Judging is not open to the con-at-large. Please show up at least five minutes before your judging time. Late entries will have to wait until all other entries are finished and then may be judged at the judges discretion if any time is left.
6. Judges will award as many or as few prizes as they see fit. Depending on turnout, skill divisions may be separated into Beginner and Advanced. Sign in sheets will have a place to list your division, but the judges may bump you up at their discretion.
Cosplay Clean Up
Yeah, yeah. It's been a long day of blowing up mechs, or slashing zombies with your katana, or maybe just being the most gorgeous girl that every guy wants, and you just got out of your bubble bath. So... what do you reach for? Is it a nice fluffy towel? A silk bathrobe? What's the world's coolest anime character to do?
Enter Sangawa Project's towel & bathrobe costume contest. Take off your costumes, grab a towel or bathrobe, and show us what your favorite cosplay character looks like when dressed down and relaxed.
Sangawa Project Cosplay Clean-up Rules
- Dress Code! First thing's first, all appropriate body parts must be covered (this goes for any attendee!) Towels & bathrobes must fall to at least a quarter of the way down the thigh (use your judgement when determining modesty, this isn't an exact science.) Undergarments MUST be worn. Please respect the hotel and do NOT use Best Western towels. Towels/bathrobes must not be wet (damp hair is fine.) Make sure all towels / bathrobes are attached securely! Don't rely on just tying the towel around your body for it to stay. Safety pins are your friend. This is not a lingerie or swimsuit contest, this is a bathrobe and towel contest. Only those wearing bathrobes / towels /etc will be permitted into the clean-up.
- Have a small speech prepared about your character / costume. You'll be asked who you are cosplaying, what they were doing that caused them to take a bath/shower, and possibly about your bathing habits. Remember to answer in character--entertain us, ham it up! Keep it under a XXX rating... we are all adults here, but we don't need to hear anything too obscene.
- The gameshow portion is based on elimination rounds. The first round is trivia. The second round is “Know the Details”--you'll be shown a picture or clip for ten seconds, and awarded points on whether or not you can answer a question about it correctly. The final round is mimicking—how well can you imitate a picture shown—when you have just five seconds to memorize it?
- Audience members who shout out answers will be asked to leave. The audience will be given a chance to answer if the contestant does not answer in the allotted time or fails to answer correctly!
- Several prizes will be given out, including prizes for the audience members!
Sign ups will be available at Registration—please be sure you take the correct sheet, not the Craftsmanship form! Please bring your slip with you to Main Events half an hour before the Clean Up Start for a briefing.