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Default EuroCos Preliminaries Rules 2013

The sign-ups for the Euro Cosplay Competition preliminaries ARE OPEN!

Euro Cosplay Competition (EuroCos)



This year will be the second year for Abunai! to hold the preliminary round for the EuroCos, of which the winner will be sent to the MCM Expo in London on the 25th - 27th of October 2013 to represent our convention and country.

Below you will find the rules for this competition as an addition to the rules which have already been defined for the Cosplay Fashion Show. So all rules from the CFS will also apply here, unless stated otherwise in this thread. These rules only apply to the preliminary round at Abunai!, different rules may apply to the actual final at the MCM Expo.




Additional Rules for the Preliminary
  • This is a singles only competition.
  • Participants have to be at least 18 years of age on the 25th of October 2013
  • Participants need to be legal residents of the Netherlands.
  • You will not be allowed to compete if you won these preliminaries the previous two times.
  • Participants have to be able to attend the MCM Expo in London from the 25th until the 27th of October 2013.
  • Costumes for the EuroCosplay must be from: anime, manga, Video Games or from illustrated sources relating to one of these. Original Character (OC) Cosplays are not allowed.
  • Unlike at the CFS, where you may use a different model (person) to wear the costume, participants must have made their own costume. All other rules regarding the costumes still apply.
  • All entries must provide pictures from the source material of the costume as a reference for the official appearance of the character they are cosplaying. This is a more strict rule compared to that of the CFS.
  • The same rules apply for weapons and props as do for the CFS.
  • Each participant will be on stage for a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 2.5 minutes. This does not include stage preparation time.
  • Participants must provide their own music or pre-recorded dialogue according to the CFS rules.
  • Participants of this Eurocos Preliminary can not participate in the CFS show. Although, if the CFS Show turns into a seperate event, you may participate in the CFS with a different constume unless you were a winner of the Eurocos Preliminary.
  • If the winner of the preliminaries is unable to attend the MCM Expo for any reasons, the runner up will take his/her place.

Qualifier Prize Pack
The winner of the Eurocos Preliminary Competition at Abunai! will become our representative at the MCM Expo Eurocos Finals on the 26th of October 2013. They will receive the following:
  • Return transport from the competitors point of departure (Airport, Eurostar terminal etc) in their home country to their hotel in London for one person,
  • Accommodation in London for two nights stay (25-26 October and 26-27 October),
  • Guest weekend passes to the MCM Expo for themselves and a guest,
  • Access to the EuroCosplay parties and backstage rooms for themselves and a guest.
We will also try to send along someone from Abunai! to supply support, both backstage as well as outside of the competition.

Sign Up
  • Use the same document as for the Cosplay Fashion Show. The document and more information can be found in the corresponding thread.
  • Check both the boxes for the CFS as well as the EuroCos at the bottom of the document.

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Old February 21st, 2013, 16:12:05   #2
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Default Re: EuroCos Preliminaries Rules 2013

The below rules apply to the final held at the MCM Expo on the 26th of October 2013. Some may differ from the above rules for the preliminaries.

EuroCosplay Final – Rules
  • Participants must be 18 or over by the 25th of October 2013.
  • Participants need to be legal residents of the country they represent.
Costume Eligability
  • Costumes for the EuroCosplay Championships Final in October must be from a published or broadcast source which has been commercially licensed. They may not be original designs created by or for the cosplayer or based on derivative works not endorsed by the copyright holders.
  • Finalists do not have to wear the costume that they qualified in for the EuroCosplay Final; it is possible to qualify in a costume which is not eligible for the EuroCosplay Final.
  • In the event a finalist has previously participated in a EuroCosplay Final, the costume used for the EuroCosplay Final must not have been used for a previous EuroCosplay Final.
  • Participants must have made their own costume. Assistance is allowed but the cosplayer should be involved with making all significant parts of a costume. Minor accessories, wigs, shoes may be purchased but the majority of a costume must have been constructed by the representative.
  • All entries must provide pictures from the source material of the costume as a reference for the official appearance of the character they are cosplaying. Construction or progress pictures can be supplied but are not necessary.

Stage Presentation
  • Stage preparation should take no more than 30 seconds.
  • Each entrant will be on stage for a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 2 minutes. This does not include stage preparation time.
  • Each entrant is allowed one assistant. The assistant should be dressed all in black and may NOT perform in any way. The assistant may help prepare the stage, operate props or pass items to the cosplayer. EuroCosplay will provide extra assistants if required.
  • Entrants may provide their own music, pre-recorded dialogue, and video footage and must discuss any further requirements or requests at the earliest opportunity.
  • Energetic performances involving e.g. running or martial arts displays will require further assurance regarding the skills of the performers, and we reserve the right the interrupt performances for safety reasons.
  • Replica weapons and props for use on stage are unrestricted, any replica should be blunt or in the case of BB guns shown to be empty. Real weapons and projectiles are banned.
  • The safety of the audience, staff, and other participants must not be compromised. To this end, pyrotechnics and fireworks or any other methods of creating or causing a naked flame or explosion are forbidden; anything that may make the stage slippery or sticky that cannot be quickly removed is similarly banned.

Judging
  • Costume judging will take place before the stage presentation and assesses the accuracy of the costume against provided source images and the quality and complexity of the construction
  • The stage presentation will be assessed by the judges considering stage presence, nature of the presentation, the ability to take on the role of the character, and level of entertainment or engagement
Judging for the Final in October will be weighted as follows:

Accuracy – 40%
Construction – 40%
Performance – 20%

The judges decisions are final, and no further negotiation will be entered into when the judges have made their decisions.


General
  • When not being judged or on stage for EuroCosplay, the MCM weapon and prop rules apply at all times. These can be found on the MCM London Comic Con website or requested by emailing cosplay@mcmexpo.net
  • All representatives and their guests are expected to behave with good conduct and respect each other and the judges.

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