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Default EuroCos Preliminaries Rules 2014 [SIGN-UP FULL!]

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

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 24th - 26th of October 2014, with the final show held on the 25th, 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 2014
  • Participants need to be legal residents of the Netherlands. Or a neighbouring country which has no preliminary itself at any event.
  • You will not be allowed to compete if you won these preliminaries the previous two times.
  • In addition to the limitations as stated in the Cosplay Fashion Show rules in regards to international Cosplay contests, you are ineligible to participate if you qualified for the EuroCos at any other convention, no matter which cosplay.
  • Participants have to be able to attend the MCM Expo in London from the 24th until (and including) the 26th of October 2014.
  • Participants must not be involved with the organisation of Abunai! or with the organisation of EuroCosplay.
  • Costumes for the EuroCosplay must be from an officially published or broadcast source. They may not be original designs or based on derivative works not endorsed by the copyright holders. This includes but is not limited to: Anime, Manga, Games, Movies, Official artbooks. This is not limited to just Japanese pop-culture. Cosplays based on fanart 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 minutes. This does not include stage preparation time. The stage performance should include some form of an 'act'.
  • 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.
  • 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 25th of October 2014. They will receive the following:
  • Return transport from the representative’s point of departure (airport, Eurostar terminal,
    etc.) in their home country to their hotel in London for one person.
  • An allowance, if required, to transport large costumes.
    This will be up to the cost of an additional piece of checked luggage on flights or
    postage costs for up to two parcels with a combined weight of up to a weight of 30kg.
    Costs incurred over this allowance are to be met by the representative.
  • Accommodation in London for two nights stay. For the EuroCosplay Championships
    2014 the dates will be 24/10/14 and 25/10/14.
  • VIP weekend passes to the October 2014 MCM London Comic Con for the qualifying
    finalist and one other.
  • Access to the EuroCosplay VIP rooms for the qualifying finalist and one other.
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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Rules For The EuroCosplay Championships Final

This is an excerpt from the full rules and information document which can be found here.

The EuroCosplay Championships Final will be held on the Saturday of the October 2014 MCM
London Comic Con and will involve both costume judging and a stage based presentation of the
costume.

It is recommended that participants put on some form of performance or display.

1: Costume Eligibility
  • Costumes for the EuroCosplay Championships Final in October must be from an officially
    published or broadcast source. They may not be original designs 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
    Championships Final; it is permitted to qualify in a costume at a partner event which is
    not eligible for the EuroCosplay Championships Final.
  • In the event a finalist has previously participated in a EuroCosplay Championships Final,
    the costume used for the EuroCosplay Championships Final must not have been used
    for a previous EuroCosplay Championships Final.
  • Finalists must have made the costume they are using in the Final by themselves.
    • All significant visible costume elements can safely be made without assistance
      must have been constructed entirely by the competitor;
    • If it is impossible for a single person to make costume element, assistance for
      simple tasks such as holding things in place is acceptable;
    • Bought elements such as wigs, shoes, and spectacles are acceptable. Any
      customisation such as styling a wig or modifying the shoes must be the sole work
      of the Finalist;
    • Instruction and planning advice is acceptable, as long as the practical construction
      of the costume is by the Finalist.
  • The costume should not exceed 3 metres in any one dimension, and the Finalist should
    be able to safely move in the costume on flat surfaces and on a ramp to get on to the
    stage.
  • All Finalists 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 mandatory.

2: 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 directly in person in any way. The assistant may help prepare the
    stage, operate props including radio control of items and simple puppetry or pass items
    to the cosplayer. EuroCosplay will provide extra assistants if required.
  • Entrants must provide their own music, pre-recorded dialogue, and video footage and are
    invited discuss any further requirements or requests at the earliest opportunity.
  • There are no restrictions on receiving assistance with planning the stage presentation.
    This includes for example script writing, video editing, and sound recording.
  • Stage dressing and additional props set up as stage preparation do not have to be made
    by the Finalist, and their construction and accuracy are not judged.
  • Stage dressing and additional props set up as stage preparation must be easily
    manageable by a single person in terms of the item’s size and weight.
  • 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 to interrupt
    performances for safety reasons.
  • Replica weapons and props for use on stage are unrestricted, any blades should be blunt
    and in the case of projectile weapons e.g. guns shown to be empty. Anything illegal to
    bring into the UK is forbidden.
  • As a costume focused contest, it is important that the audience can clearly view the
    costume when on stage. Lighting requests from Finalist must not require more than 15
    seconds of darkness or dim lighting. This does not include wanting the stage to be dark
    at the start or end of the Finalist’s stage appearance.
  • The safety of the audience, staff, and other participants must not be compromised. This
    means that pyrotechnics, 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.

3: 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.
  • It is the responsibility of the Finalist to be present for judging at the time decided by the
    EuroCosplay organisers. Failure to do so may lead to a penalty to the Finalist’s score or
    exclusion from the judging.
  • 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. This is further detailed in Appendix A (see the linked document above).
  • The weighting for each of the judging criteria is 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.

4: General
  • When not being judged or on stage for the EuroCosplay Championships Final, the MCM
    Costume, 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.
  • In the event that alternative language versions of this document are provided, the English
    version is the official version and takes precedence.
  • If a Finalist is found to have broken any of the rules in this document, their official placing
    in the competition may be revoked which may include removal or cancellation of prizes
    when applicable; they may also be banned from future EuroCosplay Championships.
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