| Costume-Con 26: Adventures in the Costume Continuum |
ended on April 28, 2008
Registration information for future years is available on their respective websites:
Costume-Con 26 Mad Science Fair Props Competition
Costume-Con 26 Mad Science Fair ResultsPosted: May 7, 2008
The Mad Science Fair Directors are pleased to announce the following awards for the Costume-Con 26 Mad Science Fair:
Mad Science Fair EntriesPosted: May 8, 2008
The following pieces (in no particular order) were entered in the Costume-Con 26 Mad Science Fair and Prop Exhibition. Many thanks to the Evil Geniuses and their Minions who labored long and hard to make the MSF possible!
Mad Science Fair: Props Competition RulesPosted: April 8, 2008
Chris and Christy Bertani, Directors
The Costume-Con 26 Mad Science Fair is a props competition. For this competition, a prop is an item that may coordinate with a costume and is either held in the hand or carried alongside OR a costume item with mechanical and/or electronic function beyond clothing. Though the theme of the competition is "Mad Science", the only limit to acceptable props is your imagination. If you have any questions about these rules, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
The Mad Science Fair will open Saturday, April 26th, 2008 with formal Judging. The exhibit will remain open from 10am to 6pm both Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th.
To enter a prop into the CC26 Mad Science Fair you must be a member of CC26. The prop must be made by you, but need not be your exclusive work, as long as other contributors are credited in some fashion.
You may enter only once per membership, but your entry may contain several props linked by theme.
Advanced Documentation -- In going beyond the minimal requirements, your documentation might include the following:
Outstanding documentation is amusing, informative and enhances the exhibit space.
If you have any questions, please contact the Directors of the
Costume-Con 26 Mad Science Fair Props Competition : Chris and Christy
Bertani E-mail: email@example.com
The Mad Science Fair Directors would like to thank the Historical Masquerade Directors from whom we cribbed this format and many of these rules.
Help Wanted: Mad Science FairPosted: February 19, 2008
Door staff for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. No prior experience needed.
Registration minions. Help register contestants for entry into the competition. No prior experience needed.
Judges clerk. Assist judges in processing paperwork, and perform gopher duties on the day of judging. Interested volunteer must be available by 8:30 am and willing to stay on until the entire process is over. Clerk should be a good multitasker, be good at keeping track of time, and comfortable with being on their feet for a good portion of the time they are helping out.
Interested parties should send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Mad Science FairPosted: January 24, 2008
Show them, show them all! Enter the CC26 Mad Science Fair prop-building exhibit and contest!
This will be an exhibition contest in the style of a science fair; be prepared to demonstrate your creations to our panel of mad scientists and thrill the spectators with your props!
What is a prop? A prop is an item that coordinates with a costume and is either held in the hand (painted fan, thermal detonator, wizard's staff) or carried alongside (brain in a jar, pink standard poodle on wheels) OR a costume item with a mechanical function beyond clothing (e.g. mechanical wings that flap, wig with tall ship that fires cannon and waves flag, jet pack with smoke and engine noise). From the very large to the very small, we want to see them all!
What to Enter: You may enter any prop that meets the above conditions. It may be a creation original for this contest or an item from a previous masquerade entry that you think didn't get enough attention, or a prop (however imperfect) that showcases a technique you are particularly proud of or you think is particularly cool. If your piece is too large to fit through the doorway, contact email@example.com to make special arrangements.
What Not to Enter
How to Enter: Contestants should report to the Mad Scientist's Lab before judging commences on Saturday
morning to register and set their prop on display.
Why Enter: There are many reasons to enter. Maybe they laughed at you at the university. But here's your chance to show them, SHOW THEM ALL! MWA HA HA HA HA!