Costume Wars is a timed game show style event in which teams of two are provided with a sack of unknown and somewhat random materials. Teams are then expected to make something wonderful out of them in just one hour.
Costume Wars is a timed event in which teams of two are provided with a sack of unknown and somewhat random materials. Teams are then expected to make something wonderful out of them in just one hour.
Each team will consist of two persons with an optional third, non-participating person to act as a model/dressmaker’s dummy only. The third person cannot help build the costume but can and should be dressed in the newly created attire and expected to show it off. A third is not required and if no third person is present one or both of the two builders will need to wear the creation.
Participate in Costume Wars
Do you have a flare for creativity? Thrive under pressure? Costume Wars is for you!
To participate in Costume Wars, you must register before Noon on the Friday of the convention. You must do this at the Masquerade Registration table in CONvergence Central, just outside CONvergence MainStage.
Costume Wars Registration Table Hours
Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
The number of teams is limited to 20, so register early to guarantee yourself a spot. There will be a short orientation at the event location just before Costume Wars begins.
Teams will show off their entry for a chance to gain applause and adulation as well as compete for 1st and 2nd place in a judged competition.Within the materials provided will be things to cut with and things to fasten with; please do not bring your own scissors, glue, needle, thread, string, tape, etc. If you wish to continue to wear your costume for a while after the event you are free to show it off in the Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show closely following the Costume Wars event. (You do not need to pre-register for Art of the Dress to show your Costume Wars costume.)
If you have any questions about Costume Wars, please contact CONvergence Masquerade.