First Masquerede help?

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#1 RetroSnowWhite on 3 years ago

I'm pretty new to cosplay, i've won a couple of cosplay awards so far, but those weren't a Masquerede, you would just do poses/walk ons. I'd like to enter one, but I'll be by myself, and I know solo skits are harder. If I do end up doing it, I'll be Rey from Star Wars. (If you don't like the character or films please don't tell me because it's not helpful:) I can do basic lightsaber twirls, but nothing cool enough to keep it going for almost a minute! Ideas? Thank you for any tips at all! I can sing, but I think that would be out of character lolol.

#2 CapsuleCorp on 3 years ago

Honestly, there's a fundamental issue with masquerades here and that is that, every convention calls their cosplay contest something different but that doesn't mean it's actually different, but sometimes it's so radically different that you have to ask yourself why you would want to enter. Calling it a "masquerade" instead of a cosplay contest doesn't mean it's different. But it could be! So we'd need more information on what contest you're entering and what the rules are.

Not every contest separates entries by skits vs walkons, or values one over the other. Depending on what the rules of the contest are, and what the structure of the contest is, what their awards are like, walking out and doing a couple lightsaber twirls before walking off is exactly as legit as trying to do some kind of dialogue or dance performance. BUT. Not every contest is so generous. Some are really militant about making sure that every skit is some kind of ten minute long SNL sketch with dialogue and props, and if that's what the rules of the contest are, then what makes it appealing to enter? Is it even worth trying to come up with something besides a walk-on?

I don't know what contest you're entering so I don't know if you actually need to think up something different or what that different thing should be. You might be able to just walk on and pose. If so, go to it and kick some ass.

#3 RetroSnowWhite on 3 years ago

[QUOTE=CapsuleCorp;5065049]Honestly, there's a fundamental issue with masquerades here and that is that, every convention calls their cosplay contest something different but that doesn't mean it's actually different, but sometimes it's so radically different that you have to ask yourself why you would want to enter. Calling it a "masquerade" instead of a cosplay contest doesn't mean it's different. But it could be! So we'd need more information on what contest you're entering and what the rules are.

Not every contest separates entries by skits vs walkons, or values one over the other. Depending on what the rules of the contest are, and what the structure of the contest is, what their awards are like, walking out and doing a couple lightsaber twirls before walking off is exactly as legit as trying to do some kind of dialogue or dance performance. BUT. Not every contest is so generous. Some are really militant about making sure that every skit is some kind of ten minute long SNL sketch with dialogue and props, and if that's what the rules of the contest are, then what makes it appealing to enter? Is it even worth trying to come up with something besides a walk-on?

I don't know what contest you're entering so I don't know if you actually need to think up something different or what that different thing should be. You might be able to just walk on and pose. If so, go to it and kick some ass.[/QUOTE]

Thank you!!

#4 gypsy_girl on 3 years ago

Play to your strengths. What are you good at? I've seen some very entertaining performances that didn't necessarily match the character they were cosplaying. Practice. Practice is important. Keep your head up. And most important of all, have fun.

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