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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The 2012 38th annual Comic-Con will be held from July 12th through 15th at the San Diego Convention Center. This year, many costume clad convention goes are going to have the chance to reap some awesome rewards simply by signing up to participate in the convention’s Saturday night Masquerade.
As Comic-Con staff notes, costumes are a vital ingredient of nearly all of the popular arts and an integral part of fan conventions. Although the intrinsic rewards of creating a costume from start to finish are often enough for many cosplayers, being recognized for their talents and efforts never hurts!
Comic-Con’s masquerade will be hosted by master and mistress of ceremonies Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio. Along with an expert panel of judges and several exciting sponsors, the dynamic duo will be doling out prizes and medallions. Competitors will be judged in the categories of best in show, judges choice, best re-creation, best workmanship, most beautiful, best young fan, and even best original design. All costume genres are welcome.
A free four day membership to Comic-Con 2013 will be granted to any entrant who wins an award in one of these categories. Other prizes include a crystal trophy and $1,000 cash, special edition comics, limited edition Star Wars collectibles, and gift cards.
If staying behind the scenes and admiring each costume is more your style, there is still plenty of entertainment to be had at the masquerade for you. Comic-Con provides plenty of big screen televisions for masquerade audience members to check out each costume’s details right along with the judges.
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