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May 31, 2012


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Cosplay Contest Winners!

Journal Entry: Thu May 31, 2012, 10:09 AM
Thank You!
Once again, I'd like to thank all our contestants, judges and prize donors. You guys are what makes this contest so freaking sweet every year. I know participating with something like this really does take time and effort no matter what role you play, and as club founder, I want you to know that I really appreciate it. Now before we get to our winners, let's take one more look at all our wonderful entries!


A Butler To Die For! by FallenMoon94 Awaiting My True Love by kikyo4ever Grell by DarkMuse112 White Doesn't Become You by DemonCatWithASpork Grell Sutcliff by RealLifeGrellSutclif

Grell's Inspiration by GothShelle Cosplaystudio-1764 Grell by StickieBun13 The Waiting Prince by LordOnisyr Colonial Grell Sutcliff by Starlightpharah

Kuroshitsuji Grell Cosplay: I'm Back by BloodlustDetox Grell Bride Pin-up 2 by Saya1984


~~~~~~1st Place for Beginner~~~~~~
Grell by DarkMuse112 by :icondarkmuse112: Congratulations! You have won the following:
:iconkateskirmish: 1 month premium membership
:iconkaitosham: Drawing
:iconproblemchild55: Drawing
:iconmetaknight605: Drawing

~~~~~~1st Place for Intermediate~~~~~~
The Waiting Prince by LordOnisyr by :iconlordonisyr: Congratulations! You have won the following:
:iconkateskirmish: 1 month premium membership
:iconkaitosham: Drawing
:iconkuriuss: Chibi or full body drawing
:icongagazombie: Colored drawing

~~~~~~1st Place for Advanced~~~~~~
Grell Bride Pin-up 2 by Saya1984 by :iconsaya1984: Congratulations! You have won the following:
:iconbloodlustdetox: 1 month Premium membership
:iconkaitosham: Drawing
:iconthefeatherfrombillsw: Access to
:icondemoncatwithaspork: Drawing

~~~~~~Best in Show~~~~~~
Awaiting My True Love by kikyo4ever by :iconkikyo4ever: Congratulations! You have won the following:
:icongrellsutcliff-fc: Member Title of "Queen of Fruit"
:iconsaya1984: 3 month Premium membership
:iconxxbite: Cheshire Grell plushie
:iconsweetlittlevampire: Fanart commission

~~~~~~Honorable Mentions~~~~~~
Grell's Inspiration by GothShelle by :icongothshelle:
"i like it cuz it seems to be a quite personal shot and shows a rarely-seen serious side of grell" HikazePrincess

Cosplaystudio-1764 Grell by StickieBun13 by :iconstickiebun13:
"I was impressed by the fact that this was her first cosplay. The wig is good, and the vest is also quite nice. Some nice details here. And the studio photos are particularly shiny. " TimmCosplay

~~~~~~A word from our Judges~~~~~~

"This is the second contest I've judged. Although the first time, I was the only judge and things were a bit simpler. There was as much thought put into the contest/judging process, so this was definitely more elaborate than I've seen.
Also, in contrast to the last contest I judged, the entries were not 100% fan art, so this was of a different caliber so to speak. While they were no amazing, jaw-dropping, professional-type pics, there were also no pics that were outright horrible. So on that note, well done, everyone." HikazePrincess

"Hi, this is my first time judging a contest. I entered last year, and I thought I'd give judging it a try this time around. There wasn't as large an entry pool this year, but contestants made up for it by bringing a lot of diverse costumes into to the group. Everyone did well, and I'm thrilled to have been able to look at all your entries and appreciate the time and effort you put into them!" TimmCosplay

"It's another year and another great cosplay contest. I can't believe we've done four now! Even though we didn't have as many entries as in the past, I was impressed with the overall level of quality from everyone. In fact, it should be pointed out that when scores were calculated, a beginner had gotten first out of everyone and thus received Best in Show! I enjoy seeing how skilled and crafty cosplayers are, and as a fellow costumer, it's really fun to hear about their construction processes. For judging a bunch of what's basically the same costume over and over, it is surprisingly interesting and varied. There are so many little nuances you can do with this cosplay, and what makes it fun is that even when they are different from each other, they all add to the authenticity and personality of the character! Great job again this year, guys. You make me proud. :D" ~KateSkirmish


:iconkateskirmish: :iconhikazeprincess: :icontimmcosplay:


:bulletred: Entries must be in by Saturday, August 4th @ 11:59 pm Eastern.

:bulletred: You must be a group  member to enter.

:bulletred: You must be the creator of the costume.

:bulletred: To enter, please NOTE the club at any time before the deadline. Your note should include the following:

     :pointr: The main photo you are entering to the contest. This will appear in the journal as well as the contest gallery, and will also be used for artistic judging criteria. (When your entry is accepted, GS-FC will put your main photo into the contest gallery folder.)

     :pointr: Additional photos so we can see different views of your costume and/or detail shots. Remember- we can't see your costume in person, so give us enough visuals to judge. If you only have one photo you may still enter, but please give a detailed summary. If you are cosplaying a non-canon costume (for example, a outfit from a doujin), please include a reference photo.

     :pointr: A summary of your costume. What parts are you proud of? What kind of technical skills did you use or learn? This free talk space will give judges insight into the construction and creation of your costume. Please mention which pieces were bought/found and which were crafted by you.

:bulletred: You may enter a maximum of two costumes to the contest, but each one must be a different version (ie butler, shinigami, choir boy, Ophelia, etc). Please send a different note for each entry.

:bulletred: Cosplays and photos do not need to be newly made for this contest.

:bulletred: If you entered or won last year's cosplay contest you are welcome to enter again this year, but ONLY if your costume is a new entry or an improved old entry. If this is the case, please describe what has  been improved in your summary.

:bulletred: Your main entry photo may include other people, but Grell must be present and quite visible.

:bulletred: You may enter the contest as a group if there are other club members cosplaying in the photo (ie Sebastian, Undertaker etc), but it is up to the group to decide how they will split/share a prize upon winning. The Grell in your group must be a club member since he is the focus of the contest.

:bulletred: When you note your entry to the club, please include your experience level. If you are unsure of your level, just let us know and we will help place you.

     :pointr: Beginner: You have not won a cosplay contest in the past, you have made less than five costumes.

     :pointr: Intermediate: You have won less than five contests, you have made less than twelve costumes.

     :pointr: Advanced: You have won five or more contests, you have made a dozen or more costumes.

:bulletred: Winners will be decided per skill level by a small panel of judges with focus on these three criteria:

     :pointr: Construction: The quality, skill and effort put into how you made your cosplay. Sew a lining into the coat? Handcraft your props? These kinds of things are what we are looking for in this category, so make sure to be thorough in your written summary. Also, the more your costume has been crafted by you instead of bought, the higher you will score. This will make up 40% of your score.

     :pointr: Accuracy: How close your cosplay is to official images and depictions of Grell. Little details go a long way in this category. As mentioned above, if your cosplay is based off a fan-made work, please include a reference photo for comparison. This will make up 35% of your score.

     :pointr: Artistic Quality: The pose, lighting, clarity and overall presentation of your main photo. This is where you can give your entry some character, emotion and passion. You may add minor digital effects such as photo enhancement and borders, but please nothing on the verge of photo-manipulation. This will make up 25% of your score.

:bulletred: In addition to winners from each skill level, there will be one Best in Show. If all goes smoothly we will also have some Judge's Choice and Honorable Mentions.

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Alalein Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulation for the winners :D
LordOnisyr Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Writer
First Place Intermediate?
OMG THANK YOU!!! I'm so honored!! This costume was the most involved one I've ever made and I'm so freaking happy to win.
Congrats to all the other winners! Everyone had amazing cosplays!
kaitosham Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
congrats on winning~! :D feel free to note me the kind of drawing you would want for a prize ~ :heart:

:iconhappytearsplz: nyaa im such a fan of yours x3 it will be an honour getting to do a prize picture for you~!
LordOnisyr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! :hug:
I'm really glad you'll be doing a drawing for me, I love your art! You'll be getting a note from me very soon :D
kaitosham Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
kikyo4ever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
OMG! ^_^ I can't believe I won best in show, I am so honored!! Congrats to everyone else who won and Great job to everyone on their cosplays, I think they all look amazing.
kaitosham Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
congrats on winning~! feel free to note me the kind of drawing you would want for a prize ~ :heart:
kikyo4ever Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Just wanted to make sure but under the list of prizes I won it doesn't show a drawing from you. I just wanted to make sure this isn't a mistake cause I don't want to get in trouble for accepting a prize that's not meant for me.
kaitosham Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i said id give art to every winner. if it says i didnt its a mistake on the groups part :meow:

and no worries if they group didnt acknowledge it just says its a gift from me to you for being best in show~ :heart:
kikyo4ever Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
:) Alright, thanks I really appreciate this.

Give me a couple hours to think of what I'd like and I'll send you a private note with my request.
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