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    Sticky: With skits, we encourage them to sign up online....

    With skits, we encourage them to sign up online. The signup form for the cosplay contest is here. You can upload the script and your audio here as well.

    The costumes and characters must have a...
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    Sticky: To be perfectly clear - there is staff backstage...

    To be perfectly clear - there is staff backstage at every point, cosplayers will be in line from the moment they get up from their seats to go backstage to the moment they leave the stage, family...
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    Sticky: San Japan Samurai 7 Cosplay Show Rules

    OVERVIEW & SPORTSMANSHIP

    The San Japan Cosplay Show is dedicated to excellence in costume replication. Costumes may be of either Western or Eastern origin, and may be from anime, manga, video...
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    It looks like you've got the cosplay help and the...

    It looks like you've got the cosplay help and the survival tips down, so I'll add some con etiquette:

    1. Treat the hotel staff and facilities with patience and respect
    It should go without...
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    Cosplay Show rule changes

    I will be posting the full 2014 rules as soon as I am done modifying them, but there will be some key changes to the rules that should be communicated ahead of time for those people who plan their...
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    Award Duplication

    At the convention I made a verbal offer to several of our group winners to have their awards duplicated so that each winner could have an award to keep for themselves. If you would like to take...
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    Hall Cosplay is a tricky beast. It's always,...

    Hall Cosplay is a tricky beast. It's always, without fail, the event on my schedule with the least number of participants. Most people see the option of walking across stage in front of an audience...
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    I'm very sorry the wrong walk-on music played for...

    I'm very sorry the wrong walk-on music played for you. We do our utmost, but unfortunately with over 100 music cues that sometimes get jumbled out of order for various reasons, mistakes happen.
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    I am actually considering (please do not take...

    I am actually considering (please do not take this as a set-in-stone absolutely doing this next year statement, it is still in "alpha phase") implementing a numerical ballot system where contestants...
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    The thing about the boom box is that as long as...

    The thing about the boom box is that as long as you don't turn it up loudly indoors or stand with it playing next to the panel rooms where people are trying to present, there shouldn't be any issue...
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    I had exactly one person ask for a picture of me...

    I had exactly one person ask for a picture of me in my Homura Akemi cosplay and it was when I was strapped into the radio for the cosplay show so I'm sure it's not a fabulous quality photo, but I...
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    Just to let everyone complaining about panel...

    Just to let everyone complaining about panel content know, because we say this every year but somehow it doesn't seem to get lodged into the collective consciousness, we get the panels people submit....
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    The line did get away from us once or twice,...

    The line did get away from us once or twice, especially as we were trying to collate two lists (I have already come up with a fix for this and there won't be a repeat of it).

    As far as the...
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    Sticky: Cosplay Contest Winners

    Following are the winners of this year's cosplay contest:

    Best in Show: Wang Yi and Jiang Wei - Dynasty Warriors 7

    Best in Class Master: Yuuko, Zashiki, Ame - xxxHolic
    Best in Class...
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    I did make sure there was a blurb about the...

    I did make sure there was a blurb about the contest and its basic rules in the program on the Cosplay page. All information about both contests including where to go to sign up was in the program...
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    Cosplay Feedback

    Post all cosplay-related feedback here. Some things that came up at the feedback panel that are already on my radar:

    - We will be located in the big theater in the convention center next year, so...
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    Our rule about barrel plugs primarily applies to...

    Our rule about barrel plugs primarily applies to weapons that are on the borderline - something that COULD be mistaken for a real weapon at first glance. I assume your weapon is pretty obviously a...
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    Yes, it is a non-negotiable rule. San Japan's...

    Yes, it is a non-negotiable rule. San Japan's cosplay contest is geared toward showcasing the hard work and skill each of these costumes exhibit. Our contestants build the majority of their costumes...
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    If the sword has no edge and Safety allowed you...

    If the sword has no edge and Safety allowed you to carry it last year, you should be fine to carry it again this year and just keep it in the sheath on the con floor. I don't see anything wrong with...
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    The cloak should be fine, you will be able to...

    The cloak should be fine, you will be able to close it if any of the hotel staff asks you to. A word of advice though - you'll be more likely to get away with it if you only pose with it off the...
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    That will be fine. I'm familiar with the...

    That will be fine. I'm familiar with the character - no wrench-swinging antics!
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    You may enter separately. Since you're entering...

    You may enter separately. Since you're entering in the Master class and you helped construct a good portion of the costume, I would feel rather uncomfortable if she entered in any class except...
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    Oh gosh, that is a rather large discrepancy. Time...

    Oh gosh, that is a rather large discrepancy. Time limit for walk-ons is 30 seconds. Bulky costumes will have a slight grace period.
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    It's great that you're thinking about how...

    It's great that you're thinking about how security and SAPD will respond to your prop. All of the things you're already going to be doing to your airsoft pistol will make it acceptable to carry at...
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    I would rather this not be of any importance to...

    I would rather this not be of any importance to whether or not it's allowed but it is, so I'll ask - are you male-bodied or female-bodied? If you're looking to open-chest bind, I unfortunately feel...
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