Mimi Reaves

Mimi Reaves as daenerys targaryenMimi Reaves is a professional seamstress and an experienced cosplayer. She has always loved to play dress up, so it was only natural she fell in love with cosplay in 2007, debuting her take on Gaz from Invader Zim. Since then she has created numerous costumes such as Babydoll from Sucker Punch, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, several Disney princesses, and one of her personal favorites, Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Mimi has completed two years of costuming education at Capilano University and is currently sewing for film and television. She is passionate about bringing her favorite characters to life and inspiring others.

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Cosplay Repair Station

Cosplay Repair Station GroupBack for our second year at Tsukino-Con, we are the Cosplay Repair Station—a Washington State based costume repair group who love to make the cosplay community just a little better for everyone. We know how stressful it is to have a cosplay malfunction or something break at the wrong time during a con, so we are here to help! We travel to the Pacific Northwest and nearby Canadian cons year round with our trained volunteer staff to help with sewing, wig, prop, glue, and general cosplay repairs! From helping with ripped seams to knotted Miku wigs to broken Mercy halos, we’re there to help. We also enjoy hosting panels on cosplaying and costuming techniques—keep an eye out for panels by our staff.

Our goal is to not only make repairs accessible (and free!) at conventions, but also educate and create a space where everyone is having a great time cosplaying! If you need a quick repair or need some advice, swing by the Cosplay Repair Station, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for the latest updates as well as plenty of tips and tricks! We hope to help make your con experience even better!

Cosplay Day Victoria 2017

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Karameru

Karameru has been in the Toronto cosplay community since 2010, cosplaying well-loved characters from the Fate series as well as many others from various games and anime series. Known to be friendly and “loves-to- selfie-with- everyone” at cons, her favourite cosplay characters are cool, strong and independent. A 3D Artist by day, she enjoys doing cosplay photography in her spare time.

This will be her first time at Tsukino con and first time visiting Victoria, BC!

 

You can follow Karameru on:

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Fighting Dreamers Productions

Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP) is a cosplay group from Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past 9 years they have been cosplaying a wide range of genres
including anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons.

Fighting Dreamers Productions are known for their cosplay work on deviantART along with their group’s YouTube channel, which has over 150,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials. FDP is a non-profit group and has organized a number of charity events through their cosplay work such as “Pray for Japan” helping earthquake and tsunami victims and “Aang for a Cure” which benefited cancer patients. As cosplayers, FDP emphasizes inclusivity and promotes accessibility of cosplay through panels and performances at conventions across North America, the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Australia. FDP is honoured to be returning to the Island for Tsukino-Con this year!

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Cosplay Guest Valdrein

Valdrein

Cosplay Guest Nova

Nova

Cosplay Guest Twin Fools

Twin Fools

 

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Cosplay Contest 2018 Rules

Thank you for your interest in the Cosplay Contest for Tsukino-Con 2018. Please read the following rules prior to completing the Online Submission Form.

Please note that there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the rules below, so PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

  1. KEY POINTS FOR THE COSPLAY CONTEST 
    1. The Cosplay Contest for Tsukino-Con 2018 will be taking place in Main Auditorium B150 in the Bob Wright Centre at UVic.
    2. Due to the high expected audience turnout for the Cosplay Contest, contestant seating will unfortunately not be available during the Live Event. Contestants are instead encouraged to attend the Monday Re-Broadcast where they will be able to watch their own performances, as well as those of their fellow contestants.
    3. Contest submissions are only accepted via the Online Submission Form prior to the submission deadline. Any entries submitted after the deadline, including in-person submissions, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
    4. Only contestants competing for Craftsmanship awards will be eligible to enter as Walk-Ons. Non-Craftsmanship contestants will be limited to Performances/Skits only.
  2. Sign-Up
    1. All entries for the Cosplay Contest are to be submitted via the Online Submission Form, which will be open for submissions below on Monday, January 1st at 12:01AM PST.
    2. Only one submission is required per entry, regardless of whether you are submitting as an individual, or on behalf of a group.
    3. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, January 31st at 11:59PM PST. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  3. Submission Cap, Running Order, and Wait-List
    1. The event runtime will be capped at 90 minutes.
    2. There will NOT be a wait-list for this year’s event. An announcement will be made if the runtime cap is reached.
    3. Running order will not be based on submission order, but instead determined by the event organizers to maximize efficiency and provided to contestants when they check in for Orientation on Sunday. Personal requests for running order placement will not be accepted.
    4. In order to ensure that the event adheres to its scheduled timeframe, we ask that performances not exceed 5 minutes in length and walk-ons do not exceed 1 minute in length.
  4. Modification of Online Submissions and Parking
    1. If you need to modify your entry after it has been submitted (i.e. missing audio files, incorrect information, change to number of people in group, etc.), you may use the “Edit Response” link provided in your Confirmation Email. You DO NOT need to submit a new entry.
    2. We will NOT accept requests for manual modification of entries via email. You MUST modify your entry via the “Edit Response” link provided in your Confirmation Email.
    3. Adding new members or replacing former members of a group in an entry with new members will require modifying the entry with the updated information.
    4. If any individual member of a group submission withdraws from the Cosplay Contest or is absent at the time of the event, this will not affect the group’s entry or judging criteria, but we ask that you please
    5. Contestants suspected of parking may have their initial entries voided without notice at the discretion of the event organizers. “Parking” is when an individual or group knowingly submits an incorrect or incomplete entry for the sole purpose of reserving their position in the Submission Queue.
    6. It is the contestant’s responsibility to review and modify their submitted entries for any potential errors as necessary.
    7. It is the contestant’s responsibility to ensure that all information on the Online Submission Form is correct and complete prior to submission.
    8. All modified entries will be finalized once the modification deadline has passed.
    9. Contestants may withdraw their entries at any time, including after the submission deadline has passed.
    10. ALL MODIFICATIONS TO ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st AT 11:59PM PST. 
  5. Sunday Orientation and Open Stage, Live Event, and Monday Re-Broadcast
    1. We strongly encourage all contestants to make use of the limited Open Stage time available during the Sunday Orientation in order to familiarize themselves with the new stage’s layout and practice their performances prior to the Live Event. This will be the ONLY opportunity that contestants will have this year to be able to do so.
    2. Contestants will be expected to be in attendance for the entirety of the Orientation and Live Event on Sunday, February 11th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM with the exception of washroom breaks. Washrooms are located around the right-hand corner down the hall across from the Lobby entrance to B150 in the Bob Wright Centre.
    3. ALL contestants MUST be present and checked in by 11:00AM on Sunday, February 11th in B150 in the Bob Wright Centre. Any contestants who are not present and checked in by 11:00AM will have their entries forfeited and will not be permitted to perform in the Contest.
    4. “The Simulcast is Dead. Long Live the Simulcast!” — DJ YUKKURi
      Due to technical and logistics issues in previous years, there will be no further simulcasting or same-day re-broadcasting of the Cosplay Contest. Only the Live Event will be recorded and those who were unable to attend the Live Event will have an opportunity to attend the re-broadcast on Monday in [TBD] at [TBD].
  6. Categories and Awards
    1. Cosplay Contest contestants will be divided into two categories: Novice and Advanced. The following criteria are recommendations for what would qualify an individual or group for either the Novice or Advanced categories:
      1. Novice
        • This is your first time entering a Cosplay/Costume Contest.
        • You have not received an award previously at a Cosplay/Costume Contest.
      2. Advanced
        • You have received at least one award from a previous Cosplay/Costume Contest.
        • You are a professional costume fabricator or performer (At least 50% of your income is generated from either skill).
      3. The above criteria are recommendations only- contestants may enter in the category of their choosing but may be reclassified between categories at the discretion of the judges. If you have any concerns regarding which category to enter in, don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].
      4. Awards for the Cosplay Contest will be as follows:
        1. Novice (3 awards)
          • Best Costume
          • Best Performance
          • Best in Show
        2. Advanced (3 awards)
          • Best Costume
          • Best Performance
          • Best in Show
        3. There will also be four Judges’ Choice awards presented to outstanding contestants in addition to the primary awards mentioned above (10 awards total).
        4. Awards will be announced at the Live Event after the running order has completed, following a brief period of deliberation by the judges. In order to make the event more time-efficient, contestants who win awards will be asked to remain on-stage after being called up until after the event has formally concluded, after which they will be given their physical awards and have their photos taken by the event’s designated photographer.
  7. Awards – Craftsmanship and Performance
    1. Craftsmanship
      1. Contestants who wish to be considered for a Craftsmanship award must attend pre-judging at the Saturday Orientation in order to be eligible.
      2. The awards for craftsmanship will be determined through pre-judging, which will take place on Sunday, February 11th at 11:00AM in Main Auditorium B150 in the Bob Wright Centre. Pre-judging gives contestants the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a panel of judges about the construction process of bringing their costume to life. In order to be eligible for a craftsmanship award (Best Costume or Best in Show), contestants must have made at least 50% of their costume themselves.
      3. During pre-judging, contestants should be prepared to discuss why they chose the character for their costume, what materials and techniques were used, any research that went into fabrication, and what sort of challenges they faced while making the costume. Judges will also use this time to inspect details of the costume up-close (Are seams serged? Are parts of the costume lined? Is the armour neatly finished on the inside? Etc.) Contestants are also encouraged to present any additional reference images or sketches of their sources during the pre-judging period.
      4. Contestants who wish to be pre-judged for Craftsmanship and are part of a group have the option of being pre-judged independently from the rest of the group. The entire group is not required to be pre-judged if only a portion of the group’s members wish to do so.
      5. Only contestants who are attending Pre-Judging and competing for Craftsmanship Awards will be permitted to enter as a Walk-On.
    2. Performance/Skit
      1. In addition to the option of being judged for craftsmanship, contestants also have the option of putting on a performance. Performances are a fun way of presenting your character in greater depth and with more creativity than a walk-on would allow, and can be done by either individuals or groups. Performances can range anywhere from musical acts, comedy sketches, dance numbers, scene re-enactments, etc. The best performances provide contestants with an opportunity to demonstrate their dedication to their character beyond what can be presented through costume alone.
      2. During performance judging, judges will be observing the contestants’ ability to portray their character, as well as their ability to captivate and entertain the audience. Contestants should take into consideration their microphone skills, overall stage presence, effective use of the stage, and how well their actions communicate to the audience what their character is all about. Please note that contestants who choose to do a walk-on will not be eligible for a performance award, and will only be eligible for a craftsmanship award, but only after they have both elected to be pre-judged, and successfully completed a pre-judging session. 
  8. Audio Files
    1. All entries requiring audio files for their stage acts must upload their audio files using the link provided in Online Submission Form.
    2. Contestants may upload their audio files at the time of form submission, or any time before Wednesday, January 31st at 11:59PM PST using the upload link provided in the Online Submission Form.
    3. Only MP3-format audio files will be accepted.
    4. Links to YouTube/Streaming sites will not be accepted.
    5. In-person audio submissions will not be accepted.
    6. Only the in-house audio equipment may be used for playback of audio files, and may only be operated by the convention’s designated A/V Attendants. This does not include audio-based stage props (i.e. a boombox or electronic instrument used as part of a stage act.) Connecting any other devices to the in-house audio equipment (i.e. cellphones, iPods, etc.) is not permitted.
    7. Any modification or editing of any audio files is the sole responsibility of the contestant and must be completed prior to submission. We will not be able to edit or rip an audio file for you.
    8. A “Cue Notes” field will be provided in the Online Submission Form below the “Link to Audio File” field should you require the audio to begin during a specific time or point in your performance, and/or a specific time marker within the file itself. (E.g. “Start the track when I clap my hands.”)
  9. Props
    1. All props used or displayed during the Cosplay Contest must comply with Tsukino-Con’s Weapons & Props Policy.
    2. No live flames/liquids/substances that may cause harm to people and/or equipment in the venue, or trigger an evacuation of the building, will be permitted.
    3. No items/objects/food/etc. may be thrown into the audience at any point.
  10. Language and Content
    1. No foul language.
    2. No sexually explicit or adult content.
    3. No offensive/abusive language.
    4. No language or content that may cause your performance or walk-on to exceed a PG-13 rating.

Failure to comply with any of the above rules may lead to immediate termination of your performance or walk-on, disqualification from the Cosplay Contest, and potentially being stripped of your badge and banned from convention grounds, depending on the severity of the infraction.

After you have completed reading the above rules, please feel free to proceed to the Online Submission Form.

Please note that the contents of this page are subject to change without notice. Please check back periodically in order to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

For further information, please contact [email protected].

Cosplay Repair Station

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Located in the MacLaurin Building room D103

Costume malfunction? Not to worry! For help with costume repairs, come visit the Cosplay Repair Station and see one of the apron-wearing staff members. Featuring stations for Sewing, Wig and Glue repairs, and specializing in quick fixes!

Cosplay Repair will be open:
Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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