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Friday, January 17
 

12:00pm

COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH

Located at booth #1009 in the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


Friday January 17, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
WEST WING

12:00pm

COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth in the exhibition room (located next to the Cosplay Booth) to get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download. BOOTH #'s 1013 & 1015.


Friday January 17, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
WEST WING

1:45pm

PROPS ON A BUDGET
Come find out the secrets to making amazing props without breaking the bank! Rabies, Urban Ronin's resident prop maker, shares her techniques and gives other advice on prop making!

Speakers

Friday January 17, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MACC 210

3:00pm

COSPLAY GUEST ROUNDTABLE
Join cosplay guests Sushi Monster, Heather1337, Jennifer Ann, Nadyasonika, Alexia Jean Grey and Mad Mel Madigan for a fun, informative discussion about their experiences cosplaying, taking part in photo shoots, modeling, appearing as convention guests, social media, and more!

Speakers


Friday January 17, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MACC 1 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

4:30pm

COSPLAY ETIQUETTE AND SOCIOLOGY
Join this panel hosted by Duy Truong Cosplay, Juliet Audrey Winchester, and Romeo Flynn Winchester where the topics of cosplay will be discussed from reasons of cosplaying to cosplay bullying.


Friday January 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

5:45pm

COSTUME COMPETITION JUDGING PANEL
A discussion, panel and Q&A to discuss the ins and outs of costume contest judging with The Sushi Monster and ZipperTan! Find out what judges look for in the contest and hear from them first hand the best way to win!



Friday January 17, 2014 5:45pm - 6:45pm
MACC 210

7:00pm

COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Cosplay Photography 101 by imPhotography. An open, casual discussion forum about photography basics, convention photography and etiquette, and general cosplay photography. We will discuss not only location, lighting, and modeling, but also equipment, manner, and networking. Photographers of all calibers are welcome.


Friday January 17, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
MACC 202

8:30pm

MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

The Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! This is a competition based on performance and presentation.

Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on stage performance and costumes. Think of it as a costume talent show... more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying!

OVER $1,500 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW!

$500 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST IN SHOW!
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
Best in Show: $500 cash prize. Award trophy.
Best in Show - Runner Up (2nd place): $200 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Con Chair Spotlight: $200 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Junior / Youth: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Anime: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Cartoon: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Video Game: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy. 
Best Non Anime, Cartoon, Video Game: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy. 
Judges Awards (x3): Award Trophy

Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on stage performance and costumes. Think of it as a costume talent show... more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! 


MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION RULES

1. One entry per person. No separate entries from the same person. If you enter as part of a group, you may not enter as an individual. If you enter as an individual, you may not enter as part of a group. Groups are limited to a maximum of 10 individuals on stage at the same time.

2. The competition is limited to 45 entries. If you wish to compete, you may pre-register before the convention via email or register on site at Booth #1009 (Cosplay Booth) in the main Exhibition Room. The registration info can be found below. All pre-registered attendees MUST check in at the cosplay booth by Friday at 6:00pm or you will lose your spot, which will be given to one of the will call entries. There are NO exceptions to this rule.

3. There is a time limit of 2 minutes for individuals and 3 minutes for groups.

4. When you check in at the registration booth (#1009), the staff at the table will log you in as an entrant, read your form, and help you (if necessary) in composing the best announcement for your entrance. They will also need any audio that you wish to use in your performance at that time. There is no pre-judging. You will given instructions on where to meet for roll call at the registration desk. Roll call will be at 8:00pm on Sunday by the stage. All participants must be at roll call to be set up for the contest, which begins at 8:30pm sharp.

5. NO microphones may be used by the contestants. All vocals and music must be pre-recorded on a CD of Flash Drive with the exception of a written emcee introduction. Contestants need to be aware that anything spoken onstage, without amplification, cannot be heard in the room, or even at the judges' table located directly in front of the stage. To have music or dialog accompany your presentation, you must pre-record it and you MUST bring the CD / File when you register so that the track can be reviewed and loaded into our system. Your audio will be kept by the staff in case the track has to be re-copied.  On your tech sheet, you will indicate when the track is to be played during your performance. Untested, unapproved, new or changed audio will not be accepted after registration has closed - Friday at 6:00 p.m.We can use audio with any music, dialogue, etc. that you wish - as long as there is no profanity.

6. If you have won an award at another major convention prior to 2014 with the same performance / costume(s), you will be disqualified. It’s a new year, time for a new performance. You may enter if you have won an award at another major convention in 2014 with the same performance / costume(s).

7. No Nudity. This is a family show and will contain young contestants. All costumes/skits must be PG-13, PG or G.

8. No bad behavior. You know what that means. No trash talking, sabotage or poor sportsmanship. Improper behavior will get you removed from the competition and possibly the convention. Remember, we’re all here to have fun.

9. No harmful or potential harmful materials will be allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: water, cigarettes, flames, fireworks, silly string and any other substance that can be fired, launched or dripped.

10. WEAPONS POLICY: You may pose with your weapon at the competition, however: No waving of dangerous weapons so that there can be an accident. It’s never planned for someone to get hurt… that’s why they call them accidents.This is the only time allowed at the show where weapons do not need to be peace bonded. Thru the rest of the show (in other words – every minute of the show other than when you are on stage for this competition) ALL WEAPONS MUST BE PEACE BONDED. NO EXCEPTIONS! This includes all swords, guns etc…. anything that looks like a weapon, is a weapon. In addition no dangerous props are allowed on the convention floor. If it’s a prop that can hurt someone if you accidently touch them with it… it’s not allowed. If participants are seen using a dangerous weapon inappropriately (play fighting, waving it around, etc.) they will be automatically disqualified and might potentially be removed from the con.

11. IMPRESS US! This is a competition based on performance and costume. The more the judges and audience are entertained and impressed the greater chance you have to WIN!


HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COMPETITION

(1) Register Online. The registration info is posted below – When you register online you will receive an email confirmation with your contestant #. When you get to the show you will need to sign in at the cosplay registration desk and will be given further instructions. You must check in by 6:00pm on Friday. We will accept a maximum of 30 registrations via online entry. The online entry cut off is January 10, 2013 at midnight.

(2) Register at the convention – Participants will be able to sign up for the contest at the cosplay registration booth #1009. Fill out and return the entry form to the registration table. You will be given a contestant # and further information. Everyone must be signed in and all forms must be handed in by 6:00p.m. on Friday.

Roll Call
All entrants must show up 30 minutes prior to the competition for roll call in the Main Events room at 8:00pm.

Masquerade Costume and Performance Entry Information: Please send an email, with the following information to info@floridasupercon.com prior to the advance registration deadline of January 10, 2014. Any entries not sent in advance by January 10, 2014 must be entered at the convention at the cosplay booth (#1009).

1. Full Name
2. Contest you are entering. In this case, it is the ANIMATE! MIAMI Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition
3. Email Address
4. Address
5. City
6. State
7. Zip Code
8. Phone
9. Are you entering as an individual of group?
10. Character names that you are representing.
11. What series or property does your character come from?
12. Will you be using audio or music? 
13. How would you like the emcee to introduce you or your group on stage?
14. Tell us about your skit and costumes. Include any details you'd like us to know about. This section is where you get the chance to share all of the work you put into creating your costume and your skits.
15. Emergency Contact Name
16. Emergency Contact Phone Number

Please email this information to  info@floridasupercon.com 
All entries will be contacted back via email with a contestant # and check in info



Friday January 17, 2014 8:30pm - 9:45pm
MAIN EVENTS HALL (EAST WING) Miami Airport Convention Center

10:00pm

THE CELESTIAL GALA: A MAGICAL GIRLS & BOYS DANCE
The Celestial Gala is a place for all magical girls and boys, princes and princesses, fairies, pixies, angels and demons, mermaids and mermen, elves, unicorns, warlocks, banshees, gnomes, imps, dragons, goblins, ghouls, sorcerors and sorceresses.

You are invited to come in cosplay as your favorite magical character, or in formal wear for The Celestial Gala. 

There will be music, dancing, photo stations, a Celestial Prince and Princess Contest and more!





Friday January 17, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday January 18, 2014 12:00am
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

11:15pm

SIRENS OF ANIMATION COSTUME CONTEST

THE SIRENS OF ANIMATION COSTUME CONTEST

A special costume contest showcasing our favorite good and bad girls of animation & anime! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of some of industry guests and professional costumers. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costume's may be of any female character that appears in anime, cartoons or video games. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. Since this contest takes place late at night, no one under the age of 17 may enter this contest.

AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
(Additional awards may be created at the judges discretion. Prizes will be announced soon.)
Best in Show
Best Good Girl
Best Bad Girl
Best Group
Costuming Directors Choice
Judges Award #1
Judges Award #2
Judges Award #3

COMPETITION RULES

1. One costume per person. No separate entries from the same person.

2. There is a limit of 50 entries.

3. All costumes must come from an established cartoon, anime or video game.

4. All contestants must fill out the costume competition registration form. Sign up will be at the Cosplay Booth (#1009) all day Friday and at the event before it begins. 

5.
 No Nudity. While this is a 17+ event, we still can't allow any nudity. Costumes may be a little racy and suggestive... but may not cross the line into nudity.

6. 
No bad behavior. You know what that means. No trash talking, sabotage or poor sportsmanship. Improper behavior will get you removed from the competition and possibly the convention. Remember, we’re all here to have fun.

7. 
No harmful or potential harmful materials will be allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: water, cigarettes, flames, fireworks, silly string and any other substance that can be fired, launched or dripped.

What to expect at the contest:
When you first arrive at the show, there will be a COSPLAY BOOTH located at Booth #1009 in the Exhibition Room. This is where all questions regarding the completion can be answered and where you will need to sign up and/or check in.

Who can enter?
All attendees who have a entry badge or bracelet for Florida Supercon can enter this contest. Participants can enter as individuals or in groups (up to 10 per group)

How do I sign up for the contest?
There are two ways to register for the competition
(1) Register Online. This is the most preferred method. The registration info is posted below – When you register online you will receive an email confirmation with your contestant # and further instructions. 
(2) Register at the Cosplay Booth (#1009) at the convention. Fill out and return the entry form to the registration table. You will be given a contestant # and further information.
(3) Register at the contest. Show up to the contest at least 15 minutes before it starts to check in and get registered.

Roll Call
All entrants must show up 15 minutes prior to the contest for roll call.

Costume Contest Entry Information: Please send an email, with the following information to  info@floridasupercon.com prior to the advance registration deadline of January 10, 2014. Any entries not sent in advance by January 10, 2014 must be entered at the convention at the cosplay booth (#1009).

1. Full Name
2. Contest you are entering. In this case, it is the Animate! Miami Sirens of Animation Costume Contest
3. Email Address
4. Address
5. City
6. State
7. Zip Code
8. Phone
9. Are you entering as an individual of group?
10. Character name that your costume is based on
11. What series or property does your character come from?
12. Please verify that you are over the age of 17
13. Emergency Contact Name
14. Emergency Contact Phone Number

Please email this information to  info@floridasupercon.com 
All entries will be contacted back via email with a contestant # and pre-judging information

 



Friday January 17, 2014 11:15pm - Saturday January 18, 2014 12:15am
MACC 1 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

12:15am

MEET THE COSPLAY DEVIANTS
We Undress the Art of Playing Dress Up! Cosplay Deviants is an adult entertainment website that promotes the cosplay lifestyle! More than just another "photo site"--Cosplay Deviants is a community where adult fans can gather to discuss fan conventions and the beautiful models from the website. Join some of your favorite girls for this Q&A discussion! 

Saturday January 18, 2014 12:15am - 1:15am
MACC 1 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center
 
Saturday, January 18
 

10:00am

COSTUME COMPETITION PRE-JUDGING SESSION #1
Pre-Judging for the costume competition. This is the first session and is open to contestants who have registered in advance of the show or at the show on Friday at Booth #1009. Register early, so you don't have to miss out on any fun at the show. 

Saturday January 18, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

10:30am

COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH

Located at booth #1009 in the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


Saturday January 18, 2014 10:30am - 7:30pm
WEST WING

10:30am

COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth in the exhibition room (located next to the Cosplay Booth) to get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download. BOOTH #'s 1013 & 1015.


Saturday January 18, 2014 10:30am - 7:30pm
WEST WING

12:15pm

TAKING COSPLAY TO THE COMMUNITY
How to do more than Convention Cosplaying/Cosplay for the community. Believe Community Inc. Non for Profit is an organization that brings costume play to the next level by visiting hospitals, working with abused children, and help raise money for causes. Come learn about who we are, what we do, and how you can be apart of it.


Saturday January 18, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

1:30pm

WIG STYLING 101 W/ SUSHI MONSTER
A tutorial on wig styling with cosplay guest "Sushi Monster". Not only is she a veteran cosplayer, but she is also a certified hair dresser with insane skills when it comes to working on hair, real or fake! Come learn how to style wigs from a master.

Speakers


Saturday January 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

2:45pm

BECOMING THE CHARACTER: ACTING AND COSPLAY TIPS FOR EVERYONE
Learn how to walk, talk, and pose for eye-catching cosplay. Plus a crash course in traditional weapon stances and basic con-safety with large-scale props.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
MACC 202

3:00pm

COSTUME COMPETITION PRE-JUDGING SESSION #2
Pre-Judging for the costume competition. This is the second session and is open to contestants who have registered in advance of the show or at the show on Friday at Booth #1009. Register early, so you don't have to miss out on any fun at the show. 

Saturday January 18, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

4:00pm

UNDERDOGS OF COSPLAY
In this panel, plus-sized cosplayers can learn tips and tricks of the trade, such as picking good cosplays, how to adjust cosplays to be more flattering, as well as gain some confidence by seeing other plus sized cosplayers that have done great jobs and even won awards.

Speakers

Saturday January 18, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
MACC 202

4:45pm

COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT
Join cosplayers in a roundtable discussion regarding those inappropriate situations created by fans who don't know how to behave at conventions. Learn tips on how to handle these moments and speak up!

Saturday January 18, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm
MACC 202

6:00pm

MEET THE ANIMATE! MIAMI COVER GIRLS
Meet the cosplayers and photographers who made our photo program guide covers happen. They will be there to discuss the process from concept to finished project. How the costumes were put together, how the location was chosen, the problems they had to overcome, how the images were put together and finally how the cover was created. 

Saturday January 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
MACC 1 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

8:30pm

ANIMATE! MIAMI COSTUME COMPETITION

THE ANIMATE! MIAMI COSTUME COMPETITION

A competitive costuming event with over $2,000 in cash and prizes at stake with $500 cash for Best in Show!  

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:

BEST IN SHOW: $500 cash prize and Award trophy.
Con Chair Spotlight: $200 cash prize and Award Trophy.
Masters Award. $75 cash prize and Award trophy.
Craftsmanship Award: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Individual, Journeyman: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Individual, Novice: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Individual, Junior/Youth: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Prop: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Group, Journeyman / Masters: $100 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Group, Novice: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Individual, Uncertified: $75 cash prize and Award Trophy
Best Group, Uncertified: $75 cash prize and Award Trophy.
Best Original Character: $50 cash prize and Award Trophy
Judges Awards (3): Award Trophy

COSTUME COMPETITION SKILL DIVISIONS

Master:
(a) Any competitor may enter the Master division

Journeyman:
(a) Professional (Master) costumers may not enter as a Journeyman
(b) A contestant who has competed and won in the Master division at another major competition in the past may not enter in the Journeyman division.
(c) A contestant who has won Best Journeyman at another major competition may not enter the Journeyman division.
(d) A contestant who has won more than three major awards in the Journeyman division at other major competitions may not enter in the Journeyman division.
(e) Minor awards may be counted towards placement at the discretion of the costumer.

Novice:
(a) Professional (Journeyman or Master) costumers may not enter the Novice division
(b) A contestant who has competed and won in any division other than novice at another major competition may not enter in the Novice division.
(c) A contestant who has won Best in Show or Best Novice at another major competition may not enter the Novice division.
(d) A contestant who has won more than three major awards at other major Competitions (in either the novice division or a non division event) may not enter in the Novice division.
(e) Minor awards may be counted towards placement at the discretion of the costumer.

Junior/Youth:
(a) The Junior/Youth division is for any child under age 13
(b) A child wearing a costume designed and built entirely by an adult should be entered either in the adult’s appropriate skill division or entered as an exhibition (out of competition piece). We wish to encourage creativity among the junior division in an effort to help them grow into accomplished costumers.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR GROUPS: Each member of the group must note which skill division they belong to on the costume competition entry form. Group members may belong to any skill division. The judges will use their discretion to determine which skill division to judge the group as a whole.

AWARDS: All awards, with the exception of the Con Chair Spotlight and Judges Awards will be chosen by majority vote of the Judging Committee. The Con Chair Spotlight will be chosen by the Convention Chairman at his discretion. Judges awards will be chosen by the individual judges.

Go to http://www.animatemiami.com/2013/02/animate-miami-costume-competition.html for all the rules

There are two ways to register for the competition

(1) Register Online. This is the most preferred method. The registration info is posted below – When you register online you will receive an email confirmation with your contestant # and a time to arrive for pre-judging. When you get to the show you will need to sign in at the cosplay registration desk and will be given further instructions.

(2) Register at the convention – Participants will be able to sign up for the contest at the cosplay registration booth #1009. Fill out and return the entry form to the registration table. You will be given a contestant # and a time to arrive for pre-judging. Everyone must be signed in and all forms must be handed in by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

All Contestants who will be entering the costume competition will be required to attend pre-judging. Contestants will be given specific information on pre-judging at the cosplay registration desk located at Booth #1009. Pre-judging will occur on Saturday in 2 separate sessions. There will be an early morning session from 10:00am – 11:30am open only to those who have pre-registered for the competition online or at the show on Friday (at the official cosplay booth #1009). This session is done so that as few people as possible have to miss out on any other aspect of the show… remember, we’re all there to have fun… and nobody really wants to have to wait in a long line when there’s cool stuff to do. The second session is for contestants who register at the show, or can’t make the morning session for some reason. The second session will occur from 3pm-5pm. Pre-judging gives the judges a chance to look over costumes and ask questions about their construction prior to the event so the costume's creator should be in attendance with the model. Judges will be evaluating costumes based on the following criteria: accuracy, creativity, and technique. Judging will decide upon the costume winners following pre-judging and winners will be announced following the contest.

All entrants must show up at 8:15pm (30 minutes prior to the competition) for roll call in the Main Events room.

Costume Contest Entry Information: 

Please send an email, with the following information to info@floridasupercon.com prior to the advance registration deadline of January 10, 2014. Any entries not sent in advance by January 10, 2013 must be entered at the convention at the cosplay booth (#1009).

1. Full Name

2. Contest you are entering. In this case, it is the Animate! Miami Costume Competition

3. Email Address

4. Address

5. City

6. State

7. Zip Code

8. Phone

9. Are you entering as an individual of group?

10. Character name that your costume is based on

11. What series or property does your character come from?

12. What skill level are you entering as? Master, Journeyman, Novice or Junior/Youth

13. Please let us know which of the following categories you are entering in: (A) Regular competition costume, (B) Uncertified w/creator available via Google Hangouts or (C) Exhibition (non-judged)

14. Tell us about your costume. Include any construction details you'd like us to know about. This section is where you get the chance to share all of the work you put into creating your costume.

15. Emergency Contact Name

16. Emergency Contact Phone Number 

Please email this information to info@floridasupercon.com All entries will be contacted back via email with a contestant # and pre-judging information

 



Saturday January 18, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
MAIN EVENTS HALL (EAST WING) Miami Airport Convention Center
 
Sunday, January 19
 

10:30am

COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH

Located at booth #1009 in the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


Sunday January 19, 2014 10:30am - 6:30pm
WEST WING

10:30am

COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth in the exhibition room (located next to the Cosplay Booth) to get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download. BOOTH #'s 1013 & 1015.


Sunday January 19, 2014 10:30am - 6:30pm
WEST WING

12:45pm

COSPLAY MAKE UP 101 W/ SUSHI MONSTER
A tutorial on make up for cosplay with special cosplay guest "Sushi Monster". Come learn how to do cosplay makeup from a master.

Speakers


Sunday January 19, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
MACC 1 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

1:45pm

COSPLAY DANCE OFF!

So you think you can DANCE and COSPLAY at the same time?  In this cosplay contest, your dance moves and your ability to improvise is your ammo!  We want to see your best ballet, belly dance, break dance, hardstyle, hip-hop, jumpstyle, krump, mambo, modern, pop n’ lock, salsa, shuffle, swing, tap dance, and any other dance style you can show us as you freestyle your way to the top!  Come in costume by yourself or with a friend, and show us how your talents mix with the world of cosplay!

The FSC Cosplay Dance Off will consist of 3 rounds.  There will be up to 15 Teams consisting of either one or two people.  Entries will be capped at 15 Teams, so sign up early to reserve your space.  You will have up to 1 minute in each round to impress both the judges and the audience, which determines whether or not you advance to the next round.
 

Round 1:  The B.Y.O.M. Round.  That means, “Bring your own music!”  It’s up to you to pick the song you’ll use in the first round, so you have the advantage of choreographing your dance beforehand.  Remember, you only have 1 minute on stage to dance!  Please submit a CD (mp3 formatted only) to the Cosplay Registration Booth when you turn in your registration form.  If you have pre-registered for the contest online, make sure you still hand in your CD to the Cosplay Registration Booth BEFORE the contest! 
 

Round 2:  The Improv Challenge Round!  This round will test how well your Team can improvise to any song!  Our judges have selected 10 well-known songs from pop culture that you will dance to!  You will have up to a minute to dance on stage to songs by hit artists like: Benny Benassi, Lady Gaga, and Andre 3000.  We’re using songs you will probably know, but even if you don’t know the song, the challenge of this round is to go with the flow!  Remember, your minute starts as soon as the song starts, so make it work!
 

Round 3:  The FSC Cosplay Dance Off Round!  3 Teams will be selected by our panel of judges to participate and a Wild Card Team will be selected by the audience. A judge will call out the number of each Team while the song plays and that Team will dance on stage until the next Team is called up.  Our final four Teams will go head to head in true dance off style to a song everyone is guaranteed to know, so be prepared to PARTY and ROCK!

Who can enter?
All attendees who have a entry badge or bracelet for Animate! Miami can enter this contest. Participants can enter as individuals or in groups (up to 10 per group)

How do I sign up for the contest?
There are two ways to register for the competition
(1) Register Online. This is the most preferred method. The registration info is posted below – When you register online you will receive an email confirmation with your contestant # and further instructions. 
(2) Register at the Cosplay Booth (#1009) at the convention. Fill out and return the entry form to the registration table. You will be given a contestant # and further information.

Roll Call
All entrants must show up 15 minutes prior to the contest for roll call.

Cosplay Dance Off! Entry Information: 
Please send an email, with the following information to   info@floridasupercon.com prior to the advance registration deadline of January 10, 2013. Any entries not sent in advance by January 10, 2013 must be entered at the convention at the cosplay booth (#1009).

1. Full Name
2. Contest you are entering. In this case, it is the Animate! Miami Cosplay Dance Off!
3. Email Address
4. Address
5. City
6. State
7. Zip Code
8. Phone
9. Are you entering as an individual of group?
10. Character name that your costume is based on
11. What series or property does your character come from?
12. Emergency Contact Name
13. Emergency Contact Phone Number

Please email this information to   info@floridasupercon.com 
All entries will be contacted back via email with a contestant # and pre-judging information

 



Sunday January 19, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
MACC 1 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

3:00pm

RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST

RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST

This contest will be "Runway" style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes.

Scroll down to complete the costume contest application

AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
(Additional awards may be created at the judges discretion)
Best in Show
Best Anime Character
Best Comic Book Character
Best Video Game Character
Best Cartoon Character
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Character
Best Group
Best Youth
Judges Award #1
Judges Award #2
Judges Award #3

COMPETITION RULES

1. One costume per person. No separate entries from the same person.

2. There is a limit of 50 entries.

3. All costumes must come from an established cartoon, comic book, anime, video game, manga, novel, movie or jrock/jpop artist.

4. All contestants must fill out the costume competition registration form. Sign up will be at the Cosplay Booth (#1009) all day Sunday and at the event before it begins. 

5.
 All costumes must be PG-13 or less. No nudity or risque costumes.

6. 
No bad behavior. You know what that means. No trash talking, sabotage or poor sportsmanship. Improper behavior will get you removed from the competition and possibly the convention. Remember, we’re all here to have fun.

7. 
No harmful or potential harmful materials will be allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: water, cigarettes, flames, fireworks, silly string and any other substance that can be fired, launched or dripped.

What to expect at the contest:
When you first arrive at the show, there will be a COSPLAY BOOTH located at Booth #1009 in the Exhibition Room. This is where all questions regarding the completion can be answered and where you will need to sign up and/or check in.

Who can enter?
All attendees who have a entry badge or bracelet for Animate! Miami can enter this contest. Participants can enter as individuals or in groups (up to 10 per group)

How do I sign up for the contest?
There are two ways to register for the competition
(1) Register Online. This is the most preferred method. The registration info is posted below – When you register online you will receive an email confirmation with your contestant # and further instructions. 
(2) Register at the Cosplay Booth (#1009) at the convention. Fill out and return the entry form to the registration table. You will be given a contestant # and further information.
(3) Register at the contest. Show up to the contest at least 15 minutes before it starts to check in and get registered.

Roll Call
All entrants must show up 15 minutes prior to the contest for roll call.

Costume Contest Entry Information: Please send an email, with the following information to   info@floridasupercon.com prior to the advance registration deadline of January 10, 2013. Any entries not sent in advance by January 10, 2013 must be entered at the convention at the cosplay booth (#1009).

1. Full Name
2. Contest you are entering. In this case, it is the Animate! Miami Runway Contest
3. Email Address
4. Address
5. City
6. State
7. Zip Code
8. Phone
9. Are you entering as an individual of group?
10. Character name that your costume is based on
11. What series or property does your character come from?
12. Emergency Contact Name
13. Emergency Contact Phone Number

Please email this information to   info@floridasupercon.com 
All entries will be contacted back via email with a contestant # and pre-judging information

 



Sunday January 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MAIN EVENTS HALL (EAST WING) Miami Airport Convention Center

4:30pm

MEET THE ANIMATE! MIAMI COVER GIRLS
Meet the cosplayers and photographers who made our STREET FIGHTER photo program guide covers happen. They will be there to discuss the process from concept to finished project. How the costumes were put together, how the location was chosen, the problems they had to overcome, how the images were put together and finally how the cover was created. 

Speakers

Sunday January 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center

5:45pm

COSPLAY GUEST ROUNDTABLE
ONE LAST BIG COSPLAY PANEL! Join most of our cosplay guests, such as Heather 1337, Harley's Love Shack, Danny Cozplay, Megan "Starbuxx" Coffey, Veron, ZipperTan and more for a fun, informative discussion about their experiences cosplaying, taking part in photo shoots, modeling, appearing as convention guests, on social media, and more!


Sunday January 19, 2014 5:45pm - 6:45pm
MACC 2 BALLROOM Miami Airport Convention Center