Hi friends and fans! Welcome to the website for Captain Zorikh's Costume Contests, the most fun costume contests on the East Coast!
Captain Zorikh's Costume Contest began at the Big Apple Convention in 2003. Since then it has grown and expanded, and has always been considered the most fun costume contest on the East Coast.
This is the peoples costume contest because you, the good people of the convention, get to decide who gets the prizes! Captain Zorikh will keep the action moving but the true stars are you, the costume enthusiasts who enter and the people who love them and cheer! Categories may or may not be made up on the spot! Prizes will be distributed! Costume death matches and dance-offs are not unheard of! Register on the spot and strut your stuff! Dealers are welcome to submit prizes for promotional consideration!
Come as a hero, villain, morally ambiguous, or innocent bystander from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, pop culture, movies, TV, video games, anime, manga, video games, history, etc!
The next appearance of Captain Zorikh's Costume Contest will be Saturday, March 5, 2016. at the Big Apple Convention in the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave on the corner of 33rd St.
Before and during the Cosplay shoots organized by DC Cosplayers East and the Marvel Cosplayer Network that will begin at 3:15 PM (immediately following the Q&A session with Jason David Frank), contestants will fill out submission cards outside the Globetrotter room in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania. Contestants may be individuals or may enter as groups. When the contest begins (about 3:50 PM), the contestants will line up, come on stage, and turn in their sign-up cards person by person and group by group. Each contestant or group will get the opportunity to introduce themselves and do something the preset their character and costume to the audience. the audience will then applaud, and the level of their applause will be tracked by Captain Zorikh's patented "Applause-O-Meter." At the end of this Parade of Costumes the winners will be invited to come to the stage and select their prizes!
After all this fuss is doe, all people in costume, regardless of whether they were in the costume comtest or not, are invited to get o stage for one mass costume photo shoot!
Click the apple to go to the Big Apple Con website, buy tickets, and see what else in in store!
The prizes so far...
Midtown comics has contributed one gift certificate of $25 and two for $20!
Halloween Adventure Costume Shop is offering a prize gift certificate of $100!
Forbidden Planet has contributed a hundreds of dollars of prize merchandise!
HIGH EVOLUTION STUDIOS will be providing:
4 - 11x17 signed art prints
2 - Nightmare Before Christmas adult Tshirts
4 - iPhone Cell Phone cases
1 - signed copy of TMNT variant cover by artist Sal Otero
1 -signed copy of NGT #1 by artist Old School
The NY Cosplayers Network will be providing even more prizes!
You've got to be in it to win it!
I will be covering this with my trusty digital camera and pictures will be posted on my Costume Contest Facebook Page.
If you are coming, be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event listings and let us know what to expect (or beware!).
You must wear a costume. It may be of any character in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, history, toys, video games, movies, TV, cartoons, anime, manga, or even one of your own creation. It may be a hero, villain, or creature of undetermined alignment.
Each contestant will get 45 seconds to present themselves to the audience. Any pre-recorded sounds must be self-contained (if you are going to play music or do a lip-synch act you have to carry your own sound system/boom box/accordion/etc).
The judging will be done by audience applause according to the patented "Captain Zorikh Applause-o-meter." Applause will be judged by volume and enthusiasm, not duration.
Categories for prizes will be established on-the-spot based on what costumes and characters appear and thematic appropriateness.
Captain Zorikh reserves the right to amend and adjust these rules according to the situation.
Have fun! That's what's important!
So come on down and strut your stuff! For more details and pictures, go to the Captain Zorikh's Costume contest MySpace page (remember MySpace?)
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