Megacon 2009 Costume Contest! (Public Post)
Best in Show
Rob, Faith, and Dominique as Tsuzuku, Owaru, and Amoru from Soryuden
The detail in these costumes were amazing. Everything was there, even if you couldn't see it. If you see them, you'll agree.
Miko as Minato Arisato and Orpheus from Persona 3
Everything she wore was clean and professional in appearance. The Orpheus was to scale and even lit up! Lots of engineering put into this baby.
Andrea and Amanda as Almaz and Mao from Disgaea 3
Again, very clean and professionally finished. Teamwork was also present, which is key for any group entry. Looked uniform together, neither seemed out of place in the duo.
Ryan as Link from Twilight Princess
He was so proud of himself. He made the shield himself, painted the sword, picked out all the fabrics, etc. When the kid is involved in the costume more than just a model, it stands out!
Clutch as Yoshimitsu from Tekken Tag
The entire thing was body cast and vacuum sealed. All armor is fiberglass. Also has reflective tape on the sword to make it glow in the flash of the camera.
Val as Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
**We did not chose this award. This award was chosen by the group that donated the prize, a replica of a sword from WoW.** Her sword was trimmed in El Wire and the orb was actually a hamster ball so it could double as a purse.
Kala as Lolita Naruto from Naruto
Very clean, even considering being her first solo project. Although I'm not a fan of original versions of characters, we all agreed that this was very cleverly done and executed well.
Best New Comer
Summer as Shao from Mamotte Shuogogetten
Everything was clean, finished, and well executed. We were almost fooled that it was her first contest and first solo project.
Tay as Edea from Final Fantasy VIII
The helmet was completely hand crafted, she had puff paint on her face, and the engineering for the back piece was very well done.
Katie as Utada Hikaru
The train was filled with beach balls and she actually used a curtain lining for the bottom so it could easily be cleaned. The train also is removable.
Stitches as Angewoman from Digimon
She did a really good job at the bodysuit, and there was two pounds of feathers on this thing, each put on separately. Everything was also sculpted by hand. Extra tidbit: she's allergic to feathers.
Brian as Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes
He made the beam sword from the ground up, and we were all quite impressed. The costume was made by Laina, who was present for prejudging and talked us through the process. Completely hand drafted jacket and the pants were cut up and resewn to have the seams in the correct location.
Stacy's: Spookloops as Oracle from Final Fantasy Tastics
All the detail on the outside of the jacket was hand painted, the inside was hand painted and embroidered. The hat was made from scratch and everything was nice and clean.
Mine: Britt as Lion Sora (in the style of Julie Taymor's designs for The Lion King on Broadway) from Kingdom Hearts 2
She made the head from scratch, as well as the Circle of Life keyblade. If the detail was present for the broadway version (ie, the triangle on the chest is the mane, and since Simba as a cub doesn't have one, it isn't fully filled in), it was present in the costume.
Kaze's: Shane as Talim from Soul Calibur IV
All the details were present and were well done. He didn't care that he was dressed as a girl, just that he was dressed as his favorite costume.
Dottie's: David as Action Bastard from Shin Chan
Besides loving saying his name, it was nice seeing a rare character. The mask was once a Batman mask, and the belt buckle was off-center to be like the crazy Shin Chan art.
Chase, Carl, and Ivan as the Pocky Posse
They got the crowd cheering, out of their seat, and chanting. Plus they Rick-Rolled the contest.