What is Cosplay?
Cosplay, a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called Cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term “Cosplay” applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage.
What is Steampunk?
Steampunk, is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. It’s an extremely eclectic and historical style, representing the best of merging influences from the Victorian Era, The American Wild West, The Pirate Era, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Goth, Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, and some post-apocalyptic.
What is MakerCon?
MakerCon is a combination of Maker and ComiCon ideals. A MakerCon would hand-make or engineer a part of their costume for increased costuming effects. For example they may engineer gears to actually work, or they may engineer a light or switch to turn on lights within their costume.
4:00pm- 6:00pm – Registration and Judge preview on Think Up Stage
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Judges Costume Show – and official Judge recognition (Sunshine Park Amphitheater Stage)
7:00pm – 8:00 pm – Contestants announced in Parade to Sunshine Park Amphitheater Stage
8:oopm – 9:00 pm – Winners Announced
Winners will be announced shortly after 8pm Friday on the amphatheater stage in Sunshine Park. Winners must be present on Friday to win.
The MakerCon Contest registration and judging area will take place in the Colorado Building on the Think-up Stage. The MakerCon Costume Parade and Contest will take place on the Sunshine Park Amphatheater Main Stage at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
How will it work?
Contestants will register onsite at the MakerCon table in the Colorado Building at the Think-up stage and fill out a quick registration card, create a lanyard and sign a consent form.
Any youth contestants under 18 years will need to have concent forms signed by parent or legal guardian. Contestants will be photographed before, during and after the show. Because of the public event, we cannot permit any youth with photo restrictions to participate.
Contestants will be divided into contest Divisions and assembeled in order for Costume Parade.
Contestants will be given 1 minute to answer judges’ questions about their costume. After judges are done with their questions Contestants will be given a notecard with their entry number on it. KEEP IT SOMEWHERE SAFE YOU NEED THIS FOR THE MakerCon PARADE ON the Sunshine Park MAIN STAGE STARTING AT 8:00 PM!!!
The MakerCon Costume Contest is FREE and open to anyone who made something for thier costume.
Share what you make, share what you love, at the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire!
*Valid ticket into the PMMF is required to participate in the Contest.
Below are our rules for MakerCon contest. These rules apply to ALL MakerCon Costumes regardless of entry to the contest or not.
For each award there will be a Certificate and Ribbons!
If you or your group members have any special needs or requirements unrelated to your costume (wheelchair access, ramps, etc) please contact the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire Team at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may coordinate with ADA.
In the event of winter weather, the costume contest will take place inside the Colorado Building on the Think Up Stage. In the event of severe weather the MakerCon Contest maybe be posponed or canceled at the discression of the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire Planning Committee.