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Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:46:51 AM »

Costume Contest Thursdays
Every Thursday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern in Atlas Park.

To continue the tradition started by Steven Munger in Facebook, HERC is going to host Costume Contests until his return.  (IF he returns?  We're almost two years into this now.)

Every week we'll announce a theme, or go themeless and during that week anything goes.  Questions? Comments? Use this thread.

Instructions: The event is held in Atlas Park in Paragon Chat (it's the first zone you land in after character creation... you can also hit the train if you're hero-side, or use "/mapmove 1" to get there from anywhere else.  Mapmove basics explained here.)  The event floor will be the Atlas Park Statue.  The judges will stand in the center of the square and ask contestants to line up on the side of the square facing City Hall. 

To participate, line up before the event starts and the judges will pick a winning design out of the contestants ("How" a winner is picked is left up to the Host/Judges.)  If you want to watch as the audience, no problem, simply stand behind the Host and Judge inside the square.

Rules:
  • Honor thy start time: asking to join once the event has started will not be honored.  The host may delay the start time at their sole discretion. Be advised that once the event is underway no further entrants will be considered.  If you're not in line please stay in the audience until the event is complete.
  • Stick to the theme.  Unless a themeless contest is announced (called in various ways: Anything Goes, Free For All, Designer's Delight, etc.), please make sure your costume is related to the theme.  Understand that all of the niche corners of Geekdom and media enthusiasm is not available or appealing to everyone: There are many different tastes and preferences under the sun.  Getting to the point: this means that not every judge will be well versed in Comic Books, Movies, Pop Culture ...some judges may not even be American for that matter.  If the judge doesn't 'get' the costume and sends you a tell asking clarification what it is about, please be patient and reply to them on what you intended.  It can only help you to win the contest.  Otherwise, it is entirely up to the judge to decide if your costume follows the theme or not.
  • Costume parts and methods are NOT limited.  Anything goes: Free parts, parts once under Paragon Market, NPC parts used in Database Editing.  The only limiting factor to using parts not available in the costume editor is knowledge, not price or status.
  • One costume per entry AND global name, please.  Unless otherwise specified, changing costumes once the event starts results in disqualification. (We're judging individual costumes, not whole toons.) Also: concerning multiple instances, please pick one entry and have the rest of your instances join the audience. (This is to allow for a fair chance to win for players who can't "multibox" because of the use of low-end systems.)  We will politely ask if this is the case; ignoring the judge or refusing to enter only one character will result in disqualification.  NOTE: During a few HERC Quarterly Events, we do have Group Costume Contests available for multibox players to show off their creations.  (Those are usually 'themeless' so you can bring what you like.  Keep your eyes peeled for those.)
  • Emotes and Biographies are not required.  Any emotes, dances, and non-costume editor applied effects will NOT be a consideration for a winning costume. (Auras, glow, and anything with light or animation effects that are available in Icon IS WELCOME.) Feel free to dance or use a power effect, of course, but be considerate.  (See "Be Nice" below.) Emotes, role play and biographies are of neutral interest (it isn't frowned upon, but not required either.)
  • Repeat Entries are welcome week-to-week at your own risk.  (You might win with the same costume both weeks, but don't count on it unless your costume addresses multiple themes in a row somehow.)
  • The judge's decisions are final. Remember: opinion is subjective.  And with the above rule, if you feel that strongly that your costume is award winning, enter it again another time!

This event is also subject to HERC's Activity Rules for all events and contests, posted here.  In short:
  • Be nice.  Don't boo folks or grief others.
  • Event Staff cannot win. (Note that Radio Stations are free to join if they are not covering the contest on the air.)
  • Please follow judge instructions at the time of the event.

Questions? Ask them right here.
Past Results: Winners of Costume Contest Thursdays from Sept-Dec 2016 can be found here.  Winners from the 2017 Calendar year can be found here.  ALL Costume Contest Thursday shots from HERC can be found in a Flickr gallery as well.

« Last Edit: April 29, 2018, 10:09:46 PM by Tahquitz »
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 05:50:29 PM »
The New Year has arrived, and the weekly Thursday Night Costume Contests are returning this week, Jan. 4th, 5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern, in Atlas Park.
Theme: The Twelve Days of Christmas!
Yep, we've still got a few more days of Christmas left, and 12 days (and more) worth of ideas to choose from.
See you Thursday night in Atlas Park!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 06:54:39 PM »
Assuming typo: Thursday is Jan 4th. :)
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:57:10 PM »
Thanks, Myri.  :)
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 11:42:42 PM »
Thanks for the date correction catch.  That's what happens when I hadn't taken down the old calendar yet!   :-[

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 11:25:58 PM »
Apologies, this should have been posted earlier!
Tonight, Jan. 11th, Costume Contest in P.C.'s Atlas Park,  5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern.
THEME:  Chinese New Year.  :)


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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 10:57:36 PM »
Thursday, Jan. 18th, Costume Contest in Atlas Park, 5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern.

THEME: Villains we Love to Hate !

The field's wide open! Come as a famous (or INfamous) Villain, someone we can't help but hate!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 05:42:42 AM »
Results from January 4th:

@MiniMega


@doctormobius


Results from January 11th:

@1withapencil


@eulb


Results from January 18th:

@tietlong


@Zekiran


@AcerBurner


@willwall

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 04:39:01 AM »
Paragon Chat's Thursday night Costume Contest, 02/01, 5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern, in Atlas Park !
THEME:  Groundhog Day!
Seeking prognostication of the future, trapped in an endless time-loop, or just praying for the end of Winter?  We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this week's Costume Contest Theme!  :D

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 02:56:21 AM »
Results from Feb. 1st:

@1withapencil:


TOMORROW: Singles Awareness Day -- Lovelorn?  Bitter on Companionship?  Or single and loving it?  Come to Atlas Park this Thursday and educate the public on what it's like to be single!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 02:24:28 AM »
Results from February 8th:

@Ultra Burn Alpha:


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK:  When the theme will be "PUNS."  Got a good claws scrapper named "Kat-Man-Do"?  Or have a Mental Controller in your repetoire called "Ahn Nomato Pieha"?  Bring them to the Puns Costume Contest next week at Atlas Park!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 03:21:48 AM »
Results from February 15th:
@penniguin


@morgannafiolette


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK: For "Heroes of Black History Month!"  Got a good Frederick Douglass, or Harriet Tubman hero?  Or are you more contemporary and have Rosa Parks or Julian Bond in character form?  Or your character can be a modern hero of your own creation!  Come on to Atlas Park and show the city what pride looks like.
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 10:03:06 PM »
Reminder for tomorrow night's Costume Contest, THEME: “Heroes of Black History”.
From Historical Heroes to Social Heroes to Science/Technology Heroes to Superheroes, so many great choices!
See you Thursday in Atlas Park!    :)

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 05:01:44 AM »
This week's Thursday's Costume Contest, 5:30pm Pacific / 8:30pm Eastern, will be held (this week only) CIMERORA!   ( /mapmove 3 )
THEME:   Siege of Rome!
Bring in your Cimerorans, your Praetorian Guards, your Romans and a gamut of time-travelers, and join us Thursday by the Fountain in the center of the Roman town!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2018, 01:27:25 AM »
Apologies for the lack of winner photos, I was on vacation last week.  Now that I'm back...

Results for Feb. 22nd:
@MiniMega:


@ParagonCityTourist:


@MaxEternal:


Results for March 1st:
@MiniMega:


@TKDGUY23:


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK: When our theme will be "Going Rogue!"  Bring your Loyalist or Resistance characters to a special Costume Contest Thursday meetup -- we will NOT BE IN ATLAS PARK this week, but Neutropolis!  We'll meet at the Keyes' Reactor facility illustrated below:
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2018, 10:34:20 PM »
Results for March 8th:

@eberg994:


@doctormobius


@willwall




TUNE IN NEXT WEEK:  We'll be back in Atlas Park on March 15th, where we want to see your "Non-Superhero Comics!"  The comic book kingdom encompasses so much more than just superpowered folks in spandex.  Bring us your Bettys and Veronicas, your Negans and Ricks, or your Calvins and Hobbes...es.  o.O  From Archie to Invader Zim we want to see your Non-Superhero Comic creations!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 04:28:53 PM »
See you all at the "NON-Superhero Comics" Costume Contest tonight in Atlas Park !   :)

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2018, 12:58:16 PM »
Results for March 15th, Non Superhero Comics:

@Action Ace:


@tietlong


@minimega
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Results for March 22nd, Anything Goes:

@lennoxlovexx


@willwall




TOMORROW:  Thursday March 29th in Atlas Park!  Theme: April Fool's Day!   Bring your Jesters, Clowns and Tricksters and see who gets the last laugh!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2018, 07:22:20 AM »
Results from March 29th:

@TransTiefling:


@Aeolus:


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK: As we begin our countdown to the 14th Anniversary in three weeks!  The first of our preparatory Costume Contests will be "Useless Sidekicks"!  Have a super-powered assistant that looked better on paper than they did in practice?  Have a henchman that put in less time in their prowess to fight crime than they did in their uniform?  Got a superpower that is so narrow in use that criminals just ignored you and fled the scene?  Don't worry!  We're here to see your sidekicks that can use a little help to do better!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2018, 12:07:40 AM »
Results from April 5th:

@doctormobius:


@TKDGUY23:


@lordremo:


TOMORROW: As The Shoveler said in giving credit to unsung heroes: “I think we would all like this victory to go out to all the other guys, and I'm talking about the people in this city who are super good at their jobs but never get any credit. Like the lady in the DMV - that's a rough job. And the guy that drives the snow-plow. And the school nurse...”  We know you can think of more! So, to all of the UNSUNG HEROES, this week’s CC’s for you!
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