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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 prior Calendar years can be found here: 2017 | 2018 
ALL Costume Contest Thursday shots from HERC can be found in a Flickr gallery as well.

« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 07:49:47 PM by Tahquitz »
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 10:57:07 PM »
As we kick of HERC Costume Contests in 2019, the THEME for this Thursday, Jan. 3rd, is the ever-popular:  "Anything Goes!"

So, the sky's the limit!  Bring your favorite Hero, Villain, Rogue, Vigilante, or anything in between!
Reminder:  One entry per player/global.
See you all Thursday!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 07:56:02 AM »
Results from January 3rd:

@Sara Ash:


@lordremo:


TUNE IN THIS THURSDAY:  As we're looking for toons with "ICE & FIRE!"
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 09:23:28 PM »
Just a reminder that the Jan 10th Costume Contest THEME is:  "Fire and Ice"
Looking forward to seeing what folks come up with to bring such opposite elements together. 

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 02:38:00 AM »
Results from January 10th:
@doctormobius:


@Slapperfish:


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK: As we're calling all "Heroes of Black History!"  (And no, you can't come as Black Panther and expect to win. :P )
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 06:01:21 PM »
Paragon Chat weekly Costume Contest, Thursday night, Jan. 24th, Atlas Park!
Time: 8:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm Pacific.
THEME: “Snow Beasts!”   
What strange, mythical creatures lurk in the cold, windy, snowy places?  Some we’ve seen in wintry horror flicks, others dwell on the edges of imagination.  Looking forward to seeing what “Snow Beasts” you all bring to Atlas Park!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 11:11:49 PM »
Sorry for the delay in getting recent Winner / Honorable Mention screenshots posted - I'm learning a new photo edit program, and once I've got the hang of it, we'll get the backlog caught up.

In the meantime,  THIS WEEK's CC THEME is:  “Chinese New Year”.   Go for this year's Chinese New Year animal, another Chinese Zodiac animal, or anything you feel celebrates Chinese New Year.

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 11:57:56 PM »
Just a reminder that there is --NO--Costume Contest tonight  , as H.E.R.C. members prepare fo the "Winter Formal" Masquerade Ball this SaturdayFeb. 9th starting at 4pm - 8pm Easterm / 1 - 5pm Pacific

I do plan to log on this evening around 8:30 pm EST, for "Casual Thursday RP". 

For the Winter Formal, there WILL be 2 Costume Contests AND a "Costume Race", as well as one of Crashpositron's most excellent Player Games

See you all Saturday!  :)

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 04:52:32 AM »
Tune In This Week: As we ask heroes and villains across Paragon City, the Rogue Isles, and Nova Praetoria... won't you "Be My Valentine"?  Bring your paramours, your Montagues and Capulets, and those longing for love to Pocket D!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 12:51:47 AM »
CC Thursday Night, Feb. 21st - THEME:  "Anything Goes!" 
Bring your favorite Hero, Villain, Rogue, Vigilante, or anything in between!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 04:24:59 PM »
Paragon Chat weekly Costume Contest, Thursday night, Feb 28th, Atlas Park!  Time: 8:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm Pacific.
THEME: “Norse Gods and Monsters!”
This week’s CC Theme is a nod toward a winter that’s feeling like a taste of Ragnarok. So dig into Norse Mythology, and we’ll look forward to seeing what you bring to the CC on the 28th!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2019, 04:40:14 PM »
Paragon Chat weekly Costume Contest, Thursday night, March 7th, Atlas Park!
Time: 8:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm Pacific. 
THEME: “All Things Celtic!!”
Sure and it’s said, this time of year, aren’t we all a wee bit Irish?
So, come Thursday and show off your Irish spirit, you real and honorary sons & daughters of Eire!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 02:56:03 AM »
Paragon Chat Weekly Costume Contest, Thursday night, March 14th, Atlas Park!
Time: 8:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm Pacific.
THEME: “The Ides of March”
Bring your brutes, rogues, your thugs, streetbrawlers, and scrappers!  A bit of good clean fun!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 07:54:48 PM »
This Thursday's Costume Contest, March 14th:  THEME: "The Ides of March!"
Jump back in time and bring your brutes, rogues, thugs, streetbrawlers, and scrappers, to join us in Cimerora for this week's CC as we remember All Things Roman!

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 08:23:27 PM »
So is the costume contest going to be in Atlas Park or Cimerora?  If Cimerora where?
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 10:19:02 PM »
Sorry for the Confusion.  It will be in Cimerora (/mapmove 3), near the fountain in the center of the little village. 
So, zone into Cimerora, exit the cave, turn right on the cobblestone path, and follow it into the village.  :)

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 08:02:49 PM »
Thanks Nyghtshade!   ;D
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2019, 09:28:38 PM »
And this will be a big post...

Results from January 17th:

@TKDGUY23:


@willwall:


Results from January 24th:

@Mesektet:


@Nogitsune:


Results from January 31st:

@Slapperfish:


@Malvorous:


Results from February 14th:

@alimorel:


@Black Mercenary:


@Mesektet:


Results from February 21st:

@Doctor Mobius:


@Slapperfish:


@mortalwound:


Results from February 28th:

@lordremo:


@Slapperfish:


@Stealth Dart:


Results from March 7th:

@Slapperfish:


@lordremo:


Results from March 14th:

@Stealth Dart:


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And now we're caught up!  Tune in Next Week to: Bay At The Moon!  Bring your Lycanthrope or other moon-afflicted shapeshifters!
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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2019, 10:28:48 PM »
Just a reminder of tonight's CC:  "Baying at the Moon!", in honor of the Supermoon and moon-cursed shapeshifters everywhere.   :)

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Re: Costume Contest Thursdays in Atlas Park
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2019, 02:31:59 AM »
Results from March 21st:

@MiniMega:


@Slapperfish:


TUNE IN NEXT WEEK: When Anything Goes!  Bring any costume you like!  ;D
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