Elfia Costume Parade

Rules Costume Parade

Do you have a costume that you’ve been working on for months, years or maybe just weeks or days? Are you proud of your creation and would you like to show it off during Elfia? In that case: the costume parade is for you! In this competition, all costumes are judged by a knowledgeable jury and there are prizes in different categories.

The categories are:

  • Best craftsmanship
  • Best original design
  • Best cosplay
  • Best performance
  • Best Games of Throne Costume
  • Day winner & overall event winner

Besides those prices, there is also a ‘great promise prize’ which will be awarded to the person that deserves it; someone with a lot of potential, someone that placed second for one of the other prizes, someone that deserves it! More information about the categories and the prizes can be found on the website.

There are two options in registering for the Elfia Costume Parade, and both differ considerably, so pay attention! 

Pre-registration

You’re certain that your costume has to be in the spotlight during Elfia. Make sure that you have your place in the costume parade by using the pre-registration. Make sure that you stand out and compete for the Best Performance Prize by coming up with a great act!

PRE SUBSCRIBE THROUGH THIS LINK 

  • Your act has music, theatre, poetry, singing, dancing, play backing or attributes to support it and to make a story.
  • Your act lasts a maximum of two minutes
  • After registration, you will e-mail your e-mail your music to anneke@elfia.com. Also, bring your music on a USB stick to be sure.
  • You want to show Elfia your creation and are not afraid to be in the spotlight.
  • If you want to participate in Best Cosplay, send us an image of the original costume / character.
  • You’re 99% ensured of a place in the costume parade
  • You are at the registration point, at least, 30 minutes, maximum 60 minutes before the start of the parade to confirm that you’re present and to get your contestant number.

On the spot registration

You’re great at buildings costumes and you are wearing one of your gems right now, but you don’t have an act.

  • You’re on stage for about 30 seconds to a minute
  • If you want to participate in Best Cosplay, send us an image of the original costume / character.
  • The first person to be there gets the spot. You’re guaranteed a place in the parade since participants that use the pre-registration option are allowed to skip the line. There is a chance that all slots are filled with pre-registration participants, which means that there will no chance of registration at the event.
  • Registrations are open from 1 hour before the start of the costume parade at the parade stage.

 How does this work?

  • You come to the stage where the parade will take place, 1 hour before the start of the parade.
  • Contestants gather here and get a sticker with their number
  • The sticker is to be placed between neck and hip
  • The contestants are taken to a backstage area where they will line up in order. The members of the theatre crew will provide them with further instructions.

For all contestants:

You’re not allowed to participate in the Elfia Costume Parade when:

  • Your act (costume/character) has won a prize in previous editions
  • Your costume has been worn be a king or queen of Elfia

This also goes for acts and/or costumes that only have minor alterations. When this happens, you’re banned from participating in the future.

  • Your group is larger than 6 people: it will just not fit on stage.
  • When you’re announced as a winner, it is important that you are present to collect your prize. When you’re not present, you forfend your prize. The exception to this rule is the overall event winner, who will be announced on Sunday.
  • In case you win a price, please do not leave the backstage area before you talk to a member of the Theatre Crew.

Game of Thrones Prize

To promote the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Game of Thrones season 5 we’ll have a one-off unique Game of Thrones prize. The prize contains a boxset of season 1 – 5, signed by Carice van Houten, the Game of Thrones monopoly game, an action figure, coasters and the book “A dance with dragons”. The new prize is called Best Recreation of a Game of Thrones costume and will go to the person with the best GoT Costume.

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Prizes Costumes:

Best Cosplay (entrance tickets ELFIA ARCEN 2016 with a max of 6 tickets, 25 euro in coins for catering, a bottle of Elfia Mead, an Elfia gadget)

This costume is based on an already existing concept. The costume is such a look-a-like, you won't even notice the difference from the original at first sight. For example the most beautiful cinderella dress of the best looking ghostbuster. Please send or bring a picture of the original costume/character.

Best Original Design (entrance tickets ELFIA ARCEN 2016 with a max of 6 tickets, 25 euro in coins for catering, a bottle of Elfia Mead, an Elfia gadget)

The most important thing for this category is creativity. Meaning: The outfit is not based on something existing but completely standing on its own.

Best Performance (entrance tickets ELFIA ARCEN 2016 with a max of 6 tickets, 25 euro in coins for catering, a bottle of Elfia Mead, an Elfia gadget)

The design and make of a costume is of course a very important part of the competition, but the presentation of a candidate and its costume is equally important. A contestant has to get in front of alot of people and present something that they created, which in itself is a very daunting thing to do.

Best Craftmanship (entrance tickets ELFIA ARCEN 2016 with a max of 6 tickets, 25 euro in coins for catering, a bottle of Elfia Mead, an Elfia gadget)

It takes a lot of skill to make a costume. It also takes a lot of energy. There are a lot of ways to put together a costume, people can sew or just put on some duct-tape. It is of course not necessary to have all the most expensive fabrics and materials. What we do want to see in this category is how you have used your materials. Have you spent your time painstakingly putting together your outfit?That's what we want to see in your outfit

Great Promise Prize (entrance tickets ELFIA ARCEN 2016 with a max of 6 tickets, 25 euro in coins for catering, a bottle of Elfia Mead, an Elfia gadget)

Who has done a great job, but somehow didn’t get any of the category prizes? The judges see great potential in you and your costume and would like to encourage you by giving you this prize.

Overall Day Winner (on top of the category prizes a money prize of 100 euro)

Who has done such a great job that you should be able to tick all the boxes (or a lot of them anyway)? That is the person that will win this prize. The Overall Day Winner will be chosen out of the category winners.

On Sunday we have an extra prize:

Overall Event Winner (on top of the category prizes the title of Graf or Grafin of Elfia AND a money prize of 500 euro)

The Overall Event Winner is the one who is the best of the best. He or she is the most outstanding of all days and there  for deserves the Title of Graf or Grafin and the extra money prize