Registration

Registration information for the Norwescon 44 Masquerade will be published in early 2022.

Norwescon Masquerade Skill Divisions

Anyone may choose to compete in a higher skill division. Group presentations will be judged based on the highest skill division of the individual members.

Rising Star is for any contestant 13 years of age or younger who is not part of an adult group. Rising Star costumes must be made by the entrant with no more than a minimum amount of supervisory help. An adult-made costume may not be entered in this category and should instead be entered in the appropriate skill division of the adult. Rising Star Applicants must include an adult providing permission at the beginning or end of their video entry. This will be edited out for the performance, but the raw video will be kept for our records.

Novice is for any contestant who has not previously won an award for a costume in a higher division in any masquerade, or who has won a maximum of two awards in the Novice division for different costumes at a world-class convention masquerade such as World Con or Costume Con, or at a regional convention masquerade such as Norwescon.

Journeyman is for any contestant who has not previously won an award for a costume in a higher division and who has won a maximum of three awards for different costumes in the Novice or Journeyman division at a world-class or regional convention masquerade.

Master is for any contestant who has won four or more awards for different costumes in the Novice or Journeyman division, or who has won one or more Master division or Best in Show awards, at a regional or world-class convention masquerade. Professional costumers must enter the Master division.

Awards:

Awards can but won’t necessarily include:

  • Best in Show
  • Best Workmanship (Rising Star, Novice, Journeyman, Master)
  • Best Presentation (Rising Star, Novice, Journeyman, Master)
  • Best in Class (Rising Star, Novice, Journeyman, Master)
  • Director’s Choice
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Best Editing

Questions or comments? Please contact Special Events through our contact page.

Congratulations to the winners of the Norwescon 43 Masquerade!

This year’s virtual Masquerade only included five entries, but those entries deeply impressed our judges and were all acknowledged for their merits this year.

Congratulations again to our entrants who received the following awards:

  • Certificate for Outstanding Media Recreation: Balance in the Force, Torrey Stenmark, Master
  • Certificate for Outstanding Work Using Challenging Materials with Superior Technique: The Plague Doctor, SunnyJim Morgan, Journeyman
  • Certificate for Outstanding Use of Period Techniques as well as a promotion to the Journeyman Skill Division: Sunday in the Park, Martha Eby with Scott Eby, Novice
  • Certificate for Overall Workmanship as well as a promotion to the Journeyman Skill Division: A Walk in the Park, Taylor Tomblin, Novice
  • Best in Show: Warlord: Sword of the East, Alison Owen, Master