Midwinter Masque Prop Contest

In celebration of The Longest Night, the major holiday in Jacqueline Carey’s novels of Terre d’Ange, we would love for you to create one of two items for the celebration to honor the Winter Queen, the Sun Prince, and the members of their court:

  • A mask, as the Longest night is celebrated by the Midwinter Masque, or
  • A spear, by which the Sun Prince transforms the Winter Queen at the hour of the sun’s return at the Masque.

Your prop will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality: We’re looking for a unique item. Make it your own!
  • Construction: It should be so well-made it will survive a night of revelry and a glass or three of Joie.
  • Backstory: What is your costume/role for the masque ball? And how does your prop show or compliment your role?

Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Best of Show (workmanship)
  • Best Use of Convention Theme — “The Longest Night”
  • Judges’ Favorite
  • Best Novice (to be eligible for this award, you must be a first time participant in the Prop Contest)
  • People’s Choice Award

No preregistration is required. Entries can be submitted at the judging session – day, time and location will be available when the convention schedule is released.

Along with your entry, please provide a short description of your prop, its inspiration, and any special techniques or materials used.