Makers! Cosplayers! Show off your masks, your wands, your head gear, your swords, your arsenal, and your amazing accessories! Enjoy an appreciative audience and community of makers with a fantastic selection of prop makers and expert judges. Join us live on September 23 at 1pm at World Maker Faire New York, at New York Hall of Science.
Atom 2.0 FX - Atom has re-designed the entire hot end assembly from the ground up and custom built our parts so they can fit together seamlessly to provide a super consistent extrusion of filament. The hot end is CNC milled from titanium and, paired with the custom aluminum heatsink, ensures that the heating stays in a very localized area for better temperature control and better preservation of filament integrity.
Manhattan Wardrobe Supply dug through their huge selection of cosplay products to put together an Advanced Cosplay Kit. It features various worbla’s, foam clay, flexipaint, filler, and iron powder. So if you've been looking to take your prop making to the next level with amazing tools and supplies, you're in luck!
You'll also receive a private beginners workshop on working with Worbla, and various Jacquard acrylic paints.*
*(To receive the private workshop and Jacquard paints, you must schedule a time and be able to make it to an on-site workshop at Manhattan Wardrobe Supply)
Adafruit Surprise Box - A surprise box put together by the awesome people behind Adafruit. With their large selection of embedable electronics, sensors, actuators, tools, and huge array of other items, we're really excited to see what they come up with.
$100 Gift Card to Maker Shed - Whether you're looking for books, kits, or electronics: Maker Shed has a great selection to get you started on whatever you want to learn. Use this gift card to pick up a new element to your cosplay, restock on items you're running low on, or just gift it to a friend or family member. Whatever you decide, we hope you enjoy!
The top 25 entrants will be invited to demonstrate their props and be interviewed on stage at World Maker Faire New York by our contest emcee, Jackie Craft, Sunday afternoon September 23rd at 1pm, on the Center Stage. Our judges Darrell Maloney, Becka Noel, and Dhareza Maramis are all great prop makers themselves and are thrilled to see what you make.
Projects will be evaluated by judges both through your project listing, then also by an in person review Sunday morning onsite at World Maker Faire New York 2018.
All information about arriving and exhibiting your prop at World Maker Faire New York will be communicated to the 25 semi-finalists selected to participate onsite on September 23nd.
To participate in this contest:
- Your prop must be an accessory or accent to yourpersona that can stand on its own. It must be able to be hand-held.
- No purchased or pre-fabbed items (props should be minimum 75% original work).
- You must be the primary maker of the prop you are entering.
- You need to be able to show your prop, in person, at World Maker Faire New York, September 23nd.
Projects need to contain the following information:
- Project title
- Short description about your prop and what it is.
- Main image that shows off your prop in it's best light.
- Long description, describing what you made, and why. Also include what parts you've fabricated and which parts are pre-fabbed.
For bonus points, projects can also contain:
- Details of the build
- Video of the prop in action (if it has movable parts).
- Any other details you would like to share.
- Costumes that may be confused with local law enforcement or other Emergency Response Personnel uniforms are not permitted at the event.
- No real weapons of any kind are allowed at World Maker Faire New York.
- No realistic gun props are allowed.
- All props must conform to state and federal law.
- Projectile costume props must be rendered inoperable.
Submitting a project to this mission does not guarantee entry to the live contest at World Maker Faire New York. The email associated with the member account will be used to contact you for additional information regarding your entry. If you have been selected to participate, you will receive information about arrival onsite at World Maker Faire New York 2018 by September 19st.
Main image credit: Billy Brouws insta: @billybolt
At World Maker Faire New York, we want to celebrate makers and the amazing creations they’ve brought to life. This means no purchased or pre-fabbed items (props should be minimum 75% original work). You must be the primary maker of the prop you are entering, and you must be able to carry it by hand.
#WMFNY18 PROP CONTEST PRIORITY ENTRY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO STILL APPLY. We will follow up around participation in the Sunday contest based on our ability to accommodate more entries.
Also, due to the very public nature of World Maker Faire New York, no realistic guns (must have orange tip at a minimum), no live edge blades — please conform to typical "con safe" standards.
To enter, click on the Participate button and create an account on Maker Share. Then publish your props project info here. Our fabulous judges (see below) would love to see any documentation of your build, which you can easily upload into the project. Deadline to apply is September 17, 2018.
The top 25 entrants will be invited to demonstrate their props and be interviewed on the Center Stage at World Maker Faire New York by our contest emcee, Jackie Craft, Sunday, September 23th at 1pm.
Even if you are not competing we invite you to bring your cosplays to World Maker Faire New York and meet up with fellow creators to talk shop!
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Meet the illustrious panel of judges for the The First World Maker Faire New York Cosplay Prop Contest:
Cosplayer and costume designer Jackie Craft has taken her passion for costume and prop making and turned it into a career. You may have seen her costumes and props in Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Mulligans series, on the Syfy Series Cosplay Melee, on display at Nintendo’s booth for SDCC and NYCC store featuring Splatoon 2 weapons, or in the Advanced Cosplay series for 2017’s Blizzcon Virtual Ticket.
Jackie was also a roaming reporter for Blizzcon’s live content which included showcasing cosplayers from around the world. She also has an all foam pattern with Simplicity pattern company that is the first of its kind on the market. Jackie’s goal is to spread her confidence and enthusiasm for cosplay to as many interested crafters as possible while trying to make their journey a little easier through her love of pattern making. Follow Jackie on Twitter and Instagram.
Darrell Maloney better known as The Broken Nerd is a maker/hobbyist that is passionate about 3D printing and all things related to prop making. Relatively new to the 3D printing community, He started TheBrokenNerd YouTube channel as way to share his passion for 3D modeling and making cool props. He hopes to inspire individuals to pursue their passion for making and creating, while utilizing readily available tools and technology. Follow The Broken Nerd on Twitter.
Becka Noel is an artist living in New York City. Becka grew up in Colorado and loved the mountains, the snow, the animals, particularly horses, and her family, so it was a big decision to leave. However, Becka was eager to attend Pratt Institute where she studied drawing and painting, and ultimately chose designing and costume making as her focus. Becka has been cosplaying for seven years and specializes in armor and props using worbla and any other materials she can get her hands on. Becka found her passion for Costuming and Cosplay after attending New York Comic Con in 2009.
Recently, Becka partnered with McCalls Pattern Company to design exclusive costume patterns which will be available in 2018 and 2019. She is completely self taught and is always working on improving her craft. Becka has organized several cosplay groups that have seen viral online reach, including the My Little Warrior Pony group, Valkyreevees and Care Bear Knights group from Katsucon in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Becka has been featured in numerous publications for her cosplay, including: Cosplay Culture Magazine, iCosplay Magazine, The New York Times, NBC, Business Insider, Otaku Magazine, Gizmodo, and many more. In February 2017, it was announced that Becka would be a member of the cast for the reality competition show ‘Cosplay Melee’, which aired on March 21, 2017 on the SYFY channel. She has competed in multiple cosplay contests nationwide and placed 2nd in her category at the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in their inaugural year and co-hosted a cosplay panel at New York Comic Con and Katsucon in 2015 and 2016. She also rung in the NYSE bell as part of a selected group of cosplayers for New York Comic Con in October of 2015. Becka currently teaches workshops on armor and prop making with Worbla at Manhattan Wardrobe Supply. Follow Becka on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
Dhareza is a Creative Director for an NYC based Marketing agency by day, and by night he is still a Creative Director working at the agency. But when he has spare time, the superhero tights come on. Dhareza has cosplayed for over 6 years and specializes in armor and props using eva foam, worbla and any other materials he can get his hands on. He was bitten by the cosplay bug after attending New York Comic Con with fellow cosplayer Becka Noel. It didn’t take long before the feel of an X-acto blade and a Heat Gun became normal.
Dhareza is the winner of Syfy’s series “Cosplay Melee.” His other accomplishments in the cosplay circle has included multiple cosplay wins, including a 1st place win in Denver Comic Con, and finalist at New York Comic Con 2014 and 2015 - a major contest that had thousands in attendance and millions watched online. He has been featured in multiple online and physical publications, including Cosplay Culture Magazine, which printed a 4 page spread on his cosplay work. NBC, Mashable, and Gizmodo have highlighted Dhareza in multiple video segments; showcasing the rise in popularity of cosplay. He also enjoys hosting cosplay related panels which sees jam packed rooms in various conventions such as Katsucon and New York Comic Con. Dhareza also does commission based requests and has created over 50 cosplay armor and accessories for a growing number of clients. When not cosplaying, Dhareza is an avid photographer, who’s work has been published in various cosplay publications, such as iCosplay Magazine, Cosplay Culture Magazine, and Otaku USA Magazine. Follow Dhareza on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
Don't forget, the mission will close on September 17, 2018 — so enter now!