Winners of My First Cosplay Announced!

We have 17 participants in this contest.

Facebook: (You may not be able to see the entries because of the privacy policy of FB’s.)
#1 Tana Reklaw
#2 Jackie Hager
#3 Hannah Ichigo Bittle
#4 Hiragana
#5 Arlenn Barba
#6 Ataito Total Votes: 500+, Winner!
#7 Katy

Deviantart:
#1 Achetarin
#2 Jasmine
#3 Kittypetro
#4 Alice
#5 Mixiao
#6 Azurimi 115 Favourites + 73 Comments=188 Votes Winner!
#7 T0ra-Chan
#8 Blake337
#9 FrillsieLacey

Tumblr:
#1 Anna

Winners Announced!
The Contest ended on 31st May. And now we have two winners on Deviantart.com and Facebook.com. The Deviantart.com winner is Azurimi with 115 Favourites + 73 Comments=188 Votes! The Facebook.com winner is Ataito with 500+ votes in total.

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Join CosplayCrossing – Apply for free cosplay costume and wig

What is CosplayCrossing?

Like Bookcrossing, we define CosplayCrossing as “We offer free costume & wig to a cosplayer in a certain area for his/her photo shooting, anime convention, or something like that. And then, the cosplayer passes on the costume/wig to another cosplayer, and so on.”
First Edition of CosplayCrossing in US
Miccostumes.com will provide free cosplay costumes and wigs for cosplayers ( Right now We are planning to begin at US. first) who are planning to join in anime conventions,local cosplay meetup or anything related to cosplay. The “first Cosplayer” will get the free cosplay items from us, then the items will be shipped to “second cosplayer” from the “first cosplayer”, then to next and next…. The last cosplayer will ship back the items to us and we will make the items as the mementos.
The basic instructions is below:

1. We will release each new cosplay items in every quarter.

2. Join in the cosplaycrossing queue.Because the costumes will be made as standard size (s,m,l,xl,plus size).Make sure the costumes fit for your size before you join in the queue. Email us your contacts details to Miccostumes [@] gmail.com, The title of your email should be “ CosplayCrossing.com – Your name”.your contact details should included:

  1. Your Name:
  2. Your Address:
  3. Your email:
  4. Your phone:
  5. Your Facebook/Twitter:
  6. Introduce about youself:

3. When you get the items from us or other cosplayers, you can keep the items as long as one week, then you should ship them to the next cosplayer. We will list every cosplayers contact details in this site (including facebook,twitter,email) except phone number , so please be honest and ship out the items in time. :)

4. If you are in the cosplaycrossing queue, you should cover the shipping cost. We will make sure all items will be shipped from the same country, no international shipping,this will save much shipping cost.

5. Share us your cosplay photos and also maybe the reviews for the cosplay costumes or wigs online.

6. Every cosplayer can have a signature on the blank area of the costume.

7. Keep all the cosplay items good and clean, This is the most important. If there are cosplayer tell us they get the costumes/wigs broken or mess,someone will not get the opportunities to join in CosplayCrossing again.

Our first cosplaycrossing will be launch in the May/June of 2012, will release more details later. So make sure check our site regularly. Feel free to contact us, even if you are not interested in the costume/wig, even if you are not in US. Our following editions of CosplayCrossing will cover more costumes and areas.

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Dragon Ball Cosplay Photo Contest – Win Deluxe Cosplay Costume From Miccostumes

Are you a Dragon Ball devotee? Have you ever done a Dragon Ball cosplay? If you do, don’t be hesitate to join in our Dragon Ball Cosplay Photo Contest to share your fabulous cosplay photo with the world. More excitingly, while communicating with the Dragon Ball cosplay Community, you will get a chance to win the contest and get free costume from Miccostumes.com.

The contest entries will be held on Deviantart.com. Those who have the most “Votes” will win the contest. Each winner will be rewarded with any costume in our cosplay store.

Please read the rules and details of the contest below.

Rules:

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1. Time for the Contest: the contest starts on May 15 and will end on June 15 (New York Time).

2. Winners: Those who have the most “Votes” will win the contest. The number of winners depends on the number of the contestants. If there are no more than 20 contestants, there will be only one winner. One additional winner will be added if 20 more contestants join in, i.e.

  1. 1-20 contestants—1 winner
  2. 21-40 contestants–2 winners
  3. 41-60 contestants–3 winners
  4. and so on.

Prizes: each winner will be rewarded with any costume in our cosplay store. In addition, each contestant will get a $5 cash card, which can be used for a $5 discount when purchasing in our costume store.

3. Submissions: submissions are valid among May 15-June 15. Submissions can only be make by email to miccostume[@]gmail.com. Please send us one Dragon Ball Cosplay Photo, together with your infomation including:

  1. Name:
  2. Gender:
  3. Nationality:
  4. Personal or social sites:
  5. Charater:
  6. Tell us a little about yourself and the photo, and also your obsession with Dragon Ball:

4. About the photo:

  1. Only one photo will be accepted for a particular contestant. Just choose the best one to submit.
  2. The photo should only feature the contestant. Group photos are not allowed.
  3. The photo should be at least 500px wide.

5. The voting process: the contest entries will be hosted on Deviantart.com. Below are the voting rules.

  1. Each “Favourites”or comment of the entry will be counted as one vote. Different comments from the same fan will be counted as one vote only. Comments from contestants and organizer won’t count.
  2. In addition, the organizer Miccostumes.com acts as another judge. We will govern 20 votes and vote for the top 20 contestants. I.e., the best photo (in our opinion) will get additional 20 votes, the second will get 19 votes, third 18, and so on.

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Important notes: Miccostumes will be involved in the investigation if the participants obtain votes through irregular ways (like creating new accounts to vote for youself), and the participants will be disqualified in some serious cases. Miccostumes reserves the right of final interpretation of this contest.

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Cosplay Contest – My First Cosplay

The new edition of contest in May is launched today. The theme is storytelling – share your first cosplay story. If you still remember how excited you were when the first time you COSPLAY, if you still miss the feeling at that time, please don’t be hesitant to join in our Contest and share your experience and thoughts to win free cosplay costume and wig at our store.

Contest Name: My First Cosplay

Anyone who wants to share your story of your first cosplay is welcomed to our contest. You can write about anything you found interesting and special e.g. when and where was it, which character did you dress as and which friends were you with. But there are no limits! Just explore your mind!

Your story is supposed to be published on your own website. Notice that there are only three websites legitimate for this contest –  deviantart.com, facebook.com and tumblr.com, i.e. you have to have at least one account of the three websites to join in this contest. More details will be discussed in “How to join?” section below.

Winners and Prizes!

There will be one participant winning out on each website, as long as the number of the participants on that website is more than 7, i.e. if the number of participants on Tumblr.com is less than 7, there will be no winner on Tumblr.com. In addition, every participant will get a 5% coupon code from us.

Each winner can choose any cosplay costume/wig in our cosplay store.

Voting Process!

Participant who gets the most votes will win out finally. The votes will be given based on the following standard:

  • For Deviantart.com – Each comment and each “favourite” will be counted as a vote. But comments from the same account will be counted as one vote only, and comments from the organizer and cosplayers do not count.
  • For Facebook.com – Each comment and each “like” will be counted as a vote. But comments from the same account will be counted as one vote only, and comments from the organizer and cosplayers do not count.
  • For Tumblr.com – Each “note” will be counter as a vote.

Time for the Contest

The contest will be launched at May 8th 0:00 and ended at May 31st 24:00 (New York Time).

How to join?

Step 1. Write your story on your own website.

  1. Notice that there are only three websites legitimate for this contest –  deviantart.com, facebook.com and tumblr.com, i.e. you have to have at least one account of the three websites to join in this contest. Each participant can only choose one of the 3 website to publish your story, and only one story will be accepted for each participant. If you choose Deviantart.com, you can upload one of your photos to gallery, and then add text in the description, or you can write a journal with photos. If you choose facebook.com, you can upload one of your photos to your gallery, and then add text in the description. Please DONOT post it on your wall, in which case we may not be able to track your votes.
  2. At the end of each story, participants must declare the eligibility for this contest. You can simply do that by adding one sentence: This post is written by [author name], entered in the My First Cosplay (http://www.miccostumes.com/blog/cosplay-contest-my-first-cosplay) hosted by http://www.Miccostumes.com. (Of course you can write it in your own words, but please make sure you mention your name, the name of the contest and Miccostumes.com. Please also remain the links, so people will know where to find the contest. Thanks!) Participants refuse to do so will be disqualified.

Step 2. Send us the link of your story by email.

Please send the link of your story, together with your name to miccostume[@]gmail.com.

  • If it’s a Deviantart photo, you can send us the link of the photo. If it’s a Devaintart journal, you can send us the link of the journal.
  • If it’s a FaceBook photo, you can send us the link of the photo. Please also send a friend request to Miccostumes on FaceBook, or we maynot be able to see your photos because of the privacy policy of FaceBook’s.
  • If it’s a Tumblr post, just send us the link of the post.

The title of your email should be “ My First Cosplay  –  your name”.

Important notes:

Miccostumes will be involved in the investigation if the participants obtain votes through irregular ways (like creating new accounts to vote for youself), and the participants will be disqualified in some serious cases. Miccostumes reserves the right of final interpretation of this contest.

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Winners of Maid Lolita Photo Contest Announced!

Dear contestants, thanks for joining our Maid Lolita Photo Contest. The Contest ended yesterday and the voting time ended at 12:00 April 30th.

We’ve received a lot of complaints saying that some of the participants gained votes by an improper way. We looked in it, and found that many votes of some paticipants were from brand new members that joined in the last few days and the only action they did was immediately comment on the contest deviation and add it to their favorites. It is totally fine and normal if there are a few new deviants voting for you. But if there’s a high proportion of new deviants, we’ll take those as abnormal and trustless votes. It is against our original intention and is contrary to the principle of fairness. That’s why we have to make the following ajustment to the rules.

  • If the proportion of votes from new deviants (joined in the last few days when voting and the only action they did was immediately comment on the contest deviation and add it to their favorites) is more than 10%, every vote from a new devaint over that won’t count. For example, if someone gets 50 votes and 10 of them are from new deviants, only 5 of the 10 votes will count. He/she will get 45 votes at last.

According to the ajustment, we recalculated the votes and here are the top two paticipants:

No. 1: #6 Azurimi

Valid Comments: 113

Favourites: 146

Total Votes: 259

No. 2: #9 MaaYa

Valid Comments: 92

Favourites: 156

Total Votes: 248

Congratulations, Azurimi and MaaYa!
Download this Excel to see the whole scoreboard of the contest!

Prizes for the Winners:

As promised, two Lolita dresses will be rewarded to these two winners.

First prize: a White Moon Lolita Dress

Second prize: a Dear Celine Lolita Dress

We’ll contact Azurimi and MaaYa to offer the dresses. In addition, every participant will get a 5% off coupon code from us. We’ll send the code by email later.

Note: The organiser Miccostumes.com reserves the final right of interpretation of this contest.

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