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2023 COMPETITION INFORMATION

WHEN

Judging One    Creatures of Atlantis

Friday 14th July 2023 - EVENING

Judging Two :  Fantasy Masquerade Ball

Saturday 15th July 2023 - EVENING

WHERE

Costumiers' Fantasy Masquerade Ball 2023

Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

To register & enter this competition you must hold tickets for the event / night for which you are wishing to compete.


Costumes must be at least 60% self-made/constructed by wearer.

In the case of a couple or group all costumes must be at least 50% self-made/constructed by at least one person in the group.

PRIZES & CATEGORIES

The prizes and categories will be decided / allocated by the judges, based on best fit.

Prizes and awards list above may change without notice, with new categories or prizes added and/or changed

WISH TO SPONSOR A PRIZE ?
Email Rozanne at CNZ Wild Adventures

REGISTRATION

 

2023 entries will open in April 2023
 

Only limited number of entry places available per event.  
Register early to avoid missing out. 
Entries close three weeks prior to the event.

You don't need to have finished the costume/s to enter but you will need to have a good idea of what and how you are going to make it to describe this to us on the form.

You will be advised of your evening interview / judging time via email at least one week prior to the event.

JUDGING

Make sure you are at the judging area on the evening at least 10 minutes prior to your interview time.

The interview is a chance for the judge to meet you for a quick and casual chat, and gives the judge an opportunity to get up close and look over your costume and/or accessories. 

Judging locations

Friday - Millennium Computer Suite

Saturday - Millennium Computer Suite

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Winners will be announced at 10.30pm on each evening and via our website and Facebook.

Friday - winners will be announced from main stage

Saturday - winners will be announced in the main foyer

USE OF IMAGES

By entering this competition, you permit your images taken on the evening to be used without limitation for any marketing, social media, advertising, web or wherever seen fit by the organisers and sponsors.

2022 Costumiers' Fantasy Masquerade Ball
SUPREME AWARD TROPHY

Trophy, plus two COMBO tickets for 2023
Including Friday/Saturday accommodation & breakfast
for two at Millennium Hotel

2022 OVERALL WINNER
Amanda Hamlin

Isabella Luna Moth

Creatures of Atlantis
OUTSTANDING COSTUME 2022

Trophy, plus two SATURDAY tickets for 2023, including Saturday accommodation & breakfast for two at Millennium Hotel
Congratulations to:  
Angela Bennett & Paul Bennett   Admiral & the Ocean

BEST GROUP 2022

Award, plus two Friday night tickets for 2023
Congratulations to:  
Nickie Waugh & Grant Waugh   Rainbow Fish

JUDGES CHOICE 2022

Award, plus one Friday night ticket for 2023
Congratulations to:  
Lizzette Britton   Sea Witch

JUDGES CHOICE 2022

Award, plus one Friday night ticket for 2023
Congratulations to:  
Cayley Davidson-Rowell   Octopus Showgirl

Fantasy Masquerade Ball

OUTSTANDING COSTUME 2022

Tropy, plus two SATURDAY tickets for 2023, including Saturday accommodation & breakfast for two at Millennium Hotel
Congratulations to:

Amanda Hamlin   Isabella Luna Moth

BEST GROUP 2022

Award, plus two Saturday night tickets for 2023
Congratulations to:

Kayla Setter & Anne Setter   Two Sides of Disney

JUDGES CHOICE 2022

Award, plus one Saturday night ticket for 2023
Congratulations to:

Tracey Murphy, Alet Kruger, Christina Ledgan  The Showgirls

JUDGES CHOICE 2022

Award, plus one Saturday night ticket for 2023
Congratulations to:

Alethia Chai   Madame Deficit

SPECIAL MENTION 2022

For Ridiculous Logistical Nightmare
Piper Blaster
   Time Keeper

SPECIAL MENTION 2022

For Coolest Prop
Karolyn Timarkos
   The Nocrastinator of Abergavenny

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 AMAZING JUDGES

SHAE COOK

Shae has been working as a professional costumier for just over a decade, creating and managing costumes and props for everything from stage performances to film and tv, and even live action events and historic re-enactment.

 

She started her costume journey making her own cosplays and medieval costume for re-enactment and LARP, but very quickly discovered an affinity for multimedia textiles, working for a time guiding costume development for experimental performances with the NZ Ballet, which in turn led to a short stint with Weta Workshops stage production division where she truly discovered a love for designing and crafting with leather and mixed medias to create niche fantasy and medieval armoring and costume.

 

From there, she made her foray into armory and costume for film and screen and is now director of Wildhart Workshop in the mighty Waikato, providing design, creation and resources for all things (and all facets) of costume for stage, film, festivals and real life. She has a huge wealth of knowledge when it comes to all the nitty gritty details that go into designing and making your amazing costumes and can’t wait to see you all in the judging room.

FIONA TARLTON

Returning for her second year as judge for the Groove DJ's Costume Competition, Fiona brings to this event her years of costume and judging experience, including

Oamaru’s Victorian Fete’s Best Dressed 2018

Miss Rotorua for 3 years

NZ Beard & Moustache Contest 2019.

 

As the daughter of Kelly Tarlton, Fiona continues her father’s legacy of Scuba Diving and Marine Conservation. She is an Ambassador for the Endangered Species Foundation of NZ.

 

Fiona is an adventurer with a life of diverse, exciting experiences