Mandarin MiniCon 2 Costume Contest Rules

Mandarin MiniCon 2

Mandarin Minicon 2 will be held October 3, 11AM – 5PM, at Mandarin Square Plaza

Compete in the costume contest to win the Ultimate Cosplayer Prize Pack! First place comes loaded with free event tickets, geeky goodies, gift certificates and even a cosplay photoshoot.

See below for rules and details:

1) Contest starts at 3PM

2) Registration starts at noon and will be limited to the first 50 applicants. The judges table will be upstairs next to Three Muses. You will need to register and participate in pre-judging. This will be your chance to show off your costume details up close, explain what parts you made and who your character is. Registration cannot be called in.

3) Categories are 1st, 2nd, 3rd and kids. Kids category is basically for under 12, but we won’t be demanding birth certificates. Kids can compete in the main category if they prefer, but must choose one or the other.

4) Anyone can compete, including vendors

5) Costume can be any type or genre. Does not have to be a certain theme.

7) Judging criteria: we will have 3 judges. They will be looking at your presentation (are you in character?), skill (outfits personally made or assembled will rate higher than fully purchased outfits), and overall appearance.

Mandarin MiniCon Costume Contest Rules and Prizes

Mandarin Minicon will be held March 28th, 11AM – 5PM, at Mandarin Square Plaza, hosted by Three Muses Inspired Clothing and Mythical Mountain Comics and Collectibles.

Compete in the costume contest to win the Ultimate Cosplayer Prize Pack! First place comes loaded with free event tickets, geeky goodies, gift certificates and even a cosplay photoshoot.

See below for rules and details:

1) Contest starts at 3PM

2) Stop by Three Muses or Mythical Mountain before 2:30 PM to preregister. We’ll just need your name and character. You can bring pics if you want to help the judges know who your character is, but it isn’t necessary. We will let you know where to go for the start of the contest.

3) Categories are 1st, 2nd, 3rd and kids. Kids category is basically for under 12, but we won’t be demanding birth certificates. Kids can compete in the main category if they prefer, but must choose one or the other.

4) Anyone can compete, including vendors

5) Costume can be any type or genre. Does not have to be a certain theme.

6) Contest cut-off is 20 people

7) Judging criteria: we will have 3 judges. They will be looking at your presentation (are you in character?), skill (outfits personally made or assembled will rate higher than fully purchased outfits), and overall appearance.

Meet the Judges!

Jenifer Ann – cosplayer and model Jenifer Ann has been modeling for Three Muses since before we even had a store! Check out her facebook page to see some of her amazing cosplay photos: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeniferAnn

Jenna Esposito – owner of ShoeBeeDoo Boutique and maker of gorgeous customized shoe creations, see Jenna’s cosplay on her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jennarationag

Ted Ohrt – Jacksonville’s very own Iron Man, and our honorary male muse. Check out Ted’s page at https://www.facebook.com/ironmanjax

And now what you’ve all been waiting for…the amazing prize list!

1st Place

2 Tickets to AmeliaCon, a multi-genre convention held in Amelia Island, http://www.ameliacon.com/

1 Ticket to the kickoff party for the GAAM Icons show at MOSH  http://gamesartandmusic.com/

$50 Gift certificate to Mythical Mountain Comics and Collectibles

2 Tickets to the Showstoppers Variety and Burlesque show at Eclipse

1 hour Cosplay Photoshoot in the studio with Red Velvet Photography

1 large sheet of Worbla from Three Muses Inspired Clothing

$10 gift certificate for Bento Studios

Scarf or 10″ Tail made by Fantasy Kandi

Video Game Print from Art by Sabina

Avengers themed chair made by Comic Crafts by Helen Duffy Williams

2nd Place

2 Tickets to AmeliaCon

1 Ticket to the kickoff party for the GAAM Icons show at MOSH

$30 Gift certificate to Mythical Mountain Comics and Collectibles

1 Medium sheet of Worbla from Three Muses Inspired Clothing

$10 gift certificate for Bento Studios

Crochet Plushie by Fantasy Kandi

Handmade Trinket from Actualized Arts

3rd Place

2 Tickets to AmeliaCon

1 Ticket to the kickoff party for the GAAM Icons show at MOSH

$15 Gift certificate to Mythical Mountain Comics and Collectibles

1 Small sheet of Worbla from Three Muses Inspired Clothing

Button or Charm for Bento Studios

Handmade Trinket from Actualized Arts

Kids

2 Tickets to AmeliaCon

$20 Gift certificate to Mythical Mountain Comics and Collectibles

1 Small sheet of Worbla from Three Muses Inspired Clothing

Button or charm from Bento Studios

Crochet Plushie by Fantasy Kandi

Handmade Trinket from Actualized Arts

*If I have missed anyone or gotten a prize listing wrong, or if you would like to be included in the prize give away, please e-mail me at info@threemusesclothing.com

Mandarin MiniCon – A Day of Comics and Cosplay

Mandarin Minicon A day of comics and cosplayJoin Three Muses Clothing and Mythical Mountain Comics & Collectibles for a day celebrating comics and cosplay at Mandarin Square! The event will be held outside both upstairs and downstairs in the plaza. The weather is supposed to be cloudy, a little cooler, but no rain! Sounds like a great way to enjoy a spring day.

Get your costume on and come join us for a FREE event featuring vendors, food truck Delish Kebobs, ice cream from Mister Softee, music by DJ ENS from Pixelated, sales, specials, a costume contest, a special performance by the Jedi Academy of North Florida and more!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/826523284049763/

Costume contest at 3PM (details and prizes to be posted soon)
Performances by Jedi Academy of North Florida at 1PM & 4PM

This will also be the LAST DAY Three Muses is open until June. We are closing just for April & May. I am having a baby so the shop is taking a little break during this transition time. (and I really hope I make it till Saturday. I am ready to pop!)

Guests and vendors confirmed:
AmeliaCon – win free tix in the costume contest!
Shoebeedoo – one of a kind comic book heels
The Art Of Joseph Daugherty
Adorable Foxie – fun to wear furry things
Scrub Oak Soaps – all natural soaps
Iron Man – Jax Cosplay Guest
Jenifer Ann – Cosplay Guest
WasabiCon
Movement Magazine
Collective Con
Jedi Academy of North Florida– with performances at 1 & 4PM
Red Velvet Photography – roving photographers
GAAM – with the TMNT Van for pics and tix for costume contest winners!
The Coffee Bard Coffeehouse
Art by Bento Studios – with gift certificates and buttons for the costume contest!
Actualized Arts – with trinkets for the costume contest
Umbrella Corporation Jacksonville (Home of the 219th Brain Surgeons)
Art by edbot5000
North Florida Chapter of the Heroes Alliance
Gotham City FX
Art and Caricatures by Art by Sabina– win a video game print in the costume contest!
The Retro Raver
Comic Crafts by Helen Duffy Williams
Art by Mario Scott
Kawaii Designs
Silliness of Sewing
Orchid Ink Studios
I Am Sheridon
Nerdities
Spiders Web Marketing
Color Television

San Diego Comic Con Then and Now

My first time at San Diego Comic Con was in 2007. I really had no idea what to expect. I thought it was going to be like DragonCon, so for the first couple hours I was pretty confused as to why there wasn’t a bar set up every 10 feet and totally disappointed to find out there wasn’t even a bar on site. I was like…so what do you people do all day here?

I found out the answer was mostly wait in line for things, woohoo! And the big thing there isn’t really comics- it’s promoting the latest movie or TV show.

Slave Leias and JabbaA friend and I dressed up the first day as Slave Leias to participate in the group shoot with a life-size Jabba statue. The crowd was staggering. Only about 10% of the crowd was in costume so anyone dressed up created quite a stir. We couldn’t move more than a foot or two at a time and a couple times the fire marshal had to clear our path because photographers were creating a fire hazard. We heard rumors of celebrities, but saw none. After the convention we went out to a bar close to the convention and were the only people in costume.

I went back again in 2010 and it was pretty much the same. I gave it another try in 2013 and things have certainly changed! SDCC has taken over all of downtown San Diego. People in costume are everywhere and every open space has some kind of giant promo set-up or activity. It’s like being at a ComicCon World’s Fair.

Now that I know what to expect, I enjoy the different experience SDCC has to offer. You get a peek into everything you will be seeing in TV and movies for the next year or more. I even picked up a few exclusives on the last trip- a Harley Quinn keychain and a Snoopy t-shirt.

I also had an amazing time thanks to Entertainment Weekly, who photographed me transforming from mild-mannered Candy Keane into Wonder Woman and then invited me to their SDCC party, where I finally found all those celebrities I’d heard about!

Check out the photos of that great trip on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.671530139608197.1073741849.551597874934758&type=1&l=bc0e91dcfd

Candy Keane changes into Wonder Woman

Candy Keane changes into Wonder Woman

 

LeeLoo attends Montreal ComicCon

LeeLoo at Montreal ComicCon

LeeLoo at Montreal ComicCon

Montreal ComicCon is going on this weekend and our LeeLoo already sent pics from her adventure and ended up being photographed for the Montreal Gazette.
Sophie purchased the Three Muses Futuristic Element costume during our presale event, which was supposed to ship Oct. 1st. However when we heard she was going to wear it to the Montreal Comiccon, we made sure she got it in time as long as she promised to send photos. It’s just so fun to see Three Muses costumes at events around the world! (Currently the full costume is unavailable, but we do still make the suspenders)

From Sophie: “I am back from the Montreal Comic Con, and it was a hit !!! Everyone wanted to take pictures and were happy to see something different in terms of costumes. As promised, I will send you a few pictures once I get the ones taken by my friends. You can pick the ones you like 🙂
Thanks again, lots of fun, and for sure I will think of you next time I need a quality costume. ”
– Sophie

She said there were many shouts of “multi-pass” as she walked around and one photographer even had her pose holding his metro card to recreate the famous scene after she forgot to bring her own multi-pass. How did she expect to get into Fhloston Paradise without it?

LeeLoo and ScoobyDoo

LeeLoo and ScoobyDoo

Major Spoilers’ Cosplay Girl Victoria’s gallery of images from the San Diego Comic Con

While we’re still trying to catch up on things since returning from an amazing trip to SDCC, Cosplay Girl Victoria has already got her pics up for an article on MajorSpoilers.com. Victoria spent Saturday with us promoting Three Muses, dressed as a sexy  Stephanie Brown style Robin by Secret Wishes.

See our photos posted on Flickr here: Three Muses photos from SDCC

Wonder Woman and Robin at SDCC

Wonder Woman Candy Keane and Robin CosplayGirl Victoria at SDCC

Three Muses will be at San Diego Comic Con 2010

Technically, it will just one 1 of the 3 Muses attending. And we won’t have a booth, but will just be walking around enjoying the scenery and general craziness that is ComicCon.

The schedule so far:

Friday: wearing Deluxe Slave Girl costume , attending Slave Leia group photo at 1PM

Saturday: wearing Arkham Asylum Harely Quinn, attending DC gathering at 1:30 PM

Sunday: wearing Wonder Woman costume