ACE costume contest

By: Adriana Avila, Senior Reporter | Photos By: Jonathan Gamboa

 Donovan Mcintire, Liberal Arts major  Costume: Scarecrow from Batman Arkham Asylum  Judges choice  How long did it take to make your costume?  “It took me about a month but it was about a week’s work from the month. I had a lot of fun making this costume. I’m especially proud of the lighting.”
Donovan Mcintire, Liberal Arts major
Costume: Scarecrow from Batman Arkham Asylum
Judges choice
How long did it take to make your costume?
“It took me about a month but it was about a week’s work from the month. I had a lot of fun making this costume. I’m especially proud of the lighting.”

 

 Cindy Iacovetto  Costume: Robusta Rita and Rusty Robito  Best of Show contest winner  “I just came up with the idea out of my head and everything’s recycled. The only part that we bought was the doll.  How long did it take to make your costume?  “About two months. I’d like to thank Everett and my son for helping me.
Cindy Iacovetto
Costume: Robusta Rita and Rusty Robito
Best of Show contest winner
“I just came up with the idea out of my head and everything’s recycled. The only part that we bought was the doll.
How long did it take to make your costume?
“About two months. I’d like to thank Everett and my son for helping me.

 Kanisha Katko  Costume: Pyramid Head from Silent Hill  Novice competition  “I never really entered any competitions. I’m not a professional; I just whipped this together just because I love the character.”  How do you think you did compared to the other Pyramid Heads in the competition?  “I think just having the height was an advantage, but everyone did great and I had a lot of fun.”

Kanisha Katko
Costume: Pyramid Head from Silent Hill
Novice competition
“I never really entered any competitions. I’m not a professional; I just whipped this together just because I love the character.”
How do you think you did compared to the other Pyramid Heads in the competition?
“I think just having the height was an advantage, but everyone did great and I had a lot of fun.”
 Cassandra Love, Second grade  Costume: The Green Lantern  Judges’ choice Best of Show Kids’ contest winner  “My mom made it and my dad made the glowing parts.”
Cassandra Love, Second grade
Costume: The Green Lantern
Judges’ choice Best of Show Kids’ contest winner
“My mom made it and my dad made the glowing parts.”
 Hannah Mora, Art major  Costume: Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke  “It’s actually like a deer animal and he’s the spirit of the forest. He’s the one that gives life or takes life and I decided to go ahead and cosplay as him and turn him a little more feminine and turn him into my own interpretation.”  How long did it take to make your costume?  “About six months to finish everything.”  “I eventually want to get a degree in cos¬tume designing and make costumes for movies so that’s my goal. That’s what I’m striving for and cosplay is perfect to get some practice in.”  “If you’re going to cosplay always try to think outside of the box. Something that you wouldn’t think would be able to work as a material for a prop, or for example my feet, most definitely it will work. Just think outside of the box and have fun with it.”
Hannah Mora, Art major
Costume: Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke
“It’s actually like a deer animal and he’s the spirit of the forest. He’s the one that gives life or takes life and I decided to go ahead and cosplay as him and turn him a little more feminine and turn him into my own interpretation.”
How long did it take to make your costume?
“About six months to finish everything.”
“I eventually want to get a degree in cos¬tume designing and make costumes for movies so that’s my goal. That’s what I’m striving for and cosplay is perfect to get some practice in.”
“If you’re going to cosplay always try to think outside of the box. Something that you wouldn’t think would be able to work as a material for a prop, or for example my feet, most definitely it will work. Just think outside of the box and have fun with it.”
 Sarah Siemers UNM graduate  Costume: Meredith from Brave  How long did it take to make your costume?  “It took about 13 hours to do all of the screen printing and maybe 70 hours to hand place the 3700 gems on there. The wig takes years to comb. I hand curled it so all the curls I had to get in there. It took a really long time.”  “Check out my costumes online. I make a bunch of them. You can find me on Facebook at Callesto.Walken.
Sarah Siemers UNM graduate
Costume: Meredith from Brave
How long did it take to make your costume?
“It took about 13 hours to do all of the screen printing and maybe 70 hours to hand place the 3700 gems on there. The wig takes years to comb. I hand curled it so all the curls I had to get in there. It took a really long time.”
“Check out my costumes online. I make a bunch of them. You can find me on Facebook at Callesto.Walken.
 K’dawn Butler, Liberal Arts major  Costume: Bayonetta  Journeyman contest winner  How long did it take to make your costume?  “In total it was probably a hundred hour process between four [glue] guns. The shoes I designed myself out of an older pair and the suit was all sewn by me, I went through a 12-hour straight sewing. All the designs and the clay, [the guns] they’re all hand made. They’re made out of foam board and piping, a lot of paint, a lot of clay and a lot of time.”
K’dawn Butler, Liberal Arts major
Costume: Bayonetta
Journeyman contest winner
How long did it take to make your costume?
“In total it was probably a hundred hour process between four [glue] guns. The shoes I designed myself out of an older pair and the suit was all sewn by me, I went through a 12-hour straight sewing. All the designs and the clay, [the guns] they’re all hand made. They’re made out of foam board and piping, a lot of paint, a lot of clay and a lot of time.”
 Mike Stanley  Costume: The Blue Spirit from Avatar: the Last Airbender, an alias of Zuko  Novice competition  “This is the first costume that I’ve made out of all the costumes that I made that I actually entered in any competition ever.”  How long did it take for you to make your costume?  “It took a couple of weeks. It took a week alone for the mask because of the mate¬rial I was working with had a very long drying time.”  Former Rocky Mountain College for Art and Design student in Animation and Illustration  “For other costumers and cosplayers out there, always keep trying, always look for new ways to try things and look for new materials because there’s always something that can make whatever you’re doing that much better.”
Mike Stanley
Costume: The Blue Spirit from Avatar: the Last Airbender, an alias of Zuko
Novice competition
“This is the first costume that I’ve made out of all the costumes that I made that I actually entered in any competition ever.”
How long did it take for you to make your costume?
“It took a couple of weeks. It took a week alone for the mask because of the mate¬rial I was working with had a very long drying time.”
Former Rocky Mountain College for Art and Design student in Animation and Illustration
“For other costumers and cosplayers out there, always keep trying, always look for new ways to try things and look for new materials because there’s always something that can make whatever you’re doing that much better.”

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