Dear competitor:

Thank you for your interest in the All Hallows Faire Costume Competition!
We are strive to improve our competition every year and we would like to share with you a few things about out judging criteria.
As you strut your stuff in front of the crowd and judging table, a few things we are looking for.
These are listed in order of importance.
Craft: particularly in the Intermediate and Master Categories. Show off the little details and accessories in your costume. Don't be afraid to talk up the personalized touches to your presentation. This is about the small things!
Construction: What kinds of techniques did you use to build your rig? Oftentimes, a judge will need to be brought into the loop to fully understand the work and dedication in a costume. Please share with us if you have hand-sewn, foam-sculpted, forged, or any other wonderful details we might miss on first glance.
Character: When you are presenting to the crowd, play up your character. Ultimately, this competition is supposed to entertain the patrons of this event. Staying in character as you answer judging questions and playing the audience can help. This can be important in the beginner category, where the crafting levels are all similar.
Remember, the judges only get a brief time with your creation, the more information we have, the better!
Cheers and see you at the faire!

Your All Hallows Judging Committee.

SATURDAY ADULTS (AGES 16YRS AND UP)- SIGN UP BEFORE 4PM CONTEST STARTS AT 6PM @ ALL HALLOWS STAGE
Sign-ups at event site Look for Costume Contest Booth in Mark Twain Building before 4pm!
Awards and Prizes will be given for different categories.

RULES:
Previous Year winners must have a new costume to enter

BEGINNER CATEGORY- Enter this category if your costume is store bought and you did no crafting on your costume yourself.
AWARDS GIVEN: 1st & Runner Up

INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY- Enter this category if you bought some of your costume and modified it or added accessories to make the costume more unique. At least 20% of the costume must be crafted by the contestant.
AWARDS GIVEN: 1st & Runner Up

MASTERS CATEGORY- Enter this category if the contestant conceptually designed the character based upon his/her own idea or a character from movies, books or games. Costume must be 80% crafted by the contestant.
AWARDS GIVEN: 1st wins a $100.00 Cash Prize & Runner Up $50 Cash Prize

BEST PROP- Contestant will be chosen by our judges in this category.
AWARD WILL BE GIVEN

BEST PERFORMANCE OF CHARACTER- Contestant will be chosen by the judges. Play your character through out the day the judges will be watching. AWARD WILL BE GIVEN

JUDGE'S CHOICE- Judges will select.

NEW FOR 2023
WITCHES ATTIRE CATEGORIES
SATURDAY
Best Green Witch Attire
Best Goth Witch Attire
Best White Witch Attire

SATURDAY KIDS SIGN UP BEFORE 1PM ANNOUNCEMENTS STARTS AT 2:30PM @ VILLAGE STAGE
Winners will be chosen by the judges in each of these categories as follows:

AGES: (0-5YRS.) AWARDS ARE 1st Place and Runner Up
AGES:(6-10YRS.) AWARDS ARE 1st Place and Runner Up
AGES:(11-15YRS.) AWARDS ARE 1st Place and Runner Up

SUNDAY ADULT (16YRS.- UP) SIGN UP BEFORE 2:30PM CONTEST STARTS AT 4:15PM @ VILLAGE STAGE
SIGN UPS ARE AT THE COSTUME CONTEST BOOTH IN THE MARK TWAIN BUILDING
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN
FOR 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place 
NEW FOR 2023 Best Witch Attire 

SUNDAY KIDS SIGN UP BEFORE 1PM ANNOUNCEMENTS STARTS AT 1:30PM @ VILLAGE STAGE
SIGN UPS ARE AT THE COSTUME CONTEST BOOTH IN THE MARK TWAIN BUILDING

Winners will be chosen by the judges in each of these categories as follows:

AGES: (0-5YRS.) AWARDS ARE 1st Place and Runner Up
AGES:(6-10YRS.) AWARDS ARE 1st Place and Runner Up
AGES:(11-15YRS.) AWARDS ARE 1st Place and Runner Up

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Just days until the Celtic New Year's Celebration!
at the Frogtown Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, CA.