Some Lockdown fun!
Whist in lockdown & unable to attend conventions, we thought it would be fun to do a Dark Crystal/Dark Crystal inspired cosplay competition. And in true 'The Great Con-Junction' style, we have gone all out!
We promised you money can't buy prizes and we don't disappoint..
Weta workshop will post a picture of you in your cosplay on their official Facebook page to there over 200k followers! And just as an added bonus they are also throwing in a stunning Weta Workshop Baffi the Fizzgig Figure! And if that wasn't enough you will also receive a Great Con-Junction exclusive hand signed Brian Froud print AND a selection of 10 beautiful photo prints from the Original Dark Crystal Movie.
Gets you a Great Con-Junction exclusive hand signed Brian Froud print, The latest J.M. Lee Novel 'Flames of the Dark Crystal' (hardback), 'A little Golden book-The Dark Crystal' and a selection of 10 beautiful photo prints from the Original Dark Crystal Movie.
Special Category Prize for most innovative costume
You will win a signed Scrollkeeper or Rian print (you choose) signed by puppeteer Neil Sterenberg!!
Rules and Instructions
To enter you must be 16 or older .
If you would like to enter a child into the competition alongside an adult entrant then you may do so. (No need to pay for the extra child competition entry).
To register, all you need to do is enter your details and pay £2.00 here. This is to cover the cost of posting out prizes (worldwide) & any surplus will go into our charity fund.
Registration is now open and won't close until the day before the competition ends. .
The competition will start on Friday 17th April and end on Sunday 3rd May (we have extended this to give a little more time).
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 6th May at 7pm.
Within this time you must post a picture or video of yourself in your cosplay to The Great Con-Junction Facebook page. We will then share this to the main page so that all the Thralings can see it.
You may enter two different looks if you choose to. You only need to pay once.
You may post up to 4 photos or 1 video (60 seconds or less). This should be all in one post.
The picture or video must be taken within the above time frame. To prove this, you must be holding up a sign that says #ConjunctionCosplay
Your costume can either be from the original film, the new Netflix Series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' or just inspired by either of these.
Your costume can be homemade, or shop bought.
Please keep it family friendly!
The special category prize will be awarded to the person who thinks outside the box, this could be something quite simple but still inventive!
Special Guest Judges
Who better than the design supervisor for the Netflix series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'. For their work on the series, Toby's team won The Visual Effects Society Award (2020) for Outstanding Special Effects in a Photoreal Project.
Toby Froud is an amazing sculptor, fabricator, performer, puppeteer & film maker! Is there anything this guy can't do? Toby has always been creative and attended the Wimbledon College of Arts. He has worked with peter Jackson on Lord of the Rings, Weta on The Chronicles of Narnia and King Kong, for Laika on the films ParaNorman and Boxtrolls and many more. Toby also wrote and directed the beautiful short fantasy film 'Lessons Learned' using puppetry and animatronics. Toby is currently working on Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
Toby can't wait to see your costumes!
Sherry (Amott) Tippey
Sherry Tippey lent her theatre design and production expertise to the Henson Company throughout the 70s and 80s. She was among the many Muppet designers for The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie, and worked at Jim Henson's Creature Shop on various characters for The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Dreamchild. She was Head of Fabrication of Audrey II for the Frank Oz film Little Shop of Horrors. Sherry worked on Sesame Street as well, creating Linda's pet dog Barkley and designing the outfits for the cover of the famous Sesame Street Fever LP, among other feats.
Post-Henson she worked briefly as a children's and young adult librarian before moving to Cincinnati to work for Horizon Productions as a producer, and later, Creative Director. Her freelance work included character and costume design and fabrication for theatre, video and interactive projects. She co-produced and designed an interactive CD-ROM and website for artist January Marx Knoop. In 2007 Sherry Amott Tippey became Creative Director at Curtis, Incorporated, a Visual Communications firm in Cincinnati where she enjoys writing, producing, project management, multimedia production and web design.
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Thank you for getting involved and best of luck!