What about group prizes though? It might be unfair to give the winners one trophy [or something.]
I agree with you on that it would be unfair to give a whole group just one thing that they couldn't share. xD
For the group prize... mini trophies! xD Or...eh... special buttons?
I think anime categories would be to much to handle. They're over hundreds of animes it would take to much of a time. I think it would be better just to have the group and solo performance.
What I was originally thinking was that there would be four different categories:
Official Dance - Solo
Official Dance - Group
Original Dance - Solo
Original Dance - Group
But now I'm thinking that there could
Official Dance - Solo
Official Dance - Group
Original Dance - Solo - No Series Crossovers
Original Dance - Group - No Series Crossovers
Original Dance - Solo - Series Crossovers
Original Dance - Group - Series Crossovers
If there's any animated dance from any series that someone wants to do exactly, whether it be the Hare Hare Yukai, Lucky Star OP, Lucky Star last episode dance (those two are to the same song and similar but still different), or Sumomo's exercise dance, then it would go in the official dance category.
What would be in the original dance category would be if someone wanted to make up different choreography to a dance that already existed (like taking the song for the Lucky Star dance and making new choreography) or wanted to make a dance for a different series that doesn't exist yet (say, Death Note, like I mentioned before) to a song fitting the character/s doing it.
The full Hare Hare Yukai is kind of iffy as to what category it would be in since there isn't - at least I don't think there is - an actual official version of it. But I think it would go in the official category just because people would be following choreography that has mostly already been done before. But like I said before, if they were to make up a completely new dance for it, then it would be in the original dance category.
For official dances, series crossovers would be allowed, where either:
- the music and costumes are from the same series, but the dance choreography is from another (ex: Hare Hare Yukai dance choreography set to the song Sakura Kiss, danced by Ouran cosplayers)
- the music and dance choreography are from the same series, but the costumes are from another (ex: Hare Hare Yukai dance choreography set to the song Hare Hare Yukai, danced by Legend of Zelda cosplayers)
- the dance choreography and costumes are from the same series, but the music is from another (ex: Hare Hare Yukai dance choreography set to the song Ready Steady Go, danced by The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya cosplayers)
Do you think it would be alright if the music, choreography, and costumes were all from different series (ex: Hare Hare Yukai dance choreography set to the song Ready Steady Go, danced by Ouran cosplayers)? xD I think that would just be weird, but it would fit, I guess...
Of course, in the official dance category, there doesn't have to be series crossovers, meaning people could do the Hare Hare Yukai dance choreography set to the song Hare Hare Yukai, and cosplay as characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
- choreography has to relate to characters
- WITH NO CROSSOVERS
-- music and characters relate (series-wise)
-- ex: Lucky Star cosplayers dance to Motteke! Sailor Fuku with new choreography
-- ex: Death Note cosplayers dance to The World with original (new) choreography
- WITH CROSSOVERS
-- music and characters do not relate
-- ex: Ouran cosplayers dance to Ready Steady Go with original choreography (relating to characters though as per the first original dance category rule)
I'm thinking there shouldn't be original dances with crossovers, and there shouldn't be official dances where the music, choreography, and costumes are all from different series, because they're more complicated and there are plenty of dance options without them... But that's just me...
Participants will request spots and song of course. They could either bring there own music or request one for me to find it and put it on a mix. Time slots should be made of course. How long should the whole program last? I don't want it to last to long, then that would ruin the con. I think i can handle 1 or 2 hours at the least.
If there's an animation to go with someone's dance, I think it should be played (for the original dances). (Of course, this requires hooking up a computer to speakers and a projector.) Since crossovers would be allowed in that category, people could sync up the animation to a different song themselves and bring it in on a CD to be played. For just songs without animation, like you said, they could bring it in themselves or request, if you're willing to take on that responsibility.~
I think a video will be recorded for all those youtube fans who missed out on all the fun...but it might make people nervous.
People will record it on their own cameras anyway, unless you specifically make a rule of no recording. There might as well be a nice stable video version...
Who would make sutable judges? Volunteers? Random people? Random people might be a bad idea. Should there be like....um scoring cards?
I think volunteers for judging would be the best.
If there's an animation to go with someone's dance, I think it should be played (for the original dances). (Of course, this requires hooking up a computer to speakers and a projector.)
I think we will have registration papers for it.
Um... Would you need help with that?
How about a fun at the end kind of thing where people can just dance for fun?
Of course!! Dance party!!~~
Thank you very much for replying! It's helped a lot!
Yay~Whew! those rules took me hours to come up with, organize, and refine... As you can see, I really care about this xD