Japan Fursuit Creator’s Competition 2018

Note: Application is already closed.

We’re delighted to announce that we will hold the Japan Fursuit Creator’s Competition at the next JMoF 2018.

Why not show off your new fursuit in front of a large audience? You may enter a fursuit made by you or a fursuit maker as long as it is based off of your own original design.

The champions will be decided by our specially selected panel of expert fursuit creator judges.

When

Day 2: January 6th (Sat.), 2018, 10:30 – 11:30

Where

1F Holiday Hall C

Categories

We need candidates for the following two categories.

  • ・Overall Creation Category: We will judge the design, shape and techniques of your fursuit.
  • ・Commission Category: We will judge only your design.

Qualification Requirements

Common Requirements

  • 1. If a fursuit is a collaboration, you can co-submit with coworkers.
  • 2. Your fursuit should be a new one appeared during January 9th (Mon.), 2017, to those days of JMoF 2018.
  • 3. The design should be original.
  • 4. You must submit the materials listed below for the judges by December 2nd (Sat.), 2017.

In addition, you may only apply one fursuit per category.

Note: For details about submitting the materials, please see “Submission”.

Requirements for Overall Creation Category

A fursuit should be designed and made all by yourself.

Requirements for Commission Category

A fursuit should be designed all by yourself but built by others.

Judgment

  • ・Our panel of judges with a rich knowledge about fursuit making will judge your fursuit in terms of design, shape and technique.
  • ・The judges will refer to the following submissions and on-site demonstration on the runway, but the o-site demonstration will serve only as a supplementary explanation of your performance, not the target of judging.
  • ・The best prize will be awarded to the one who is judged to have rich imagination as creator of fursuits and the furry culture.

How to Submit

Please fill out the following application form and send it to us. We will contact you at a later date about how to submit the materials listed below.

Application Period

From September 17th (Sun.) to December 2nd (Sat.), 2017

Note: If we got enough creators registered, creators will be picked by a lottery.

Submission

Design Reference

Please submit design reference you used for fursuit building. Please abide by the following rules.

  • ・All your images about your design for building the fursuit should be in one volume (e.g. trihedral figure).
  • ・The number of your design reference that can be submitted is 1.
  • ・Your image should be in JPEG/PNG format.

Passionate Points

Please submit materials that explain what you are passionate about fursuit creation. Please abide by the following rules.

  • ・All your images about your passionate points for explanation should be in one volume (e.g. trihedral figure).
  • ・The number of your passionate points that can be submitted is 3.
  • ・Your image should be in JPEG/PNG format.

BGM

Please choose or submit BGM you plan to use for your demonstration below.

If You Choose BGM

Please choose from the following. We will provide the following BGM data.

  • ・Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • ・Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
  • ・Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • ・The Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
  • ・The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  • ・Denny Schneidemesser – Crayon Dragon

If You Submit BGM

Please abide by the following rules.

  • ・The length of the BGM is at least 2 minutes in general.
  • ・Your BGM should be in MP3/AAC format.

・Generally, we don’t edit your BGM you have submitted.

・Basically, the music starts from 0 second (from the beginning).

Demonstration

  • ・Perform in your fursuit for expression its creativity along the BGM you prepared.
  • ・You got approx. 30 – 60 seconds for the demonstration (tentative).
  • ・Please strike poses at certain 3 points in your demonstration.