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Patriot Act Weekly Costume Contests

sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
edited June 2015 in Costumes and Concepts
Unless otherwise stated, these are always Sunday, at 4:30pm Server Time, in the Renaissance Center Powerhouse Theater. Either Aiko or Scarletta will be hosting, although we might occasionally have a guest host.

This thread will be for advertising these events and to be a source of additional reference information if the themes might be a little vague or obscure. Patriot Act asks that you do not post in this thread, and to leave it solely for use by the Patriot Act CC group.

In game questions can be addressed to @sapphiechu in game-mail. Player is in game every day.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    Heroes of the 1930s

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    The age of early talking pictures brought a new sense of wonder to the world, especially the United States. Pulp heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs (arguably the greatest influence on science fiction and fantasy writing at the time), E.E. Doc Smith (creating new vistas of grand, galaxy-spanning conflict with heroes that were both intelligent and capable in the Lensman series and Triplanetary), and H.P. Lovecraft (Cthulhu mythos, mysterious gods from beyond time and space that could shatter a person's psyche). Authors like Robert E. Howard created his pulpy seminal work Conan the Barbarian.

    Using these as a starting point, create a costume that harkens back to these imaginative days, when science fiction was unfettered by modern scientific knowledge and respected for their wide vision, and fantasy novels were allowed to have images of buxom, scantily clad females in distress looking on as their muscular heroes charged in to save the day.

    Rules:
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.\
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.

    RESULTS
    (6+BEST as Sapphiechu couldn't decide and just went crazy handing out prizes)
    Saintwalker, Random, Lord Lionheart, The Sin and Survivor all received honorable mentions.
    Ace Brenton (great man-of-science, man-of-action look)
    Lord Maxwell (Best, most manliest handlebar mustache)
    Bubble Pop (female gangster look)
    Manhunter (female anti-hero/vigilante)
    MCR Magician (male gangster)
    The Arachnid (male anti-hero/vigilante)
    Best in Show: CTHULHU (for his amazing recreation of H. P. Lovecraft)
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road

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    It is 1939, and on August 15th, just two days ago, Frank Baum's incredible story, The Wizard of Oz, opened in Hollywood. No one was ever quite prepared for the movie adaption, and the stunning differences between the stark, dry black-&-white footage, to then be presented with a glorious riot of color (arguably one of the single most colorful sets in Hollywood history) in the Munchkin Village, brought Technicolor to the masses in a huge way.

    The story of Dorothy, a poor Kansas girl lost in a land 'over the rainbow', along with her dog, a scarecrow without a brain, a tinman without a heart and a lion without courage, is now one of the single most well known stories of all time. The wicked witch motif can thank influence from the production design of this film. Singing, dancing, adventure, heartbreak and production design that stretched the limits of both credibility and the pocket book have made this movie into a cultural icon.

    In remembrance of this incredible achievement, August 17 Patriot Act Costume Contest will be inspired by the Wizard of Oz and it's lasting legacy. The following categories are open to interpretation (these are NOT for clones, but interpretations of the theme):

    1. Mechanical Woodsman – Bring back the heyday of mechanical timber management and give us your best interpretation of a wood-cutting tinman.
    2. Straw-Stuffed Guard – With the magic that gives the scarecrow life, it stands to reason there were other straw-stuffed beings that held similar jobs.
    3. Bravery-lacking Creatures – The war between good and evil has many victims. Not only lions were forced to cower in the dark forest of Oz.
    4. Kansas City Girl & Pet (duo) – What if Wizard of Oz happened in the modern age? What would Dorothy and her pet dog look like?
    5. Just who WAS the Wicked Witch, anyway? – There is an internet discussion that often follows the line that Glinda, the so called 'fair witch', was actually a sadistic psychopath. Portray this pink, puffy witch in a way that might show that darker side to her character.
    6. And Flying Monkeys Might Launch out of my… – Flying monkeys? REALLY? Show us your best alternative flying minion that would put an airborne simian to shame!
    7. The Previous Wizard – Who was in charge of Oz before the wizard arrived? What power did he hold in the city? Was it even a wizard at all? Perhaps a sorceress, or real witch?

    Seven category winners, plus there might be some HMs and special extra prizes.

    Rules:
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.

    RESULTS
    Mechanical Woodsman — Traegon the Mighty
    Straw-Stuffed Guardian — Makumba
    Cowardly Creatures — Sa' Vage
    Kansas Girl & Pet (duo) — Mia & Upy
    Evil Glinda — Piffle
    Flying Minion — The Skyfoogle
    Wizard — Ruby Kitten

    (honorable mention: Ma'skaat)
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    BALLROOM BLITZ!

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    It was January 27, 1973. The British glam-rock band, The Sweet, were forced offstage when an audience in Kilmarnock, Scotland threw bottles. Band members Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman sat down and used this event to inspire them, creating one of the years greatest hits: Ballroom Blitz!

    Lyrics • Youtube Link

    For giggles, I have decided that this weeks Costume Contest will honor this peace of glam-rock history with some homages. I am looking for the following homages:

    The Man in the Back (two prizes)
    The Girl in the Corner (two prizes)
    Kilmarnock Bottle Thrower (one prize)
    The Sweet Band (four-person group)

    Rules
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.

    RESULTS
    Sadly, due to the double XP weekend causing a small turnout, there were less entries than category winners – SO EVERYONE THAT TURNED UP WON! Thank you to those that attended.
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  • zackattackv20zackattackv20 Posts: 17 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    I dont know if its possible but...could you post pictures of the winners or the runner ups? I am very curious on what they look like :)
  • dialamxdialamx Posts: 931 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    What day will the Ballroom Blitz be?
  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    Patriot Act Sunday CCs

    Time: 4:30pm Server Time (unless otherwise stated)

    Location: Renaissance Center Power House Theater.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    Caprice Cocktails


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    After a long day of heroics, where better to lean back and enjoy a nice drink but the exclusive Club Caprice? Serving only superheroes, metahumans, and the few mundane humans that can afford the cover charge, Caprice is the go-to place for high (and sometimes airborne) society up-and-comers to rub shoulders with the heroes that protect their lives, businesses and property from supervillains. Of course, supervillains sometimes come hang out too, but Club Caprice is an informally agreed neutral ground, and it is not entirely unheard of for a hero and their 'pet' villain to be found in a corner chatting about old times or discussing ways to turn one or the other to their point of view.

    Knocking back a rum-&-coke or a beer is all very well, but Caprice is known for it's unique, in-universe drinks. With this in mind, this special costume contest will be about the drinks of Club Caprice. Categories are thus:

    Narcola – Superhero Soda, officially endorsed by The Champions!
    Grond Juice – Mixed drink that really packs a punch!
    Silverback's Smash-It-Back – You'll go bananas for it! (Alcoholic banana smoothie)
    Moreau Meritage – A deviously spliced hybrid of red wines!
    VIPER Venom: A glowing green cocktail with the tangy taste of Draysha!
    Super Ultra Kitty Juice – An energy shot imported from Japan. DRINK WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

    Each category winner will receive 50G.

    But there's more!

    Once the category winners are chosen, there will be a best of picked from these prize winners, chosen by YOU, the entrants. That winner will be receiving a brand new, equipped, still-with-the-dealer-sticker, not even run in, NAGINATA ALPHA!


    RULES

    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • dialamxdialamx Posts: 931 Arc User
    edited August 2014
    I got there late and missed out :(

    I wanted to show off what I made anyway, for Grond Juice. It's a living can of Grond Juice with Grondling arms.

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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited September 2014
    Night of the Assassins


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    Original image by LucasParolin

    Assassination has long been a method of political one-upmanship, disposing of opponents before they are prepared to face you in 'fair' one-on-one combat, or simply to remove a powerful player from the political or strategic stage. The word itself is said to come from the Arabic Hashishin, literally 'users of hashish', used as a derogatory term by their opponents in the Middle Ages. The term hashishiyya or hashishi as used by Muslim sources is used metaphorically in its abusive sense (i.e. "social outcasts", "low-class rabble", etc.), while the literal interpretation of this term in referring to the Nizaris (as hashish consuming intoxicated assassins) is rooted in the fantasies of medieval Westerners.

    Winners of the following Assassin categories were:

    • Hashishin — Shinomaru
    • Elven — Faye Na'ran
    • Alien — LV426
    • Tech — Palace Guard
    • Ninja — Misfit
    • Robot — Black Jack
    • Cold War — Silver Belle
    • Clown — Bronze Monkey

    Eight winners of 50G each.

    Time & Place
    4:30pm Server Time
    Millennium City Powerhouse Theater.


    RULES
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited September 2014
    THINGS!

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    In the darkest places of the world, in the imagination of children, and the dreams of adults, things hide.
    Some things are benevolent, imaginary friends that protect young boys and girls.
    Others are the horrifying stuff of nightmares, lusting after both blood and souls.

    Our winners of the following categories were (image links under the names):

    The Beast under the Bed — Elwind
    The Creature in the Closet — Sully Jack
    The Freak at the back of the Fridge — Pincushion
    The Sound under the Stairs — Umruk
    The Thing behind the TV — Glitch
    The Wizard in the Washing Machine — Piffle
    The Thing of Things! (Best category) — Bedbug Beast
    Honorable Mention — Sweet Clara

    Time & Place
    4:30pm Server Time
    Millennium City Powerhouse Theater.


    RULES
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited September 2014
    Robin Williams Homage

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    (RIP Robin Williams: July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

    By now, everyone knows of the fate of the late, and much lamented Robin Williams. I have chosen this Sunday to be our chance to show homage to this master of acting and comedy. Bring us your homages to Robin Williams' career, both on TV and the movies. It is time to remind ourselves once more just how talented Robin could be.

    No categories for this costume contest: just bring us your best homages to the late, great star. Six winners and host's choice for best.

    Time & Place
    4:30pm Server Time
    Millennium City Powerhouse Theater


    RULES
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    ALIEN INVASION

    ("What on Earth are we gonna do?")

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    With all these aliens running around, I thought it would be time to [CENSORED BY US GOVERNMENT]. Show us the true powers behind the leaders of the world and share with your fellow Champions some of the more well known alien invaders, and the protectors against them.

    Categories as follows:

    Grey Alien
    Lizard Conspiracy
    Human-Alien Hybrid
    Bigfoot
    Men In Black
    UNified Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT)
    UFO Hunter


    Time & Place
    4:30pm Server Time
    Millennium City Powerhouse Theater


    RULES
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    Fantasy Folk

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    Something simple this week: let's see your best fantasy folk, as dragged kicking and screaming from pulpy fantasy stories and fantasy games.

    RESULTS:

    Elves: Sanction
    Dwarves: Notch
    Trolls: Faye (left) & Galahad (right)
    Gnomes/Halflings/Hobbits: Piffle
    Added Category – Goblins: Haemo (left)
    Duo: King & Queen: Tie! Sea Lancer & Kyouko, and Charisma & Nose Goblin
    Honorable Mention: The Artistic One and Cogswell (not pictured)


    Time & Place
    4:30pm Server Time
    Millennium City Powerhouse Theater


    RULES
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited October 2014
    CYBORG

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    A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a being with both organic and biomechatronic parts. See for example biomaterials, bionics, and biomechatronics. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline. D. S. Halacy's Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction which spoke of a "new frontier" that was "not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between 'inner space' to 'outer space' – a bridge...between mind and matter."

    — Wikipedia entry, October 21, 2014

    During this time of undead invasion by undead superheroes killed by an arguably undead ex-nazi psychopath, it is only fitting that we completely ignore all that undead stuff and, instead, do something very much close to everyone's hearts with the costume creator: CYBORGS!

    Categories as follows:

    Production Model Cyborg: the cyborg that is the most all-round performer.
    Heavy Weapons Cyborg: a monster-sized cyborg that carries serious firepower.
    Covert Ops Cyborg: stealth mission specialist (Please, no stealth aura. This is about your costume, not your aura)
    Corporate Security Cyborg: suit and tie optional; clean, smart appearance mandatory.
    Air Support Cyborg: Flight-capable cyborg with low-drag bodywork.
    Home-Built Cyborg: If you only had Jury-Rig™ to rebuild you.
    Sexy Cyborg: part eye-candy, part body guard, all exotic materials

    Time & Place
    4:30pm Server Time
    Millennium City Powerhouse Theater


    RULES
    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited June 2015
    Patriot Act Monthly CC — June 4, 2015, 9:30pm Server Time

    Navy v. Pirates

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    Shiver me timbers and avast, me harties!
    There be pirates off the starboard bow!
    Bring up the main guns, and prepare for a broadside!

    Bring us your best pirate or period navy costumes and get a share of the doubloons!

    Four winners of 200G, plus one winner of 1,000G!
    :biggrin:
    :eek:
    :mad:
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  • sapphiechusapphiechu Posts: 259 Arc User
    edited December 2015

    Last Patriot Act CC of the Year CC — December 27, 2015

    TRINITY!

    Show us your best interpretation of how the traditional MMO Trinity should look in Champions Online. Two winners for each category of:
    • Tank
    • DPS
    • Healer
    Plus an extra prize for the best example of a combination of all three roles in the costume design.

    RULES

    No switching.
    Auras, Powers and Travel Powers allowed as long as they do not interfere with other contestants.
    Those using enlargers and/or with large wing spans should occupy the back row.
    Those using shrinkers should definitely occupy a square in the front row.
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