Takahashi chose to coin a new word rather than use the existing translation of the English term "masquerade" because that translates into Japanese as "an aristocratic costume", which did not match his experience of the World Con.
The coinage reflects a common Japanese method of abbreviation in which the first two moras of a pair of words are used to form an independent compound: 'costume' becomes kosu (コス) and 'play' becomes pure (プレ).
Retro tournaments with awesome prizes & custom trophies in the free play area!
Magic: The Gathering tournament and numerous tabletop game tournaments sponsored by Play the Game, Read the Story Panels: Unique and interesting panel presentations on a variety of gaming-related topics.
BCTC will have the following categories: NOVICE - For crafters that have never won an award in a craftsmanship category before.
( prize and a free VIP ticket to BCTC 2018)JOURNEYMAN - For crafters that have won only once or twice prior in craftsmanship categories.
( prize and a free VIP ticket to BCTC 2018)MASTER - For crafters that have won three or more times in craftsmanship categories.
Costume parties (American English) or fancy dress parties (British English) were popular from the 19th century onwards. The first people to wear costumes to attend a convention were science fiction fans Forrest J Ackerman and Myrtle R. They attended the 1939 1st World Science Fiction Convention (Nycon or 1st Worldcon) in the Caravan Hall, New York, USA dressed in "futuristicostumes", including green cape and breeches, based on the pulp magazine artwork of Frank R.
BCTC will have a craftsmanship contest to highlight the hard work of cosplayers that have traveled up to Bangor to show off their stuff!