Japan Fursuit Creators’ Competition 2022

The 4th Fursuit Creators’ Competition will be held in JMoF 2022.

This competition aims for further development of the fursuit culture by encouraging activities of fursuit creators and designers from both artistic and technical points of view, and promoting their technical refinement and challenges.

Why don’t you present your new fursuit which you pursue your new technique and ideal at the competition? Not only an individual work, but also a team work (for example: designing and making are divided into two people) can enter.

This time, in addition to the Grand Prix, there are also a few Category Awards, which will be selected based on different criteria. In addition, to honor their participation in the competition, we are going to present all contestants with a memento as the Participation Award.

Note: The verification codes of both the wearer of your submitted fursuit and the supporter (optional) are required to apply. They are described in the confirmation email sent after completing each pre-registration.

A Message from the JFCC Staff

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2020, we have been lost the opportunity to publish our works. Individual fursuit creators must be having a hard time.

We would like to support the fursuit creators who have been working vigorously in such a difficult time.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

From all JFCC staff, the JMoF Executive Committee

Event Outline

The Flow (Tentative)

  • September 25th (Sat.), 2021: The application opens

The application form will be published on this page. Please fill out the required items (an outline, appealing points, etc.) to describe your creation.

  • At the beginning of December 2021

We will contact you with details such as the overall flow on the day.

  • January 9th (Sun.), 2022: The day of the competition

Please come to the venue at the time, which we will publish later date.

Place (Tentative)

1F Holiday Hall B

Awards

  • [Grand Prix] 1 work
  • [Category Award (Artistry/Technique/Challenge)] 2 works for each
  • [Participation Award]

We are going to present all contestants with a memento on the day.

Judgment

Our panel of judges, who are invited by the JFCC staff, with rich knowledge about fursuit creation will evaluate based on the design, modeling, technique, challenge, etc.

They will refer to materials submitted by contestants in advance and demonstration on the runway. Please note that we regard demonstration just as what supplements information of works, so the evaluation will not be influenced by movements or acts.

The scoring table used in the competition is as follows.

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Note: The scoring table might be changed in the future without notice.

Note: “Additional item by the judges” will be different between the judges, and announced on the day.

Note: Individual scores will not be published for a general audience.

Entry Information

Qualification Requirements

  • Your fursuit must be unpublished, or published after January 13th (Mon.), 2020.
  • The design must be original and new (including a remake of your own character).
  • You must submit materials for judgment after you send the application form.
  • You must complete your work by the day, and prepare to show it in perfect shape.

Note: One applicant can submit only one fursuit. For teams, only representatives will be counted.

Note: For the virus countermeasures, please note that JMoF 2022 will not accept registration on the days of the convention. All group members must have completed Pre-registration for JMoF 2022 at the time of application.

Application Period

September 25th (Sat.) - November 28th (Sun.), 2021

How to Apply

Please fill out the application form and send it to us by the deadline.

Note: For details about the submission materials, please click on the “Details on the Submission Materials” tab shown above.

About a Contact in Advance

After accepting your application, we will contact you in advance.

Note: If you don’t receive any message from us for a week after completing the application, please contact us through the “Contact” page.

Remarks

  • During the performance and the judging, one supporter will be allowed to enter the venue to assist the fursuiter.
  • The submitted materials will be used for judging, and also may be shown at the venue or on our official website.

About the Next Competition

We are planning to hold the next JMoF Fursuit Creators’ Competition in the same format.

However, in consideration of creators who have decided not to participate to prevent infection, we plan to mitigate the application requirement on publication of works as follows.

  • Your fursuit must be unpublished, or published after January 13th (Mon.), 2020.
  • Your fursuit must not be published at JMoF 2022.

About the Submission Materials

  • There are many fields to fill out and images to submit, so please prepare well in advance.
  • You don’t have to translate your description into other languages except for your name and the fursuit name.
  • We recommend that your submitted images are as clear as possible. In addition, the format of your image data should be either JPG/PNG.
  • Your submitted materials will be used for judging and may be shown during the performance or on our website.

Note: Basically, we will use the submitted materials as they are, but please note that we may edit them if necessary.

Information Required for the Application

About the Character and Design

About the Character

Please describe the character, including the origin of the name, personality, features, etc.

Species

Please describe the species of the character. Imaginary ones are also fine (Example: Wolf, Ae. c. caudatus, Protogen, etc.).

Favorite Points About the Design

Please describe what you particularly like and what you would like everyone to see about the character design.

Motifs or Sources of Your Design Inspiration

Please describe any motifs or sources you used for your character design.

Summary of the Character and Design

Please provide a summary of the character and design what you have described above in 400 letters.

Note: To introduce the character and design of your fursuit, this description will be read out during the performance.

About the Creation

Reason for the Creation

Please describe your motivation for creating this work. If this is your first work, please also describe what made you start creating a fursuit.

Features in the Creation

Please describe up to three features that you particularly like about the creation of this work, or that are realizing your ideas in this work.

Difficulties in the Creation

Please describe about the difficulties you faced in creating this work.

New Trials in the Creation

Please describe what you tried new in creating this work.

Preference in Fursuit Creation

Please describe what is important to you and what you care about in making a fursuit (Multiple answers allowed).

What You Would Like Everyone to See in Particular

Referring to what you have described above, please describe what you would especially like the judges and audience to see in your work.

Note: We are going to support showing the above. For example, our MC will promote them in the performance.

Thoughts and Feelings After the Creation

Please describe what you thought and felt looking back on the entire process of creation.

Note: This item has no effect on the judgment and will be presented as a part of your introduction.

Images Required for the Application

You don’t have to submit the images described below at the same time as the application, but should submit it when we contact you later.

About the Character and Design

Photos of Your Work

Please submit up to five photos that clearly show the fursuit’s entire body (full body shots or bust shots).

  • Note: These photos will be shown on the screen during the performance.

About the Creation

Images of the Features in the Creation

Please submit up to five images for each feature that you have described above, and also submit images of the work in progress and images that show your ingenuity if you have.

Images of the New Trials in the Creation

Please submit up to five images that show the new trials that you have described above in creating the work.

Optional Images for the Submission

You can submit the images described below if you have. These items have no effect on the judgment.

About the Character and Design

Blueprint/Design Image (Optional)

You can submit a design image of your work, including a blueprint, a three-view drawing, etc. if you have. Only one image is allowed, so if you wish to present more than one figure, please combine them into one.

Note: These photos will be shown on the screen during the performance, so we recommend a horizontal image without a small text.

Images of the Motifs or Sources of Your Design Inspiration (Optional)

You can submit up to five images that show the motifs or sources of your design inspiration that you have described above if you have.

Walk-Up Music

About music playing in your performance, you can select it from the list below, or submit it according to the notices below.

If You Select Music from the List

Please select one from the list below. These music data will be provided by us.

  • 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 Music

Please submit one according to the notices below.

  • The length of your music data should be at least two minutes.
  • The format of your music data should be either MP3/AAC.

Note: Basically, we will use the submitted music data as it is, and will play it from 0:00 (the very beginning) in the performance. Please edit it before the submission if necessary.

Note: You don’t have to submit it at the same time as the application, but should submit it when we contact you later.

Note: The verification codes of both the wearer of your submitted fursuit and the supporter (optional) are required to apply. They are described in the confirmation email sent after completing each pre-registration.

We look forward to your application!