Halloween Banner Contest 2007!

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Halloween Banner Contest 2007!

Post by Tiff » Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:33 pm

Time for the annual Halloween Banner contest!

This year's idea comes from our very own Bob. Pregnancy has stolen my creative juices, and so I had to outsource to come up with a good and original idea >_>; SO YAY BOB =D

This year's Halloween Banner theme is...COSPLAY! Find a good sailor moon cosplayer, and create a banner!

Pay close attention to the rules, since this involves cosplaying pictures and not just regular SM pics.

Rules:

1) Your banner must contain a Cosplayer from ANY Sailor Moon genre (manga, anime, etc), and it also MUST have a Halloween theme with it. Slapping a cosplayed chibiusa on a pink background doesn't cut it. The cosplayer may be dressed as ANY sailor moon character.

The Halloween theme doesn't necessarily have to be SCARY...just be creative. Pumpkins and leaves work! Trick-or-treating works! Candy! Black cats! Or, if you want to go the scary route, go ahead!

2) You MUST link where you found the cosplay picture in your submission post. I want to give credit where credit is due, and I don't want any angry cosplayers chasing after me (which is pretty unlikely, but still =P). So PLEASE be sure you credit the cosplayer, and where you found the image. If you don't know the name of the cosplayer, at least link where you found the image. If it is a picture you took yourself/of yourself, then specify where it was taken, etc.

3) Banner must be 300 x 137 in size and in GIF, PNG, or JPG format. You may submit up to 2.

4) You are allowed to use brushes, backgrounds, and edit any original images. Photoshop filters are fine, and I have no problem if you want to add extra pictures/clip parts. If you use a brush, credit the brushmaker in your post. Please be careful about text and fonts. I MUST be able to read it.

5) The banner needs to say "Sailor Moon Uncensored Forums" or some form of it (shortening it to SMU Forums is fine) and have the url, "http://www.smuncensored.com" (or smuncensored.com, etc) on it. This must be done in a readable font (this includes size, style, and color)

6) In order to enter, you must have been a member for at least two weeks and an ACTIVE POSTER AS OF TODAY. Anyone who joins the forums after this is NOT ELIGIBLE. This isn't to be mean, but I don't want people joining just for the contest, and we have too many members who have never posted or have only posted once or twice. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify as an "active member", contact me.

OTHER GUIDELINES:

1) Please try to use a readable font, both type and color. I cannot stress this enough.
2) Creative Crystal Power! Make up!

THE DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.

I would like you to upload the banner to your webspace (if you have one) and paste the link here, so that everyone may view your creation. If you do not have webspace, email it to me, and I'll upload it for you. DO NOT POST THE IMAGE ITSELF HERE.

Prizes are as follows:

1st: Banner displayed Oct 20-31 , avatar made by me.
2nd: Banner displayed Oct 10-20 avatar made by me.
3rd: Banned displayed Oct 1-10, avatar made by me.

And this year? I have a nice prize for 1st place. I will be doing this from now on for every banner contest.

The 1st place winner of the banner contest will receive a $20 gift certificate to any online store of their choice. ^_^

Have fun, and I hope we get a lot of entries! If you have any questions, let me know. ^^
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Post by Neon Heart » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:25 pm

My first banner!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/ ... nner01.png

The orange Halloween moon behind a blue Venus is supposed to represent her colors. I didn't recolor the moon, but I did recolor Venus in Corel Photopaint. Then I put the image in Macromedia Fireworks, and did the text there,which explains why my banner text finally looks clean and decent. Probably not THE most creative banner, but it was a spur of the moment decision.

Picture of cosplay Venus from:
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Post by Tiff » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:51 pm

Woo! first entry already! =D

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by AnimeGuru0 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:21 am

Don't foget also the sweeeeeet prize for first place : -X

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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:56 pm

aawwwww.

this always happens when Im stuck using the library computer so I cant enter :(
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Post by Slrjoecool » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:38 pm

Here's my first entry.

http://www.geocities.com/boajoegould/Jo ... 007_01.jpg

The cosplayers were from Akon 17 (Photo taken on 06/11/2007 by me).
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Post by Tiff » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:30 pm

Two entries in a week?

T_T

You make Tiffu and Usagi cry.

DON'T MAKE ME PUT UP THE CRYING USAGI BANNER.

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Butterscotch » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:02 pm

I'll have an entry soon! I've been busy this week.

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Post by Tiff » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:47 pm

YAY =D

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Tiff » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:34 am

T_T

Come on, guys! There are only a few days left!

CASH prize, people! $20 bucks at your favorite online store!

Come oooooooooon.

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by NameGoesHere » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:32 am

I can't get to work on anything until this weekend, so mine will be kinda last minute, but I'll see what I can put together. I don't want to make Usagi cry...
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Post by Tiff » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:34 am

NameGoesHere wrote:I can't get to work on anything until this weekend, so mine will be kinda last minute, but I'll see what I can put together. I don't want to make Usagi cry...
=D thanks!

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Neon Heart » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:24 pm

In order to possibly prevent Usagi's Tears of Wrath©, I've made another banner:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/ ... anner2.png

The batty background is by me. I decided to tint Saturn with a light violet. All texts were done in Macromedia Fireworks, everything else in Corel Photopaint.

Cosplay Saturn from:
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Post by Tiff » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:29 am

Yay Neon Heart!

Now you've all gone and done it. You made Usagi cry. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY WITH YOURSELVES.

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Princess Latona » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:19 pm

Studying Anatomy has all but killed my creativity before now. But I'll still try to get something made and up ASAP! :)

EDIT: Finally! Mine is done! :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v113/ ... Banner.jpg

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultemo/667452917/

Bone brush credit: http://www.illustrator-brushes.com/illu ... -bones.htm

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Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:03 pm

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Post by Tiff » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:43 pm

=D HUZZAHS ALL AROUND.

Joey: The question is, Rachel, does he like you? ''Cuz if he doesn''t, then it''s all just a moo point.
Rachel: Huh...a...moo point?
Joey: Yeah. It''''s like a cow''s opinion. It doesn''t matter....It''s moo.
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Post by Princess Latona » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:18 pm

Wow, I'm really getting into this. I decided to create a second one. This one starring the always lovely Setsuna.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v113/ ... anner2.jpg

Original cosplay image here: http://ar.geocities.com/cristal_de_plat ... osplay.jpg

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Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:45 pm

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Post by StarFlame Soldier » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:31 pm

I will have a banner entered this time! Even if it is shoddy and I'm getting intimidated by the ones already up. It's taking some time- I have to get help using a picture editing program (I've never graduated from Windows Paint :oops: ).


EDIT: O.K. I've sent it to Tiff so I hope it's up soon.
EDIT2: The Banner: http://joegould.tzo.com/tiffu/Starflame ... een_01.png

I went for the 'scary' theme. It certainly still scares me...

I got the picture from here: http://www.blanklabelcomics.com/communi ... 00e5c0ade9
and the background from: http://hughsgallery.co.uk/catalogue/ima ... T1s_th.jpg

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