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Halloween Prop Contest! Answered

Hello everyone!
Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest!
This year props will be defined as the following: "an item that is often held or carried but not permanently attached to any sort of costume piece to add to or create a character."  A quick definition is do you hold it in your hand?  If the answer is yes, often, especially for pictures, then it's a prop.  
Examples below!  If you have any questions please feel free to comment below and I'll answer them to the best of my ability!
Want to enter the Prop contest?  Check it out here!

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funisfun8
funisfun8

5 years ago

What about a mobile RC item? It would be small/light enough to hold for pictures though you might just stand next to it. Does that count?

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maggiesport
maggiesport

5 years ago

What about gigantic shoes? I can hold in my hand but they go on my feet.

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Attmos
Attmos

Reply 5 years ago

LOL, that's funny.

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maggiesport
maggiesport

Reply 5 years ago

No seriously, I'm asking if the gigantic shoes be considered a prop or costume?

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Attmos
Attmos

Reply 5 years ago

VERY cool, but considering that you do wear them, I would guess that they would be a part of a costume. I know it makes writing you're instructable harder but... You never know, maybe Ms Sweety will think differently. Good luck.

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DeviD1
DeviD1

6 years ago

Where can I find the instructable on that delightful steampunk gun?

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Brooklyntonia
Brooklyntonia

Reply 6 years ago

I've seen a few people asking about the ibles that are featured in the "lets make" header lately. I know many times they're being used to promote a contest and therefore the link in the corner is for the contest, but it would be nice if there was also a link for the ible itself like there had been in the past.

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MsSweetSatisfaction
MsSweetSatisfaction

Reply 6 years ago

So at least for right doing that would require some serious recoding of the front page. And unfortunately the Dev team has their plate pretty full kind of all the time, although extra full right now given the last spam attack. There is also the matter that we try to use the front page for the good of the whole site, not just the individual who made the project. I can understand the concern, but it probably won't be changing any time soon.

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Brooklyntonia
Brooklyntonia

Reply 6 years ago

Oh well. Keeping Instructables a fembot free zone is definately a priority.

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BadZombie
BadZombie

6 years ago

so a mask doesn't count? because I got rejected from both contest.

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MsSweetSatisfaction
MsSweetSatisfaction

Reply 6 years ago

A mask that you wear is considered a costume. Looks like you're in the costume contest now. Might have just been a hiccup because there wasn't a photo of anyone wearing the mask in the instructable and you called it a prop. We admin's sometimes get confused.

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doodlecraft
doodlecraft

6 years ago

Awesome, thanks for the clarification! :)