In August 21, "Your character in Missing Halloween!" mini-contest was announce.
In September 1, a total of 313 character designs were submitted. Judging has begun.
As the judge, there were 313 submissions, and only 32 to choose from. Trust me, it was haaaarrd! It still pains me that so many great designs didn't get in. (It's just that many) But I still did my best to judge them carefully.
So here goes, the results!!!
THE TOP 5 CANDY GIVERS
As mentioned, there will be 5 characters who will be featured as candy givers! (And their owners to be in the credits as "Additional Character Design")
And here they are!!!
Andrea4You's character: Akai
Skunkyfly's character: Amber
ShiroXIX's character: Pydur
NaughtyKittyDV-1992's character: Mary (Marion)
Curious of how they will look like in the animation? Here are some screenshots:
Thank you and congratulations~!
THE 27 TRICK OR TREAT KIDS
While there are those top 5 characters to be featured as candy givers, there's also the crowd of kids to be seen in the background~ After checking through the scenes, there will be a total of 27 kids!
(And their owners will be credited under "Character Design Contribution")
And again, here they are!!!
's character: Dorothy
's character: Lampy
's character: Clown Girl
's character: Techno Dimno
's character: Adeline (younger)
's character: Vivi
's character: Shadow Master
's character: Zombie Cat
's character: Chester Freud
's character: Ruru Manika
's character: Amelia (S.H. Nurse)
's character: Pumpkin-chan
's character: Aimi
's character: Shiro
's character: Mr. Fragile
's character: Komouri
's character: Dot
's character: Gregory
's character: Superhero/Villain
's character: Halloween Clown
's character: Trenton
's character: Mummy Kid
's character: RoseFe-Tan
's character: Devil-witch Solo
Phew, that's A LOT of characters! Congratulations and thank you~!
Curious again of how they'll look like? Especially that they're in the crowd?
These kiddies will be distributed throughout the animation, in the background. Some are small, some are walking, some are partially hidden, but one thing's for sure: they're there!
Here are some screenshots of how they will look like:
THE RESULT MIGHT NOT BE THE FINAL
That's right, there's still a month and a half to get this animation finished, and there may be a few adjustments to be made during the production.
This includes the submitted characters as well.
Who knows, I might need more kids in the crowd, or relocate some that were already in the sample screenshots, or maybe adjust the designs, or even change the age and role of the characters like kuron-kuragari and Momokoblu's characters.
It's hard to tell the outcome at this point. But rest assured, it's getting worked on!
I already said this so many times already, and I'll say it once again, thank you thank you thank you everyone!
Thank you for participating, and thank you for looking forward to this animation!
Thank you everyone!