Updated: July 24, 2007
Disclaimer: Many of our rules are typical & the same as have been used
every year for Costume-Con. Please be sure to read the rules thoroughly though,
as there are a few changes, and some of the rules may be new to you even if
you've participated in past Folios.
We have reverted the Single Pattern Competition
to an at-con contest. You may still submit designs based on those patterns
to the Folio if you wish to do so, but publication in the Folio is not
required to submit a garment for consideration in the SPC.
If you wish to enter the "Project
Folio" challenge you must do so by August 15, 2007.
Other designs must be postmarked by
September 15, 2007. Designs received after the deadline will be
forwarded to the Costume-Con 27 Future Fashion Folio competition unless
you specifically request this not be done.
Future Fashion Folio
- All designs must be ORIGINAL IDEAS. You can draw your designs on a traced
figure or have someone else draw it for you, but the design must be original.
Please give credit to anyone who helps you. Need croquis (figures to draw on)?
Try these sites: www.alleycatscratch.com/ffashion/Figures.htm
- Designs may be submitted three ways:
- Hard copy (aka: the old-fashioned way, on paper); all designs must be on
white 8.5" x 11" (or A4) paper, photocopied, high resolution computer prints,
black & white line art.*
- On CD; you may scan your designs at home & put
the files on a disk.
*You may use any image format you desire, scanned at no
less than 300 dpi & no more than 600 dpi. Use the same definition of line
art as for hard copies.*
- By e-mail; you may send your designs as attachments
to an e-mail. One design (with text file) per e-mail, JPEGs only between 300
& 600 dpi. Again use our standard definition of line art.*
Submit these to :
*Definition: Line art - black ink on white background; not
pencil, no shading, no colors. Include sufficient room around the image so the
design doesn't run into the margins. See item #5 below for labeling & text
file requirements & item #6 for naming conventions.
- DO NOT SEND US ORIGINAL ARTWORK. All designs should be
photocopies or some graphic format.
- You may, and we encourage you to, submit designs in
color. But we require a black & white line art copy of your design for
reproduction in the Fashion Folio. Please make sure your drawings are neat and
will reproduce well. This includes electronic format drawings. (See
Definition: Line art 2.iv above) If you do send us color versions DO NOT use
anything that requires spray fixative or that may smear, smudge, stick or
flake off on other people's drawings.
- Labeling & text file requirements
name and address MUST be marked clearly on the back of EACH AND EVERY design
sheet submitted; include the design's name if it has one. Designs usually have
descriptions which should include any appropriate information to help a maker
construct the design; please put each description on a separate sheet, also
labeled on the back.
- If you submit your design on a CD please include
the descriptions in .txt or .rtf format with your name and address as well as
the name and description of your design; again one file per description not
all in one. Also write your name on the CD in permanent ink
- *If you
submit your design by e-mail please include the description in .txt or .rtf
format with your name and address as well as the name and description of your
design. Remember - one design with description per e-mail.*
- In all cases, your e-mail address & phone
number are helpful.
- Naming Conventions for the Designs: Number entries
consecutively on the back in the upper right hand corner. Example: if you
submit 4 designs, they should be numbered as follows: "#1 of 4", "#2 of 4"
etc. Color versions should be numbered "Color #1 of 4", etc.
If you are
submitting on CD each drawing file should be named "1 of 4 name of
design.jpg", "2 of 4 name of design.jpg" and so forth. The text files for each
design should be named "1 of 4 name of design text.(txt or rtf)".
Use the same method on
e-mails - but Remember - one design with description per e-mail.
- Enter as many designs as you wish and as often as
you wish PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE OF September 15, 2007.
- Identify the source of your inspiration (if any) on
the back or in the text portion of your design.
- Special Categories: We have six special design
categories in the Folio with special prizes. Please indicate that you wish to
be considered for a Special Category on the back of your design. All entries
for these categories are eligible for the Folio in general. Single Pattern
Contest entries are a subset of the Future Fashion Folio.
- The Dr. Terwilliker "Dress Me Up" Award - sponsored
by The League of Evil Geniuses. What are the Evil of the Future going to wear?
You've been to the bid parties, you've seen the Hall of Fame. Evil Geniuses
are a stylish lot. This is your chance to show 'em what you've got.
- Project Folio - Sign up in advance for this
special category. Applications must be received by August 15, 2007 for this
5 Design Briefs will be distributed on the same day to
the designers who have accepted this challenge. They will have 7 days to get
designs drawn, in an envelope, and postmarked/sent to us. The 3 design winners
will be responsible for getting 5 models and for making up their winning
'collection' for presentation on the fashion show stage.
- The Theodor Seuss Geisel "Cat in the Hat" Award -
What is the fashionable non-human of the future wearing? Be it for an alien
ambassador attending a diplomatic function, or a household pet in a difficult
climate, not everyone who needs or wants clothes is human. What are they going
to be wearing?
- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -
The world that Dr. Seuss' characters inhabited and imagined had a very
distinct aesthetic. What would little Marco have envisioned in the future?
- Single Pattern Contest - Kontusz Coat - From the
pattern company Reconstructing History, the Kontusz Coat is a traditional 17th
century Polish man's coat, with variations of collar and cuff. The pattern
fits chests 34"-54" and all sizes are included in the pattern. The patterns
from Reconstructing History include extensive notes on traditional
construction methods. Available from a number of merchants, the home page of
Reconstructing History can be found at http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/
- Single Pattern Contest - Wellington Top Hat/Mad
Hatter Hat - From Lynn McMasters, one of our Bay Area pattern designers, comes
the Wellington Top Hat. The pattern includes directions for four crown
variations and two brim variations as well as instructions for constructing
the hat from straw. Multiple sizes are included in the pattern. Lynn's
patterns are also available from numerous sources, or you can purchase
directly at http://lynnmcmasters.com/
designs will not be returned unless you request it AND have also included a
Stamped Self-Addressed Envelope of SUFFICIENT SIZE and with SUFFICIENT POSTAGE
on it with your designs.
- By submitting your designs to Costume-Con 26 you
agree to the non-profit use & publication of said designs by Costume-Con
26 prior to & during the run of the conference and to their reproduction
for the Fashion Show. All rights revert back to the designer after the
- Designers: If you wish to make up one of your designs you may
indicate that to us in your descriptive text. If that design is a winner you
will be automatically listed as making it for the show. After the folio is
published, designers will have first option on their designs. As in all CC26
stage events, you can make any number of designs, but you may appear on stage
only once. For a select few designs, we may ask the designers to allow more
than one version to be made up to appear on stage.
- You do not have to be a member of Costume-Con
26 to submit designs, but you do have to be an attending member to make
up a design and enter it in the Fashion Show. Designers of designs
selected for publication will receive a copy of the Folio even if they
are not members of the Convention.
Contact & Mailing Information
snail-mail designs to:
Costume Con 26
1875 S. Bascom Avenue #116-276
Attn: Future Fashion Folio
E-mail designs to: fffolio at cc26.info
Other questions? fffolio at cc26.info