Future Fashion Folio Rules and Submission Guidelines
Disclaimer: Many of our rules are typical & the
same as have been used every year for Costume-Con. There are some significant
changes, addition & definitions that you'll need to pay attention to - they are
italicized throughout and in most cases marked with ***. Please pay
attention to these as they may be new to you even if you've participated in past
Folios. We admit to being heavily influenced by the CC24 rules & thank Pierre &
Sandy for outlining things so clearly.
1. 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:
2. Designs may be submitted three ways:
i. Hard copy (aka: the old-fashioned way, on paper); all designs must be on
white 8.5" x 11" (or A4) paper, photocopied *(not scanned & printed from your
home computer), black & white line art.*
ii. 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.*
iii. *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: CC25FFF@casamai.com
iv. *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
3. DO NOT SEND US ORIGINAL ARTWORK. All
designs should be photocopies or some graphic format.
4. 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.
5. Labeling & text file requirements
i. Your 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.
ii. 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
iii. *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.*
iv. In all cases, your e-mail address & phone number are helpful.
6. 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
*Use the same method on e-mails - but Remember - one design with description
7. Enter as many designs as you wish and as often as you
wish PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE OF August 15, 2006.
8. Identify the source of your inspiration (if any) on
the back or in the text portion of your design.
9. Special Categories: We have three special design
categories 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.
i. Rock & Roll, part II - sponsored by Nora & Bruce Mai. In keeping
with the "Hell Freezes Over" Rock & Roll theme (again) we're looking for designs
inspired by the music of the Rock & Roll era. Winning designs might include:
Best Glam-Rock, Best Classic Rock, Best Hair-Band look, Best Punk, Best Group,
you get the idea. There will be more than one winner in this category. The
winners will receive a cash prize & special commemorative gift.
ii. I Shall Wear Purple... With a Red Hat! (Inspired by the poem
"Warning" by Jenny Joseph) - sponsored by Cathy Swope. The costuming community
is long overdue in addressing this quintessential area of fashionable
expression. The successful designer will create a "costumer's red hat" design.
It may incorporate any historical or futuristic design elements desired, in any
combination. The only restriction is that the main color of the ensemble must
be purple, except for the hat, which must be predominantly red. Prizes will be
suitably whimsical and eccentric.
P.S. We don't care if you're old, or a woman! Design away!
iii. Best Use of the Color Orange - sponsored by Larry Mische &
Ramona Taylor. Orange must be the dominant color (70%, any/all shades of
orange). No other parameters. $25 cash prize.
10. Your 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.
11. By submitting your designs to Costume-Con 25 you
agree to the non-profit use & publication of said designs by Costume-Con 25
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 conference.
12. 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
CC25 stage events, you can make any number of designs, but you may appear on
stage only once.
13. You do not have to be a member of Costume-Con 25 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
Please snail-mail designs to:
St. Louis, MO 63130
E-mail designs to:
General FF information:
If you need base figures to drawn your designs on, check out our
Rules are <here>.
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