Rules: (for events which had no photos):
Jane Keeler, Coordinator
Koret of California, a San Francisco-based women's apparel company, is the sponsor of this competition. Ms. Jeanine Wilson, Art Director for Koret, will be judging all entries prior to the convention. The winner, or winners will be notified by mall. Winning entries and other designs of note, will be displayed at the "Dimensions in Design Showcase" on Sunday afternoon. Koret present the winner or winners with a certificate and/or prize. CC12 hopes to sponsor a cash award as well. Although Koret of California cannot commit to producing winning designs into actual fabric in their line, they may consider an outstanding winner.
1. You do not have to be a member of the convention to enter.
2. You may submit up to 10 designs. All submissions should be mounted (or created) on white Bristol board. The size should be 23" x 29". Leave at least a 2" border of white around the entire design.
3. Stay within a 12 color range (you may use as many colors as you wish, just don't use more than 12). Include 1" square tabs of the colors used in your design on the bottom left portion of your board (this is where the 2" white border around your design will come in handy!).
4. Include your name, address, city, state, zip and phone number on the back bottom right hand corner of each submission. This is very important!
Some suggested categories are (but are not limited to): sportswear, career dressing, and casual.
5. All entries must be sent to Jana Keeler, (Address Removed). If you wish to have your designs returned to you MUST include sufficient postage/shipping and a return address label. Designs will not be returned without sufficient postage!
Deadline: Dec 1, 1993
Ramona Johnston, Director
The theme for the Doff Competition is "A Child's Dreams and Nightmares Clothed in the Toys They Play wfth by Day." To showcase some of the dolls entered, Ramona will be
designing a three-story mysterious and enchanting Chateau, complete with grand spires, balconies, living quarters and a ballroom. There are obvious advantages to the smaller scale of doll costuming, and we challenge all interested parties to create dolls and costumes that will be limited only by your imagination. Following are several categories to spark your creative muse.
Historical/Ethnic: includes reproduction and interpretations of historically-based costumes (the doll body does not have to be historically based, or an antique).
Science Fiction/Fantasy: includes any doll dressed in futuristic or fantasy-based costumes. Don’t limit yourself to the standard doll; dress a skeleton body, a mummy, or a strange humanoid alien. The Chateau will contain a dungeon, so imagine what live there. There will be an Invention Room somewhat along the lines of the Edward Scissorhands mansion--consider creating a doll who is the invention of some psychotic master.
Paper Dolls: ff you don't sew, or even if you do, this is the Perfect category for you. Paper dolls can be made of paper or cardboard, up to a size of 11" x 14". The doll and costumes need not be on the same sheet. Each paper doll is limited to four costumes; however, you may enter as many dolls (with their accompanying 4 costumes) as you wish. We're looking for entire ensembles of apparel and accessories. (For example, The I/Vitch of Whisper Palace and her accompanying costumes of daywear, eveningwear, ceremonial garb and spell casting robes. Or perhaps a Terranial Star Fighter and his or her Vac Suit, Stealth Suit, casual wear and ceremonial uniform.) Paper dolls will be judged on originality, workmanship, creativity, line design and whether the clothes will actually fit the doll in question. PLEASE DO NOT CUT OUT YOUR DOLL OR COSTUMES. Paper dolls may also be considered for a Design Macabre award but are ineligible for a Dolls That Can Be Played With award as it is assumed that they are designed for play.
Specfic Awards: we may give the following special awards to dolls from any of the above categories (except as noted in Paper Dolls):
Dolls That Can Be Played With - these are the kind of dolls that a child could actually touch, dress and play with--as opposed to dolls that must be displayed under glass, never to feel human touch. An example of such might be the Mad Hatter dressed in elegant Victorian attire, complete with functional buttons, shoes, and top hat, sturdy enough for a child to undress and re-dress (yes, Velcro can be used as well as zippers).
Design Macabre - in conjunction with the theme of our Exhibit Room we may give out special awards for those dolls costumed using the themes of death, magic and the macabre.
1. You do not have to be a member of Costume Con 12 to submit entries. However, non-CC12 members will be charged $5.00 per doll entered.
2. We are asking that you PRE-REGISTER for this competition so we know how much space to allocate to our display. Send a large, serf-addressed, stamped envelope to: Doll Competition, (Address Removed) for an entry form. Registration Deadline: January 1, 1993.
3. All dolls submitted must be clothed in original costumes; purchased doll clothes are not eligible. Dolls themselves may be purchased or made with the following size restrictions. Standing dolls may not exceed 16" and must include a stand if they cannot stand on their own (stand and tall headdresses are included in this size). Seated dolls may not exceed 16" when seated, if you have special needs, or have difficulty meeting this criteria, please write to Ramona at the address in #2 above or call her at (number removed) and she will try to work something out.
4. Dolls will be (judged) on workmanship and originality on Sunday morning at the convention. Winners will be announced at the Sunday afternoon "Dimensions in Design Showcase."
5. Dolls maybe mailed, before the convention, to Jana Keeler at the address in #2 above (in reusable containers with return postage and insurance fees included), or hand delivered to Ramona Friday at the convention (but again, you must be pre-registered!)
Registration Deadline: January 1,1994
Note: By entering any of the above competitions, entrants agree to have their entries displayed, photographed and/or video taken. All rights to entrants' designs belong to the artists.
Miscellaneous Notes: Costume Con 12
Dimensions In Design Showcase
Kevin Roche, Show Director
• Future Fashion Design Competition
• Art-To-Wear Exhibition
• Fabric Design Competition
• Folkwear Single Pattern Contest
• Doll Contest
Please join us Sunday afternoon, February 13, 1994, at Costume Con 12, for a live showcase of the results of several different competitions, including but not limited to works from the Future Fashion Folio (a Costume Con tradition) and an exhibition of juried Art-to-Wear. If you have any further questions you can contact each competition's director or Kevin Roche at, Costume Con 12, (Address Removed)
Costume Con 12 is the annual convention dedicated to costuming of all types, with demonstrations, workshops, socials, masquerades, and much, much more. It will be held President's Day Weekend, February 18-21,1994, at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara, CA (40 minutes south of San Francisco).
The enclosed CC12 flyer has more information about ALL the wonderful events mentioned above, along with a coupon that you can use to get your membership. Please send in your membership right away--we'd love to see you in the San Francisco Bay Area in February.
Dimensions in Design was a runway show comprising four elements:
- Future Fashion Show entries made from designs in the Future Fashion Folio.
- Single Pattern Contest entries.
- Wearable Art ensembles chosen by a jury from photos submitted.
- Fabric Design entries represented by large card reproductions of the submitted designs.
Director: DinD Director: Kevin Roche
Master of Ceremonies: Candace Kling