Rules: The Catalog: Triple Red Sun Intergalactic Commerce Complex (The Future Fashion Folio)
For CC19 we will be continuing the tradition of the Future Fashion Folio. This will provide you with a contest to showcase your clothing and accessory ideas. For first time costumers, or for those of us who have to travel light, this is the perfect contest.
The setting for the Folio is an intergalactic shopping complex. You design what other people will "shop until they drop" for.
Entries will be judged by a panel of Judges selected and coordinated by Fran Evans. Once the winners have been selected, they will be notified by mail. All submissions are to be sent to (Address Removed).
Anyone else wishing to sponsor a competition, please contact Johanna Breijer at the above address or by e-mail (Removed)
Folio Director - Johanna Breijer
Assisted by: Cat Devereaux and Fran Evans
Fashion Show Director and MC - Pierre Pettinger
Check out our web site at: (Removed)
You do not have to be a member of Costume-Con 19 to enter the Future Fashion Folio Design Contest.
All submissions will be accepted after October 15, 1999. All submissions must be post marked no later than October 1st, 2000.
Who may enter:
You must be a member to be able to participate in the construction and exhibition of the design concepts. The Catalog will be mailed to all Costume-Con 19 members in early December 2000 to allow time for the construction of the designs. The Future Fashion Show will feature outfits and accessories made from the Catalog. You may select any design and make it up for the Future Fashion Show. Designs with a star (*) are reserved for construction by the designer. The winners will also appear on our Web site. For those designers who do not wish to have their designs on the Internet due to copyright concerns, their designs will appear only in the folio, and at the CC19.
All designs must be original designs, whether for humans, aliens, gods, or whatever. Please send a photocopy of the design for easy reproduction. You may send a colour copy of the design as well, but it must be a copy, not the original.
All submissions must be drawn on 8.5 inches by 11 inches sheets of white paper, using black ink. The back, side views or details may be drawn on separate sheets. Good clean artwork will give you a plus, but good design work is far more important. We value the quality of the design, not the artwork. Not everyone is an artist. It is the concept which is important. If you have someone else do the drawing, you must give them the proper credit. Figures are available through the Web site and by mail for you to trace and use with your designs. For figures, send a self addressed legal sized envelope with the proper postage to the Edmonton address, and request the figures series.
All submissions must be labeled clearly on the back of the drawing. On the back upper right hand corner of each design, write your full name and mailing address, the title of the design, and the category. You must number each submission, and with side, back, and colour views labeled as 1 (a), 1 (b), 1 (c), etc. You can also give a full description of the fabrics, textures, colours and other surface detail; describe your concept, and explain its functionality.
If you are working from a known media character, some information and visual references should also be sent along with the design. If working with a literary character, some written description and/or reference to cover art would also be helpful. Not all the judges will be familiar with the, particular character you have chosen. This extra information may be the clue that brings your concept into focus.
Write the design name and the category on the front of your submission. Do not write your name on the front of the submission. Both accessories and costumes should be formatted in the same way. See submission samples.
You retain all rights to your Costume-Con 19 Future Fashion Catalog submissions. By submitting, you agree to permit reproduction of the designs in the Catalog, reproduced in various materials for the Future Fashion Show, and display of the winning designs in the Design Galleries of the Web site (optional). You also allow all photography, videotaping, digital imaging of the designs and reproductions for a possible Costume-Con 19 Memory Book. All further rights revert to the designer after Costume-Con 19.
Designs may be submitted via email. I prefer JPG's or PCX's, over GIFs, TIFFS, bitmaps, and other graphic files. The color images will be changed to scale for gray printing, although a color version can also be printed out. The submissions must satisfy the submission criteria to be entered. For further inquiries or questions use the above email address.
At this time, there may still be some amendments to the rules or editing for clarity. The wording in the legal portion may change, but the intent will not.
If you intend to use the email option, please look at the Email Submission Samples in the regular site. It is graphic intensive, and it may take a while to load, but it has the complete instructions.
The entries for the folio will focus on accessories or separate pieces of costumes. There are a number of shops catering to the various needs of a very diversified clientele. I am hoping for more submissions as single accessory pieces which can be put in a display room with the designs for the fashion folio.
All That Glitters carries a wide range of jewelry to dazzle the eye (which sometimes do double duty to keep your enemies at bay or hide a little something).
The ever popular Army/Navy store has a large selection of new and used uniforms, combat gear, weapons, and space suits. There is a space suit competition being sponsored and judged by Katherine Jepson, for which she is offering a $25 (Cdn) prize. I am hoping to see some interesting technical gear and weapons from the tech costumers who rarely submit designs to the fashion folio.
The Big Stretch has a full line of exercise wear, equipment and accessories. They have gear for most environments and a diverse clientele.
Bring Them Back Alive caters to deep space survey and the medical profession. Various scanning devices and medical hardware round out the store's inventory. In the back of the shop there is a small room catering to exterminators. (For those times when you definitely don't want them alive).
Coverup has several lines of clothing for every occasion. From "miliskin" creations to help the traveler blend in to elaborate formal wear, Coverup has the covering for all occasions. Here, designers may submit full costumes as in past fashion folios.
Deck The Halls is a furniture and decor shop. You will find anything there from a cozy Hobbit study to Arachne's den. This allows you to design a single prop or a complete setting. For the complete settings, a miniature mockup may be constructed for display.
Flash carries a full line of temporary or permanent body decoration techniques. Categories: tattoos, body stains, and alien forms of body adornment.
For The Love of God caters to all your temple needs. Cowls, thrones, candle holders, magical implements, and special surprises for those pesky mortals.
Kites and Tikes - This establishment is famous for its incredible kites, which the children can either fly, or fly in, and a full line of clothing for those rough and tumble years.
The Marvelous Media Shop showcases all your old favorite shows and is currently heavily merchandising the latest offering from Paramount, "The Newest Generation: Deep Space Voyages In The Slip Stream", the 34th Star Trek incarnation. The shop features fun things like the original robot from "Lost in Space" to props from the "Further Adventures of Flash Gordon" which some students started as a joke.
Maternal Instincts maternity wear and a full line of transportation devices and accessories for newborns. Maternity fashion shows are regularly held in a weight free environment for the comfort of their customers.
The Naked Blade - Fine edged weapons for avid collectors, or just for getting geared up for a mission. A wide range of knives is available, as are larger and more exotic weapons. There are many one-of-a-kind weapons sought after by collectors, or those who must depend upon their durability in all environments and situations.
Patrice Formal Wear - elaborate gowns, capes, suits of all description, for those special occasions. This establishment is popular with the ambassadorial community, Patrice always has something different, but appropriate for every official function.
Paws, Claws, and Hoofs can tackle the most difficult footwear needs.
Tops is the hat/headdress ornamentation shop. Stock runs the gamut from everyday needs to what the trendy goddess must wear to the latest festival.
Tandem Tricks for the man or woman of the hour, or fifteen minutes. You will find the most alluring and exotic clothing available. You will always get noticed in something from Tandem Tricks. Categories: Hooker Fashions and accessories.
Virtually Everything carries a full line of gear to interface with computers, toys and holodeck environments. They carry a number of interesting programs and the appropriate wear and props to go with the fantasy. Categories: head sets, linking gear, games, clothing, weapons, and props.
Water World - Fashion for the aquatic set, and special needs for the non-aquatic. Categories: costumes for non-humans, technical gear for special needs groups, and fun water wear for wallowing.
There will be a fashion show at the convention and a display room where you can browse at your own leisure.
Director: Johanna Breijer (Folio)
Pierre Pettinger (Show)
Master of Ceremonies: Darla Kruger
Presentation Judges: Folio: Cat Devereaux, Fran W. Evans & Alice Palacios
Show: Jess Miller