Rules: FUTURE FASHION FOLIO
COME JOIN IN A CELEBRATION OF FASHION YET TO COME!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 1, 2003
The same pair of crazies who stunned the world at CC16 with the first ever one-entry-per-page Future Fashion Folio
proudly presents the Costume Con 22 Future Fashion Folio.
Want to join in the fun?
Here are a few things you should know:
What IS a Future Fashion Folio?
The Future Fashion Folio is basically a collection of designs of clothing from future, alien, fantasy, and SF-inspired
realms. Contestants submit designs and descriptions, which are then judged. Accepted designs are published in the
folio. Some of these may be selected by costumers to be constructed and displayed in a Folio Fashion Show to be
presented at CC22.
What is CostumeCon?
CostumeCon is a (usually annual) gathering of costumers intended for the sharing of information about and general
enthusiasm for costuming as a hobby and art form. It's also a great opportunity to show off your latest costumes! In
addition, "Costume-Con" is a registered service mark of Karen Dick and is used with permission.
3. We take on all comers.
Anyone, whether a member of CC22 or not, may submit designs.
4. No rank in this file.
For this Folio, there are no "places," nor are there categories as such. Designs are either included or not, and they
will not be pigeonholed into arbitrary categories (they will be cross-indexed by a variety of criteria, however).
5. Accepted designs will be published.
Selected entries will be printed in the CC22 Future Fashion Folio. You may also choose to present your own
fashion design (or another entrant's) at the CC22 Future Fashion Folio Fashion Show.
6. Good art is nice. Good design is nicer.
Although artistic ability is always one element of judging, it is not the only element in this contest. We value the quality of
the design, not necessarily the rendering.
7. Be original Be creative. Be off-the-wall!
Any original design will be considered, whether for humans, aliens, media characters, pets, elves, gnomes, yaks, bats,
or old gnus, etc. Design any outfit for anything or anyone! However, exact reproductions of others' designs, whether
historical, ethnic, or media, are right out.
We want clothing designs!
Our judges have a strong bias (in fact, an outright prejudice) in favor of designs that are practical, comfortable,
believable clothing. Yeah, yeah, yeah... everybody says that. But we mean it. Really. This is a fashion design contest,
not a masquerade on paper. Now, if it's practical clothing for humans, aliens, media characters, pets, elves, gnomes,
yaks, bats, or old gnus, etc., that's just fine.
There are currently two sponsored awards:
1. "I love Rock'n'Roll"! - Sponsored by Nora & Bruce Mai
Designs inspired by your favorite group, song, music-style... put on the tunes and let the pencil fly!
Mai definition: Rock'n'Roll--Musical form prevalent in the last half of the twentieth century. Including (but not limited
to): Pop, Techno, Classic Rock, Alternative, Funk, Disco, Garage, Southern Rock, Bubblegum, Heavy Metal, Rap,
Reggae, Pop Latin, Acid Rock, Dance, Punk, Goth, Grunge...
Everything from Chuck Berry to Nelly!
2. "Fashions from Middle Earth" - Sponsored by Cat Devereaux
Design an outfit for your favorite resident of Middle Earth, be it Dwarf, Elf Lord, or Human. We've only seen two of
the wizards---what do the others wear?. Do Ents robe themselves in flowers and ivy? What about caparisons for the
beloved horses of the Rohirrim?
A $35 prize will be awarded to the best dressed denizen of Middle Earth.
COSTUME CON 22 DESIGN CONTEST RULES
1. All designs must be neat and original. (We've said that before; we know.) You may trace figures. If someone helps
you draw the design, please indicate that. Send us an SASE if you want figure outlines to trace.
2. Draw each separate design in black ink on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of white paper. Details or back views may be on
separate sheets as well. Send us your clean, legible copies only. KEEP YOUR ORIGINALS!
3. Color versions of designs may be submitted (in fact, we encourage it) ALONG WITH THE REQUIRED
BLACK-AND-WHITE VERSIONS (if it gets in, we have to be able to print it).
4. On the back of each design sheet, please indicate the following:
a. Your name and address
b. Your age (if 12 or under)
c. Whether you are a first-time designer
d. The number of that design and total number of designs submitted (# 1 of 8, #2 of 8, etc.). If your design has
multiple pages, label them #2A of 8, #2B of 8, and so on.
5. For each entry, please include a title and written description. Descriptions may cover inspirational sources; cultural,
clothing or character background; design details, suggested fabrics, colors, etc.; and any other relevant information. A
great description may help an entry!
6. You, as the original designer, retain all rights to your CC22 Future Fashion Folio submissions; however, by
submitting them to the CC22 Folio contest, you agree to their publication in the CC22 Fashion Folio, their exhibit at
CC22, and their reproduction for the Fashion Show.
7. If you want your drawings returned, you must enclose a large enough envelope with sufficient postage. They will be
mailed to you after the convention.
8. You have first right to construct your own designs for the Fashion Show; when you submit your entries, please tell
us which ones you'll execute (please bear in mind that the "one body" one costume rule still applies). We will mark
those designs as "Reserved" in the Folio.
9. Provided that all submissions are POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2003, you may submit any number of
designs, as many times as you wish. Furthermore, this deadline is cast in stone: inflexible and unmovable. (It's really
for your benefit; it gives you more time to make the designs before the con once the folio has been published.)
10. For Canadian submissions, please attach a customs declaration sticker, listing the contents as amateur drawings
with no commercial value.
11. Designs may be submitted via email (address below). We accept PICT, GIF, TIFF, or JPEG files. Be aware that
color images will be printed in grayscale for judging purposes. Electronic submissions must satisfy the other general
submission criteria (e.g., the name and physical mailing address of the entrant must be included in the accompanying
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
SEPTEMBER 1, 2003
SEND DESIGNS TO:
Future Fashion Folio
FOR CC22 INFORMATION
Costume Con 22
Master of Ceremonies: Bruce Mai
Workmanship Judges: Accuracy: Genie Hillen & Cathy Swope
Presentation Judges: (Folio): Wish to remain anonymous