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Future Fashion Design Contest and Folio

The Future Fashion Design Contest (FFDC) has been a part of every Costume-Con, though its origin predates Costume-Con. The FFDC is a design competition open to anyone; judging takes place before the convention. After judging, winning designs are published in the Future Fashion Folio. Members of Costume-Con can choose to make a design for the Future Fashion Show, which will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday during the convention.

The rules for the Costume-Con 36 Future Fashion Design Contest are:

  1. All entries must be original designs. You may submit as many designs as you wish and as many times as you wish. You may draw your design on a traced figure if you like. Some sources for stock figures (croquis) are
  2. Designs will be judged solely on the design, not the quality of the drawing.
  3. You do not need to be a member of Costume-Con 36 to submit designs. However, you must be a member of Costume-Con 36 to make up a design for the Future Fashion Show.
  4. Deadline for entry is October  31, 2017.
  5. Designs should be drawn on white, 8 ½” X 11” paper.
  6. Do not submit original artwork. Paper entries should be copies. Scans are also accepted.
  7. Designs must be black and white, line art, inked images. No pencil, color, or shaded drawings should be used for the primary submission. While you may submit color or shaded versions as well, all designs must include a black and white line image. Scanned images must be at least 300 dpi and no more than 600 dpi.  Each design should include a description which identifies the source or inspiration, if any, construction notes, color preferences, and/or explanations of any details to help the judges and makers.
  8. Physical (paper) submissions should be marked on the back with the name, postal address, e-mail address of the submitter, as well as a title. They should also be labeled Design of 1 of x, 2 of x and so forth. Additional views should be labeled 1a of x and so forth. Descriptions of the designs should also be on the back of the design.
  9. Scanned submissions must consist of two parts. Each scan should be named “Design 1 of x” and so forth. Submissions must be in .jpg format. The description must be in a separate file, in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt format and must be named “Design description 1 of x” and so forth.
  10. You can mail designs to our physical address. These can be on paper, or digitally on a CD, DVD or flash drive. The mailing address is:
    Pierre and Sandy Pettinger
    5100 Leighton Ave.
    Lincoln, NE 685042
  11. Designs can be e-mailed to us at: ffdc.cc36@gmail.com. Please limit each e-mail to one scan and description per e-mail.
  12. Designs can be entered in any category. Some categories are, but are not limited to, bridal, sportswear, business, children’s, party, formal, casual or anything else you can think of. If you don’t include a category, we will assign the design to the most likely category. We reserve the right to change categories when deemed necessary.
  13. Costume-Con 36 will have 3 special design categories. You should note if a design is intended for a special category. The special categories are:
    • Maritime: Clothing appropriate for any navy, coast guard, merchant marine, pirate or any other nautical individual or group. This is not limited to the planet Earth or water.
    • Shore Leave: Clothing appropriate for service, entertainment, or any person, company or group intended to cater to sailors on shore leave.
    • Culture Mash-Up:  Assume two disparate cultures colonize a planet. Over time they will cross-pollinate each other. Design costumes featuring this crossover. Cultures need not be limited to current or past earth cultures. Projected future cultures as well as cultures from film and literature welcome. (Mayan-Klingon? Centauri-Castithan?)
  14. By submitting designs to the Costume-Con 36 Future Fashion Design Contest, you agree to their publication in the Future Fashion Folio, which will be distributed to all members.
  15. By submitting designs to the Costume-Con 36 Future Fashion Design Contest, you agree to allow any member of the convention to make the design for the Future Fashion Show. Designers will be allowed first choice to make a design. Only one of each design will be allowed on stage. Other than the designer, designs are reserved by first come, first served.
  16. Designers may note they wish to reserve a particular design for their own creation at the time of entry. If that design is chosen to be included in the Folio, its reserved status will be noted in the Folio.
  17. By submitting designs to the Costume-Con 36 Future Fashion Design Contest, you agree to their use before, during and after the convention for promotional purposes for Costume-Con 36 or Costume-Cons in general.
  18. Other than the uses noted above, designers retain all copyrights to their designs.
  19. Designs will not be returned unless requested, and only if sufficient postage is supplied.
  20. All submitters, as well as all members of the convention, will receive a copy of the Folio, in PDF format.
  21. Above all, have fun!

**Note: within the Folio, the designs 16, 31, 64 and 66 were accredited to both Courtney Raye and Raye Courtney when they should have been Courtney Rayle.

Future Fashion Design Winners!

 

Aquatic

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Aqua Sailor Dragon 1st Place
Wright, Angel Avery Japanese Mermaid 2nd Place
Aria Untitled Honorable Mention
McFarren, Karen Aquarium Greeter Honorable Mention
Boggs, Jacalyn (aka Lady Ozma) Formal Jellyfish Honorable Mention

Bridal Wear

Designer

Title

Award

Kopaska Jennifer Dahlia Gown 1st Place
Kopaska Jennifer Magpie 2nd Place
Pease, Marianne Lady Pacifica 3rd Place

Casual Wear

Designer

Title

Award

Paquette, Maryse Untitled 1st Place
Rayle, Courtney Life Under the Ice 2nd Place
Trixyloupwolf Modern Kimono-ish Outfit 3rd Place

Ceremonial

Designer

Title

Award

Kopaska Jennifer Sun Warden 1st Place (tie)
Kopaska Jennifer Ambassador Attire 1st Place (tie)
Robertson, Amanda Untitled Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Angel Royal Guardian Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Monastery Outfit Honorable Mention

Couple

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Prom King 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Prom Queen 1st Place

Culture Mash-Up

Designer

Title

Award

Blanchett, Gaele Botan Empress 1st Place
Wright, Angel Avery Celtic Cowboy 2nd Place
Wright, Angel Avery Kiltan 3rd Place
Wright, Angel Avery Kiltmono Honorable Mention

Dance Wear

Designer

Title

Award

Kopaska Jennifer Lady's Ceremonial Dance Gown 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Street Dance Outfit 2nd Place
Trixyloupwolf Bee Party Dress Honorable Mention

Daywear

Designer

Title

Award

Kopaska Jennifer Seaside Walking Outfit 1st Place
Catelli, Ann Grater 2nd Place
Kopaska Jennifer Daywear 3rd Place
Old-d'Entremont, Jennifer Kim Honorable Mention

Ethnic

Designer

Title

Award

Catelli, Ann Folk Dress 1st Place
Catelli, Ann Qipao 2nd Place (tie)
Trixyloupwolf Modern Indigenous Outfit 2nd Place (tie)

Kids

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Cake Dress 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Lil Cat Princess Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Ice Cream Delice Honorable Mention

Loungewear

Designer

Title

Award

Kopaska Jennifer Loungewear 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Super Ruffle Undy Honorable Mention
Ylvinger, Kim The Minimalist Honorable Mention

Maritime

Designer

Title

Award

Kanoy, Dave Nike Corporate Navy 1st Place
Kopaska Jennifer Space Pirate 2nd Place
Trixyloupwolf Sailor Captain Honorable Mention
Wright, Angel Avery British Kimono Army Jacket Honorable Mention

Outerwear

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Raincoat 1st Place
Rayle, Courtney Riding the Tides in Style 2nd Place
LiGaney, Richard Untitled 3rd Place
Catelli, Ann Geometry Honorable Mention

Performers

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Solar System 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Circus Outfit Dress 1 2nd Place (as a Collection
Trixyloupwolf Circus Outfit Dress 2 Modern Clown 2nd Place (as a Collection
Trixyloupwolf Circus Outfit Dress 3 Acrobat 2nd Place (as a Collection
Wright, Angel Avery Fire and Ice 3rd Place
Trixyloupwolf Batty Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Dance Outfit for Men Honorable Mention

Royal/Formal Wear

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Snow Globe King 1st Place
Kopaska Jennifer Semi-Formal Menswear 2nd Place
Trixyloupwolf Angel Ball Dress 1st Place
Rayle, Courtney Mighty Auroras 2nd Place
Rayle, Courtney Venus Ballgown: Cloud 9 Formal Wear Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Prom Princess Honorable Mention

Shore Leave

Designer

Title

Award

O'Connor, Patrick Port of Amsterdam 1st Place as a Collection
O'Connor, Patrick Port of Baltimore 1st Place as a Collection
O'Connor, Patrick Port of Amsterdam 1st Place as a Collection
O'Connor, Patrick Port of Tokyo 1st Place as a Collection
Kopaska Jennifer Guide Uniform 2nd Place

Sportswear

Designer

Title

Award

Abbott, JoAnn Untitled 1st Place
Notman, Megan Untitled 2nd Place
Baron, Ron Untitled 3rd Place
Bryers, Jessica Space, the Final Front Ear Honorable Mention

Supernatural

Designer

Title

Award

Wright, Angel Avery Joki 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Aqua Unicorn 2nd Place
Trixyloupwolf Mother Nature Flower Dress 3rd Place

Teen

Designer

Title

Award

Trixyloupwolf Lil Miss Kitten Play Outfit 1st Place
Trixyloupwolf Lil Miss Sheep Shepard 2nd Place
Trixyloupwolf Relax Sport Wear 3rd Place
Trixyloupwolf Everyday Outfit Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Lolita Country Maid Honorable Mention
Trixyloupwolf Modern Bee Outfit Honorable Mention