Costume-Con 31 is a 4-day weekend conference for everyone who designs, makes, wears and/or admires costumes. CC-31 will include a myriad of instructional workshops, panel discussions, displays, a dealers room, costume competitions, meetups, parties, and the broadest collection of creativity all focused on costuming that you have ever had the privilege to contact in one place. Nothing starts the creative juices flowing in new paths like the intensive exposure to fresh viewpoints, techniques and enthusiastic dialog.
Masquerades are costume competitions. Costumes are presented on stage with a bit of theatrical support to show the work off to its best advantage. Costumers compete at several different levels: Novice, Journeyman and Master.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy costumes are evaluated by two separate judging panels, Workmanship, a close examination performed backstage, which is optional, but encouraged, and Presentation by judges seated in the audience.
- Historical costumes are evaluated both on construction and from the audience as presented. Entries can be categorized as Recreation, where precise historical techniques and faithful reproduction are valued, or Interpretation, where a period design or garment may just be a jumping-off point. In both categories, a short summary of the entrant's supporting research (documentation) is important.
Future Fashion: A two-part competition
The design portion of the competition takes place prior to the conference, with designers submitting their designs by mail or email. Winning designs are published in the Future Fashion Folio approximately 6 months before the conference. Then, conference attendees can create designs from the Future Fashion Folio to present on the runway at the conference. Finished garments are evaluated on how faithfully the original design is realized.
Single Pattern Competition
The Single Pattern competition provides entrants with a small selection of commercial patterns to construct and put their own spin on the finished product.
And So Much More . . .
Join in the fun at www.cc31denver.com
Red Lion Denver Southeast
3200 South Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014
May 17-20, 2013
(age 16+ at time of CC31)
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