Checking the forum, there wasn't a generic topic that wasn't year-specific. With this one, we can talk about it every year, if need be. And since I'm the Folio Show Director for this year, here we go:
For all you CC veterans, you know the drill – “Blah Blah Fashion Show Blah Blah reserve now Blah judging blah blah". Now that that’s out of the way, let me talk to those of you who are perhaps unfamiliar with what to expect.
First- a quick explanation. Prior to the convention, the Future Fashion Folio Design Competition takes place. Costume-Con 30’s Folio was completed & released late last year and was e-distributed to the designers & the convention membership. Now that the Folio is out there, the members can reserve a design for making and wearing at the Future Fashion Show.
For those who have not entered a competition before, or have little experience, this is a great, low pressure way to get up on stage. The format is as it sounds – a fashion show, where you walk out, take a turn, allow people to snap your picture, and leave the stage. There is an MC who introduces you, and provides the info about who did what, etc. Music will be provided to set the mood – you don’t have to worry about it. And there’ll be a photo op after the show so people can take better pictures of you off-stage.
There isn’t a traditional “competition” per se, but there will be three awards given for accuracy to the source. Judging takes place before the show, in the Green Room. Hopefully, we should have a tech rehearsal to allow you to get comfortable on a walk-around. Shortly there-after, the show starts and the awards should be ready by the end of it – no long waiting.
So – interested? I’m taking reservations right now – there’s still plenty of time and lots of fun designs to choose from. And in case you missed it, I’m allowing more than one reservation per outfit. You can even make up more than one – just keep in mind that you have to provide your own model for any others you make. My contact email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
And you needn’t worry about being nervous if it’s your first time – this is my first time directing any Costume-Con show – so we can be nervous together!