Future Fashion Folio
- Please brace yourselves, everyone: there is about to be a rant. Don't
say I didn't warn you.
There has been discussion in the past about the Folio. One person
considering bidding for Costume-Con even brought up the idea of not
having one. This idea so upset Karen Dick, the service mark holder
for Costume-Con, that she wrote it into the requirements for that
con. If you want to hold a Costume-Con, you've got to have a Folio.
I wholeheartedly agree. The Folio allows for a wide variety of
designs (and designers). Whether the garments can be constructed is
irrelevant; it's the inspiration they provide for us all. It
encourages everyone to try their hand at design, to free their minds.
Although we have this passion for the Folio, apparently NOBODY ELSE
Why do I say that?
Our submission deadline for the CC25 Folio is in less than 2 weeks.
Do you know how many entries we have so far? Go on, guess.
How many of them are from you all?
None. Zero. Zip.
We have submissions from a class of schoolchildren, and some from
That's appalling. Our judges - who cannot participate in submitting
designs - are looking on in increasing dismay.
Do you REALLY not care about the Folio any more? Are we wasting our
time and money putting one together?
When I saw a large number of designs made for the CC24 Fashion Show, I
was delighted. It seemed to bode well for the Folio's future.
But when there has been almost a year for people to submit designs
(from CC24's deadline to ours), and this is all people can be bothered
to muster, I'm discouraged and disgusted.
There is NO MORE TIME, people. It's all well and good to think it's
OK to put it off until the last minute, but you have NO idea the
repercussions of that choice on your parts.
If 23 entries is all we have, and the judges don't think any of them
are any good, THERE WILL BE NO FOLIO, and all of you may consider
I don't want to see a bunch of discussion about this. Talking isn't
drawing. If you have an idea - ANY idea - you'll never have a better
chance of getting it in print than now. Pick up a pencil and start
CC25 Future Fashion Folio deadline - August 15, 2006.
Co-Editor, CC25 Future Fashion Folio
Just want to remind everyone about the Costume-Con 36 Future Fashion Folio competition. We have changed the deadline to October 31. (Yes, the website still says October 1). Please consider entering the special competitions:
- 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?)
Pierre and Sandy
-- Those who fail to learn history Are doomed to repeat it. Those who fail to learn history correctly -- Why they are simply doomed. Achem Dro'hm "The Illusion of Historical Fact." -- CY 4971 Andromeda