The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington D.C. was kind enough to forward on to me a press release of their costume competition being held at their convention called Escape Velocity. It’s being held at the Marriott Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland on May 25-27, 2018.
So why send me a press release? Here’s some quotes on this contest.
“As a celebration of the importance of fashion and costume design to creating rich worlds and expanding our imaginations, the Museum of Science Fiction is holding a costume competition and fashion show. This competition is open to all students, designers, costumers/cosplayers, and artists. People from the United States or abroad may participate.”
“The competition will showcase the best costume designs, hairstyles, make-up, and other accessories in this colorful role-playing program. The event is intended for participants to Inspire! Elevate! and Innovate!”
“The competition will notify finalists who will be invited to present their design implementations at Escape Velocity 2018. When the entry is presented at Escape Velocity 2018, finalists do not need to wear their work (if a model is used, models are not eligible to receive award consideration). Prizes will only be awarded to the finalists. All finalists will receive two Weekend Passes to Escape Velocity 2018.
The competition registration and submission period will be open from September 4, 2017 to April 15, 2018. Finalists will be notified on or about April 30, 2018. Finalist judging will be on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Escape Velocity with the award ceremony on Saturday evening, May 26, 2018.”
There’s 3 categories to enter: Original Contest, Redesign/Interpretation, and Young Adult/High School. It’s free to enter and the prizes?
“All winners will receive a $500 prize and a VIP pass to Escape Velocity 2019 next year.” There’s also a possibility of your design being on display for up to 12 months.
One of the judges is Deborah Landis, PhD, David C. Copley Chair and the Director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA, School of Theater, Film and Television. Landis was costume designer on such films as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Three Amigos (to name a few).
Good luck to those who participate! 😀