What we find absolutely intriguing about Costume Designers is their innate ability to use shapes, colors, and textures, to design clothes that accurately depict the personalities of the characters in TV, film, and theatre. The role of the Costume Designer is to create a powerful visual statement whereby the audience is immediately able to identify certain characteristics about each character such as their occupation, gender, age, etc. Costumes can also reinforce mood and style, suggest relationships between characters, or simply provide aesthetic appeal. All in all, Costume Designers deserve much praise and recognition for their design talent and contribution not only to the world of entertainment, but also to the world of fashion.
On that note, as Edmonton has a world renowned Fringe Festival, it only makes sense that we honor the deep pool of Costume Design talent in our city and host a Costume Design Competition. Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW) strongly encourages Costume Designers to showcase their talent and we are currently accepting applications.
The first prize winner will receive a runway showcase for 5 or more pieces, models, hair, makeup, and consultations (through the Incubator Program), provided by WCFW to present their collection on Monday March 31, 2014. Prizing for 2nd and 3rd place winners will be provided by Davines and Jane Iredale.
KEY INFORMATION FOR CONTESTANTS:
- Contestants can rework or design one costume of their choice.
- Contestants will be judged on creativity, construction, and overall look. Judges will inspect each garment before the competition for originality and quality.
- Bring your costume to life and use an actor, dancer, or a model, for your big reveal!
- For additional information please email email@example.com
Monday Sept.23, 2013