Costume-Con 38 & 40 Single Pattern Competition
Welcome to the Single Pattern Contest!
Entry forms are at the bottom of the page
Welcome to the Single Pattern Contest! This competition is a little different from the others. You are provided with a choice of specific patterns to play with, and then construct to change it up and make it your own. You can change the fabric, the concept, the height of neckline, hem and/or sleeves, embellishments, anything to be creative, the only caveat is that the judges must be able to visually identify which pattern(s) you began with. The patterns are a starting point: adapt it, transform it, have fun!
This year will be a little different from past years. There will be TWO Single Pattern Competitions! Yep, you read that right: We will be holding not only the competition for our own CC40 patterns, but will honor CC38 Single Patterns as well. We recognize that some people worked very hard on creating a single pattern entry for a con that sadly had to be canceled. So, in an effort to honor the work that CC38 put in to planning and the entries that were never seen, if you have already made an entry for CC38’s competition we will run a show for those patterns after the CC38 Future Fashion Show on Friday evening! It’s going to be hectic running two sets of shows in the same amount of weekend, so please bear with us.
Friday evening the Green Room will open at 6pm for both the CC38 Future Fashion Show and the Single Pattern Contest. The Single Pattern Contest will run after the Future Fashion has finished and the different judges are seated. If you are presenting in both shows, bring your Future Fashion costume and bring your Single Pattern costume with you to the Green Room at the same time!
There will be 2 sets of workmanship judges in the Green Room, if you are in the Future Fashion Show you don’t have to wear your Single Pattern entry, just show it unworn. There will be a place to hang it. You will need to do a quick change from one costume to the other, we will try our best to accommodate those presenting in both shows by finessing the run order, so it’s very important to mark that on the registration page. Draped off changing areas will be set up in the Green Room and you can bring your own assistants or our den parents will be happy to provide any help you may need.
Please, only folks who had originally planned to compete in Montreal should enter these extra shows, it is not to be an opportunity for just anyone to compete 2 outfits. We feel badly for those who did the work and didn’t get to show and are giving them a delayed opportunity.
Sunday’s CC40 shows will be held in the morning in order to allow sufficient time for the Historic Masquerade participants time to have their tech rehearsals. The Green Room will open at 9am with a 10am start time for the Future Fashion Show, we will again follow afterwards once the judges have been swapped. The same Green Room info applies from Friday night: if you are in both shows, make sure to let us know, bring both costumes with you, you may simply show your work to the Single Pattern judges. Storage, dressing areas, and any help you need will still be provided.
You must be a registered attendee of the current convention to enter or model garments in this contest,
The Single Pattern Contest will use a simple fashion-show walk-on (no skits or individual music), there is no tech-rehearsal. Entrants will meet with the judges in a separate area for workmanship judging, and then present their costume on stage while the MC reads a brief description that you will have provided on your registration form.
Covid masks must be properly worn at all times – including on stage. Let’s stay healthy!
Entrants may make and enter more than one garment, but each person may walk the stage only one time within each ‘show’.
And here are the Costume-Con 40 pattern choices!
Threads Magazine Custom Bog Coat
Simplicity 8769 Misses’ Costume Coats
Simplicity Pattern 5443 Women’s & Men’s Plus Size Scrubs
Virtual submissions will be happily accepted regardless of whether CC40 is live or entirely virtual! To submit a virtual Single Pattern entry, please arrange to video your costume in front of a plain background, do a simple walk on, slow turn and walk off out of frame. Do not bother with any sound, skit, or virtual background as that will be handled by the con and we are making everything uniform. If you wish to submit a video entry, please email regarding the necessary format to keep our tech folks happy.
If you have any questions, please email the director at singlepattern@Costume-Con40.org
Single Pattern Director
If you prefer to register at the Con, here are printable forms: