Want to have fun, grow your skills, get noticed, be admired, and perhaps even win a big prize?
Your Wardrobe Unlock'd™ and Foundations Revealed™ are all about encouraging you to raise your game and make better costumes, corsets and foundationwear in the style of times gone by. One of the ways we do this is through our annual Contest, which challenges and inspires you to show off what you've learnt!
You don't have to be a world class maker to take part! We have categories and prizes for all skill levels - Beginners, Improvers and Experienced. The point of the Contest is to get you trying things you wouldn't normally try, and stretching a little way outside YOUR personal comfort zone, in a safe, supportive environment. It's about having a go, encouraging each other, and being brave. Don't underestimate yourself! Have a go!
All entries are uploaded to the website and displayed publicly during our week of voting, to be celebrated, admired and supported by everyone (with a link back to your site if you wish to use this as a promotional opportunity for your work).
And that's the real point. The comments give you a great boost from like-minded enthusiasts, you give others the opportunity to admire and learn from your experience, and those of you with more confidence will get the publicity you might be looking for.
"I took this contest to try out new techniques and it really helped me progress!" - Emilie Derville, France
"I loved having a set theme and deadline which made me actually start (and more importantly finish) working on something." - Anonymous survey response
"It is challenging, very inspiring, great source of eye-candy and fun above all."- Anonymous survey response
Exotic Butterflies by Shubina Arina
Butterflies, moths, wasps, bees, ladybugs, ants, dragonflies... the possibilities are endless. Make a costume with gossamer wings, make your corset echo a thorax and abdomen, or sew little beasties on in profusion. Get abstract and use beetle wings or cochineal. Recreate Doucet's bees dress, or Worth's butterflies, or Victorian fancy dress, or take your inspiration from something more futuristic by McQueen or Mugler. But one rule remains - an insect has six legs. No snails, no spiders!
Perhaps you could look for meaning in Napoleon's hard working bee, or embody the transformation and rebirth of the butterfly, or the fleeting transience of the mayfly. Be beautiful, be fragile, or swarm in, dark and dangerous. Be a delicate dream or a disturbing nightmare. It's up to you... but why not start here, with our Pinterest board?
Beauty on the Shrub by Ma Chan
Have you set an intention to enter the Competition in the past, but didn't follow through?
Need a little help getting a great Contest entry together this year?
We can help. Wardrobe and Foundations have levelled up dramatically this year. We can now offer you the Group Mentoring you need to
The best part? Group Mentoring is now an integral part of Your Wardrobe Unlock'd and/or Foundations Revealed Membership.