Proposal: Historical or recreation competition
I've been toying with this idea for a while and a resent post prompted me to bring it up. This competition would be heavily skewed to craftsmanship and the details of a costumes construction. This would be roughly split between media (modern sources) and historical (based on historical documentation and accounts before 1940). All of this must be from asia or asia inspired sources.
The competition would require dress diaries/ tailor journals of the construction details and supported documentation. The room itself would have a low riser and runway platform that would allow the audience to admire the garments up close and the wearer would be able to have up to 3 minutes to display with lengthly narration from the MC or a recorded narration.
We would use the same Open, Journeyman, Novice, Professional devisions.
To be clear, this is not for displaying vintage (actual garments from that era) garments. You may use vintage accessories, but they will not be part of the judging of your entry.
WHat are your thought?
1) would you be tempted into competing?
2) would you want to attend and see the competition?
3) Do you think this is a welcome addition to Fanime?
4) ideas, thoughts, concerns?