What is it?
Do you have a fabulous costume, or set of costumes, that deserves being showcased at the regional festival? Consider entering your work in the Costume Parade, which will be held in conjunction with the Evening of Scenes. A selection of the region’s best costumes will be selected to come center stage in the Region III Costume Parade. The purpose of this event is to highlight the work of both costume designers and costume technicians.
What costumes are eligible? Any costume or group of costumes used in an Associate or participating KCACTF production during the current Festival year may be entered for consideration in the Costume Parade and will be selected in early December by the committee. Entrants may be undergraduate or graduate students, staff or faculty.
How to register!
- Register for the Festival
- Register for this event on the DTM registration page
Costumes can be entered into consideration in two ways, either through self-submission or production respondent nomination. Submissions are limited to five costumes per production.
If you’d like your costumes to be considered, submit a Design, Technology, & Management Registration form online, making sure to check “Costume Parade.” Then email a list of costumes you wish to nominate to the Regional Design, Technology & Management Chairs. Include images of the actual costume (not of the rendering). Please label the images as logically as possible. These costumes will then be considered for selection in the Costume Parade.
Respondents using the online response form will be able to nominate costumes at the time the response is completed. These nominations will be forwarded to the coordinator of the Costume Parade who will email nominees asking for images. These costumes will then be considered for selection in the Costume Parade.
If Your Costumes are Selected:
- You will need to bring the costume(s) and model(s) to wear the costume. The model does not have to be the original actor who wore it in your production.
- You will need to provide a short description of who wore it, in what play, who made it, and any other interesting details about material or process.
- You will need to attend a rehearsal, and the Costume Parade presentation. The schedule of the Costume Parade will be determined in December, however, it usually happens on the Wednesday evening of our Festival.
Please note that this is not a competition and no prizes will be awarded for any entry.