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This group is centered around historical and creatively inspired fantasy costumes, without a narrow focus on historical accuracy or sewing required - NO FANART or non-original COSPLAY please. See the rules below:

*RULES*:

This group is primarily for artists who take creative inspiration from a love of historical costumes and clothing. The key is your love of costumes and your own creativity! Being completely historically accurate or intending to make your design reality is not necessary. You won't be rejected for adding wings on or putting buttons in the wrong place. Please submit your image to the most correct category.

Rules for ART:
- Picture should feature character wearing clothing/costume drawn by you.
- Costume design does not have to be the focus of the picture - i.e interesting costumes within a larger illustration are fine, as long as it is clearly visible, and not a tiny figure in the background.
- No fanart - We want you to be creative and come up with the character's outfit on your own. Illustrations of literary characters or concepts from mythology are OK.

Rules for PHOTOGRAPHY:
- Costume should not be mass-produced/store bought [No cheap halloween costumes] . You should have some involvement in designing it, modeling, or photographing it for the designer. Well done, artistic photography of costumes not fitting those rules will be accepted at mod's discretion.
- No blurry photos or low quality cel phone camera photos. Dark photos with bad lighting, or photos with cluttered backgrounds may not be approved. (Your messy bedroom is not the best place to take a good photo)
- If you have a series of photos pick the best instead of submitting multiples.

NO COSPLAY ALLOWED:
- No costumes made from existing visual character designs [games, movies, anime]

- Costumes designed on your own for literary characters descriptions are OK (that means not copying official cover art).
- Costumes made from character concepts from mythology or history or OK.

Rules for PHOTOMANIPS:
- You must have done something to the character's costume to make it your own. Using the stock model's costume as is with a new background doesn't count. It helps if you have links to what you used.
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Is NO COSPLAY or fanart. It's in bold in the rules, but many artists do not look at them before submitting. It helps to put in your description details like what your costume is based and how you made it, because I am not familiar with everything character under the sun. Sometimes I can't tell, and artists don't answer where I comment to clarify.

Just to be clear this means:

NO if
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- You made a costume from an anime, game, movie, tv,  musical or commericial character
- I can google the character's name and your costume looks like the same design in the pictures that come up, you didn't design it.
- You drew fanart and didn't design your own costume for the character
- You're wearing clothes from a commercial company


YES if
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- Original costume for for a book character where you made your own design
- Historical or Mythological figures (such as Greek Gods etc)
- Fanart character where you designed a new costume for them (it also helps if you state in the description)
- You are modeling for the designer and you personally know them (i.e. taking photos for their portfolio)

*I'm also taking volunteers for more mods.*
For now the categories are:

Steampunk - Imagine science fiction in a historical culture. Most popular Steampunk is based in victorian England with steam and gear power machinery.

Asian - Inspired by Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian groups etc. Fashions include Kimono, Hanfu, Qipao, Cheongsam, Hanbok, Ao Dai.

Fantasy - You submit here if your image is a fantastical mix of various historical influences, or is based on concepts outside history, such as nature. For example a character designed as a water elemental would go here if your main influence is water. Fantasy characters do not have to go here if their costumes are based on specific periods.

18th Century - Rococo, American Colonial dress

19th Century - Regency/Neo Classical, American Civil War Era, Victorian [No Steampunk here]

Edwardian - Early 19th century fashion, Art Nouveau and Aesthetic dress

Medieval - 400-1400

Renaissance - 1400-1600

European Ethnic costumes - Traditional costumes from European countries - Russia, Germany, France, Hungary etc

Elegant Gothic Lolita - Japanese Street fashion original inspired by Victorian and Rococo dresses.

Middle Eastern - Persion, Indian and other Middle East countries. Think 1001 Arabian Nights.

Ancient cultures - Submit all ancient Greek, Egyptian, Roman, Minoan etc here.

Science Fiction - Futuristic costume designs
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SailorX2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
If I was to have something that was a set of different eras, were should it be placed? 

The work is here, if it helps: sailorx2.deviantart.com/art/Fa…
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Faint-Requiem Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey are screenshots from dollmakers allowed? Because I just saw one in my messages. :confused:
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Not unless you designed the game art yourself. If I accepted one it was probably a mistake.
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Faint-Requiem Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay because this person has been submitting screenshots from dollmakers like this one ^^

Dark-Fairy by Starlingsheart

inspired-costumes.deviantart.c… She seems to have submitted a couple of other screenshots too.
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Nakumah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
where would I submit this: fav.me/d77vefa
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littlebitakit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for letting me join!
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dasher549 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi i'm a new member of the group, i was just wondering what category would a "pirate" design would be in?
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Sorry it took so long to answer.

Since we don't have a particular folder for it (unless it'd fit in fantasy, steampunk, middle eastern, asian, or science fiction), I guess it would depend on *when* the pirate is from. 18th century? Renaissance? Hope it helps. ;)
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