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Date: 1/15/14 6:31 AM

Welcome to the Inspired By The Movies contest. I am delighted to be your contest manager. I love the 'behind the scenes' aspect of movies, including wardrobe. Please post your contest questions, ideas, and progress on this thread.

Movies inspire fashion. Just in time for the Academy Awards on March 2, create a movie inspired garment or outfit.

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The rules for this contest:
1) Sew a garment or outfit inspired by a movie. It can be a modern or classic movie.
2) Your entry can be inspired by a specific costume in the movie or by the movie's style in general (for example, you could sew a dress directly inspired by one of Carey Mulligan's costumes in The Great Gatsby or you could sew a dress more generally inspired by the flapper styles seen in the movie.)
3) This is not a costume contest. Your entry should be a garment that you can wear in normal life, for an occasion, or to work, etc.
4) For this contest, accessories can be part of an outfit, but there must be a wearable garment (ie: dress, trousers, coat, skirt, shirt, etc).
5) A picture of the final garment(s) is required for voting.
6) If you enter a multi-garment outfit, it must be entered as one entry.
7) You must identify what inspired your garment in your entry.


General Rules for all Contests
All reviews must be entered for submission by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the last day of the contest. It is suggested to start your review as a Work In Progress (private or public) so that you can get any bugs ironed out prior to the deadline.
2. Patterns MAY be muslined prior to the start of this contest however; fabric for contest garment may NOT be cut prior to the start of the contest. Fabric may be pretreated before the start of the contest.
3. Items intended for sale, or for which you were or will be paid to make, do not qualify for any contest, but items made for charity are welcome.
4. Unless otherwise stated in the rules, all reviews written for a contest entry must include a picture of the entry, preferably on a live model.
5. Interpretation of rules is subject to the discretion of the contest manager and the contest committee.

Contest Eligibility:
1. Any member of Pattern Review, either paying (FoPR) or non-paying, who is a registered member on the site before the contest begins is eligible to enter.
2. Any member of Pattern Review, either paying (FoPR) or non-paying, who's been a registered member on the site for 90 days prior to the end of a contest is eligible to vote in a contest.
3. Any member who's won first place in a contest on Pattern Review that ended in the previous four-month period is ineligible to win another contest (during that four-month period).

The first, second and third place winners will be decided by member vote. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners.

Prizes!

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First Prize: $100 Gift Certificate

Second Prize: $50 Gift Certificate


Voting guidelines:

Each member can vote on up to five entries.

Voting will begin 2 days after contest closes and will close 7 days after voting starts.

Because of the high quality of the garments we're seeing entered in PR Contests, we're setting forth some guidelines that may help you choose when voting. Consider how well the entry fulfills each of the following criteria in order to narrow down your votes:
1. Does the garment clearly reflect the pattern's line drawing?
2. How well does the garment fit the criteria stated in the contest rules? How well does it fit the spirit of the rules?
3. Are the construction methods, including but not limited to seam finishes, lining techniques, etc, well suited to the design? To the fabric?
4. Is the fabric choice well suited to the design? Are the lining and interfacing choices appropriate?
5. Is the review complete and well written?
6. Taking into account the stated ability level of the entrant, how well does the garment fit?
7. Creative points. You may choose to give extra credit here for an entry that reflects additional creativity (embellishment, fabric choice, etc.) while staying within the nature of the original pattern.
8. Complexity of the project. Relate this to the skill level of the participant. If a participant is a beginner then a princess seam may get the same complexity level as an underarm gusset gets for an advanced sewer. This is purely subjective, but a complex garment might garner more points than a simple one if a tie-breaker is needed.





-- Edited on 1/23/14 2:15 PM --

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Date: 1/15/14 6:31 AM

I will use this as a collection point for rule and question clarifications, as they come up during the discussion.

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Inspiration links

To help inspire you, here is a link to an article on a museum exhibit. It has some pictures and video, but the write-up itself can really get you thinking about the impact of a movie's wardrobe.
Victoria and Albert Museum

A link provided by cequimby to a site that talks about clothing in movies, looking at the impact and meaning conveyed by the clothing choices. Click on a picture for the write-ups, or to the side of the picture blocks to change pages.
Clothes On Film

Another site that has some discussion of clothes in the movies:
Java Bean Rush

Stylist's 45 Iconic Fashion Films

Vanity Fair's Fashionable Films

Character Inspired Fashion Polyvore blog

GlamAmor is a blog about fasion in film. Great examples, and an extensive movie listing in the right-hand navigation column.



Rule clarifications

Lingerie & swimwear qualify, since they are non-costume garments or outfits.

Think of a 'costume' is something you would wear for Halloween and you should be on the right track of what to avoid.

Designs can be changed (or not - your choice) from the inspiration outfit featured in the movie, in anyway you are 'inspired' to change it. Keep in mind that you don't even have to model a particular outfit (eg, a 'my cool image' outfit inspired by The Matrix).

Clothing can be for any age (Adult, Teen, Child). Just be careful to avoid falling into the children's costume trap.

A 'made for TV' movie is an eligible inspiration point, in addition to theater movies. So are theater movies that are based on television shows. Television shows, however, are not eligible inspiration sources for this contest. (And no, that extra long TV show special isn't a movie.)



-- Edited on 2/10/14 6:23 AM --

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Date: 1/15/14 8:38 AM

This is a nice idea. I am certainly in . I need for februari a long gown and I had taken out of my stash allready a deep purple velours chiffon. I think it is a good idea to choose an empirestyle. I have done that before for the LBD, one year ago so I know that the style flatters me.This time it woll be a long one. This type of dress is used in many fllms, pride&prejudice ,sence and sensibility. It is pleasant for me that I have a selfdrafted pattern ready, that I only have to adapt to this one

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Date: 1/15/14 12:44 PM

When I first heard of this contest I thought, oh I'd never do that one...then I saw "What A Way To Go" (Shirley MacLaine is searching for a "simple life" but every man she meets becomes a rousing success and then dies - circa 1964)...Miss MacLaine's Wardrobe by Edith Head of course!

And I fell in LOVE with this little number:


From the front it's a fitted jacket but the back is a CAPE. SQUEEEEEE!!!

Unfortunately, having neither Miss MacLaine's body (circa 1964 OR 2014) nor Edith Head's genius (not to mention numerous other life complications), it ain't gonna happen at House of Pinkytoo. Anyone who would like to try it, please do!
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Date: 1/15/14 4:42 PM

Quickie - ooooh, deep purple velours. Yum.

Pinkietoo - coincidentally, I just a few minutes ago saw this jacket on the Decades of Style website - not the same, but certainly in the same family.


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Date: 1/16/14 10:33 AM

Love that movie!

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Date: 1/16/14 10:52 AM

If I was an eccentric woman, I'd dress like Rosalind Russel in Auntie Mame, but I cannot see wearing anything she wears in that movie in RL. Even inspired by would be hard!

Sadly, the only things that I would like to make that are inspired by movies are both costumes. One being the dress from Ever After, the other being Elsa's ice dress from Frozen. Ahh well. I shall watch you ladies and be inspired!

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Date: 1/16/14 5:36 PM

I have been thinking about how to make a toddler version of Elsa's dress from Frozen!
I am not the type to run out and buy all the Disney characters/dress/accessories...but we just love that movie and the music. I have a friend that is looking for Elsa's costume for her 4 year old and can't find them anywhere- unless you want to pay $200 on ebay:)
I am pretty sure I could make a great one if I could find some appropriate fabric. Too bad it isn't eligible for the contest!

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Date: 1/16/14 5:45 PM

Quote: Raye Ann
I have been thinking about how to make a toddler version of Elsa's dress from Frozen!

I am not the type to run out and buy all the Disney characters/dress/accessories...but we just love that movie and the music. I have a friend that is looking for Elsa's costume for her 4 year old and can't find them anywhere- unless you want to pay $200 on ebay:)

I am pretty sure I could make a great one if I could find some appropriate fabric. Too bad it isn't eligible for the contest!

I know! Elsa's ice dress is amazing. I think the best bet is going to be cobbling together other patterns, and probably just self drafting the cape/cloak. Aside from Tinkerbelle, I've never made a Disney Costume, but I'm just dying to make this for my daughter (and I have to admit, if I thought I'd look good in it, I'd do it for myself too!). I suspect there will be a lot of Elsa's this October! lol

Yes, too bad it isn't eligible for this contest, but there are so many other movies to be inspired by, perhaps something else will strike us.

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Date: 1/16/14 8:10 PM

I'm really looking forward to this contest as I am an avid horror movie fan!
I have so many ideas for this one, but at the moment my top 3 ideas are to make a version of The Grady Twins from "The Shining" blue capped sleeve dress or a Wednesday Addams black dress with white collar. Or my other idea was a shorter version of Amanda Seyfried's cape from "Red Riding Hood"...
Maybe I'll make all three and then let my husband pick which one to enter.

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