Italian Showcase Submission Process
Download and complete the booking form, then
send it to me at the address on the form. Please DO NOT send me a booking form
unless your plans are certain. In other words,
please do not book simply to hold a place. Download it here: Word
2000 and Plain
I have received a booking form, your spot is
Read the Italian
Showcase Checklist (below), or
download it in either Word
Text formats - it lists
everything that you need to send me for your
Send me your complete entry,
that is, your write-up and pics. You can
submit this at any time. Once I have
received this I will then let you know your
definite Showcase booking slot. This means
that a secure showcase spot is very much a
first-come, first-served thing - others that
send in a booking form after you may actually
leap-frog ahead of you if they send in their
write-up and pics first.
will be Showcasing
costumers/costumes each month - on the 1st
and 15th of every month - except
for December, in which there will be no
showcase. That is a total
of up to 22 costumes per year, provided there
are enough of you out there wanting to be
Showcased. So don't be shy!
the Showcase please send me:
A short bio
noting such things as how long you've been
making historical costume; if you are a
costumer in the SCA, Ren Fairs, or just for
yourself, etc. This can be in the form of the
introductory paragraph of your write-up.
The write-up for
your costume/outfit. This will be a
why/where/how of the creation of your costume.
This can include information on what
portrait/s inspired you, step-by-step
description, what you were happy with and what
you weren't, etc. You can send me as much or
as little information as you want - it is
totally up to you – however the more
information you share with people the more you
‘teach’ and the more information people
have to go by when it comes time for the Rose
Awards. (Please send as either a plain text or
MSWord attachment or in the body of an e-mail
as many as you want, but a minimum
of three, full-length: a. the front, b. the
back, and c. a side-on shot. As a
general guideline, the more written
information you send me, the more pics I will
be able to use. It's no use sending me three
paragraphs and thirty pics and expecting me to
use them all. I'd like to, but it's just not
possible. So if you have lots and lots of
great pics, send me a nice long, detailed,
write-up. The best showcases are those that
are filled with great information and lots of
pics to match!
are to be a minimum of
800x600 pixels please. I prefer jpgs
attached to the e-mail, but a maximum of ten
per e-mail please. You can send me large
images up to a maximum of 500kb per image. If
you have smaller copies you can send them
along too, or if not I will make smaller
copies from the larger ones you send. Cropping
of extraneous background, etc, is always
appreciated, but not expected nor required.
The last thing I need is to know if you
have a web page/web log (blog), and if you
would like me to link to it.
DO NOT SEND ME IMAGES EMBEDDED IN A WORD
DOCUMENT – THIS PERMANENTLY CHANGES THE
IMAGES AND MAKES THEM UNUSABLE
would I make a gallery for other people's
Italian garb I hear you ask? Because I can! I
love to look at others' beautiful gowns, and I
know I'm not the only one. Besides, what
better way to encourage the creation of
beautiful late period Italian gowns than to
provide a forum for display? I am greatly
indebted to Jen of Festive
Attyre for her inspiring 'Featured Attyre'.
Showcase will feature Italian historical
fashions of the late fifteenth, and sixteenth
centuries. If you've made an
historically-inspired Italian outfit, I want
to showcase it! I will endeavour to have a new
costume to showcase for your pleasure on the
1st and 15th of every month.
year 2003/4 saw the inaugural Italian
Showcase of the Year/Rose Awards
- a "people's choice" competition to
choose your favourite costumer/outfit from all
the entries. I received so much positive
feedback that I will endeavour to run one
every year. In January of each year you will
be able to vote for your favourite Italian
creation of the previous year.
to be part of The Realm of Venus? If you've
made Venetian or Italian clothing of the late
15th/16th century and would like to showcase
it, just send fill out and send me the above
Booking Form, along with a photo (optional).
If your submission fits my criteria I'll put
you on the "Italian Showcase" pages.
Since going to twice-monthly, the submission
criteria for the Italian Showcase has altered.
There are now two types of costume that will
be featured - historically-based 'Italian' and
the first case the outfit or item of clothing
must be a re-creation of an authentic item
from the Italian city-states preferably from
the period 1480-1600 (earlier periods will
also be considered) OR be authentic in look
and feel to this time and place.
the second case I will accept film/theatre
inspired gowns provided they are of Italianate
and late fifteenth/sixteenth-century style.
must be the one who made the outfit/item,
for yourself or for someone else. If the
garment is being worn by someone else, I will
require his/her permission to publish the
photo/s. If the photographer is someone other
than yourself or the model, I will also
require the permission of the photographer.
Send me only one photo to begin with for
approval, once approved send me as many pics
as you'd like. It's that easy!