Calling all airship captains, techno tank grrls, and post-apocalyptic warriors!
Fashion Exposition Competition !
Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival invites you to show off your steampunk and fantasy outfits and vie for prizes in our first ever fashion competition! Featuring live music, professional photography, and steamy prizes, this event isn't to be missed!
The SC Arts & Tech Steampunk Fashion Competition is a celebration of reimagined Victorian, apocalyptic, and fantastical fashion concepts through friendly and collaborative competition. Use your imagination, please.
Contestants will display their "steampunk" outfits in a runway-style exposition set to live music followed by a brief intermission. Finally a "top-three" most popular shootout. Winners will be given an award and invited to make cameo appearances in the Festival's evening highlight multimedia performance.
Saturday May 13th, 2017 from 2:30-3:30pm
at the Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival
1818 Felt St (off 17th, Live Oak area)
Contestants will assemble 30 minutes prior to the runway performance, at a designated area, and fill out short description cards. For approximately 100 seconds each, every contestant will briefly explain their outfit, walk the runway, pause for photos, and return. Arianna Feldman of Subverse Industries will emcee. During a brief intermission featuring music and a comedic performer, the panel of three judges will select the "top three" from the group. Two special judges prizes will then be awarded, and then Arianna will conduct a popular vote via audience response to select the first-place winner.
Schedule of events:
12:00pm-2:30pm: Onsite contest sign-ups. Contestants register at the Box Office.
2:15pm-3:00pm: Contestants fill out info cards and get briefed for the show
3:00pm-3:35pm: Main event - contestants parade on the cat-walk
3:35pm-3:45pm: Intermission with performance - Judges select "final three"
3:45pm-4:00pm: "Judges choice" special awards granted; final three showdown
To Register in Advance (highly recommended, as we can only
accomadate a limited number of contestants due to time contraints)
First purchase the appropriate ticket on out Tickets
email us at
sending a brief description of your costume,
and a photo of you wearing it if possible.
To Register on day of event, you can do so at our Box Office
(as long as we still have slots available).