Lolita Fashion Show

2017 Information Coming Soon!

2017 Designers

Information Coming Soon!
2016 Designers

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2015 Designers

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Model Requirements

Models should be 15 years of age or older by date of show.

Models MUST be available for a hair and makeup appointment between 3 and 7 PM. Models will be emailed detailed information regarding their appointment and the location of the dressing room.

Additionally, models MUST attend a fitting and rehearsal on Friday afternoon (Time TBD).

Models will be expected to provide the following:

  • Petticoat(s)
  • Camisole (if wearing a sheer blouse)
  • Hosiery (socks or tights)
  • Shoes

Models will be notified of the color of hosiery and shoes required when they are assigned an ensemble.

It’s preferred that models arrive wearing basic foundation or can supply their own.

Fine Print

All models MUST have a valid badge for Tekko 2017 (general admission, premium, or rock star). Staff models will be accepted in the event that we do not receive enough attendee applicants.

Tekko and PittJCS cannot guarantee that you will be chosen for the fashion show. We also cannot guarantee that you will be modeling for a particular brand. Applications will be reviewed by the fashion show coordinator and the designers. The designers will have final say in which models are selected.

Any model who has not arrived for her/his styling appointment 5 MINUTES before the scheduled time OR who has not made prior arrangements with staff will be replaced by an alternate and blacklisted from future modeling opportunities with Tekko and PittJCS.

All models will be REQUIRED to sign a form consenting to pay for any damages to the garments that occur before, during, or after the fashion show.

By appearing in the fashion show, you consent to being filmed/photographed by PittJCS.  Any media featuring the models may be utilized by Tekko/PittJCS to promote future events via the website, social media, etc.

If you have any questions, please email Sara Mariacher.

Lolita & Aristocrat Coordinate Contest

2017 Information Coming Soon!

Theme

2017 Theme Coming Soon!
2016 Theme

Swords & Sorcery

Our interpretation of Tekko’s overall MMORPG theme.

Here are some examples to get your creative juices flowing.

RPG Classes: wizard, cleric, paladin, bard, etc.

Fantasy Creatures: dragons, fairies, mermaids, etc.

Don’t see your idea? That’s okay! Just explain your interpretation of the theme on your application!

Categories

Entries may compete in the following categories:

Handmade: Coordinates comprised mainly of items the contestant has made him/herself.

The Best Handmade category MUST have at least 3 entries for it to be judged on the date of the contest.

Most Original: The most imaginative ensemble

Best in Show: The best coordinated ensemble

Judges

2017 Judges Coming Soon!
2016 Judges

Misako Aoki

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Emma Bottari – Lolita Collective

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Judging Criteria

All items will be scored on a scale of 1 – 10.

Adherence to Theme: How well does your ensemble exemplify the theme?

Originality: Is this something we’ve all seen before? Or a new take on the theme?

Complexity: Is your coordinate simple or intricate?

Coordination: Do the items you’ve chosen suit each other? Do items clash or match? If you have props, are they appropriate?

Makeup/Hair: Have you gone the extra mile to style your hair and makeup to match your coordinate?

Movement: Does your walk or pose fit your ensemble?

Overall Aesthetic: Does your ensemble look thrown together or well planned?

General Rules

1. All contestants MUST have a valid badge for Tekko 2017 (general admission, premium, or rock star). Staff members and guests are NOT permitted to compete, but may walk-on at the start of the event.

2. Ensemble MUST adhere to Lolita or Ouji/Aristocrat aesthetics. Any entry found to be wearing cosplay or another mode of fashion may be disqualified.

3. Ensemble may be comprised of brand, offbrand, or handmade pieces.

4. Only solo entries are permitted. No couples or group entries.

5. Ensemble must interpret the theme.

6. Entries MUST style their own hair/wigs and do their own makeup.

7. Entries may also be models in the fashion show, if they have a prepared coordinate.

8. Entries may consist of ensemble and small handheld items (scepter, bunny-bear, etc.) ONLY. No large props or signs will be permitted.

9. Entries who fail to check in with fashion show staff at the final roll call (or who have not made other arrangements) may not compete in the contest.

10. There will be a maximum of 25 entries.

Prizes
Best in Show:
Tekko 2018 Badge + More TBA
Most Original:
TBA
Best Handmade:
TBA
Fine Print

All contestants MUST have a valid badge for Tekko 2017 (general admission, premium, or rock star). Staff and guests may not compete for prizes but may still participate in the event, however you must fill out the application before March 27th.

Tekko and PittJCS cannot guarantee your participation. A maximum of 25 entries will be selected, based on adherence to the guidelines outlined above. If more than 25 entries are received, the fashion show coordinator will select the best entries to move on to the at show competition.

Any contestant who has not checked in with fashion show staff (either in-person or via other pre-arranged means) by the time of the final roll call will not be permitted to compete.

By competing in the coordinate contest, you consent to being filmed/photographed by PittJCS.  Any media featuring the contestants may be utilized by Tekko/PittJCS to promote future events via the website, social media, etc.

If you have any questions, please email Sara Mariacher.

Lolita Tea

2017 Information Coming Soon!

Join us in 2017 for our annual Lolita Tea!

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets will be available through PRE-SALE ONLY.  

All ticket holders will receive a goodie bag from (TBA), a commemorative postcard, and raffle tickets for a prize drawing. Guests will also have the opportunity to have personal photos taken with our special guest (TBA)!

Guidelines

Only ticket holders will be permitted entry.

PittJCS reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone not abiding by the stated dress code.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event.

Do not approach the guests for photographs or autographs outside of the designated time provided.

Please follow the instructions of any PittJCS staff present at the event.

Seating may or may not be assigned.

Anyone disregarding PittJCS rules, bullying others, or ignoring staff instructions may be asked to leave without a refund.

Dress Code

All luncheon attendees must wear Lolita, Ouji/Aristocrat, or formal attire. Anyone who does not comply with this dress code will not be permitted entry to the event.

There are no brand regulations regarding Lolita and Ouji/Aristocrat attire. All Japanese brands, indie brands, and handmade items are permitted.

Replicas of Japanese prints are strictly prohibited.

Cosplay is strictly prohibited. This includes Lolita cosplay (i.e. Rozen Maiden, Gosick).

Anyone wearing T-shirts, jeans, sneakers, or other casual attire will not be permitted entry.

If you have any questions, please email Sara Mariacher.

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