Event Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Event Time: 09h00-18h00
Venue: STADIO School of Fashion: Geneva Road &, Eileen Rd, Blairgowrie, Randburg, 2194
Entry Fee: R150,00 (Incl. Mid-Morning Tea/Coffee & Lunch voucher, mystery material pack delivery to you prior to the competition)
Entry & Payment Deadline: ENTRIES CLOSED 27 May 2022
Compulsory Online Briefing (Theme will be announced): 30 May 2022, 15h00 – 16h00
ABOUT CCA Sew-a-thon
Comic Con Africa Sew-a-thon 2022 is brought to you by Brother South Africa and hosted by STADIO School of Fashion.
The 8-hour Sew-A-Thon will be broadcasted live on YouTube with contestant interviews throughout the event.
While we wait to get back to our fans and the festival in September, we want to challenge our fellow fans that like to create costumes and cosplays to join us for a Sew-a-thon to flex those sewing machines and stand a chance to win with Brother & STADIO School of Fashion.
Each contestant will have the main challenge in designing and creating an outfit with an additional side challenge that will take place during the sew-a-thon to give you the opportunity to win epic prizes.
Beginners,intermediates, advance/professional sewist as well as cosplayers, can come join in on this fun challenge.
MEET THE Sew-a-thon CONTESTANTS
inxie Cosplay is a local cosplay professional with experience competing in both national and international cosplay competitions. She is a self-taught seamstress with a love for all things geek, gaming and anime and she has made costuming a full time passion and career. She’s won multiple competitions over the past 7 years in various local event categories, from sewing to prop/armor fabrication. Overseas, she has represented South Africa in the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan in 2018, and she took home the title of Crown Champion in the C2E2 Championship of Cosplay in 2020.
Jinxie Cosplay was the 2019 Comic Con Africa Champion of Cosplay.
These 5 judges will be joining us on the Sew-a-thon day and will be spending time with contestant to judge their innovative ideas, sewing skills and overall design.
Ludus Cosplay is a Cape Town based, full time fabricator and cosplayer with over 12 years experience in the costume industry. He enjoys gaming, anime, movies, trading card games and anything geek related. When he’s not working on his own costumes or in the film industry, he creates tutorials and educational content to help spread knowledge and support to other artists. Ludus Cosplay is also the current reigning regional Comic Con Cape Town cosplay champion.
Chenelle van Wyk is the Sewing and Craft executive at Brother South Africa since 2018 and Studying Product Management at the University of Cape Town.
Chenelle was taught by her grandmother and has been sewing ever since. Her love for sewing grew into a passion for embroidery and digitising as well.
Her passion for wildlife is not only shown through her feisty personality but also in her embroidery work.
With a decade of experience lecturing in fashion education and currently working as the Discipline Leader for Design at the STADIO School of Fashion, Terese Potgieter has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of fashion design.
She started her career after being invited to showcase her graduate collection at the Audi Joburg Fashion Week as part of the New Generation competition in 2010.
Based on the exposure gained from the competition, Terese then launched her own clothing label Nooi which she ran for several years as both the designer and production manager.
However, it was in education that she discovered her true passion as she has a love for knowledge and creative problem solving and thoroughly enjoy working with people.
Patrick Brill started with LISOF (now STADIO School of Fashion) in 1995 as a senior lecturer at third year level and served as a major contributor in the development of the existing Pattern Design and Garment Construction curricula.
Prior to joining LISOF, Patrick acquired 20 years of design and technical experience working in a variety of fashion industry fields.
He established hands-on knowledge through practicing in the design and manufacture contexts of high-end brand collections, wardrobe and special occasion pieces for individual clients, seasonal consignments for boutiques and dance revue costumes.
Sew-a-thon COMPETITION DETAILS & PRIZES
Each contestant will receive a mystery material pack prior to the briefing session on the 30th May 2022.
In this briefing session the theme will be announced and further judging criteria will be explained.
BEFORE THE EVENT
Once you received your mystery material pack you need to prepare the following prior to the Sew-a-thon day and these items will form part of the final judging scores. (1.5 weeks preparation time)
- Story board
- Each contestant must create a story board that explains what research was done and how they designed their outfit, which will then be brought with them on the event day for judging.
- Each contestant must create their own pattern for their outfit and must bring the pattern with for the competition.
- Each contestant must have all the garment pieces fully prepared but NOT finished/assembled. The different elements may be cut out with completed seams but cannot have any finishing details.
- The assembly of the outfit can only be done during the allocated competition times.
Failure to follow the points mentioned above will result in disqualification or a deduction in points.
Schedule for the day
|08h00 – 08h30||Contestant arrival|
|08h30 – 09h00||Contestant briefing|
|09h00 – 10h00||Main challenge|
|10h00 – 12h00||Side challenge|
|12h00 – 13h00||Lunch break|
|13h00 – 17h00||Main challenge|
|17h15 – 17h30||Judging|
|17h30 – 17h45||Prize giving|
|17h45 – 18h00||Contestants depart|
SEW-A-THON DAY PACKING LIST/ CHECK LIST
Please make sure you bring the following items with you on the event day:
- Sewing machine – if you have your own
- Standard colouring pens, pencils & markers
- Sewing kit including but not limited to:
- Needles – sewing machine & hand sewing
- Pin cushion
- Pins, clips & safety pins
- Marking pens / pencils
- Fabric marker and/or chalk
- Measuring tape
- Seam ripper
- L-shape ruler
- Tracing wheel
- Seam gauge (optional)
PRIZES -1ST PLACE
- R 5000,00 Cash
- Brother labelling machine with extra tapes valued at R 2600,00
- 2 VIP Tickets (front seat) to SOF Fashion show with backstage access during the entire day
- 4 Comic Con Africa 4 Day passes valued at R 2200,00
PRIZES -2ND PLACE
- R 3 000,00 Cash
- Brother labelling machine with extra tapes valued at R 1 900,00
- 2 Tickets to the SOF Fashion show
- 2 Comic Con Africa 4 Day passes valued at R 1100,00
PRIZES -3RD PLACE
- R 1500,00 Cash
- Brother labelling machine with extra tapes valued at R 1 600,00
- 2 Tickets to the SOF Fashion show
- 2 Comic Con Africa 4 Day passes valued at R 1100,00
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At STADIO, we believe in the future of our nation. We want to make a difference by offering greater access to higher education, ensuring that every South African has the opportunity to become the most empowered version of themself. By investing in the human potential all around us, we can grow minds, dreams, and employment to ultimately benefit our nation as a whole.
We take a profound interest in what our students want, and what our country and the world of work needs. We offer higher education specially designed to meet industry requirements and to accommodate our students’ diverse lifestyles. At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to not just help individuals realise their dreams, but to help a nation grow stronger.
The time to do something great for South Africa is now. That’s why we’ve united our collective experience with one goal. To empower the nation by widening access to higher education.
We have brought together four highly prestigious institutions – Southern Business School, Embury Institute for Higher Education, LISOF and Prestige Academy – with a collective experience of over 100 years in providing quality, affordable higher education. We are proud to offer an array of accredited qualifications via contact, distance, and blended learning, across nine campuses, to over 20 000 students.
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