Sewing competition promises to put local fashion scene to the test

Date:6 May 2022 Author: Olwethu Mpeshe Tags:, , ,

Comic Con Africa which is Africa’s largest multi-genre pop-culture and gaming festival, taking place from 22-25 September 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, has announced an innovative and never seen before challenge. The challenge, The Comic Con Africa Sew-A-Thon puts local fashion scene to the test.

Brought to you by Brother South Africa and hosted by STADIO School of Fashion, this one-of-a-kind, 8-hour Sew-A-Thon looks to test the skills and the handiwork of local sewists, fashion designers, and costume designers – from beginners to advanced.

The competition promises an intense, fun, and nail-biting experience for contestants. The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube for all to join in and spectate the gripping time-based challenge, while we are checking in with contestants as their creations come to life.

Comic Con Africa Content Director, Rene Staack said that this fun experience will put the creative and technical know-how of beginner, intermediate, and advanced contestants to the test, all while standing a chance to win their share of a prize pool valued over R23 000 brought to you by Brother South Africa & STADIO.

“Cosplay is a cornerstone of Comic Con Africa, and behind every great cosplay is a great designer. We are hoping that this challenge highlights more craftmanship.” Staack added, “We encourage all to act fast with their registrations as space is limited.”

Competition judges will be scoring contestants on criterion based on their story board, pattern, finishes, design, and overall execution with extra points given for the bonus side challenges.

Esteemed judges are Chenelle van Wyk, Patrick Brill, Terese Potgieter, Jinxie Cosplay and Ludus Cosplay.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Time: 9am to  6pm
Venue: STADIO School of Fashion, Geneva Road &, Eileen Rd, Blairgowrie, Randburg, 2194
Entry Fee: R150.00 to compete in the Comic Con Africa Sew-a-thon
Entry Inclusions: Material Package, Mid-morning Tea & Coffee, Lunch Voucher
Prizes for the winners

1st Place:
·       R5 000 cash
·       Brother Labelling machine with extra tapes valued at R2 600
·       2 VIP Tickets (front seat) to SOF Fashion show with backstage access during the entire day
·       4 x Comic Con Africa 2022 4-day pass valued at R 2 200

2nd Place:
·       R3 000 cash
·       Brother Labelling machine with extra tapes valued of the above is R1 900
·       2 tickets to the SOF Fashion show
·       2x Comic Con Africa 2022 4-day pass valued at R 1 100

3rd Place:
·       R1 500 cash
·       Brother Labelling machine with extra tapes valued at R1 600 
·       2 tickets to the SOF Fashion Show
·       2x Comic Con Africa 2022 4-day pass valued at R 1 100

 

To take part as a contestant or for more information visit https://comicconafrica.co.za/cca-sew-a-

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