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Rubbish Costume Competition

BA (Hons) Costume Construction: Summer Competition 2022

University Centre South Essex highly successful ‘Rubbish Costumes’ competition returns for a third year! The success of last year’s competition saw entries of all ages from across the UK and abroad showcasing their talent and inventiveness.

The ‘Rubbish Costume Competition’, allows entrants to use their innovation and creativity to create costumes, accessories or props out of everyday household objects or rubbish that can be recycled, upcycled or repurposed.

The competition is open to all, whatever age, gender or geographical location. Current and prospective students of University Centre South Essex are also welcome to enter. There are two categories, one for under 18s and one for over 18s. Entrants can produce an accessory, prop, portrait (head and shoulders) or full-length costume (full body).

Creativity, crafting, sewing, upcycling and repurposing are hugely enjoyed by many people across the UK and abroad. Television shows such as Great British Sewing Bee and Grayson’s Art Club are hugely popular as they tap into our imagination and inventiveness.

The University Centre is excited to see how entrants use everyday household items and objects to create stunning visual pieces. Any inspiration or reference points can be utilized, from a literal or conceptual approach.

You have until 1pm on 1 September 2022 to apply. All submissions will be judged by members of the BA (Hons) Costume Construction team and winners will be announced by 1 October.