(In alphabetical order)
(Clicking on the photo will take you to the
finalist's page - scroll to the bottom to see their final photos)
A word about the
selection of the winners. I designed this challenge with the aim
of encouraging the creation of as many sixteenth-century style
clothing and accessories items as possible, utilising as much
handwork as possible, over a four month period. The aim being not
just a high output of costume and accessories, but also highly
historically accurate items too.
The points system
therefore reflects this aim by allocating points for layers
completed (on a per-outfit basis) as well as items of handwork.
Points were also allocated to the best attempt at historically
accurate design and historically accurate construction. The
Overall Winner was the person whose total points for all these
factors was the highest. The Best Novice - Sewing, and Best Novice
- Italian Ren awards were given to those with the highest scores
who identified themselves (according to set criteria) as novices
to either sewing or Italian Ren costume. The Best Handwork, Best
Historically Accurate Design and Best Historically Accurate
Construction awards were not based on points, but on merit.
Therefore, there are no second or third place winners.