April 20 to 21, 2024

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Tell-Tale Steampunk


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Fashion Promenade and Makers Challenge

Saturday, April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Have you spent months putting together the perfect outfit or making your costume? Strut your stuff at our Fashion Promenade and be the envy of all Steam Punks by winning Tell Tale’s Fashion Challenge as either a stylist or a maker. Remember—just because you didn’t make your outfit does not mean it isn’t super fabulous. Join the Baroness as she leads a stroll through the festival where you can saunter down the halls, sashay your money maker through the Vendor Room, and flaunt your swagger while perambulating to the Theatre where you will grand stand your swank finery before our judges. There is a category for everyone!

Promenade starts at the registration desk area. Challenge will take place in the theatre.

Fashion Promenade and Makers Challenge Rules

Telltale Steampunk Festival is rapidly becoming known for offering panels and workshop not normally found in the Steampunk circles.  The Fashion Promenade will also be part of that change!

This year, there will be two categories for the Challenge –Stylist and Makers.  We are doing this to allow multiple types of Regalia to have the opportunity to participate. 

  • Meet Baroness Alexandra in the main hotel lobby at 3:45p on Saturday – promenade will start promptly at 4p!
  • The Promenade will meander through the entire event (maybe even a quick stroll through the bar – after all, we need to show off all our hard work, right?)
  • The Judges will be interspersed though the event – you won’t know who they are until we introduce them in the main theatre!
  • You are always welcome to join the Promenade even if you choose to not participate in the challenge. 


Category: Stylist

  • The bulk of your Regalia needs to be purchased from vendors whether online, Telltale, thrift stores, custom created for you or other shows.
  • Up to about 20% of the Regalia can be made by you.  
  • Bonus Points if you keep to the ‘theme’ of Telltale Steampunk Festival.
    • This year, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is our focus.
  • Be ready to talk about how you created your look, including where/who you purchased your pieces from.


Category: Makers

  • At least 80% of your Regalia must be made by you.
  • Up to about 20% of your Regalia can be purchased from vendors, where online, Telltale, custom created for you, or other shows.
  • Bonus Points if you keep to the ‘theme’ of Telltale Steampunk Festival.
    • This year, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is our focus.
  • Be ready to talk about how you created your look, components used, etc. 


Judges will be using a point system and guided by the following for BOTH categories: 

  • Overall creativity of the look ( 1-10 points)
  • Originality in use of items for your Regalia ( 1-10 points)
  • “Theme” followed (Bonus Points!!) ( 1-10 points)
  • Individual Judge score- this is the individual judge’s choice. 


Important Notes: 

  • You may enter only one category – either Stylist or Maker.
  • First/Second place will be determined by the total Judges’ points given.
  • Ties will be broken by audience applause.
  • Once we have our four (2 from each category), the audience will choose ‘Best in Show’ by applause. 



Saturday, April 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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