Costume Poster Session
At the Toronto 2005 Conference & Stage
Expo, as many as 20 presenters will stand beside
their posters each illustrating an innovative
or imaginative design or construction technique,
a solution to a problem, a classroom or management
technique, the results of research, or other ideas,
discoveries, or developments in the field of costuming.
These people will be the participants selected
for the 2005 Costume Poster Session.
If you have
an idea, even if you are not sure it's "good enough" or "significant
enough," send it in and let the jury members
decide. Each submission will be juried by the
Session Chair and past Costume Commissioner Debra
Krajec, past Poster Session Chair Gwen Nagle,
Betty Blyholder (first Chair and originator of
the Poster Session), Donna Meester, and Joel Ebarb.
must be submitted in the form of an abstract
(a brief, concise summary of the information to
be presented in the poster), typewritten, and
no more than 200 words. Mail, e-mail, or fax your
abstract by February 15, 2005 to Ms. Krajec.
For more information or to receive an official
rules document, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and a complete set of Poster Guidelines will be
Posters should be no smaller
than 2 by 3 feet and no larger than 4 by 6 feet.
They should be designed to be mounted on the wall
or to stand on a table. In the past, there has been some table space in front of each poster for displaying
realized projects plus handouts. Posters may be
constructed in several sections for easy transport.
Since people will be walking by, each poster should
be easily readable from at least six feet away.
presenter should prepare a summary handout to
distribute. An average of 200 to 250 people
usually attend this session.
are widely accepted as meeting the requirements
for scholarly publication. That means those employed
by an educational institution may be able to get
their schools to fund some or all expenses to
the USITT Annual Conference & Stage
Expo in Toronto. Poster presenters may also have
the opportunity to publish their ideas in TD&T.
Poster Selection Committee thanks those who
presented at the 2004 Conference & Stage Expo
in Long Beach, California. It was a very successful
session due to the presenters. Some of the posters
- Gail Artsinger, SUNY Brockport: Greek Headdresses from Wire, Brass, and Copper
- Bill Brewer, University of South Florida:
'Bat Boy' Design & Construction
- Kathleen Donnelly, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: Constructing the puppet Hinky Binky for 'Fuddy Meers'
- Tan Huaixiang, University of Central Florida: Masks & Headdresses for 'Once On This Island'
- Gail Kralj, Allegheny College: Zippier Zips
- Jeff Lieder: Elizabethan and Romantic Petticoats for the Long Haul
- Kate MacKenzie, Western Michigan University: Stagecraft Beginning Sewing Projects
- Janice Stauffer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Tied to basics - Neckwear as a Learning Tool
- Amanda Sutt, Appalachian State University: A Hat for All Seasons: New Millinery Products and Designing a Character from Scratch: Puppets for a Pirandello Production
- Kristina Tollefson, University of Central
Study Pattern Drafting and Draping Course