The Art of Darkness

Martha Stewart Looking for “Monster-Makers and Fairy-Fabricators”

June 4th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Martha StewartMartha Stewart is looking for students and/or recent grads for “a special opportunity to help create Martha’s 2014 Halloween costume.”

Do you love Halloween? Do you have the creative vision, design, and production skills to make a costume for Martha to rival her best? If you’re a current student or recent graduate in art, costume design, fashion design, or a related field, and you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you.

There really aren’t any details beyond that blurb, and there’s a catch in the fine print at the bottom: “If you are selected, you must be willing to travel to New York City for several days (which may be nonconsecutive) in the months of July and/or August (as scheduled by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia), at your own expense.”

However, if travel to New York isn’t a problem–you could work it into a vacation, if you’re from out of town–this could be a really interesting opportunity. It would certainly look good on a resume.

The sign-up form is here. To give you an idea of what she’s looking for, a gallery of costumes she’s showcased in the past is here. In general she features costumes made with materials that aren’t difficult or expensive to acquire, and which don’t require advanced skills to put together; they are, after all, intended to be DIY-able by her audience.

If you meet the criteria and can conjure a costume from common materials, this is definitely worth checking out. There’s no deadline listed on the form, but from the legal wording it looks like things will kick off on July 18, so presumably they’ll cut off registration at least a couple of weeks before that date to decide on a winner. Best to sign up ASAP.

(via Cult of the Great Pumpkin)

Posted in Resources | 3 Comments »