FX is launching a costume contest for the fans of its critically acclaimed and popular anthology television series, “American Horror Story,” which will return to the air for its fourth season early next month.
Those interested in participating are required to submit sketches of a costume design inspired by the series, along with a description of their inspirations for the piece. Entries will be evaluated by a three judge panel, comprised of “AHS” head costume designer Lou Eyrich, fashion designer Christian Siriano and FX president of marketing and on-air promotions Stephanie Gibbons.
The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will have their garment created and photographed for display on the show’s website and social media platform. The runner-up will receive a $1,500 cash prize and receive a shout-out via the show’s social media.
While geared towards fans of the show, this contest provides a unique opportunity for aspiring designers to have their work put in front of two, highly-regarded design professionals: Eyrich, who is hot off of an Emmy win for her work on Season 3 of AHS, and Siriano, a former student of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, now a “Project Runway” winner, owner of his own label and a member of the Council for Fashion Designers of America.
Submissions will be accepted until the AHS Season 4 premiere on October 8. To find out more information and submit your entry, click here.