This year, Comic Con is doing something that it’s never done before. No, not mandatory Covid masks. A Sew-a-thon competition. The eight-hour Sew-a-thon will be broadcasted live on YouTube with contestant interviews throughout the event.
This competition isn’t just for the professionals, though. Intermediate and advanced sewers can also win their share of a prize pool valued at over R23,000.
The event will take place on 11 June 2022 at the STADIO School of Fashion. Entry deadline is 27 May and they will announce the theme on 30 May. The entry fee is R150, so get your sewing kits and mood boards ready.
“This fun experience will put the creative and technical know-how of beginner, intermediate, and advanced contestants to the test,” details Comic Con Africa Content Director, Rene Staack.
All Comic Cons are famous for cosplay and it is a cornerstone of Comic Con Africa, says Staack. “Behind every great cosplay is a great designer,” she added. We think we’re catching a theme here.
There are three prizes up for grabs. The winner will receive a R5,000 cash prize, a Brother labelling machine with extra tapes valued at R2,600, two front seat VIP Tickets to the SOF Fashion show with backstage access during the entire day, and four Comic Con Africa 2022 4-day passes valued at R2, 200. That’s a pretty sweet haul for a spot of sewing.
Register here if you’re keen or ready for some fun.
Comic Con Africa will take place from 22 to 25 September 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.