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To speed up the submission process, we highly recommend identifying the historical period in the description of your deviations before submitting. Please be specific! =)
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:bulletred: We accept all eras from around the world from the beginning of time to the 1940’s. (There are many groups on this site focused only on 1950's fashion and onward so we do not include it here.)
:bulletred: Deviations must be as historically accurate as possible. We allowed historically inspired before, but we’ve decided that we want to focus on accuracy from now on. We will allow minor divergences from history but please try to keep it as accurate as possible! (Remember, girl in dress does not equal historical accuracy. We must be able to identify a specific time period.) We highly recommend mentioning the historical period and date range in the description!
:bulletred: Please keep in mind that we are looking for pictures that are fashion focused. (So even if it's historically accurate, if all we can see is a person from the neck up, or there are too many elements covering the clothing, we won't accept it.)
:bulletred: Historically accurate fanart is allowed.
:bulletred: No fantasy. This includes anthromorphic characters, characters with wings, Lolita, vampires, werewolves, Steampunk fashion, Game of Thrones etc. We do allow animals in historical fashion but, it must be an animal, not an animal with human features.
:bulletred: We accept all mediums, including photographs. However, photographs must not have any copyright attached to it. (It must be in the public domain.) OR You must have permission to use the photo.
:bulletred: No violence or sex. (We allow tasteful nudity only.)
:bulletred: Finished deviations only. Clean lineart and costume designs are ok, but messy sketches will be voted down.
:bulletred: Deviation limit is two per week.

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Hello everyone!

Lately we've been getting some very doubtful submissions and unfortunately had to decline a lot. In this journal you will find some helpful tips on how to get your deviation accepted and to shorten the period between submission and our accept/decline result.

1. Read our rules (you can find them on out homepage). We regularly receive deviations about, for instance, the 1950's. While these are usually very lovely, our group only accepts fashion from the beginning of time until the 1940's so we have to decline these submissions.

2. Make sure the clothing is historical. Just because it looks authentic, doesn't mean it is.

3. Let us show enough clothing. There have been some great costume pictures, but the upper half of the backside of a dress is not enough for us to accept.

4. Make the year/era of your deviation known. It's easiest for us if it's stated in the title of the deviation, but a good description can also get you a long way.

Hopefully these tips can help you. If your deviation expires or gets declined you can always ask us why. We're only human and make mistakes too, so if you can gives us proof of the historical authenticity or we discover the mistake was with us, your deviation can get accepted after all.

We look forward to your submissions!
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SailorX2 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Excuse me, but as this piece is a set of outfits, three of them are outside the guidelines. Yet, seeing as the other 5 are all distinctive historical periods with a crap-ton of research attached, would still it be an acceptable submission?

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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, that would be fine! Please submit! (They're lovely and all the info you've added in the comments is fantastic! =D )
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mortified-Archie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)
Are these pieces acceptable?
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Sorry for asking this again ^^'
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi!

Sorry, we can't make out fashion details that distinguish a period so not this time. In the future, please submit and inquire in the submission comments rather than on our homepage. =)
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mortified-Archie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay then :)
Thanks for responding again ^^
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JewelledDragon13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Writer
Why did this and this get rejected?
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello!

We were not able to identify a clear  historical period for either of them. In the future, feel free to inquire about moderator decisions on the deviation submission page, thank you!
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mortified-Archie Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I just came by to ask if this drawing is appropriate to be in your group:

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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Sorry, but we're looking for pieces with more fashion details. We need to be able to make out specific clothing details to accept it.
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mortified-Archie Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah okay then ^^
thanks for replying :)
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