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Our Guidelines!

To speed up the submission process, we highly recommend identifying the historical period in the description of your deviations before submitting. Please be specific! =)
: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.




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!
:heart: HFLC
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Punktoriann Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to ask if this is acceptable for submitting to the group… her clothes are from the 1860-69 in the Victorian era. I have used my OC Miss Victorian if that's okay. 
effleur Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi :)
i'm thinking, because of the hair colour and its style, sadly not? since people weren't dying their hair purple back in 1869, heh. though i'm not sure if the rules on accuracy apply to the entire image or just the clothing in specific, which looks passable enough to me.
i'm thinking you may want some other opinions from the other moderators on this.
Punktoriann Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine, I guess I could ask :) (Smile) 
I'll keep it in mind next time draw something with accuracy 
However I can always draw a mannequin and draw clothes on it if you would like me to submit just the clothing.
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furba4eva Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
Is anyone  running this page anymore? I've tried to put in multiple photos, which are never declined, but looks like never looked at. 

Thank you, Furbs
Hi Furbs, We're still here, I remember voting on your submissions. I'm not quite sure what happened.
effleur Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi :)

Your submissions should have been voted on in regards to whether they'd be submitted to the group gallery or not, so I doubt they'd have expired because everything else lately has been voted on. so you'll just have to resubmit them. sorry about that!
WisdomsPearl Oct 27, 2013   General Artist
Hi! We apologize for the inconvenience! The mods and I have been incredibly busy with school and we've been popping in from time to time. Unfortunately submissions do expire, so, I'm going to see if I can fix this issue. 
furba4eva Oct 28, 2013  Student Writer
Understood, not a problem! :)
Thank you for the decline. Won't be making anymore attempts here.
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