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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 early history 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 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, location, and date range in the description!
:bulletred: Please do not post deviations on the group's main page asking if they're acceptable. If you think it might not be accepted, read over the guidelines, then submit and ask in the comments on the submission page. The fastest way to get your deviation accepted is to clearly state the historical period/date in your artist comments.
: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 details, we won't accept it.)
:bulletred: Historically accurate fanart is allowed.
:bulletred: No fantasy. This includes anthropomorphic characters, characters with wings, Lolita, vampires, werewolves, Steampunk fashion, Hetailia (This is in general. Exceptions will be made if historical research has clearly been done.) 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. (This is referring to old B+W photographs that have been colored. Photos of clothing reproductions and costumes are encouraged!) If you use stock photos they must be historically accurate and you must have permission to use them. Deviations made from paper doll sites are not permitted.
:bulletred: Mostly Western fashions are submitted to this group, however, we encourage fashions from around the world! When submitting non-Western fashion deviations, we highly recommend you explain the period and the clothing in the artists comments so our moderators and members can be educated on something they might not be as familiar with!
:bulletred: No violence or sexual content. (We allow tasteful nudity only.)
:bulletred: Finished deviations only. Clean lineart and costume designs are ok, but messy sketches will be voted down. (Please no lined paper/scrap paper drawings!)
: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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laceembrace Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional
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aValentine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anybody have any really good resources on the history of Mexican fashion? I'm really curious about how those really beautiful colorful dresses came to be, and what influenced them - i.e., whether they were more spanish or whether they got most of their influence from the native people there... I just wanna study up on it a bit. Any suggestions? 
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there!
This is a great overview article on them: www.blogforbettersewing.com/20…
 They were produced in the 50's and 60's and were a popular tourist purchase. (Also imported into the US!) There's some really stunning and elaborate ones. (Pinterest is actually a great resource for photos as is Etsy.)
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:

Your group has been featured in my first edition of "Fashion Makes the World go Round"! Check it out here and :+fav: to support all the amazing artists!

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Nina
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OhMyGodItsTheYeti Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello!^^
is this piece acceptable?:
Time travelers wardrobe meme- filled by OhMyGodItsTheYeti

(I know that you usually don't accept

1950's fashion and onward but I don't want to cut it. >-<)

I'm really sorry for bothering you! 
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, that would be acceptable! =)

 In the future, please submit and ask in the submission comments instead of on our main page.
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OhMyGodItsTheYeti Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay.Sorry.^^,
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SailorX2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  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?

sailorx2.deviantart.com/art/Fa…
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