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American Horror Story: Freak Show sends out a call to designers to submit their own original costume in their official FX sponsored competition.

Inspired by the Freak Show title, the internet is flooded with brilliant fan-made trailers and posters. The official show is tapping into that talent by sponsoring a design contest for fans and freaks alike. Beginning now, and running through the show’s premiere, the call for submissions is on.

Do you have an idea that deserves to be brought to life? Check out the complete contest details below!

The Contest:

To celebrate the launch of American Horror Story’s much anticipated fourth installment Freak Show, FX will launch a costume design competition. The contest invites participants with an eye for the unusual to design an original costume inspired by the series. Contestants will submit their American Horror Story sketches along with a description of their design inspirations, which will be judged by the show’s head costume designer Lou Eyrich, Fashion Designer Christian Siriano, and President of Marketing and On-air Promotions for FX, Stephanie Gibbons.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $5,000.00 cash prize and the garment will be created and worn by a model in a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. The winner will also meet and greet with costume designer Lou Eyrich. The selected winning garment will be displayed on the American Horror Story website and shared on social media platforms.

Additionally, a runner-up will receive a $1,500.00 cash prize, and social media acknowledgement.

You can enter to win here:

Important Deadlines:

The contest will begin on September 15, 2014 and conclude with Freak Show’s premiere on October 8, 2014 with a winner unveiling shortly thereafter.

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Costume Competition judges are:

Lou Eyrich, FX Costume Designer
Lou Eyrich is the four-time Emmy®-nominated Costume Designer behind the hit television series GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. With nearly 20 years’ experience, she has also worked on FX’s NIP TUCK with Julian McMahon and Joely Richardson, and numerous films including Ryan Murphy’s RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. Being a Minnesota native, Lou spent several years working with Prince at Paisley Park and on tour. She toured with numerous bands before segueing into film and television. In 2012, Lou was awarded a Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild. In addition, Eyrich has been nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award eight times, winning three for Glee and one for American Horror Story. Lou was honored with an Emmy in 2014.

Christian Siriano, Fashion Designer
Following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008. The Christian Siriano collection is now shown each season at New York Fashion Week, and presented in New York and Paris to retailers. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately detailed shoes and accessories – the collection can be found at department stores and specialty boutiques around the globe. In 2012 the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened on Elizabeth Street in New York City, and in 2013 he was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Stephanie Gibbons, FX Networks Executive
Stephanie Gibbons is President of Marketing and On-Air Promotions for FX Networks. She is responsible for the strategy, creative, media planning, and implementation of all advertising, digital, and on-air campaigns for FX, FXM and the new network FXX. She will also oversee all digital, mobile, cross-platform, and emerging media marketing initiatives for the FX Networks.

Gibbons is a true strategic and creative innovator. Her unique aesthetic has taken the marketing and promotion of the network’s acclaimed original series to new heights.

Are you up to the challenge?

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