Fan fashion contest: win a signed tour tshirt!
From being on the road since April there are many exciting new things I experience and see but one that gave me the most inspiration was the hand-made, redesigned fashion that I see at Coldplay shows.
My roots in Oxfam started as a student, volunteering in the Oxfam vintage clothing boutique in Manchester, England, so seeing fans all over the world use clothing in innovative and sustainable ways brought a whole new insight for me into what Coldplay fans are capable of. That’s why we have decided to run a contest, to show off the stylish, the creative and the downright wacky fan fashion from the tour!
The contest will run from 2nd November – 18th November
Entering the contest is easy. All we want you to do is to take a picture of yourself in your home-made Coldplay fashion item, tell us how you made it and tweet it to @oxfamontour before the 18th November.Remember to put a full stop in front of @oxfamontour (or put it at the end of the tweet) so that all your followers can see it!
Like these for example:
“Here’s me in the Coldplay t-shirt I just made with glitter pens, felt and fabric glue. @oxfamontour #OOTfashion”
Your collection will showcased on our pinterest board alongside style icons from New Zealand and Australia gigs. We’ll be especially looking out for upcycling, vintage and environmentally friendly designs. The judge of the competition will be Coldplay’s very own wardrobe assistant! The prize? A signed tour T-shirt from the band themselves.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a customised Coldplay t-shirt already, why not get creative and make one from an old t-shirt? Here’s some ideas on methods and materials easily found at home or in your local art supply shop to get you started:
- Cut out butterflys and symbols from Coldplay’s album artwork from felt and stick over the t-shirt
- Use tie-dye to create swirly patterns like the lightshow on the tour. How to tie-dye a shirt
- Use fabric glue to write words and patterns on your t-shirt and then throw over glitter
Rules: If you are under 16 please don’t take a picture of yourself, instead just take a picture of the item of clothing. 16 and under = no faces and only first names!
Only one piece of clothing and entry per twitter account, so choose your one item carefully. Only one entry per person. If you enter numerous after your first tweet these will not be counted and only your first tweet will be counted as a entry so please think carefully before entry.
Guidelines for winning: The competition prize will be awarded to the handmade entry that oozes creativity, extra points will be given for using sustainable and upcycled materials.
So what are you waiting for? Get creative, dig out your Coldplay style and enter Oxfam on tour’s Coldplay fashion contest.