The Patterns for Performance Award

The Patterns for Performance award encourages students to design a period garment for a character in a performance.

The Patterns for Performance Award launched in 2019 for students to design a period garment for a character in a performance. 

The Awards are an important part of the Costume Society’s output that promotes the high standard of craft and artistry that they produce. 

The 2022 winners of the Patterns for Performance Award were revealed at our London study day on July 9th 2022. This year the awards celebrated menswear and students were encourage to used patterns from both Janet Arnold and Norah Waugh.

Stay tuned for a video showcasing all of our finalists that will be shared on our YouTube channel soon. In the meantime, you can see the 2021 winners and examples of previous Patterns for Performance finalists on The Costume Society's YouTube channel.

For 2022, Alex Fordham freelance costume designer was our judge and chose the winner. 

An award of £800 is given to the winner, with £500 for the highly commended, and £200 for the runner up. For details of eligibility and application forms see below.

In 2021 we welcomed Michele Clapton, costume designer for Game of Thrones and The Crown, was our judge and chose the winner.

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