Saturday, August 3, 2013

Two Black and White Gala Costumes That Deserve A Special SCBWI Conference Blog Shout Out

Check out this dress by illustrator Amber Alvarez.  She did the black and white art, had it printed onto fabric, and made the dress.  Yup.  Made the dress herself.

Me (left) and Amber Alvarez

A close up view of Amber's illustrated dress

And (right to left) Claudia Pearson, Jo Kittinger and Heather Montgomery's remarkable Rejection Letter outfits were funny and poignant.  (Remember, they're not rejecting YOU, they're just rejecting the submission.)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly rejection letters... 

So much creativity on display!

Have good photos of other great outfits?  Leave a link in comments!


  1. Too cool, Amber. I hope your dress sparked some ideas in the imaginations of many art directors!

  2. My wife and I were the folks in the medieval outfits! We had a great time. Here's what I hope will be a link that'll let people see a pic of the costumes:

    James of James and Hilarie Cornwell

  3. Aww Lee! Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm glad those super smiley, not-so-scary rejection letters made the short list too ;) xo - A