Alternative Fashion for All
October 14th - 16th, 2016
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Stamford, CT, USA
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A Northeast USA Alternative Fashion Conference

RuffleCon is a conference held in Stamford, CT devoted to followers of cute, elegant alternative fashion in the Northeastern USA. RuffleCon is brought to you by a handful of alternative fashion enthusiasts who have been involved in the local community for years (over a decade, for some of us). We have been brought together by our love for lolita, goth, steampunk, or any other fashion from a rather shockingly long list, but one thing that unites us all is our commitment to creating for our communities an open, accepting forum devoted to the elegant, alternative fashion and its followers. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of learning and exploring within fashions new and old, and of course having fun while we’re at it!

RuffleCon will be held on October 14th – 16th, 2016 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT.


The fashion is the core of the event. It brings together multitudes of people in a central location, ready to consume the alternative fashion world. If this sounds like the type of population market you want to get involved with, please consider becoming a sponsor of the conference. You will connect with all different kinds of groups and unique individuals, dressed to the nines.

Besides our annual conference, membership gets you all kinds of perks and benefits. Check out our membership page for more information on the levels of membership and what an upgrade can get you.

Latest Blog Posts

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    • RuffleCon 2016: Couture Showcase September 21, 2016
      The official release of the RuffleCon 2016 schedule is only a few days away! While we know you’re already making tentative plans for your weekend, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on one of our new special events: The Couture Showcase. Featuring couture designers from around the world, this event will […]
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Our Mission Statement

    RuffleCon has the goal of being a quality annual conference focused on elegant and cute alternative fashions from all parts of the world, including but not limited to Japanese street fashion, historical fashion, and otherworldly style to help spread knowledge of alternative fashion through educational, entertaining, and mind-expanding panels, shows, and hands-on activities as well as direct access to international and local vendors, artists, and entities directly involved in the alternative fashion subcultures.

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Would you like to advertise with or sponsor RuffleCon? There are plenty of benefits to reach your target audience. Find out about available packages here.

Important Deadlines

Vendor Applications: April 1st – May 1st
Individual Design Contest: April 1st – October 14th
Label Design Contest: April 1st – September 1st
Volunteer Applications: May 1st – October 14th
Event Applications: May 1st – August 1st
Press Applications: June 1st – September 1st
Model Applications: June 1st – September 1st
Guidebook Cover Submissions: July 18th – August 1st
Guidebook Cover Voting: August 1st – August 17th