The Ruffle Court work our bustles off every year to make sure the event we provide you with is the biggest and best yet! Scheduling is still on its way, but here are some events you’re definitely going to want to attend at this year’s conference:

  • Events featuring fashion-forward groups
  • A fashion show featuring alternative fashion designers from around the world
  • Panels and workshops about various aspects of alternative fashion and lifestyle
  • Live performances such as burlesque, bands, and other treats for the eyes


Our current schedule is still being created for 2017. Please check back here, subscribe to our blog feed, or watch out on our social media for announcements regarding our schedule. We will be utilizing Sched again for this conference year; be sure to set yourself up on the website and/or app to prepare for the RuffleCon schedule.

Fashion Show

At RuffleCon, the heart of the matter is the fashion – and what better way to celebrate that fashion then with a fashion show! Since RuffleCon is bursting with designers and brands, we will have a large fashion show with different designers from all walks of the alternative fashion scene.

Designer Application

Designer Applications for RuffleCon 2017 are now closed.

Model Application

The following is for applying to be a model during our various fashion shows over the conference weekend for our designers. Please understand that all model approvals/denials are made by the designers themselves, and NOT RuffleCon staff. Applications meeting each designers' requirements will be forwarded to the designers to choose from. Meeting all the requirements does not mean you are automatically approved.

Items that are commonly requested by our designers:

  1. Having already registered for RuffleCon
  2. Providing your own personal undergarments, including shapewear and/or a petticoat, depending on the designer's needs
  3. Shoes and/or boots that fit within the alternative fashion aesthetic
  4. Foundation matching your skin tone, eye liner, and mascara (applicable to all genders)

Having these items will increase your chances of being selected. Be sure to include what kind of items you have from this list in your application to help your odds. Further items may be requested by the designer once selected.

Additional Notes

  • All models must accept that there will be photography taken of them, and that this photography will become property of the designers and Primbows LLC. Photography of the models will be made available to them after the conference for their personal use.
  • All models must accept that participating in the fashion show and/or design contest is volunteer, and should not expect compensation in any form, although some may be provided at discretion of the designer.
  • Any models not accepted during the initial rounds by designers, but meeting requirements, will be wait-listed, and will be offered a spot in the show as positions are made available.
  • Regarding our Japanese designers, they wish to use the same set of models between them. This means an increased time commitment from the models. If you wish to model for our Japanese designers, please understand that you will need to be available to model on both Friday and Saturday during our conference. You will not be able to model for any other designers due to scheduling conflicts. The open application period has passed to be included in our Japanese designer selections.

We are only accepting waitlist applications at this time. Your information will not be actively forwarded to designers unless there is a dropout.

First and Last Name* (legal names please)

Birth Date* (in this format - mm/dd/yyyy)



Cell Phone Number*:

RuffleCon 2017 Pre-Registration Order Confirmation Number:

(If you have not pre-registered and are selected, you will receive a Model Only Pass that will grant you access to the prep room and Main Events room ONLY during the Design Contest and/or Fashion Show rehearsal and show times on Friday and Saturday. This Pass is not treated as a normal attendance Pass, and outside of the prep room and Main Events room ONLY during the Fashion Show rehearsal and show times, you will not be allowed to enter any other areas of the conference.)


Bust/Chest* (in inches):

Waist* (in inches):

Hips* (in inches):

Shoe Size* (in US shoe size and centimeters):

Height* (in feet/inches):


  • Your headshot should include from the base of your neck to the top of your head.
  • Your headshot should be done wearing either no makeup or only foundation - nothing else.
  • Your full body shots should be from the direct front and a side angle from your feet to the top of your head.
  • Full body shots should be done in fitted, but comfortable clothing.
  • Blurry, poor quality, too small (minimum of 800 x 600 dimensions), too large (each picture must be smaller than 1MB in size) altered and/or filtered (Photoshop, Instagram, etc.), cosplay/costume, or photos not meeting the requirements listed above will disqualify your application. Professionally done photos are appreciated, but unnecessary.
  • Your image links must be uploaded to Imgur, and must end in .jpg or .png only! Please check the ending of your links!


Side Body Shot*:

Front Body Shot*:


Please indicate your availability on the following days. Please note that the fashion show and the preparation time for the fashion show will not necessarily be during all of these times, but knowing your flexibility will help designers make scheduling choices as well as model choices.

Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFriday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFriday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmSaturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSaturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmSaturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSaturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSaturday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSaturday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmSaturday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you already agreed to model for a designer in our RuffleCon Fashion Show and/or Design Contest outside of this application? If so, who? Please note that agreements with other designers may void your application within our model pool:

Do you want to be considered as a model for our Japanese designers? The period to submit applications to be considered for Japanese designers is closed.


Prior amateur and/or professional experience (please be detailed):

Additional Notes (please indicate here if you are able to provide items from the Priority Selection list, include colors of said items):

Please read and check off indicating your agreement to the following statement: I accept that my application will be reviewed by the designers themselves and approved/denied by the designers, NOT RuffleCon and/or Primbows LLC staff. I accept that photography will be taken of me during my participation of the fashion show, and that I do not claim any right to said photography as well as accept that the photography belongs to the designers and Primbows LLC for any use. I accept that modeling in the fashion show is on a volunteer basis and will not be receiving any compensation for my participation before, during, or after the fashion show.

Tea Party

Information regarding this event for 2017 will be made available shortly. Tea Party will be available to specific membership tiers and ticket winners from 2016 only, due to limited availability.

Special Events

Current Events slotted for 2017

Please subscribe to our blog feed or social media for updates on events for 2017, as well as our schedule for this year.

Panels & Workshops

RuffleCon is excited to offer a slew of fashion-related panels and workshops for enthusiasts of all denominations! Attendees will have the opportunity to see panels on a diverse range of topics, such as:

  • Q&A with designers and trendsetters
  • Hands-on activity instruction (belly dance, circus arts, ballroom dance, etc.)
  • Thread Room with instructive workshops and sewing specialists
  • And many others!

Be an Event Leader!

We’re hoping to offer panels for fans by fans, so we encourage our attendees to consider applying to be an Event Leader and run some panels with us. Though panelists will receive special Event Leader badges at no extra cost, they must still purchase a badge for conference attendance. However, those who are accepted for 3 or more panels or workshops will qualify to have a membership for the next year as thanks for their service to the conference; if you provide enough event hours, we'll upgrade you to our coveted Deluxe Membership! To find out more benefits of being an Event Leader and to apply to host an event, check out our form below.

Wanted: Events for the Older Crowd!

We would be happy to accept applications for 18+ panels and workshops, such as a panel discussion of sexuality and alternative fashion. In fact, we encourage it! This is an all-ages event, and we are interested in offering events for a variety of age levels. If you would like to submit an event of this nature, please be sure to tick off the age restriction on your event application. This is also where you specify any special equipment you require for your panel, such as a projector, TV, etc.

Event Application

The heart of RuffleCon is its unique selection of events through performances, panels, and workshops specifically aimed at alternative fashions enthusiasts, from one fan to another! If you have a particular subject you’re an expert in and would like to share it with the world, we would love to have you host an event. If you’re an expert in many fields and are not sure exactly what we’re looking for, feel free to contact us and we’ll let you know how you can best put your knowledge to use.

So what are you waiting for? Send in your ideas today!

Important Note: Please be sure to include on your application only the minimum that you need in order to present your event, or to specifically note that certain requests are wanted, but not necessary. We take this into account while scheduling to see if we have the equipment available in order for you to successfully provide your content.

Event applications for RuffleCon 2017 are now closed.

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