Submit Your Story

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Want your work seen on a platform read by thousands of costume fans every week? Use the form below to submit your stories to The Costume Rag! It could be your latest project, an event you’ve been to, an inspiring essay, or just something you want to get off your chest about life in costume.

If you would like to discuss ideas with our editor then we welcome pitches on all aspects of costume – history, making, specific objects, personalities and events and more. Contact [email protected]

How to use this form

1 – Fill out your details – we need your email address in case we need to contact you but this will not be published or used for any other purposes. Feel free to give us a link to your own website/Ebay/Etsy to promote!

2- We recommend composing your text in an editor like Microsoft Word and then pasting it into the box below since we cannot save drafts on here and your progress could be lost if your browser decides to reload the page. Feel free to give as much detail as you can – the best posts are over 500 words but don’t worry if you prefer shorter notes as we do all the editing.

3 – Upload your images! You must have the right to publish any images you submit. Try to give us at least three to bring your post to life and 10 is the maximum. If it’s not obvious where each image should go in the text then upload in order and leave a number where you want each image within the text.

4 – Review our terms below and submit! This can take a few seconds to go through but you should see a confirmation message appear when successful. Your post will be professionally edited and formatted before being published to the worldwide costume community!


Content Submission Agreement

Terms and Conditions

By uploading, posting, sending or submitting text, photographs, pictures, images or any other content including any graphics, video, data, text, files, hyperlinks, URLs, software, music, sound or other content (collectively, “Content”) to this website, and clicking on the “submit” button, you are agreeing to be bound by these Content Submission Terms and Conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and the Website Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree, do not upload, post, send or submit any Content.

The following conditions apply to all Content you submit to this website,

As used in these conditions, “we” or “us” means The Costume Rag , and “you” means the individual or entity submitting Content to this website.

1. Eligibility

You may only submit Content to this website in which you own all intellectual property rights or for which you have the authorisation of the person who does own those rights. If you are under the age of 18 you may not submit Content to this website.

2. Licence Grant

2.1 You hereby grant to The Costume Rag, and its affiliates, subsidiaries, assignees, licensees and legal representatives (“Affiliates”), a worldwide, non exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual right and licence to:

2.1.1 use, reproduce, distribute, store, transmit, broadcast, publish, publicly perform and publicly display the Content, in whole or in part;

2.1.2 modify, reformat, adapt, translate and create derivative works from the Content, in whole or in part; and

2.1.3 sublicence the foregoing rights, in whole or in part, to any third party, for commercial and business purposes (with or without a fee).

2.2 The Costume Rag may exercise the rights set forth in this paragraph 2:

2.2.1 in any manner, and by any media and means of conveying information, whether now or hereafter known; or

2.2.2 for any purpose, including but not limited to, editorial commercial, or promotional purpose.

2.3 Where you have provided a hyperlink as part of the Content (“Hyperlink”), you hereby grant The Costume Rag the right and privilege to install and display the Hyperlink on any The Costume Rag website or any Affiliates’ website and agree to the additional terms set out below under the heading “Hyperlink”.

2.4 The Costume Rag shall have the right to modify or edit the Content, provided that any modifications or alterations do not significantly or misrepresent the original content. While you retain ownership of all right, title, and interest in the Content itself, you agree that The Costume Rag owns all right, title, and interest in any compilation, collective work or other derivative work created by The Costume Rag using or incorporating the Content.

2.5 You further irrevocably and unconditionally waive any moral rights or similar rights you have in any Content and you waive all rights to inspect and approve use of the Content and the Hyperlink.

3. Hyperlink

You agree to not disable, change, alter or otherwise affect the Hyperlink without first providing The Costume Rag written notice. If you consent or decide to materially change the content of the web pages associated with the Hyperlink after the date you provide the Hyperlink, you agree to provide The prior written notice so that The Costume Rag may make an informed decision as to whether to continue providing a Hyperlink to that webpage. You agree that placement of the Hyperlink on this or any Affiliate website does not imply any affiliation or endorsement whatsoever between the parties.

4. Privacy

By submitting the Content and clicking on the “submit” button above, you agree that:

4.1 we may use information that you provide to us when you submit Content, in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

4.2 The Costume Rag may transfer and disclose this information, including personally identifiable information, to third parties in any jurisdiction for any of the purposes set forth in paragraph 2 and for the purpose of monitoring the website; and

4.3 The Costume Rag and any of its Affiliates may communicate with you by post, telephone or fax as well as by email in connection with the Content.

5. No Obligation

Although we have the right to use your Content as set out in paragraph 2 above, we do not have the obligation to do so. We may, in our sole discretion and for any reason, refuse the Content or remove it from this or any related website at any time.

6. Representations, Warranties and Indemnities

6.1 You represent and warrant to The Costume Rag that:

6.1.1 you have the right, power and authority necessary to submit Content to this website in accordance with these conditions and to grant the licences set out in paragraph 2 above;

6.1.2 you will comply fully with these conditions and the Website Terms and Conditions;

6.1.3 the Content submitted by you, and the exercise of the rights you grant to us, do not and will not violate, misappropriate or infringe any intellectual property right, including but not limited to trademark rights, copyrights, moral rights and publicity rights of any third party;

6.1.4 you possess all rights necessary for the reproduction, distribution, transmission, public performance, public display and other exploitation of the Content as permitted under these conditions.

6.2 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold The Costume Rag and its Affiliates harmless for all claims, liabilities, damages and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising from your breach of any representation or warranty set out in this paragraph 6. You agree not to hold The Costume Rag or any of its Affiliates responsible for any liability resulting from their use of the Content or Hyperlink in accordance with these conditions, including (without limitation) anything which might be deemed to be a misrepresentation of you, your character or person due to use the Content, or any part of the Content, as anticipated at paragraph 2.

7. Waiver

The Costume Rag and its Affiliates will not be liable to you for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages, arising from breach of contract, tort or otherwise in connection with these conditions and/or the Content provided by you (including but not limited to any loss of data, business profits or goodwill) even if we have been advised of (or know or should have known of) the possibility of such damages.

8. General

These conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and the Website Terms and Conditions, represent the entire agreement between The Costume Rag and you with respect to this subject matter. These conditions and all actions related to it shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising in connection with this agreement shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

You must be over 18 years of age and have the right to make this agreement.

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