Threadless’s Retro Monsters design contest

Vintage meets scary in Threadless‘s new Retro Monsters design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The monsters we all know from classic horror stories and legends were created to send chills up our spines with their hideous appearance and heinous intentions. But honestly, there’s something lovable about them. If there wasn’t, how else could these ghastly characters stay relevant for so long? Many of them have been around since the 1930s, or earlier! Let’s ensure the retro monster spirit survives into another generation of horror with the next Design Challenge.

We want to see your original interpretation of retro monsters. Emphasis on “retro.” You know—vampires, mummies, the undead. Depict them in any style you’d like. Consider defanging these creepy characters with a campy, cartoonish illustration filled with humor and lighthearted storytelling. Or, do the exact opposite with a frighteningly detailed image of a werewolf’s toothy maw, or a swamp monster’s glistening scales. If you need more inspiration, the Threadless Marketplace is full of horror designs that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Whatever you do, make it your own!

IMPORTANT: Please see our page on copyright law, and ensure that all designs you submit for this challenge are cool and creepy without drawing too heavily from specific monsters you may not have the rights to reproduce for sale.

Enter before August 27th, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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