Some Info About Fencing & Our Event
Just some suggestions & info to help as you plan the design....
About The Event
There are 3 different events in fencing: foil, epee and sabre. Each one has a slightly different-looking weapon and uniform. We'll do all 3 events at our tournament, so if you opt for a design that features multiple fencers or weapons, we should try to cover all the bases. For example, the epee fencers will be annoyed if the design features foil & sabre but not epee.
That said, lots of event shirts and other fencing related stuff will just have one fencer and/or one weapon, in which case feel free to pick whatever weapon/uniform you like the look of best.
I've put some examples of the weapons & what the fencers' clothing looks like below.
What People Seem to Like In Fencing Event Shirts
A reference to the place - fencers travel a lot to tournaments so while they'll certainly want to see fencing on the design, something that includes a reference Austin or to Texas generally will make the shirt more appealing as a souvenir of their trip.