Fashion Revue

The Fashion Revue is an event that is part of Field Day that will convene March 23 2019.  Fashion Revue is an event for those enrolled in clothing & textiles and/or fashion revue 4-H projects to highlight their efforts and to develop self-confidence and poise.  Members have the opportunity to model the garments they have made or purchased and to present themselves at their best in personal grooming, posture, modeling, and accessorizing their garment. The day is one of learning, as well as competing. Instruction will be given, especially to the Beginners, on how to model.  All entrants will receive written, constructive comments on their outfits. Members must be enrolled in the clothing or fashion revue projects.  Garments must not have been shown in a previous Fashion Revue and must have been completed in this 4-H project year.

Download the 2019 LA County Fashion Revue Packet 

2019 Fashion Revue Entry Form

Categories of Competition
There are three major categories of competition to enter.  Contestants must select or construct and model their own garments.  Members may enter in any one or more of the following: 

  • Traditional Category Information - features garments the participant has constructed, showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The entry must be sewn by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing and Textiles project. The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit. (No change from 2016)

  • Consumer Science Purchased Information $40.00 limit for the entire outfit, includes shoes but not sales tax. Receipts from the current 4-H year are required for any item that is visible. Gifts, prior purchases, and items without receipts are not eligible for this category. Receipts from yard sales, etc. may be hand written. The member should consider value vs. cost, versatility, the shopping experience, and coordination of the outfit within the cost limit. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category. (Note addition of category criteria)

  • Box Challenge For 2019: Red, White & Blue - Participants in this challenge will sew one or more garments that contain 3 colors – red, white, and blue. If one garment is sewn it has to contain all 3 colors. If more than one garment is sewn, the sewn garments together must contain the 3 colors. The fabrics(s) may contain other colors but the predominant colors must be red, white, and blue

  • Retro - Historical Challenge Participants in this challenge will create an outfit that is inspired by or looks like an old design using new fabric and notions. For this category, the design should be from before the year 2000. The entry must state the year or period of the design and include a drawing, photo, or description of the classic design that is being reproduced or duplicated. Add accessories to complete the outfit that are reminiscent of that time period. The outfit must feature at least one handmade garment made by the member. Other pieces of the outfit must be representational and recognizable as belonging to the same era as the hand made garment. The garment(s) in this challenge must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

** Entry forms for Fashion Revue are due from club leaders by March 15 (not a postmark) to (Melinda Kasperson (

Levels of Competition
There are three levels of competition (Jr., Int., & Sr.) and primaries that are coached and not judged.


Any contestant 5 - 8 years old on December 31, 2018


Any contestant 9-10 years old on December 31, 2018


Any contestant 11-13 years old on December 31, 2018


Any contestant 14 and above on December 31, 2018

To encourage self-confidence and poise contestants should be prepared with a written commentary for the judges about their outfits in a short 30 second to one-minute explanation. (Length of explanation should be age appropriate, no more than 60 words). This is required at Sectional Fashion Revue.  This commentary will be read by the master of ceremonies while the member models.  A copy will also be provided to the judges with your entry form. Please see Writing a Commentary for more information.