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Fashion Revue

The Fashion Revue is an event that is part of Field Day that will take place March 28 2020.  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 
2020 LA County 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: 

  • 2020 Traditional Category - 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)

  • 2020 Consumer Science - Purchased Category $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)

  • 2020 Box Challenge -For 2020: Use 2 different fabrics - Participants in this challenge will sew one or more garments that contain 2 different fabrics that are visible. They can be 2 different colors, 2 different textures, a print and a solid, or any other combination of 2 different fabrics. The fabric used for lining doesn’t count. If one garment is sewn it has to contain the 2 different fabrics. If more than one garment is sewn, the sewn garments together must contain the 2 different fabrics. More than 2 fabrics may be used but that does not increase the scorecard points.

  • 2020 Vintage Challenge - The term "vintage" is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. To be called vintage, the piece should strongly reflect styles and trends associated with that era. Participants in this challenge will create an outfit that is inspired by or looks like a design from 1900-2000, using new fabric and notions.

  • 2020 Cosplay Challenge - Cosplay is the practice of dressing to resemble a fictional character from a movie, book, or video game. Cosplay can also depict an original character or a historical character.  Participants in this challenge will construct a cosplay costume. Start with a photo or drawing of the character that inspired the costume. Use any crafting techniques and any materials to make the costume. Pre-made, purchased costume kits, or parts of kits are not allowed. 


** Entry forms for Fashion Revue are due from club leaders by March 20 (not a postmark) to Melinda Kasperson (kasperson7@gmail.com).

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

Primary

Any contestant 5 - 8 years old on December 31, 2019

Junior

Any contestant 9-10 years old on December 31, 2019

Intermediate

Any contestant 11-13 years old on December 31, 2019

Senior

Any contestant 14 and above on December 31, 2019

Commentary: 
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.