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Fashion Revue

County Fashion Revue
DATE, TIME, LOCATION TBD

 

8:30 AM - 9:00AM - Check-in

9:00AM - 9:30AM - Orientation

9:30 AM - 1:00PM - Evaluations

2:00 PM - Fashion Show - EVERYONE WELCOME! 

9:00AM - Breakfast & Lunch sold by Holy Smokes BBQ & Catering and other vendors to be announced.

You don't need to be in sewing to participate!  There are lots of opportunities for participation:

1.  cover contest  Entries due by March 1, 2020.  Please send your entries to fashionrevue-covercontest@contracosta4h.org.  All entries must be completed by a participating Contra Costa County 4-H member.  Entries must have the following information: Contra Costa County Fashion Revue,  The Future of Fashion & Design Begins with US!, April 25, 2020, and the artist’s name.  Entries must be drawn by hand.  Digital designs will NOT be accepted.  Entries may be turned in at the UCCE Contra Costa Office or scanned and emailed to fashionrevue-covercontest@contracosta4h.org before March 1, 2020. Best of luck to all our entrants!

2.  You don't need to be in a sewing project to compete in the Consumer Science Purchase, $40 Limit Challenge or Cosplay Challenge categories.  See the State Fashion Revue website for rules and details about these categories.  

Online entry for Fashion Revue will be available starting March 8, 2020 and will close on March 29, 2020 at 11:59PM.  Please note that pictures need to be turned in by March 29, 2020 at the close of registration.  Late entries will not be accepted and the participant will not be able to be evaluated, but can walk in the fashion show.

Come have fun at the Contra Costa County Fashion Revue

You can sew or purchase an outfit and enter it in one of the five categories. County Winners will qualify to participate in State Fashion Revue on (date TBD) at UC Davis.

Enrollment in a Sewing Project is NOT required for the following two categories:

  • Consumer Science Purchased, $40 Limit - Purchased (coordinate entire outfit, including shoes and accessories under $40) Must provide receipts (from the current 4-H year) for all items worn by member)

  • Coplay Challenge - Participants in this challenge will construct a cosply costume.  Start with a photo or drawing of the character that inspired this costume.  Use any crafting techniques and any materials to make the costume.  Pre-made, purchased costume kits, or parts of kits are not allowed.  However, purchased garments may be used as a starting point for the costume. (See below for more information on the cosplay challenge)

Enrollment in a Sewing Project is REQUIRED for the following three categories:

  • Traditional Category (garment or outfit sewn by member)

  • Box Challenge - (garment or outfit sewn by member)

  • Vintage Challenge (garment or outfit sewn by member)
Register Online
 
Registration opens March 8, 2020
Helpful Information

Writing Your Commentary

More information and helpful tips are available at the State Fashion Revue Website such as SFR Modeling Guide, Sewing Skills Progress Chart, Interfacing, and much more.

Check out the State Fashion Revue Judges Guide for rubrics and more detailed information to guide you with your entries. 

For More Information

Chair:

Cheryl Sherwood
fashionrevue@contracosta4h.org

Registration:

Teri Fitzgugh
fashionrevue-reg@contracosta4h.org

Past Fashion Revue Results

Congratulations to our winners, and great job by all our participants!  Click the link below to view year's results.

Fashion Revue Results 2019

Fashion Revue Results 2018

Fashion Revue Results 2017

 

General Rules

Traditional, Box Challenge and Vintage challenge entries must be sewn as part of the member’s Clothing & Textiles project (aka Sewing). There are no project requirements for the Consumer Science-Purchased, $40 Limit category or the Cosplay Challenge.

For all entries, the outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member.

All outfits must meet SFR modesty guidelines.  All shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length, bathing suits are not allowed.

State Fashion Revue rules will be followed with the exception that members may enter in multiple categories at the county level.  If a member is chosen as county winner for 2 or more categories they must choose one category for the state competition.  Rules are available here http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/SFR/

Entry Information

Traditional category

Participants in this category will construct garment(s), showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit. The garment(s) in this category must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

 

Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit

Participants in this category will shop for an entire outfit with the total cost not to exceed $40.00, including 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. 

 

Box Challenge

For 2020:

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.

In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least one two (2) in their sewn garment(s). Intermediate members must include at least two three (3). Senior members must include at least three four (4). The garment(s) must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing project.

In the box:

  • Zipper, functional
  • Buttonholes, at least 2 that are functional
  • Pockets, 2, any type
  • Collar, waistband, or set-in sleeves
  • Gathering or ruffle
  • Darts or pleats, 2 or more
  • Examples are, but not limited to: fringe, lace, bias binding, piping, etc.

 

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. Accessories may be purchased. Do not include real or realistic weapons. The purchased garments may be used as a starting point for the costume (purchased jeans with sewn western shirt and vest; purchased blouse with a hand made poodle skirt and scarf). The costume and its theme must be 4-H appropriate. For instance, you can modify the Wonder Woman outfit to wear pants, tights, or a longer skirt. The participant must be able to walk, sit, and use stairs while in the costume. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.

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 vinage, 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. 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.