2020 CATEGORY INFORMATION
Category Notes: Traditional (unchanged from 2018), Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit (unchanged from 2018), the Box Challenge (unchanged from 2019), and new categories are Vintage and Cosplay. These categories are eligible on the State level.
Additional categories which are on the County level include: Accessory, Service Projects and Other. See below for more information.
For more information about the modified State Fashion Revue, click HERE
Winners within each category(state) and within each age group may be selected to compete on the State level. This is determined by the 3 evaluators.
COUNTY & STATE FASHION REVUE CATEGORIES
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 handwritten. 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.
For 2020: 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.
In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least one in their sewn garment(s). Intermediate members must include at least two. Senior members must include at least three. The garment(s) must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing project.
In the box:
- Buttons- must use at least 3 red, white or blue or combination. For Juniors they may be decorative. For Intermediates and Seniors, they must be functional.
- Zipper- red, white or blue; functional not just decorative.
- Trim – red, white or blue or a combination of colors – for example: rickrack, lace, piping, braid, bias tape binding, etc.
- Contrast exposed lining (that shows) – for example: rolled up sleeves or pant legs
- Collar, ruffle, or set-in sleeve
- Handmade accessory – red, white, or blue, or combination of these colors
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. 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.
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. "DisneyBounding" is not considered Cosplay for this challenge. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.
ADDITIONAL COUNTY CATEGORIES
Create one or more accessories made out of any material or combination of materials including: fabric, leather, yarn, wire, embroidery floss, duct tape, seed beads, glass, or any other craft materials. Combined accessories must coordinate with each other and with the outfit the member chooses to wear with the accessory(s). Entry examples may include: belt, purse, wallet, slippers, jewelry, hat, scarf, gloves, hatband, hair accessories, phone holder, etc.
Create a unique category for project
COUNTY FASHION REVUE SERVICE PROJECTS
This category may include but is not limited to face masks for COVID 19. Again, other service projects may be entered.
STATE FASHION REVUE SERVICE PROJECTS
State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects for 2020:
easy to sew adult bibs, for nursing home patients
Information at: Adult Bibs Pattern at: Adult Bib Pattern
Personal Care Kits
sewn from small towels, for homeless shelters and displaced persons
Information at: Personal Care Kits
See the State Fashion Revue website for more information and patterns for the service projects.