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Fashion Revue


2020 Theme:  20/20 Fashion...What's Your Vision

Saturday, May 9, 2020
On-line Entry Forms:  http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=29649


  • On-line Entry Form
  • A 70 word commentary on each garment per category on separate sheets of paper
  • Photocopied pattern envelope and 2” square swatch for Traditional-Constructed, Box Challenge, Vintage Challenge & Cosplay Challenge categories
  • Receipts for purchased categories. (Bring day of judging)

Important Date(s):

  • May 1, 2020 - Entry form due to UCCE Office (be sure to submit everything required)
  • May 1, 2020 - Program Cover Design due to UCCE Office
  • May 9, 2020 Kings County 4-H Fashion Revue
    • Check in/Dressing~12:00 noon~UCCE Office
    • Judging~12:30 pm~UCCE Office
    • Fashion Show~6:00 pm~4-H Leaders & Sponsors Recognition Dinner
  • June 1, 2019 - State Fashion Revue-UC Davis

Fashion Review Program Cover Design Contest

All 4-H members are asked to submit a design for the program cover for the upcoming Kings County Fashion Revue.  The theme is "Fashion through the Ages".  Page size is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Please submit your entries to the UCCE office by May 1, 2010.

Fashion Revue

2018 Past Results:


What is Fashion Revue?

     Fashion Revue encourages members to focus on their personal appearance and sense of style, fashion and consumer buymanship. They will be judged in small groups in the morning and participate in a fashion show in the afternoon.  Participation in the afternoon fashion show is mandatory to receive an award.   The primary purpose of Fashion Revue to is build self-confidence in young people by helping them find the style that suits them best and work on grooming, posture and stage presence. Members may purchase an outfit or sew a garment for the event. The sewn categories may use new fabric or the recycling of an old garment into a new one.  This event is open to all 4-H members.

Judging will be based on the fit and appearance of the garment as well as the presentation of the outfit.  Members will be judged by age division and category.

You may enter more than one category, but you may only be declared a county winner in one.

View 4-H State Fashion Revue Contest Details: http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/SFR/


Categories for County Fashion Revue:


  • As skill levels range from beginning to advanced, entries in the Traditional-Constructed category will also vary. The entry might be a one-piece dress or it might be three coordinated pieces. A beginning member might even sew one garment and purchase another, for example a sewn jumper worn with a purchased blouse.
  • Must submit 2" swatch of fabric and copy of front of pattern envelope.
  • 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.
  • The garment(s) in this category must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

 Purchased $40.00 limit

  • The maximum amount that can be spent on garment, shoes and accessories in this category is $40.00, excluding taxes, but members are encouraged to try to spend less.
  • Receipts required for all items and accessories that can be seen.
  • Purchases are to be made during the current 2017-18 4-H year.
  • Gifts, prior purchases and items without receipts are not eligible for this category.  Hand written receipts from a yard sale are acceptable.
  • Receipts must be presented during judging.
  • Open to all 4-H members. No project requirement 

Purchased $100.00 limit  (not eligible for State Fashion Revue)

  • The maximum amount that can be spent on this category is $100.00, but members are encouraged to spend less.  Everything visible must be included in the purchased list including jewelry, shoes and socks, hair bow, etc. Undergarments which are not visible are not included.
  • Receipts for all items showing must be presented at judging with purchases made during the 2017-18 4-H year.

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.

In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least two (2) in their sewn garment(s). Intermediate members must include at least three (3). Senior members must include at least 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 sleeve
  • Gathering or ruffle
  • Darts or pleats, 2 or more
  • Examples are, but not limited to: fringe, lace, bias binding, piping, etc.

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. 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 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. "DisneyBounding" is not considered Cosplay for this challenge. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.