Butte County
University of California
Butte County

Fashion Revue

Event Overview and Purpose: 

Fashion Revue is an event for youth who are in Clothing & Textiles, Quilting, and Consumer Science projects.  This is an opportunity for youth to have the products which they have made evaluated by members of the sewing community or industry.  Not only do youth get evaluated, they get to show off their products to the other youth and 4-H Community during the Fashion Show.  

This event is hosted by the Palermo 4-H Club with assistance from Durham Parkview East 4-H Club.

Event Details: 

Date: March 14, 2020 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Location: Butte College ARTS Building

Entries due byMarch 2, 2020

Event Registration Details:  

Event Registration Checklist (aka all forms listed below must be turned in to make a complete entry):

  • Entry Form 
  • Supplemental Form (required for each category entered)
  • Commentary for Fashion Show (required)  4-H fashion Revue commentary guidelines
  • Receipts (required for Purchased category only)
  • Pictures required for the designated categories 

Please remember:

This event will evaluate youth's presentation skills.  Each youth participating must create at least a 2 minutes long speech about their garments. Youth will be asked questions about their garment after their 2 minute talk. Presentations will be evaluated with this form:  Informative Prepared Speech Evaluation Sheet

Commentaries, Supplementary Forms & Receipts (for Purchased) are MANDATORY and need to be submitted WITH the entry to be accepted!! Please see the State Website for State Requirements!

Registration Information can be found here! If you are an adult, or teen (14-18), that is interested in being an Evaluator, you can sign up here                         


Traditional - Features garments the participant has constructed, 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.

Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit – The entire outfit, includes shoes but not sales tax needs to be purchased within a $40.00 limit. 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.

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. 

Box Challenge – 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).

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
  • Trim. Examples are, but not limited to: fringe, lace, bias binding, piping, etc.
  • Hand made accessory

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. 

Ideas for sources of inspiration include but aren’t limited to: a sewing pattern that belonged to your parent, an outfit worn by your parent or grandparent in their youth, an iconic outfit worn by someone famous like Lucille Ball, Nancy Reagan, John Wayne, or James Dean, or use one of the new sewing patterns labeled Retro.


WANTED! This county-wide event is looking for both evaluators (judges) and room coordinators.  Please use the above link to sign up to be an evaluator or room coordinator!!!

If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H office at 538-7201.


The video below is from Fashion Revue 2014.  This video shows youth preparing for the event with the Chico Beauty College assisting the youth with hair, make-up, and nails.  


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