Ripley’s is hosting TWO Trashy Fashion Shows and is on the search for contestants.
Grand Prairie, TX & Baltimore, MD (March 9, 2018) Do you fancy yourself a fashionista? Can you spot a diamond in the rough? If so, Ripley’s wants to put your design skills to the test!
What is a Trashy Fashion Show?
In 2012, Ripley’s hosted their very first Trashy Fashion show. The challenge was simple: create a wearable design that is made from trash and recycled materials. Ripley’s is bringing the contest back and with it some amazing prizes! The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000. The first and second runner ups will also receive a cash prizes of $500 for first runner up and $250 for second runner up. All contestants will receive a Ripley’s swag bag of merchandise just for participating.
All winners will become a “Ripley Feature” and appear on Ripley’s social media and featured on their popular blog. There is also the possibility of being highlighted in their best-selling book and the winning garment becoming a permanent exhibit displayed in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium.
How to Enter
To enter you must create an original, wearable design made from everyday items not typically used in garment making.
Grand Prairie fashionistas should submit design no later than March 31, 2018. Submit a video or photo of your design to Ripleys.com/GrandPrairie/Fashion. Ripley’s will be holding a Grand Prairie Trashy Fashion & Art Show where your design will get a chance to make its debut. This event will take place on April 14, 2018 at 11am.
Baltimore fashionistas should submit design no later than May 21, 2018. Submit a video or photo of your design to Ripleys.com/baltimore/trashy-fashion. Ripley’s will be holding a Baltimore Trashy Fashion & Art Show where your design will get a chance to make its debut. This event will take place on May 26, 2018 at 1 pm.
There will be a panel of judges who will be scoring based on creative use of material, model’s runway walk, garment movability, and overall design.
At the young age of 15, Kennedy Truster won the student prize her party dress made entirely out of newspaper. Analise Barnard and co-designer Amani Grant won first prize in the twelve and under division for a party dress and headband were created entirely from coffee filters. The 17 and up category was won by Masha Sardari who had two entries. The first was a formal, knee length gown made from used paint brushes and paper bags. Her second entry was a cocktail dress made from a used shower curtain.
1st place: $1000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $250
If you think you have what it takes to become crowned the next winner of Ripley’s Trashy Fashion, submit your entry before each city’s deadline!
If you have any questions about the contest, please send an email to Suzanne Smagala at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
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About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.