Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie to Host Trashy Fashion Show

Trashy Fashion Collage


Fashion Designers, Students, Artists, and Creatives of all types are invited to compete!

Grand Prairie, TX (July 24, 2019) – After a successful Texas launch in 2018, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie has announced that the popular “Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show” will return in 2019, and the search for contestants is on.

While the world’s top designers showcase their new lines during New York’s famous Fashion Week (September 5 – 13, 2019), budding designers in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area will take the stage displaying their talent by transforming everyday items into wearable art.

Previous contestants have used newspaper, shower curtains, coffee filters, and even paintbrushes to create their original, wearable garment. All winners will become a “Ripley’s Feature,” and appear on Ripley’s social media and popular blog.


  • Grand Prize Winner: $1,000
  • First Runner-Up: $500
  • Second Runner-Up: $250
  • All contestants will also receive a Ripley’s swag bag

Last year’s Grand Prairie winner, Ikkendra Oliobo, created a party dress from silver Diet Pepsi cans, muslin fabric, eyelets, plastic, glue, and shoelaces. First runner-up, Stephanie Salas designed a mermaid-style dress made out of black construction bags detailed with rope, CD/DVD pieces, plastic grocery bags, and bottle caps.


Contestants must register by August 30, 2019, and plan to attend a dress rehearsal before hitting the runway on Saturday, September 7. Registration, contest rules, and more information can be found at

Want to enter “Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show” and start your design career?

Deadline to Register:                                              August 30, 2019

Registration Web Site:                                  

Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show Runway Date:    September 7, 2019

Editor’s Note: Photos of last year’s event available: Dropbox 


Suzanne Smagala-Potts

Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136

Debbie Evans
Public Relations
Cell: 410-303-8016

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 10 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.