Recycling Fashion Show

Activity Credit

This activity was submitted by member affiliate Keep Mesquite Beautiful.

Grade Level
K - 12

To challenge the way people think about trash and to engage the public in creative uses of waste

This program was designed to challenge the public to think about trash in different ways. It is open to participants age kindergarten through college and beyond. The show brings costumes made from trash and recyclable material to a runway show held at a town center, preferably a mall. The 2014 theme, "The Great Big Spooky-Wooky Recycled Costume Contest," challenged people to pre-plan for their Halloween costumes while preserving the environment. Contestants make a costume from mostly recycled or recyclable materials, and model it in a runway style fashion show. Winners in each age category received a $50 prize; a Best of Show prize for $100 is given to the highest overall score. This year, for the first time ever, groups are invited to participate in the show. A business or civic group may enter a costume that advertises the business's recycling or environmental efforts.

Recycling Fashion Show Activity Guide (pdf)

Recycling Fashion Show Planning Guide (doc)

Recycling Fashion Show Application Packet (doc)

Recycling Fashion Show Poster (pdf)