Calling all trashy fashionistas!
Could you dig through a Dumpster and come up with a brilliant outfit? Then you ingenuity could pay off. The City of Largo is seeking participants of all ages for its third annual Trashy Fashion Show.
Individuals and groups can compete for cash prizes and the coveted best-in-show title of Trashiest Designer. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best designs in various categories. The categories and prizes are as follows: Junior Designer (grades K-5; $50), Teen Designer (grades 6-8; $75), High-End Designer (grades 9-12; $100) and Adult Designer (ages 18 and up; $$150). Trashiest Designer (best in show) wins $200. The runners-up in each age category will receive a $50 gift card.
The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges -- including yours truly!
Your creation must be made of at least 75 percent recycled or discarded items. The contest is open to amateur designers only. Sorry, Ben Chmura.
The deadline to enter is Monday, March 15. To apply, click here or call (727) 586-7424.
The show and a green expo will take place the evening of April 22, a.k.a. Earth Day. It'll be at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, in Largo.
Deal Diva Dalia
Photos: These pics are from the 2009 Trashy Fashion Show, courtesy of the City of Largo. Top: Angela Stone models a "trashion" design by Joanne Taylor in the Adult Designer category. The dress was made of old playing cards, scraps of suede, and parts of an old computer. Middle: Lauren Stein models couture by high school designer Max Burns. The outfit is composed of used straws, cheese slice wrappers, tissue boxes and soda tabs. Bottom: Courtney Phillips dons the entry by the Florida Aquarium staff's Green Team. The fashion was made of palm fronds, biodegradable trash bags, soda tabs, used gallery maps and biodegradable packaging peanuts. The design was a runner up in the adult category.