Trash Fashion Application

Recycle Santa Fe’s Famous
Trash Fashion & Costume Contest
Friday, November 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM (Arrive at 4:30 PM)

Please Submit Form by November 1, 2024 – Scroll down to learn more and submit your outfit online

Trash Fashion Show Application

    For Child <8 Entries please check here if children made their outfits without adult help. In order for Child >9, Youth & Teen outfits to be judged in those categories, they need to be made with zero or minimal adult supervision.
  • Please give a detailed and entertaining description that will be printed in the program and possibly read when you’re on the cat walk noting what your outfit is made from, inspirations & information about yourself – approx. 100 word limit

We’re excited to announce the 25th annual Trash Fashion & Costume Contest at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St). Tickets can be purchased ahead of time via the Lensic Box office and or 505-988-1234. Details below.

Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased starting October 9th at Tickets Santa Fe ( or the Lensic box-office 988-1234 for $15-$20 dollars depending on seating. Children 12 and under are $8 each. The ticket fee helps us to pay for our venue. Thank you! Like last year we hope to display the outfits from the Fashion Show on Saturday and Sunday so folks that missed the show can still see your works of art.

Recycled fashions must be made of at least 75% recycled or reused materials that otherwise would be thrown away or recycled. Vintage clothes & clothes made out of trash bags will not be accepted. Complete outfits are recommended. Only one prize per designer. Due to the large number of participants the teen and child categories are only open to Santa Fe area youth unless special arrangements have been made.

Fashion Show Timeline

  • 4:30 Sharp
    Non-Dressed Rehearsal
  • 4:45
    Child (>9), Youth, Teens & Adults Get Dressed
  • 5:00
    Children 8 & Under arrive for non-dressed rehearsal
  • 5:15-6:30
  • 6:30-6:45
    Freshen Up
  • 6:45
    Everyone Lined Up & Ready Backstage

Honorable Mention, 3rd, 2nd & 1st place Awards will be given in the following Categories:

   1st Place  2nd & 3rd
Adult (20 and older) $250 Cash Gift Certificates Others
Teen (16-19 years old) $150 Cash  Gift Certificates Others
Youth (12-15 years old) $100 Cash  Gift Certificates Others
Child (9-11 years old) $50 Cash  Gift Certificates Others
Young Child (8 and younger) All Children receive an award and are not included in the judging portion of the show (5:00 arrival time).

Overall Categories: 1 award (non-cash) in any of the age groups given for each of the following: Best Paper Outfit, Best Plastic Outfit, Best Aluminum Outfit.

Fashion Show Schedule

The Trash Fashion Show stage will have a “fashion show” style catwalk and lighting. It will be a well lit, 4’ high stage that goes out into the crowd. Contestants are encouraged to strut their recycled stuff on stage. The above diagram is a schematic of the stage and seating. Seats will face towards the catwalk. It’s important to arrive on time according to the timeline on the other side of the page. There will be Cowgirl Catering on site for food that evening.

The program will be as follows:

  • Contestant arrive at 4:30 for walk-thru, dressing and judging (see detailed timeline on the
  • other side of this page)
  • 7:00 Fashion Show Starts
  • 8 and under contestants
  • 9-11 year old contestants
  • 12-15 year old contestants
  • 16-19 year old contestants
  • Adult contestants
  • All contestants on stage for a promenade
  • All contestants off stage waiting for winners to be announced
  • Youth and Adult Juried Art Winners Announced
  • Fashion Show Winners announced. Winners come on stage as announced