‘Trashion fashion’ takes center stage Feb. 1
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Awards will be given in three categories during the third annual Trashion Show in Moab. Photo courtesy of Canyonlands Community Recycling
Awards will be given in three categories during the third annual Trashion Show in Moab. Photo courtesy of Canyonlands Community Recycling
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Wild and wacky costumes made from trash and recycled materials are sure to be a highlight of Moab’s third annual Trashion Show. The event, a fundraiser for Canyonlands Community Recycling (CCR), will be held Feb. 1 at Frankie D’s, 44 West 200 North.

“This event gives the people of Moab a chance to create their own costumes from trash and recycled materials then show off their trash fashion masterpieces at an event that also showcases some of Moab’s most talented DJs and fire performers,” according to a news release from CCR.

The Trashion Show started as a way to carry on the legacy of the WabiSabi Fashion Show, which was a favorite event among local residents for many years.

“We’ve got an amazing array of DJs and entertainment this year,” said Abby Scott, CCR’s program director. “The night is going to start strong with Boom Boom Room going on right at 8 p.m. Boom Boom Room will be followed by Trashion Show alumni DJ Thirtina, and to round out the evening, Sidney Frost and DJ Eric D will be playing sets for maximum dancibility. CCR is lucky to be able to work with such an impressive selection of local talent.”

Fiora Firefly and Friends, a group of professional and amateur fire performers in Moab, will also present an outdoor fire show at 9:15 p.m. on the Frankie D’s terrace.

“The fire dancers are always a highlight of the event,” said Scott.

“The Trashion Show is an important fundraiser for CCR, but also, it’s really fun dance party in the middle of the long winter,” Scott said. “It’s amazing the costumes that people create from stuff that would otherwise be thought of as trash. In the past, we’ve seen paper birds, Oscar the Grouch, shopping bag couture, and so much more from the amateur fashionistas. There is a lot of creativity in this community.”

Prizes will be awarded for costumes in the categories of “Trashy,” “Couture” and “Most Creative.” The prize package includes offerings from Sabaku Sushi, Rim Cyclery and CCR. Moab’s own Alexandria Storm, who will also be sporting recycled fashion, will emcee the costume contest. The following week, Storm and others will be putting on a fundraiser called “Rhinestones & Red Rocks Drag Show – Dragged Along For Food” to benefit the Grand County Food Bank.

The cover charge for the Trashion Show is $10 for those in costume and $15 for those not wearing costumes. Those attending must be at least 21 years old. All proceeds from this event support CCR’s programs and operating costs.

For more information email CCR at: ccr@moabrecycles.org.

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