With the season quietening down and the weather more suited to indoor pursuits, now is the perfect time to get on with those costumes for this year's Recycled Trash Fashion show.
Organised by the Lions Club of Seaward Kaikoura, the show will be held on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, but entries need to be in by Monday May 19. So if you have not already done so, grab your entry form and make it official.
This year's categories offer something for everyone, from the novice designer to the veteran exhibitor:
Kids' Art - Ugly Bug Ball (based on the Burl Ives song) is open to children up to 12 years old.
Teens' Art - School Uniform 2050 is open to 13- to 19-year-olds.
Novice - 80 per cent paper / cardboard, open to all except previous first and second place winners.
Evening - Mardi Gras, open to all, models must be 16 or over.
Colour - Seaward, Where Blue Meets Green, must be blue and / or green.
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves - male models only.
Too Good To Waste - 100 per cent recycling from Innovative Waste Kaikoura.
The latter category is in recognition of this year's new sponsor, Innovative Waste Kaikoura, which fits perfectly with the show's emphasis on recycling and waste minimisation, turning items which could otherwise end up in landfill into magnificent works of art for the catwalk.
This year's judges will be Denise Roche, a Green MP from Waiheke Island, and Beverley Forrester of Black Hills, who is a hand-knit wool expert and one of three New Generation designers named at last year's New Zealand Fashion Week.
Lions Club of Seaward Kaikoura president Phillippa Holstein said they were still looking for a third judge who they would like tko be a male. The show will be compered by More FM's Natasha Knox.
With Marlborough Lighting and Sound on board again this year, the show promises to be a truly professional night to remember.
So don't delay, pick up an entry form and be a part of the fun.
Forms can be found online at trash trashfashionkaikoura.co.nz, or at the Kaikoura Star, Kaikoura i-Site and Innovative Waste Kaikoura.
For more about the show or categories, contact Phillippa Holstein on 319 6708 or Bev Bradbury on 319 7141.