A crowd applauds Allen Siu, right, winner of Most Creative Costume at the 2013 Trashion Show. Siu described his costume as “on my way to the prom, but got sucked into a wormhole.” The third annual Trashion Show, which benefits Canyonlands Community Recycling will feature an evening of style, music and a fire performers at Frankie D's on Saturday, Feb. 1. [Photo courtesy / Canyonlands Community Recycling]

Moab socialites will be displaying this year’s finest style made from trash and recycled materials at the third annual Trashion Show, a benefit for Canyonlands Community Recycling (CCR).

“This event gives the people of Moab a chance to create their own costumes from trash and recycled materials, then show off their fashion masterpieces,” said Abby Scott, CCR’s program director.

The Trashion Show started as a way to carry on the legacy of the WabiSabi Fashion Show that had been held each February.

“The Trashion Show is an important fundraiser for CCR, but also, it’s really a fun dance party in the middle of the long winter,” said Scott.

The evening of fashion that will showcase Moab’s disc jockeys and fire performers begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at Frankie D’s.

“We’ve got an amazing array of DJs and entertainment this year,” Scott said. “The night is going to start strong with Boom Boom Room at 8 p.m.”

The 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,” Scott said.

There will also be an outdoor fire show by Fiora Firefly and Friends, a group of professional and amateur fire performers in Moab. The fire show will start at 9:15 p.m. on the Frankie D’s terrace. “The fire dancers are always a highlight of the event,” Scott said.

One of the most fun aspects of the night is to simply see the costumes created from trash and recycled materials.

“It’s amazing the costumes that people create from stuff that would otherwise be thought of as trash,” Scott said. “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.”

There will be prizes awarded for costumes in the following categories: Trashy, Couture and Most Creative. The prize package includes offerings from Sabaku Sushi, Rim Cyclery and CCR.

Everyone is encouraged to dress-up. The cover charge is $10 in costume and $15 not in costume.

All proceeds from this event support CCR’s programs and operating costs.

The staff and board of CCR work year-round to provide programs, events and services in Grand County that serve CCR’s mission of enhancing sustainability by empowering the Moab community to reduce, reuse and recycle.

CCR organizes the monthly paper drives at the post office, the semi-annual electronics and battery recycling drives and provides youth recycling education and event waste help for other local nonprofits.

“Money raised at the Trashion Show will help to fund these events and more,” Scott said. 

Event to benefit Canyonlands Community Recycling

“The Trashion Show is an important fundraiser for CCR, but also, it’s really fun dance party in the middle of the long winter.”

Where: Frankie D’s Bar (44 W 200 N)

When: 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 1

Cost: $10 in costume. $15 not in costume.

Proceeds to benefit Canyonlands Community Recycling

More Info: ccr@moabrecycles.org, 435-210-4996

This is a 21+ event. IDs will be checked at the door