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"Dress like Frida" with recycled materials 2023 rules

The Fat Brush Art Workshop announces the second edition of the “Dress Like Frida” with recycled materials contest, a contest focused on the importance of recycling materials.

It is also an opportunity to know more about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her artwork.

It is addressed to people interested in the history and artwork of Frida Kahlo, fashion design, environmental conservation, parades and having an activity to enjoy their time in a creative way.

What are we looking for with this contest?

Our purpose is that the attendees get involved in a creative activity where they can meet and interact with people from different backgrounds developing and sharing their creativity, learning about artists and the importance of reusing materials, and have a moment of recreation that can contribute toward reducing the stress of everyday life, since it has been demonstrated that the creative process improves a person’s physical, mental an emotional wellness.


Rules of the contest



The participation in the contest is open to all the people in Washington, but it’s extended to any place in the world. The contest will be divided into two categories: 6 to 14 years and adults 15 and up.



Dress like and represent Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera and their master pieces including their attires, makeup and original accessories with recycled materials.



You can create your design using exclusively reused materials.  We suggest working with: plastic, paper, caps, buttons, newspaper, wraps, and any other material that can be reused for this purpose in a creative way, nothing new.



Participants have until August 24, 2023 at 20:00 hours to register for the contest. They can do it sending an email to or filling a form in:



  • For the Online Master Class on how to design clothes with reusable materials we will send an email with a link to watch the video to the registered persons.

  • To participate in the “Dress like Frida” contest show up at Edmonds Center for the Arts (410 Fourth Avenue North Edmonds, WA) on August 27 at 4:00 p.m. and contact María G. Casey.​​

IMPORTANT NOTE:  All the participants must arrive with their attire totally finished.  

In case of living in another State or Country, please send an email to for instructions.

Juries will evaluate the following criteria:

  • Creativity and authenticity

  • Respecting the contest rules

  • Finishing and detail of the designs with recycled materials

  • Inspiration on Frida’s or Diego’s Artwork



The jury is integrated by:​

  • Dr. Julieta Altamirano Crosby, Lynnwood City Council Vice President

  • Diana Camacho, communicologist and entrepreneur, World Latina’s Director

  • Yelitza Medina, All families are Ready’s Director in Connect Casino Road

  • Dafne Powel, Director of Dreams Alive Foundation

  • Samantha Mastache, MA in Education, MA in Interdisciplinary Arts, MA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Director of Frida Kahlo Child Care Center

  • Rosette Solis, representative from Maritza’s Beauty College

Prizes will be given to the six chosen outfits by the jury, three per category.



 The following prizes will be given:

6 to 14 years category:

First, second and third place: A dinner voucher $100 USD value from La Casita Cocina Mexicana.

 15 and up years category:

First place: $400 USD and a dinner voucher $100 USD value from La Casita Cocina Mexicana.

Second place: $150 USD and a dinner voucher $100 USD value from La Casita Cocina Mexicana.

Third place: $125 USD ​

Sunday August 27, the jury will choose the best three Frida outfits per category and the winners will be announced at the end of the event.  



Doors of Edmonds Center for the Arts Will be opened at 4:00 p.m. All the attendants will be able to enjoy snacks (at a cost) and free art workshops inspired in Frida Kalhlo (hairbands, painting, photospot). At arrival  participants of the contest have to introduce to Maria G. Casey, Director of The Fat Brush Art Workshop.

At the theatre Jaime Mendez, from Univisión Seattle, will talk about Frida’s Kahlo life. An individual dance performance presented by Karime Carrillo, MA in Dance Arts accompanied with piano music and a little violin concert performed by Juliana Vargas will also take place.



A fashion show will be presented the day of the event by all the participants. They will show their clothes and give a brief explanation about how they made them and the materials they used.



When participating in the “Dress Like Frida” contest with recycled materials, you give permission to The Fat Brush Art Workshop to photograph, video record, show your design and name in social media and other media in perpetuity, without previous authorization from you, and without receiving a remuneration.  

The material will not be used for profit.

The local participants of the contest will be on parade the day of the event. The jury will select anonymously the winners from the two categories; their decision will be indisputable.

Looking forward to see your outfits!

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