C.J.’s Glitter Glitter Fashion Show

C.J.’s favorite thing to do right now it put on elaborate fashion shows. Each one takes days of concentration and preparation. Some days he can hardly focus and sit still long enough to complete his second grade homework, but he can spend hours on his latest show. If fashion shows were a school project he’d get an A++. But, alas, he is graded on things like reading, not runways.

Here’s his to-do list for each show:

  • Decide on a theme, trend and inspiration
  • Create the stage and runway (he most often uses his Build-A-Bear’s bed as the runway)
  • Choose music (Kesha remains his favorite)
  • Make sure he has enough fishing line to suspend the models
  • Pull looks
  • Select models
  • Write an intro to the show
  • Appoint an emcee (it’s always me because he says he’s too busy worrying about the details to do this)
  • Hire a cameraman (Chase always does this even though he’d rather be playing The Sims)
  • Have a dress rehearsal
  • Find an audience (that’s always Matt)
  • Put on the fashion show (at last)

C.J. wanted me to share one of his fashion shows with you. (You will quickly see that I am an amateur at iMovie and he deserves better than me. But, I’m what he’s stuck with.)

Also, he wants you to know that at 2:12 in the video “the grand finale starts and the models start dancing on the runway and being crazy girls and they are wearing fancy dresses because they are going to a wild party when the fashion show is over.”


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27 Responses to C.J.’s Glitter Glitter Fashion Show

  1. dianaessante says:

    You’ve a very creative young man, loved the show, glitter makes everything seem so much more sparkly and better! 🙂

  2. Nice work! There is a game (definitely available for PC, probably other platforms as well) called “Barbie Fashion Show” that both of my kids love, and CJ might enjoy as well. I promise I have no vested interest in it other than as a very reluctant consumer-by-proxy 😉

  3. Rajjmom says:

    My 6-year-old son is now CJ’s biggest fan! He has watched the video about 100 times! He is begging for CJ to make more. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  4. Samm says:

    That is amazingly creative, I hope one day he is marked on his creativity, because you are right he would be an A+ student.

  5. Fantastic! Beats the heck out of when I used to act out bits of movies with my Barbies as a kid. Great job, C.J.! ❤

  6. Lisa says:

    That kid is seriously creative. He has some real talent. He reminds me of a kid I knew growing up. We went to Catholic school together and I always cried when the nuns made him read aloud in sixth and seventh grade. Eddie was a very poor reader. But at our eight grade reunion, I noticed it was sponsored by Eddie V. Industries. i asked him about how he became so successful and he said that he never learned to read or spell very well, but the struggle helped him learn to connect with people. He ended up hiring people to do the “reading and writing” part of the business and ended up running a chain of very successful restaurants. I wouldn’t be surprised if CJ ends up a very successful business person.

  7. Frances says:

    That’s so cool! I can’t believe CJ thought to use string to hold them so you can’t see the operator, great initiative! Love the credits on the video recording too!

  8. Late Bloomer says:

    Very entertaining and organized! High quality stuff! Can’t wait to see the next one. Also can’t wait to show my son when he gets home from 3rd grade. He is a lot like C.J. He proudly asserted this morning, ” I have only girl toys in my room. No boys toys — no, not one.” I aspire to be as energetic and involved as you are!! At 52, it’s not as easy. Coffee helps!!!

  9. Shauna841505 says:

    C.J. is amazing, and you’re a lucky mom to have such a great kid with an awesome personality!! 🙂

  10. That takes great energy to pull off such a nice Fashion Show. I hope that party isn’t so wild they don’t get enough rest for the next show!

  11. momcloset says:

    I’m sold! It’s all about glitter for me this season 😉 Great job!

  12. Christie says:

    That was so much fun!!!

  13. Denise says:

    This was a fantastic way to start the day. Thank C.J. for bringing such awesomeness to my day.

  14. Raquel says:

    I love this kid!!!

  15. monica says:

    AWESOME! I just love CJ! Looking forward to watching him grow, grow, grow! What an imagination!!!

  16. Krista says:

    What a great way to start the day… That child has some talent!!!! Great work, CJ!!

  17. Sue says:

    Great job, CJ. Fun to watch and loved the music. The models were amazing and the dance at the end was fun.

  18. lori says:

    my son loved this show . now he wants to put one on with his brother C.J. thank you so much for sharing. my son always asks if he can meet your son. he says me we are so much alike. I wish he went to my school. then I would have
    a friend like me. so cute.

  19. Renee Bross says:

    What a fabulous, creative show! I loved it!

  20. *thunk* *thunk* *thunk* that’s the heaviest glitter I’ve ever seen LOL. That was so cute… thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. Kim says:

    Bravo CJ!!

  22. Gillian B says:

    Love the show. Of course, there’s nothing to stop this being translated into something to help the schoolwork along. You may tell CJ in all seriousness that his audience would like to read a magazine report about the fashion show – who was there, what styles were popular, what was the big reveal at the end and what’s the behind-the-scenes gossip? I heard Barbie wore someone else’s shoes without asking…

    • Not quite 40 says:

      Oh yes, this is so true! I had my son measuring lengths of piping and calculating engine speeds over the summer – plus writing up how he was dismantling a model speed boat. ::cackle:: Mean mum that I am!

      You know what *I* love so much about this? Not just the glitter, the background, and the costume changes, but the fact that EVERYONE was involved in it. I must remember this, when I am asked to play with the lego yet again.

  23. PibbityBibbity says:

    Great job, C.J.! I’ve been to a fashion show in New York and your show was amazing and fun! The music made me want to dance!

  24. samatwitch says:

    That is very impressive. Good for you, CJ!! And your crew. 🙂

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