This year we are partnering with multiple local boutiques to dress models! Registration includes a $50 voucher toward your child's garment! (Remaining balance on any selected garment over $50 will be paid by parent.)
During the registration process, you will be asked to list your top two choices from our boutique partners listed below. You will then be contacted by a member of our team with a date and time to choose your garment, based on your top boutique choice with the most availability!
Paper Kite: Girls 3T-size 8 (average outfit $38-$70)
Dillards: Girls 3T-size 18 , Boys 3T-size 20 (average outfit $45-$70)
Posh Princess: Girls 3T-size 6 (average outfit $40-$65)
Vivi Design Studio: Girls 3T-size 10 (average outfit $40-$75)
Little Mango: Girls 3T-size 8 , Boys 3T-size 8 (average outfit $50-$70)
Justice: Girls 3T-size 16 (average outfit $50-$70)
You will select your show time when you register your child. Registration is $80 and covers your child's spot in the show, professional confidence-building instruction in runway modeling from Develop Model Management, and a $50 voucher toward your child's garment!
Sunday, September 30: 2pm-3pm (Doors Open at 1pm)
Sunday, September 30: 6pm-7pm (Doors Open at 5pm)
Check in of your model will begin approximately one hour before show time. While your kid is getting dressed, photographed, and practicing backstage, you can grab a drink, shop our Pop Up Shop Market, and if you select VIP, grab some hors d'oeuvres from the VIP Lounge!
Show tickets are in addition to model registration. Each model registration requires at least one show ticket purchased. VIP and reserved tickets are available with prices ranging from $40-80. Special pricing is available for children attending. Children under 2 may sit on a parents lap without a ticket.
*Each show requires a minimum of 50 model registrations. If registrations are not met we will invite registered models to join another showtime.
Everything You Need to Know
Everything You Need to Know
What is included in a model registration?
Registered models will receive a $50 voucher toward a garment from one of our local boutique partners, which they will keep after the show. They also receive a Modeling Workshop Session, complete with runway practice and coaching from Develop Model Management on stage presence, walking with confidence, and posing for photos. Lastly, and our favorite, your model gets to rule the runway during their show!
What do I need in addition to the model registration?
Tickets for your model's fan club! These can be purchased at the time of registration or later. Each model registration requires the purchase of at least one show ticket, however we suggest purchasing tickets for the entire fan club at one time so you can all sit together! Tickets start at $40 for adults.
What ages are models for this show?
We accept children ages 3-12. All participants must be potty-trained and comfortable being backstage without parents during the show.
Will my child get paid to model in this show?
No, your child will not be paid to model in this show. This show is designed to be a fun, confidence-building experience for your child.
What about shoes?
Each model will provide their own shoes. You will receive your garment long before the show so you have time to select the perfect shoes to accompany your outfit. Your child should be comfortable and safe walking in their shoes. If they are new, be sure your child practices several times wearing the shoes prior to hitting the runway during shows!
Can parents accompany kids backstage?
No. We do not allow parents backstage due to limited space and a need to keep the kids focused on having a great time in this show.
What will you do with all those kids before and during the show?
Good question! We have lots of fun activities planned for the kids to keep them busy while they wait to walk the runway. We will have activity stations for crafts, movies and of course runway practice with a Modeling Workshop Session by Develop Model Management. We will also have professional photographers snapping a photo backstage which you may purchase as a keepsake. Nut-free snacks will also be available backstage.
What is the drop off/pick up procedure?
We require that you show a government issued photo ID upon dropping off your child. The ID photo must match the parent or guardian doing drop off. The same parent who is dropping off must also pick up the child. We will write down your ID number when you check in backstage and reference it before releasing your child.
Will there be hair stylists backstage?
Hip Hip Hairay will be available to do touch ups (NOT elaborate up-dos) on your child's hair. Please bring your child with clean, dry hair, styled in a way that you would be comfortable seeing on the runway. Again, there won't be time for elaborate up-dos. Additionally, our stylists will not do makeup applications.
Can my child wear makeup?
Ultimately, that is your decision as a parent. We love to see each child's natural beauty shine on the runway! The Kids Rule styling team will not apply makeup for these shows.
Can I take photos during the show?
ABSOLUTELY! Snap away and share those fabulous images with our hashtag: #kidsruleomaha. We just ask that you are considerate of other audience members...as long as your snaps don't impede anyone else's view, we're cool with it.
Will there be professional photos available for purchase?
Yes! Our professional photographers will be capturing photos backstage. Links to purchase these photos will be made available in our communications before the show.
Does Kids Rule Fashion Show provide alterations?
Can my child sit with me after he or she has walked?
No. Children will remain checked in backstage with their collection through the duration of the show.
Are boys allowed to participate?
Yes! We are very excited to include boys in this fun experience!
Will there be dressing rooms backstage?
Yes. We will have twelve dressing rooms backstage so that each child walking in a collection has a private place to change.
What will the volunteer situation be backstage?
Volunteers will be assigned to collections to maintain a 6:1 kid-volunteer ratio. Additionally, plainclothes female security guards will be present to monitor all entrances and exits into backstage.
When can I select and take home my garment?
You will then be contacted by a member of our team with a date and time to choose your garment, based on your top boutique choice with the most availability!
Who will be doing the runway training during the Modeling Workshop Session?
Our friends from Develop Model Management will be leading the runway training!
What time does my child need to check in backstage?
You will be provided with an exact backstage check in time before shows. Generally, check-in will begin an hour before each show time.
What is the parking situation like at the Omaha Design Center?
We have extensive free parking around the building. VIP ticket holders receive free valet...just roll up to the red carpet and present your ticket. Reserved ticket holders can also valet for a $10 fee.
Where is the Omaha Design Center?
1502 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68102. We are on the North side of Cuming, between Creighton and TD Ameritrade Ballpark.