The two are born recyclers. Walker purchased the maps that became a dress two years ago at a flea market, thinking they'd be interesting to use for some sort of project.
Last year, Seaton started thinking about marionettes and how the business world manipulates people. The resulting outfit, a long dress, was created from a re-made business suit for the bodice and a skirt made from a pile of red and black shirts the two scoured out at thrift stores.
A necklace - a marionette - was fashioned from an old vinyl record.
Interestingly, Seaton, Walker and Walker's dad, who lives in Kentucky, have a business called Sillyette that creates silhouette cutouts from vinyl record albums. Albums can be cut into detailed shapes ranging from guitars and guitar necks to recording artists and cartoon characters.
The outfit was topped with a hat made from a shoe turned upside down.
The idea was a nod to 1930s and '40s fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who famously collaborated with Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali for a shoe hat. Dali sketched designs for a hat that Schiaparelli featured in her fall and winter collection of 1937-38. Dali's wife, Schiaparelli and the editor of the French Harper's Bazaar actually wore the hat.
While Walker says she's no great seamstress, Seaton notes that her mom is a natural designer who always made her Halloween costumes and has helped refine her designs without using patterns.
"I absolutely love spending time with my mom, and this is something we can do together," Seaton said. "Plus, I get to dress up."
Seaton, who plans to attend college to study business and marketing, said she intends to keep entering the show as long as she's able.
She enjoys seeing what other creative types have put together for the fashion show, too.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.