24 esteemed and locally recognized judges looked for winners in these 4 categories: Group Costume, Individual Costume, Non-Sexy Costume and Concept Art Costume. Let me tell you, I have never been in the same building with so many creative people in my life. From Lego Man to a Robot and the most whimsical skeleton fairies, these partiers were there to win.
The owner of Revente, Revente’s Last Call and Sid+Nancy, Debbie McDaniels, one of the judges, said that she looked for people who play it safe or go the extra mile with creativity since she has had many years in the retail industry. She said that she wanted to get involved because she is a strong supporter of the arts in our community. She feels that it's important to be involved with an event such as this because, “Hopefully it makes more people aware of all the arts in Columbia along with all the creative and progressive people involved, and will make others want to get involved.”
701 CCA is the newest art destination for people looking to either view the latest exhibits hitting Columbia or to obtain some greater knowledge of art itself. It is a "nonprofit visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community and encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms (701cca.org).”
In my opinion, everyone should have won something. Costumes were just that good. Here are just a few pics from the night: