Costume Contest Rules
Our theme for this year's Cotillion is: Monster Mash: Villians of Stage, Screen, Literature and Television
When creating costumes for The Ball and The Costume Contest please keep this in mind.
Ideas can range from Frankenstein to Dorothy Gale from Kansas, as she is the nemesis to The Wicked Witch of The East and West
to personal dreams or even nightmares. Use your imagination.
Just make sure your concept is concisese and understandable so the judges will be able to recognize it when voting.
All costmes must be at least 50% homemade.
Keep in mind that winners from previous years will be returning to defend their trophies.
They set the bar very high and judges will have certain criteria they look for:
Originality, Concept, Costume Design, Make Up, Character, Believability, Commitment to Details
To view previous Winners, Visit The Gallery
We ask that any green faces be relevant to your idea. Example: Wicked Witch of The West
Masks may need to be removed for identification purposes at the door and to purchse liquor.
Judging will commence at 11pm with The Costume Parade, and winners announced at 11:30pm. Times are approximations.
Winners will receive Special Prizes in addition to their trophies. Judges' decision is final.
In the event of a tie, names will be placed into the cauldron and one name will be drawn
There will be three categories and one honorable mention:
Best Couple: This is any two individuals whose costumes convey their idea: Example: Doctor and Nurse.
Best Costume: This category will be an individual who's costume is the absolute best of all contestants.
Best Witch: This is self explanatory. The Best Witch.
Honorable Mention: The winner in this category will be the one who was so close to winning in
another category that they deserve to be recognized for their achievement.
We ask that contestants and guests at The Cotillion use common sense for their attire.
For example: NO Adolph Hitler, NO Ku Klux Clan, And Avsolutely NO Witch Hunters
If you think your costume choice may be offensive, please contact us with questions.