VIRTUAL COSTUME CONTEST

 

 

Thank you to everyone who walked our Haute Horror Black Carpet.

It was a very difficult decision choosing this year’s virtual costume contest winners because everyone really looked great! We hope you enjoyed the virtual costume contest and the 2017 Witches Ball.

We hope to see everyone back next year!

For the first time ever at Witches Ball, walk the Haute Horror Black Carpet, and get a free professional photo taken by Living in the Buff Studio.

All photos will be uploaded LIVE to The Witches Ball Facebook page (@witchesballbuffalo) and automatically entered into our Virtual Costume Contest.

 

The virtual contest will once again be hosted by Adam Boyd & Playboy model Ashley Noel, along with a panel of judges. Winners will be announced on Halloween. Watch the above video for more details.

Categories:

  • Best Overall Costume
  • Sexiest Guy / Sexiest Girl
  • Best Group Costume
  • Best Couples Costume
  • People’s Choice – the committee will choose 3-5 top costumes and open them up for voting – 24 hours to vote. Voting will open Monday AM and Close Tuesday AM. Winners will be announced via @witchesballbuffalo Facebook page and should contact us to claim their prize.

Start planning those costumes!

Over $1,000 in prizes, including: A voucher for 2 VIP tickets to the 2018 Witches Ball for the Best Overall Costume, along with a prize pack from our sponsors.

In addition, every winner of the 2017 Virtual Costume Contest will receive a $50 gift certificate to Renew Bath & Body, a $50 gift certificate to Oliver’s Restaurant, AND a $50 gift certificate to some of awesome Buffalo restaurants: The Terrace at Delaware Park, Colter Bay, Allen Burger Venture, and Coles. Eat Local!

Other category prizes include:

  • In-Studio Portrait Session with Living in the Buff Studio
  • A Walking Dead Fan Kit from Terror Technologies
  • Gift certificates to The Flo, a sensory deprivation tank holistic spa (aka flotation therapy Center).
  • Product from Lockhouse Distillery
  • Gift baskets from 125 Art Collective
  • Gift Certificates from MaddTat2
  • A pair of tickets to:BTSM Midnight Terror Tour Buffalo w/ Apashe & Lektrique
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ Town Ballroom
  • Raw Renewal Yoga, package of 10 sessions, $120 value
  • Three class pass to Buffalo Aerial Dance
  • The winner of the Sexiest Girl and Sexiest Couple will each receive a $50 gift certificates to Lace & Day, Buffalo’s premier bra-fitting, lingerie, and sleepwear boutique.
  • Also, New Belgium Brewing Co. is hooking us up with up to $500 in prizes, including a Custom Cornhole set, neon signs, and more…

Photos by Paul FanaraLiving In The Buff Studio

CONTEST RULES:

EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES WILL BE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS. WE WANT TO SEE D.I.Y. ORIGINAL COSTUMES THAT YOU MADE YOURSELF. NO “BIG BOX” COSTUMES WILL MAKE THE CUT, ALTHOUGH WE APPRECIATE THOSE TOO!

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE SCORED ON A SCALE OF 1-5. THE AVERAGE OF BOTH JUDGES SCORES WILL DETERMINE YOUR FINAL SCORE. LET’S THE CONTEST BEGIN!

  • 25% ORIGINALITY (DOES IT STAND OUT FROM THE REST?)
  • 25% CREATIVITY (IS IT CREATIVE, COLORFULL, AND DOES IT HAVE PERSONALITY?)
  • 25% ATTENTION TO DETAIL (COMPLEXITY/ DID IT TAKE TIME AND EFFORT?)
  • 25% THEME (HOW ACCURATE IS THE COSTUME?)

4 CATEGORY TOTAL_________

AVERAGED SCORE: (4 CATEGORY TOTAL/4)

BEST COSTUME – DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE BEST? THIS WILL BE THE TOUGHEST CATEGORY, AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST.

BEST COUPLE – WE THINK IT’S SWEET WHEN COUPLES DRESS UP TOGETHER, LET’S SEE IF YOU AND YOUR PARTNER CAN MATCH YOUR THEME AND REALLY BRING IT!

SEXIEST GIRL – LADIES, WE PULLED THIS OUT OF THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY. YOU WILL BE JUDGED USING THE RATING SYSTEM ABOVE AND BY THIS DEFINITION: “SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE OR STIMULATING: EROTIC.”

SEXIEST GUY – DUDES, WE PULLED THIS OUT OF THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY. YOU WILL BE JUDGED USING THE RATING SYSTEM ABOVE AND BY THIS DEFINITION: “SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE OR STIMULATING: EROTIC.”

Thank you to the sponsor’s of the 2017 Costume Contest: