The Seduction costume contest returns to the stage, both nights of Seduction 2018! Make sure to arrive early to meet our judges and register. Whether you are a singing siren, dashing devil, suave sailor, terrifying Trekkie, bondage Betty— putting together a Halloween costume is always fun! Treat our eyes to your most creative costume, and we might just reward you with your own sexy little treat. Read more on how to participate, then join us on either October 26 or October 27th for our erotically delectable soiree.
Contest Rules & Info
You must be present and participate in all phases of the contest either day of Seduction to win. Yes, that’s right, there will be two costume contests this year! The Costume Contest will run from 8:30pm until 11pm. We want to see your costumes when the night is young and your make-up is fresh! We have 1st and 2nd prize packages for the winners of each night. Prizes include VIP tickets to Seattle Erotic Art Festival in April 2019 and gifts from our sponsors.
The rules are simple. Get dressed up, register either online in advance or at the event, and then show up at the main stage to strut your stuff! Costumes will be judged on Creativity, Level of Detail, Showmanship, Quality of Construction, and Overall Presentation. Judges will gather all the information they need from the registration form, brief interviews during registration, and your stage-walk.
Maximum number of contestants per evening is 25. First come, first registered. There is only one round of judging. We ask that winners of Friday night’s contest not enter Saturday’s costume contest.
Meet this year’s judges!
- Mistress Matisse of Velvet Swing
- Chelsea Cebara of Velvet Swing
- Tamara Walling, SEAF2018 Visual Art Juror
- LinZ of SEAF’s Aaaahz! Installation
- Geoff, costume enthusiast
- Kirsten Paasche, costumer and cosplayer
They are excited to see your costume and cosplay skills on display!
How To Join The Fun
Pre-Registration – Now through 6pm Thursday, October 25th
In order to give as many people a chance to enter the Costume Contest, please pre-register for the contest. Fill out this form here between now and Thursday, October 25th at 6pm. When you arrive at Seduction, all you will have to do is check in at the registration desk to get your number. Be sure to completely fill in the form with your contact information, category, costume(s), and any info you want the judges to know about how your created your costume.
Sign up online before Sunday October 14th, and you will be entered into a random drawing for one of two $50 gift cards to our costume sponsor, A Masquerade. Drawing will be done at 6pm of the 14th and winners will be emailed immediately.
As a sponsor, A Masquerade is also offering Seduction attendees 20% of their purchase at their Redmond store. Just tell the A Masquerade cashier you are going to Seduction at the beginning of your transaction.
Costume Contest – Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th
8:00 – 9:45pm – Come to Seduction dressed in your ahh-mazing costume and locate the sign-up desk upstairs in the Gallery. (Facing the games area by the front door.) There you will meet the judges and chat with them about your costume. You will be given a numbered sign to keep with you for identification. Keep your sign with you, as this is how we keep track of all your points.
We have a strict cut off time, so arrive early to be in the contest.
10:00 – 10:15pm – Judges and contestants meet at the Main Stage.
10:15 – 10:55pm – Strut your stuff! Our Master of Ceremonies for the Costume Contest will invite all contestants onto the stage in groups, giving the judges another chance to ogle your finery. There will be a grand prize awarded each night, as well as a 2nd place prize. Practice your slow saunters and your sexy sashays before the event, so you’ll be ready to showcase your costumed body in all its glory.
Make sure to visit our staff photographers after your cat-walking to get your photo taken for inclusion in our online picture gallery!
11:00pm – Winners will be announced right away, so don’t wander off! Our MC will invite the 1st and 2nd place winners back on stage to show off one more time.
11:10 – Get your prizes and congratulations from SEAF Festival Director, Sophia Iannicelli and Seduction Creative Director, Drea Talley. Please stick around for photo opportunities with the judges, too. We want to be able to brag about you and share your glorious costumes on our website and social media!
And then rejoin the party!
Ready to show off? Enter if you dare…we’re waiting.