Since last year’s Costume Contest was so popular, we are moving the whole contest to the stage! This year we are starting earlier in the night, too. Make sure to arrive early to meet our judges and register. Whether you are a naughty nurse, dashing devil, dapper diva, 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 October 27th for our erotically delectable soiree.
Contest Rules & Info
You must be present and participate in all phases of the contest on Friday, October 27th at Seduction to win. The Costume Contest will run from 8pm until 10pm. We want to see your costumes when the night is young and your make-up is fresh! We have 5 prize packages made up with VIP tickets to Seattle Erotic Art Festival in April 2018, and many more gifts from our sponsors.
You can participate in any of the following categories:
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.
Meet this year’s judges!
- Brooke Reyes – designer and owner of Sew Twisted, who merges avante garde aesthetics and high fashion technique into eye catching costumes and cosplay.
- Kirsten Paasche – costumer and cosplayer
- Jon Munger – make-up and special effects artist
They are excited to see your costume and cosplay skills on display!
How To Join The Fun
Pre-Registration – Now through 6pm Thursday, October 26th
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 26th at 6pm. When you arrive at Seduction, all you will have to do is meet the judges. 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 15th, 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 noon of the 15th and winners will be emailed immediately.
Costume Contest – Friday, October 27th
8:00 – 8:40pm – Come to Seduction dressed in your ahh-mazing costume and locate the sign-up desk in the Calliope Room. (The room with the DJs and the three stages.) 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.
8:40 – 8:45pm – Judges and contestants meet at the Main Stage in front of the DJs.
8:45 – 9:20pm – Strut your stuff! Our Master of Ceremonies for the Costume Contest will invite all contestants onto the stage in groups. First we will see all the Individuals, then the Couple costumes, and last but not least, the exciting Group costumes. 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!
9:20 – 9:35pm – Judges deliberate on finalists. The judges will invite up to 10 Singles, 5 Couples, and 5 Groups to return to the stage as finalists.
9:35 – 10:00pm – Our MC will invite the finalists back on stage and announce your costume title(s), giving the judges another chance to ogle your finery. Winners will be announced for each category. There will be a grand prize for Individual, Couple, and Group costumes, as well as 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the Individual category.
10:00 – 10:15pm – 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 show off how fantastic you look!
And then rejoin the party!
Ready to show off? Enter if you dare…we’re waiting.
Photo Credits for Brooke’ photos: Evan McConnaughey Photos, James McDaniel Photos, Ribic Photography, IRDeep Photography