We were so lucky this year to be selected as the event planner for Highball Halloween.
For those of you who are wondering what that is, let me share. Highball Halloween is a mix of fashion, costume creativity, Short North street party and Halloween all rolled into one. This year we added a little Alice in Wonderland inspiration to the mix! Several blocks of High St are closed (this was the 3rd year) and a stage is built, bars are set up, beer trucks are parked and voila! We've got a fashion show, costume contests, food court, street party and Halloween party.
We had over 20,000 attendees this year and I think everyone had a great view of the 60' runway!
The Grimaldi Circus took the stage first. They were incredible to watch on their high stilts. Nina West was our emcee for the night. She even got a little help from Mayor Coleman as we started the fashion show! Revelers were treated to not 1 but 2 of Nina's amazing performances. They were definitely a hit with the crowd!
A few of the Couture Costume Contest entries:
Above: This was another one of my favorites from the Couture Costume Contest. It was even more beautiful in person.
Above: Our winning Couture Costume! Congratulations to Kevin Kerr who was our winning designer!
Below are a few of the fun costumes that made the final cut for the General Public Costume Contest. 35 were selected out of over 500 applicants!
Our winner of the General Public costume contest - Marty McFly!
Thank you to Diesha, Charly and Carmen and the rest of Short North Business Association board for allowing us to help make Highball Halloween a success!
Costume Photos by Studio B
Runway Photos by Kimberly Potterf