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They dressed and impressed

8/02/2012 10:03:00 a.m.

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Photo: Ning Lu.

Photo: Ning Lu.

COSTUMED revellers came to the party at the Museum Art Hotel Costume Catwalk competition last Friday and Saturday, with a colourful display of imaginative designs. A group of homemade Lego Men won the supreme award and took home $10,000 - the biggest share of $25,000 in prizes for the competition, which was held as part of the annual Hertz Sevens rugby tournament.
Museum Art Hotel owner Chris Parkin, who donated the prize money, says he particularly enjoyed the costumes that involved lateral thinking and were hand-crafted, like the Creative Wellington runner-up ‘Spy v Spy Wellington Spy Car,’ fashioned from a mobility scooter.
“The whole costume concept is fantastic and we’ve got to encourage that innovation because that’s what keeps the Sevens in Wellington,” Parkin says.
The $2000 Creative Wellington prize went to ‘Buckety Dee and Buckety Dum,’ a tribute to Cuba’s bucket fountain, and other winners included a group of chandeliers and ‘Warm Rebirth’ – a Phoenix rising from the ashes with huge red wings.
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