The 2019 Costume Contest will take place at the Opening Night Cocktail Reception, on Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the POSE Lounge on the top floor of the Gaylord National Resort. The goal of the contest is to provide a fun activity that celebrates history and encourages conference attendees to mingle with each other.
There are two categories for the Costume Contest:
- Best Evocation of a Historical Personage
- Best Evocation of a Historical Period
To enter, come in your best costume attire and sign in at the table at the entrance to the reception. You will be given a stack of “calling cards” to hand out to those you mingle with throughout the evening. Stay in character throughout the evening and try to convince other conference-goers to vote for you.
Voting closes at 7:15 p.m. The winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. And yes, there are prizes!