Join 40,000 of your closest friends in the Short North Arts District for a weekend celebrating costumes and creativity this Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 for HighBall Halloween. See the full schedule, get a sneak peek of the Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show Designers, and find parking and transit details below. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!





FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
HB: ON THE ROCKS: TOTALLY ’90S SCHEDULE

WITH HOSTS NINA WEST AND NBC4’S MONICA DAY AND MATT BARNES

ON THE SCHWEPPES MAIN STAGE

6:00PM-7:00PM MIDDLE WEST SPIRITS HIGHBALL HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR
(FREE GENERAL ADMISSION UNTIL 7:00PM)

7:30PM SOUTHER

8:45PM AMBER KNICOLE PRESENTS DIVAS OF THE ’90S

10:00PM CAPTAIN MORGAN HB: ON THE ROCKS PUBLIC COSTUME CONTEST

10:45PM WANNABE: A SPICE GIRLS TRIBUTE

AT THE SIERRA MIST SECOND STAGE

6:00PM-9:00PM CAPTAIN MORGAN PUBLIC COSTUME CONTEST PREJUDGING & KARAOKE


SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
HB: HIGH FASHION SCHEDULE

WITH HOSTS NINA WEST AND NBC4’S MONICA DAY AND MATT BARNES

ON THE SCHWEPPES MAIN STAGE

4:00PM-6:00PM MIDDLE WEST SPIRITS HIGHBALL HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR
(FREE GENERAL ADMISSION UNTIL 6:00PM)

5:45PM EFFEE

6:45PM FUNK WORTHY

8:00PM NINA WEST & FRIENDS

8:45PM MOJOFLO

10:15PM BATTELLE COSTUME COUTURE FASHION SHOW

11:15PM CAPTAIN MORGAN HB: HIGH FASHION PUBLIC COSTUME CONTEST

AT THE SIERRA MIST SECOND STAGE

6:00PM-10:00PM CAPTAIN MORGAN PUBLIC COSTUME CONTEST PREJUDGING & KARAOKE


MEET THE BATTELLE COSTUME COUTURE FASHION SHOW DESIGNERS

Aaron James is a self-taught designer that has been designing and making costumes for over ten years. He has participated in shows such as HighBall, Columbus Fashion Week, as well as having work featured in Saks 5th holiday windows. His career has allowed him the opportunity to work for both the community and theater, including broadway.

 

Barbara Wallace is a Boston-based designer who got her design education and the beginnings of her career in Columbus. Wallace designs Swarovski-encrusted, custom-made competition suits for female bodybuilders. Through this venture, her true passion for design and sparkle has been ignited. Currently, she works by day as an Accessories Designer and continues to make custom bikinis for female competitors as a side hustle. Design partner Doug Hansknecht works in a variety of media to create art for a purpose. Without formal training (he makes a living as a software architect) he concentrates on the problem at hand. “I usually abhor ignorance, but when creating something if I don’t know the usual way to do a job, just maybe I’ll stumble on an original way to do it.” Hansknecht has worked in wood, brick, concrete, cloth, glass, rubber, metal and clay. He has made furniture, an outdoor kitchen, lighting fixtures, and costumes for Fantasy Fest in Key West.

 

Elizabeth Bourgeois is an award-winning costume and fashion designer with a focus on sustainability, zero impact production, and repurposing textiles. In her fashion work, Bourgeois uses small-batch manufacturing and localized production processes taken from theater for her line of nationally marketed clothing (Team Chipmunk) and bespoke commissions from corporate clients. Her designs pursue timelessness as they bridge between old and new to reinvent archetypes. Through exploring recycled fiber technologies, she strives to reimagine the way we produce clothes, using fabric manipulation, color and surface treatments to adapt deadstock and discarded cloth.

 

Kjrsten Kay is an eclectic designer who uses elements from many different aesthetics in her designs. She graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2018 with a focus in costuming for ballet and the stage. She enjoys incorporating hand sewing and embellishment into her designs. She spends her free time creating miniatures and participating in medieval re-enactment.

 

Shiree Houf is an Adjunct Faculty member at Columbus College of Art and Design and a stay-at-home mom who freelances as a costume designer. While working out of her dining room/studio in Columbus, she won the 2016 Highball Halloween Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show and placed second in 2017. Her designs are frequently featured in New Vision Dance Co. productions, and most recently, have been on CATCO’s stages in the Riffe Center. Houf has a Masters in Fine Arts in Design from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Miami University. She is passionate about using her theatrical background to create unique and entertaining moments on the many stages life sets before her.

 

Que Jones is a Columbus-based designer specializing in drag fashion. Working with larger-than-life models, Jones’ work must compliment large personalities. Using pop-culture references, whimsical fancies, absurd construction, and nontraditional objects, Jones’ clothes are always one of a kind. This is Jones’ fourth year designing for HighBall Halloween.

 

Sydney Schroen recently graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media, minoring in Fashion Design and Business. She first learned how to sew at the age of seven, and from there, developed her design skill through self-teaching. Always very creatively and entrepreneurially minded, Schroen worked hard through school, with the goal of ultimately creating garments that are beautiful, visually intriguing, and most importantly, well-made. After creating her personal brand last year, she has since worked on a number of commissioned projects, and has expanded her skill set outside the realm of traditional garments, learning millinery, handbag, and lingerie design. Schroen’s favorite part of the fashion industry is creating beautiful things in an unexpected way, and incorporating alternative textiles into her pieces is one of her favorite ways to do this.

 

After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Ya Chu Yang started her own business this year, YYIris.1988. She is currently in the process of working with manufacturers to mass produce her own designs into everyday clothing for ladies. Yang is originally from Taiwan, and went to school for video-game design in Japan. She then later came to the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design.

 


ARRIVE IN STYLE

Ride with Lyft, the official transportation partner of HighBall Halloween, and use the exclusive pickup and drop-off point located at the corners of Goodale and Park Sts, just outside the Lyft entrance gate at Goodale and High Sts. Score $10 off two rides to and from the event with code “HIGHBALL18”

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CREATE YOUR COSTUME

Visit HighBall Halloween’s preferred costume partner, Goodwill Columbus, to create your ’90s and high fashion looks for this year’s event. Purchase any Halloween item from any Goodwill store in Franklin County through October 27 and receive a ticket voucher for half-price admission to HighBall Halloween 2018.

CATCH SOME ART

Keep your HighBall Halloween entry wristband and gain free entry to the Wexner Center for the Arts exhibition Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me, on view from now through December 30.