Are you ready for the biggest celebration of costumes and creativity in Columbus?

HighBall Halloween 2018, the nation’s most elaborate costume party, is happening this Friday Oct 26 and Saturday Oct 27 in the Short North Arts District.

Friday features HB: On the Rocks: Totally 90’s. On the Rocks is the annual Friday night tribute to fabulous fashion inspired by music icons, eras, and genres. On Friday, local bands full of girl power will hit the HighBall Halloween Schweppe’s Main Stage to deliver the ultimate ’90s dance party, with a special headlining performance from Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute. Come to HB: On the Rocks dressed as your favorite ‘90s music legend for the HB: On the Rocks Public Costume Contest. In between sets, see hosts Nina West and NBC4’s Monica Day and Matt Barnes dance through the decade on stage and with pop-up performers on High Street.

Saturday features HB: High Fashion. Extraordinary style is the name of the game at HB: High Fashion on Saturday night. Local bands will open HB: High Fashion and get you pumped for the main event. See models stomp the runway in inspired costume collections as eight individual & teams of designers compete for the top slot and cash prize in a spectacular show unlike any other: the Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show. At the end of the night, you too can be a part of the Schweppe’s Main Stage spectacle in the HB: High Fashion Public Costume Contest.

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Don’t miss this fabulous event!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.