Without my girlfriend I never would have won! She provided costume support big time. Case prize was $500. I beat out a Pimped out Big Bad Wolf & his submissive Little Red Ridinghood and an overweight cross dresser. Initially I was not going to go out, but at the last minute the temperature dropped making it suit-bearable! The whole suit would look so much better once I install the dreads, Don't be too critical of the backer-rod temporary dreads.