2015 DESIGNER APPLICATION Thank you for your interest in participating in HighBall, lauded as one of the “ten best costume parties in the nation” (USAToday Travel, 2014) and the “single most elaborate Halloween event in the country” (FOXNews, 2013). A key component of HighBall is the Costume Couture Fashion Show, in which designers create a series of costume looks (three everyday, one couture), and present them from the Main Stage for a panel of judges and an audience of over 15,000. To submit yourself for one of the coveted slots for designers competing in the Costume Couture Fashion Show, please complete the following: • Fill out this application in its entirety, and to the best of your ability. • Create a short video that is less than 90 seconds in length, introducing yourself and tell us why you want to participate in HighBall. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo, and provide us with the link. • Be creative. • Pull together between 4 and 10 photographs of your designs, and submit them along with your application. Name Address Phone Email Website Video Link APPLICATION QUESTIONS Please answer each of the following questions in 200 words or less. Have you ever been involved in HighBall? How and when? What sort of design and creative experience/background do you have, if any? Where do you get your design inspiration? Describe your creative process. How would you describe your relationship (if any) to the Short North Arts District? And Columbus? Submit your completed application, with your video link and your selected photos to [email protected] by July 1, 2015.