To answer your question: Did I win the costume contest? No.
The winner was a guy who looked a little like a cross between David Lee Roth and Kip Winger. He wore leopardskin, rhinestones, lots of bracelets and scarves, long blond hair. He was there hitting on women with a sidekick who looked a little like John Goodman wearing a sleeveless T-shirt that said 'Blow Me' on the back.
My friends thought I was robbed. They thought the result was unfair, because reputedly that guy was not in costume at all - apparently he has dressed that way for the past twenty years.
I disagree with my friends. I say, if you have the guts to do that for twenty years, you deserve to win. You also deserve to hang around with guys wearing 'Blow Me' T-shirts in an effort to seduce the ladies.