Eric Woods of Chicago took top honors as decided by the audience's applause at the giltcity.com's costume contest. His look referenced Twisted Sister and Def Leppard. But the cheetah print pants? "I stole them from my sister," Woods said. | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media
Marc Paprzycka and Kristina Clapp of Chicago post before at a "Rock of Ages" screening at the ShowPlace ICON Theater Thursday night.
Jillian Robinson and Danielle Robinson channeled the '80s in hopes of winning a $500 first prize from giltcity.com. Jillian found her dress at Dots, borrowed a glove from her sister and studied Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" video for makeup tips/ | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media
"I'm an '80s baby," Julius Armour of Chicago said. "This is Lionel Richie, Robert Palmer and don't forget Rick Astley." | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media
Korynn Christunas of Chicago went to Forever 21 and her mother for her costume. "My mom dressed like this in the '80s," sahe said. | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media
Adrienne Kahm of Northlake spent 10 days curating her ensemble from collecting photographs of Cyndi Lauper. "I couldn't find women's high tops, so I had to buy a men's small," Kahm said. | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media
Catherine Armour of Chicago had her outfit in her closet. "We like to do '80s parties," she said. "This took me 30 minutes." | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media
Veronica Calvillo went to Madonna's "Borderline" video for inspiration for the giltcity.com's '80s costume contest. | Meg Moore~Sun-Times Media