Presented at Philcon, November 2007
This was Thomas' only new costume of 2007, a very eventful
year in other respects.
His inspiration came from attending the annual DuPont Circle
High Heel Race in Washington, D.C. the year before, and a similarly-timed
invitation to "Hallelujah Night" at a local church
-- billed as an "alternative to Hallowe'en" and asking
folks to "come dressed as a biblical character".
Thomas didn't dress up for Hallelujah Night, but managed to pull
this outfit together for 2007's High Heel race, where he had
a great time and had his picture taken by scores of rowdy spectators
-- almost none of whom got the joke.
So he took it to Philcon a few weeks later, where he won Best
in Show and the coveted "Spazzy" award, given by the
New York/New Jersey Costumers' Guild for "sick and twisted
As far as Thomas knows, he's the only person to interpret this
character in this particular way -- but these
folks were obviously thinking along the same lines.