There was one incredible costume by a novice entrant. I saw that, and figured I was beaten on the costume itself. I gave exactly the presentation I wanted to, and got it off with no problems at all. I thought that might be good for something.
Not a chance. I got wiped out for best performance by a girl who took all her clothes off. The incredible novice costume only took second place (as well as best original costume). First prize was won by another costume, worn by a good-looking woman in a leotard.
Grumble. I can't really argue with any of them, but I'm still more than a little disappointed.