The Rockit Roost Pinup Pageant is a great opportunity to meet new people, dress like a pinup, have the chance to compete and possibly win a title!
How It Works
Pinups are a main feature during Kustom Kulture Festival. During competition segments of the program, contestants are featured on the main stage, strutting their best Classic Pinup, Themed Costume and Evening Gown looks. When not on stage, contestants can be found milling through the crowds and cars- talking to festival goers and posing for photos. Up to 36 contestants vie for a title each year, with 10 finalists selected to compete for 1 of 5 crowns.
- Rockit Roost Queen
Selected by a panel of Rockit Roost judges, the Pinup Queen pulls off her classic look perfectly and embodies the theme of the festival. Presentation, personality and poise are all part of the package for this crown.
- People’s Choice Pinup
Why argue when the people have spoken? This crown goes to the contestant who receives the most votes from festival goers for their pinup style. In order to nab this title, you must be a master of self promotion.
- Tattooed Beauty
This crown goes to the contestant who shows exactly how stunning and elegant a tattoo, or three, can be on a pinup. It’s not only about looks ladies! It’s more about how you wear it.
- Diamond Dolls InK. Select Queen
Not your momma’s crown. Chosen by our friends at Diamond Dolls InK., this title goes to the contestant that pulls off the perfect pinup look of the modern era.
- Pinups Against Cancer Select Queen
Our friends, Pinups Against Cancer, will be crowning the contestant that pulls off their pinup style perfectly, while raising awareness and support for the fight against this devastating disease.
Pinup queens are crowned in a special award ceremony on the Main Stage, along with the Trophy Winners of the Kustom Kulture Car Show.
Become A Contestant!
The Rockit Roost Pinup Pageant is open to the public, ages 21 and over. Costs for participating include a $100 registration fee, a commitment to creating or purchasing the three outfits needed to compete and submission of a pinup style photo for promotion. If it sounds a bit overwhelming, don’t worry. We’ll be with you every step of the way to assist, including suggesting photographers and letting you know where you can find great vintage and reproduction clothes without going broke. We also provide a 10% discount to any registered contestant for pageant purchases at the Rockit Roost.
All pinup contestant spaces for the 2013 festival have been filled. If you are interested in registering for the 2014 festival, check back here after July 1, 2013.
*Pageant participants are also required to attend pageant meetings and rehearsals before the event. Meetings are typically held in the evenings and coordinated on days that work best for all contestants.