Photos: End of Winter Swimsuit Party at Cowfish draws a crowd

Posted by Michael Arellano on Sunday, Mar. 17 at 8:09 pm.

The Cowfish Lounge & Dance Club in downtown Eugene hosted the second annual End of Winter Swimsuit Party on Friday night, featuring hand-made garments made by local Eugene designers. Anyone wearing a swimsuit through the door received free entry for the night, and prizes of $50 were awarded to the evening’s best-dressed male and female contestants.
Alli Ditson took home $150 for the evening’s top designer prize with her Allihalla fashion label.

A contestant flaunts her two-piece suit, complete with a partial tutu, on the Cowfish dance floor. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Contestants celebrate the fashion show’s kickoff, as successive rounds of public judging narrowed down the entrants. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The majority of the contestants sported locally made swimwear designed by Under The Root, Spandex Body and Allihalla, all Eugene labels. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Models Amelia Hart, right, and Sarah Dee Ditson share a laugh before taking to the Cowfish dance floor to compete in their Allihalla swimwear. Hart ended up taking home the $50 prize for winning the women’s competition. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Male contestants groove to the beats spun by the evening’s DJ. Cowfish Lounge & Danceclub features live music seven nights a week. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Male contestants outnumbered the number of female entries during the night, often showing up the ladies with their minimal swimsuits. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

From left, sisters Sarah Dee and Alli Ditson enjoy a moment together before the evening’s fashion show kicks off. Alli Ditson had some ten models showcasing her Allihalla swimwear fashion line, including Sarah Dee and Alli went on to win best designer for the evening while model Amelia Hart won the women’s competition wearing an Allihalla piece. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Mary Morgan adjusts her numbered bib alongside the Cowfish bar. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

  • Addie Wagenknecht

    this is why I love oregon.

  • Marc Time

    The top picture is of our current raining Slug Queen, Sadie Slimy Stitches!

  • Laura C. Minnick

    Hooray Queen Sadie!