Dress to impress at the sevens

02:42, Jan 31 2013
Sevens costume
SO WELLINGTON WINNER: Annabel Martin, right, with her sister Sarah in their award-winning Bucket Fountain costumes from last year's Wellington Sevens.

For many, the Hertz Wellington Sevens is all about the costumes - and with $30,000 up for grabs in this year's costume competiton, plenty of people have gone all-out with their designs.

Costume judging takes place on the stadium concourse from 1pm to 2pm on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

We talked to previous best costume winners for tips for standing out from the competition.

Erena Te Paa
2012 GROUP WINNER: Erena Te Paa, right, with Gaia Chinniah in their chandelier costumes, which took out best group costume last year.

Emma Harvey, Lego Man group, last year's Supreme Award:

Alexis Banas, 2012 Best Male:

Annabel Martin, Bucket Fountains, So Wellington winner:


Lego men
2012 SUPREME WINNERS: The Lego Man costumes were hand-crafted and painted, Emma Harvey says.

Erena Te Paa, The Chandeliers, 2012 group winner:

Interviews by Olivia Wannan.

Contact Olivia Wannan
General reporter
Email: olivia.wannan@dompost.co.nz

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