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April 5, 2015 Comments (2) Views: 5365 Capitol Hill News, Drag, Nightlife

Fisting-Themed Hat Wins at CC Attle’s Easter Bonnet Contest

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The winning chapeau in this year’s Easter Bonnet Contest at CC Attle’s with hostess DonnaTella Howe! Photo: Matt Baume

You know the gays: they never met a fertility rite they didn’t like.

This weekend saw the fourth annual Easter Bonnet contest at CC’s. It was a gathering of the best and the biggest of Seattle’s headgear, and domes were piled high with Easter grass and flowers and stuffed animals and the occasional tub of Crisco.

And in the spirit of the season, proceeds benefited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence-Abbey of St. Joan’s Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle’s Lady Graytop Scholarship Fund. (Giving is part of the spirit of Easter, right? Along with resurrection and rabbits and fancy hats. Sure, why not.)

DonnaTella Howe hosted the proceedings, and was more than up to the task of overcoming a few technical hiccups. When the sound system was unable to carry over the sound of the crowd, she abandoned the microphone and quieted the throng by cupping her hands to her mouth and hollering “EVERYBODY SHUT UP.” Yes ma’am.

Easter lovelies at CC Attle's for Easter 2015. Photo: Matt Baume

Easter lovelies at CC Attle’s for Easter 2015.
Photo: Matt Baume

After a delightful parade around the patio, the winners were declared: in third place, Chaz with a pink flamingo hat; in second, Jack with an orange circular number; and in first place was Pup Rivet with a fisting ensemble. His hat was bedecked with birds and flowers around a Crisco tub, black gloves, and enema equipment — all with a red color scheme. Tasteful.

After the contest, Jack explained that his orange creation took just three hours to whip up that morning out of cardboard and some spare fabric. He’s an experienced costumer, having created fabulous ensembles for Burning Man and Solstice. (His best work, it must be said, involves nudity and body paint. He was happy to share photos, so if you see him around town, say hello.)

But Rivet’s hat was assembled even faster. It took just 28 minutes, he said, to put together some beautiful branches and birds and red handkerchiefs around the fisting gear on his head. There’s some debate about what happens to the hat now: it might make a few more appearances at various leather events, if Washington Miss Leather has her way. Or it might become a lampshade.

Happy Easter, everyone! Jesus would be proud.

More Lovely Photos HERE!!!


 

Editor’s Note: The Lady Graytop Scholarship Fund was mistakenly attributed to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence-Abbey of St. Joan in a previous published draft of this post. That excellent scholarship fund is actually run by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle. This foolish mistake was made by Mr. Strangeways and not the original writer of the post, Mr. Baume. Apologies to all for the dumb error.

-M. Strangeways

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2 Responses to Fisting-Themed Hat Wins at CC Attle’s Easter Bonnet Contest

  1. Avatar Kelley Wilt says:

    The Lady Greytop fund is a Court of Seattle scholarship and not a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence one.

  2. Michael Strangeways Michael Strangeways says:

    Thank you for the heads up, Kelley! Dumb mistake (on my part, not Mr. Baume’s) has been fixed!