Spring in Columbia Heights begins at the Wonderland Ballroom, with their annual sundress party. Men and women attend this event with their own sundresses, or borrow one from the rack on the sidewalk. It’s not quite drag, as most guys forgo the wig, heels, and makeup, though you see some of that too. The large pool of contestants was narrowed down by having hopeful winners of the Mr and Mrs Wonderland Sundress titles first walk the crosswalks of 11th & Kenyon, showing off their style, be it sweetness or swagger. Then the real contest moves to the patio, using a pair of picnic tables as a catwalk. It’s amazing to see what tricks the contestants perform in hopes of impressing the judges. Some of my favorite photos are below.

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

Wonderland Sundress Party

More photos via the sundress2013 tag. See also 2012 Wonderland Sundress Party.

2013 Wonderland Sundress Party

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