The Pink Out Retro Prom in Greensboro NC is a Breast Cancer Fundraiser & 80’s Dance Party! Prom photos, dancing, corsages and boutonnières, hors d’oeuvres, and a fabulous costume contest to crown the Prom King Queen. You can relive, RECLAIM or have your very first prom experience all while raising money for a great cause. A portion of proceeds benefit Alight, a local breast cancer foundation.
It’s almost that time of the year again!
What seems like 20 years ago now I went to the very first Pink Out Prom in Greensboro. It was held at The Carolina Theatre and it was a great time!
I was so broke in these days so I had to find a costume cheap cheap. AND something PINK pink. I hit Goodwill in High Point and immediately I found the PERFECT dress. I couldn’t even believe how perfect. I also found some weirdo looking 80’s style shoes that would work. I bought a $1 L.A.Colors bright AF eyeshadow palette and headscarf from Dollar Tree,some sunglasses and a Tina Turner wig from Party City,some lace gloves and the materials too make a rad corsage.
A corsage is SO easy to make. Al these materials are found at A.C.Moore…or any craft store.Just hot glue them to the base and you are golden!
Cats like accessories…and Bunny really really likes shoes.
For nails I wanted something crazy so…
Getting dressed selfies like whoaaaa… Notice those brows are brushed straight up? Once you’re in these clothes there is no going back. Welcome back to the 80’s Moonkitty 🙂
“I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun…”
The wig did take some work. Cheap wigs are great starter pieces. You just have to give it some love and attention and it will transform. NOT ALL OF THEM but most of them,esp if they have any texture 🙂
“So glad we’ve almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world…”
The Carolina Theatre is one of my favorite places in Greensboro! It has a feel all its own. If you’ve ever been you know what I mean. So much history there. At this event it’s all in pink and looking goooood!
Friends everywhere! And we are having a great time!
“Everybody have fun tonight
Everybody Wang Chung tonight…”
It’s a dance party!
There is food!
There is a costume contest! I didn’t know about that beforehand. I did all this costuming for fun…not to win anything. But heyyyy winning good stuff can’t hurt! What would I be winning? I didn’t even know at this point. I’m just having a blast!
I had no idea we were on the news. When the guy with the mic interviewed me and asked me how I felt about being in the contest…I did like a Miss. America dramatic cry …then later people texted saying they had seen me. Typical me, haha. You can tell I don’t watch the news,I didn’t even know who Frank Mickens was then. OH WOW…
By the way….totally won this thang!!!!
My friend,David, won Prom King so…it was a magical moment for us all!
It’s good to be queen!
“Some will win
Some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues…”
I love nights in my life where I felt so different. Where you get so wrapped up in a theme or event and nothing outside of that matters. I WAS 80’S….I WAS PROM QUEEN. I had a duck face…in almost every photo hahahaha.
“I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can, So I can
Watch you weave then breathe your story lines…”
I don’t think they do this anymore but at the first event we watched Pretty In Pink as well 🙂 This is one of my favorite movies. Andie has really inspired me in life. Team Duckie all the way though!
There was a prom setup and professional photos. The king and queen had some special photos made as well. We were probably the most classy couple ever 🙂
Gotta love great nights,in costumes with fabulous people!
….and….winning! So what did I win??? let’s see! A crown,roses,a cool picture frame and a comp night at Proximity Hotel! Niiiice!
The event is back again this year on October 7th at The Elm Street Center! Check it out here : https://www.facebook.com/PinkOutRetroProm/
For costuming and accessories thrift stores and consignment shops are your friend! I won prom queen in a $5 Goodwill dress 🙂 And I had a great time!
Until the next rad time…