Costume Awards was one of the main happenings in the fashion industry in Norway. It was arranged by Bonnier Medias Advertising Department and Costumes editorial staff in cooperation with the Bonniers Event department from 2011 to 2018.
Costume Chief Editors
The editors in the periods 2011 to 2018 were Vanessa Rudjord, Hege Aurelie Badendyck and Kine Hartz, and the locations varied between Jacobs Chucrh at Grünerløkka to Posthallen to Gamle Logen in Oslo.
The important advertisers
The arrangement started as an event for advertisers and editorial collaborators but rapidly grew to the most important fashion award in Oslo where the best outfit, best influencers, best makeup, best shop, and so on was nominated an named as winners.
To see and be seen
Fashion interested Norwegians celebrities in all categories, together with advertisers and fashion shop salespeople were eager to come and celebrate this yearly happening, and they all dressed up to the max to see and to be seen.
The event was funded by Bonnier Advertising Department by sponsorship sales, and the advertisers were lining up to show their product for the 5-700 important people present.
Due to more difficult times for print media, Bonnier Publication Denmark in 2018 chooses to close down Bonnier Media in Norway. But, Costume still lives on in Norwegian-danish cooperation between the present editor Kine Hartz, Sales Manager Kjerstin Konterud, and the danish editorial staff in Copenhagen.
Costume Awards 2020
Costume Awards 2020 is planned but still uncertain due to the Covid19-situation.