Hundreds of people gathered in the Short North this weekend for Highball Halloween, and Capital Style had a front-row seat at the couture fashion show and general public costume contest.

The entries ranged from beautiful (mermaids, butterflies and showgirls) to spooky (zombies, vampires and a group of Addams Family look-a-likes). Here's a slideshow of the evening's festivities, including some behind-the-scenes images taken before and after the show.

-Dana Wilson