Tiki Oasis 2017: A Look At The Most Tiki Outfits
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The 18th annual Tiki Oasis, arguably the biggest tiki weekender on the globe, is underway in San Diego. Tiki celebrates the island lifestyle and is all about fun and escapism.
The convention draws about 3,000 tiki-style fans and offers live music, symposiums, tiki art, fashion shows and more. This year’s theme, International Intrigue, is all about espionage ... the showbiz variety.
KPBS stopped by the convention to take a look at the best outfits this year. Here’s a sneak peek at how some of the most dedicated fans showed their tiki spirit.
A family affair
A family that tikis together stays together. Todd Evett, Corinna Evett and their pup Valentino put on their best tiki outfit for the weekend convention.
The 'International Men of Mystery'
This group of friends dressed up as spies in search of the world's greatest Mai Tai cocktail. Derreck Pickard, from Washington, Lawrence Scott, from San Diego, Aaron James, from Las Vegas, Jesse Robinson, from Sacramento, and Thomas Hunt, from Costa Mesa, call themselves the International Men of Mystery.
The pink ladies
A '50s hair style with a twist: Cheryl Depoorter and Kimi Babbitt from Long Beach show a classic tiki look.
Nicki Rey, from San Diego, shows us the hairdo is just as important as the dress.
Sarah Franko and Bobby Franko, from San Francisco, wear one of the most colorful fabrics at the convention.
Elena Leblanc, from San Diego, shows off her flawless tiki style.
Mark and Steph Gunning, from San Diego, wear '60s matching island outfits.
A modern twist
Colleen and Michael Yoon show a mix of tiki and rock ’n’ roll.
It takes talent
Kelly Sloane, from San Diego, made the parrot that sits on her head. She creates outfits like this one in her shop MsFormaldehyde Couture.
Tiki and comfort
Johnny Kunkel, from San Diego, has a cozy outfit for the long four-day convention.
Every spy needs a villain. Christopher Soltero and Monica Virissimo, from San Diego, look perfect for the job.
The piña colada
Gelo Ignacio's (from Los Angeles) outfit includes pineapples, coconuts and a flamingo. What's more tiki than that?
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