Annapolis native Christian Siriano to judge 'American Horror Story' costume contest

Christian Siriano is going from Fashion Week to "Freak Show."

The "Project Runway" vet, who was born and raised in Annapolis and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, will be using his keen fashion sense to judge a costume design competition tied to FX's horror-drama series "American Horror Story."


Announced today to celebrate the launch of "AHS's" fourth season, "Freak Show," the contest "invited participants with an eye for the unusual to design an original costume inspired by the series," according to a press release.

Contestants are urged to submit sketches and "mood board submissions" to The "most horrifying costume" will win $5,000 and will be created and worn during a "high-fashion/high-horror photo shoot." The contest is open now until the premiere of "Freak Show" at 10 p.m. Oct. 8, and a winner will be announced shortly after.


A runner up will win $1,500.

Siriano, 28, is joined on the judges panel by Lou Eyrich, an FX costume designer, and Stephanie Gibbons, an FX executive.

Now living in New York City, Siriano recently unveiled his latest collection at New York Fashion Week. Among the celebrities who have worn his work: Sarah Jessica Parker, Shailene Woodley, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Victoria Beckham.

He was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2013.