One of David Lynch and Mark Frost's great achievements with Twin Peaks was creating a small town full of relatively normal-looking eccentrics. Most of the show's characters appear torn from the pages of an L.L. Bean catalog, as did many of the attendees of last night's Twin Peaks 25th anniversary party at Maria's Packaged Good and Community Bar. Remarkably, at least two people arrived for the costume contest portion of the evening dressed as Catherine Martell posing as a Japanese businessman. That's a fairly deep reference, even for a show famous for drawing obsessive fans.
But it was the perennial favorites that won the night. A spot-on Deputy Andy Brennan costume (patch, badge, gawky frame and all) took first place, while a woman in a Margaret "Log Lady" Lanterman getup came in second. A look at all the flannel workwear and drab parkas in the bar, it was clear the line between Twin Peaks costume and the regular winter dress of Chicago twentysomethings can be difficult to discern. Photographer Hallie Duesenberg headed to Bridgeport to capture all the action at the Black Lodge.