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Brevard Resident Creates 'Best In Show' Costume - Brevard NC


November 8, 2018

Alex Ambrose took home the top prize during Halloweenfest for the costume that he spent months creating. (Courtesy photo)

A towering, robotic figure called Bastion, equipped with weaponry and accompanied by a yellow bird perched in its shoulder, could be seen in the crowd at this year's Halloweenfest.

The robot, tall and wide in frame, was manned by Brevard local Alex Ambrose, who parted the crowd with his gigantic hands to take home the $300 first prize for Best in Show at the Heart of Brevard's costume contest.

Ambrose said the costume's design, and character, is based on a video game called "Overwatch."

Ambrose said he started working on it last year when he'd get off work at College Walk as the busines...

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