Back in the day when Halloween was my only real time I could get out in the world and "strut my feminine stuff", the challenge was to come up with other "excuses" to have a costume party. Of course Mardi Gras comes to mind as well as a few manufactured others which were less than successful.
In school and later in life, I remember exactly no womanless beauty pageant contests where I lived until they became popular with cancer fund raising events. By then, I was exploring the world as a woman anyhow. Every so often here in Cyrsti's Condo, we discuss the true dynamics of how some men simply shine in womanless pageants and would those of us who were hidden away in our closets cross dressing been too paranoid to compete?
I know for sure I would have in high school.
Just for kicks and giggles, I'm going to post this picture from a womanless pageant in Dover, Tennessee and ask you to pick the cross dresser out of the crowd. I think he did a pretty good job of not looking too obvious! Or did he?