KUSA - Boulder got a taste of the Big Island this Labor Day weekend - with a bit of a twist.
People attending the Voodoo Island 1950's Tiki Ball said aloha to the past during this Polynesian-themed luau.
Fire dancers, hula girls graced the stage while an Elvis impersonator and King Kong kept everyone on their toes.
More than a dozen lovely ladies showed off their best vintage attire during the swimsuit contest. And they didn't just look the part; these contestants knew what it meant to embody retro culture.
"My favorite [part of vintage culture] is the pinup," contestant Tiffany Blackmer said. "On the one hand they could literally give man something to fight for and the will to live [during war.] But on the flipside, she was learning new independence working in factories and the great thing about the modern woman is we get to pick both sides of the coin."
Tiki and Polynesian culture became popular in the United States during the '40s and '50s when soldiers returning home from WWII brought back souvenirs from the South Pacific.
The event is put on by the 1940's Ball, nonprofit organization that donates a portion of the proceeds to to The Wounded Warriors Project and The Spirit of Flight Center Colorado.
To learn more about the organization, visit http://1940sball.org/
For photos of the event, check out The Vintager: https://www.facebook.com/TheVintagers
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