Get your cardboard on at the Cardboard Ball



Make a fashion statement by creating your very own cardboard outfit for Saturday night’s ball at the Maker House, 283 N. Stone Ave. in Tucson (SW corner of Stone Ave. and Franklin St., just south of the Stone Ave. underpass).

There will be live music, art, beer, cardboard robots, and more.

All funds raised help purchase supplies for our free community arts workshops, where you can create masks, floats, altars, puppets, and more to honor your loved ones and carry in the Procession.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in cardboard, recycled and upcycled fashions and wearable art

For more info:, a fundraiser for the All Souls Procession Community Workshops.

You could even dress up as Cinderella to go to the ball (with cardboard instead of glass slippers?) and design a cardboard pumpkin carriage.  There were lots of amazing costumes and gear at last year’s ball. Be daring and creative.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Amazingly clever & creative costumes arriving at the Cardboard Ball right now. Saw a giant Octopus (with glowing red eyes)on a fellow accompanied by a Mermaid with a trident, plus the King and Queen of Hearts, Cacti people, a bat girl with wings, tuxedos, prom dresses — all made of cardboard or paper. An intricate tetrahedron (five intertwined) sculpture by Lorna Wells is on sale for $900, plus a gigantic Mooseataur and Merman sculpture in the ballroom, plus other cardboard art on the walls. More cardboard than I’ve ever seen in my life so altered. This is the 3rd year of this fantastic ball.

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