The 2017 Illinois Leather Family. (From left) Illinois Puppy 2017 Pup Xolox, Illinois Trainer 2017 Daddy Eos, and Illinois Ms. Leather Pride Daddy Sky. (Photo of The Illinois Eagle)
CHICAGO — The Illinois Leather Alliance selected new titleholders this past weekend at the Leather Archives and Museum. The new titleholders are: Daddy Sky Cotton as Illinois Ms. Leather Pride 2017, Pup Xolox for Illinois Puppy 2017 and Daddy Eos for Illinois Trainer 2017.
This was the second year of the current incarnation of the contest and second year at the LA&M.
The meet and greet was on Friday, March 17, at Touche just a couple of blocks from the LA&M. The bar had a good sized crowd with people from across the region coming into town. The Ms. and Trainer contests each had one contestant who had to reach 70% of points while there were three contestants for the Puppy title. The other contestants for Puppy were first runner-up Pup Sharp of Chicago and second runner-up Pup Iko of Rochelle. Iko was also the first contestant in an ILA contest to come from outside the Chicago metro area.
The judges for this year were head judge Sir Mark Eddy, International LeatherSir 2014; Great Lakes Bootblack 2014 Marta; Ms. Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2015 Ms. Tammy Evanow; Wisconsin community leader Sir Nate; and Erotic Awakening podcast co-host slave dawn.
The Chicago Hellfire Club sponsored the contest at the Archives. Other sponsors for the weekend included Full Kit Leather, Touche, Team Friendly Chicago, Great Lakes Den and The Illinois Eagle.
All the contestants will go on to represent Illinois at Great Lakes Leather Weekend in Indianapolis on Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.