Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy Halloween 2011

There is one holiday that Heather loves above all...Halloween!  Decorations usually go up just after Labor Day (we have to get our money's worth y'all) and are immediately followed with the Christmas tree trimmings.  And when our friends say "Halloween threw up in your house," they're not kidding.  Take a look:

Barf, right?
Of course, there's a lot of planning that goes into the costume selection as well.  We Heather takes a lot of pride in choosing costumes that aren't out of a bag...she likes things that make you think, or to put it simply, Halloween from the headlines.  Check out some of our great ideas from year's past.

This year we recruited our friends Joe & Renee Belardo and set out to win the elusive $1,000 group costume prize at Vapor Night Club in Saratoga Springs.  After much debate, we decided to go as....Occupy Vapor protesters!

Now, just to clarify...we were not really protesting, as some of the people in the club thought we were, or serious in the least about our 'political' statement.  Can't you tell from our messages...that have glitter on them?

Unfortunately, Joe gave Brett the idea that he needed to have a drum...which he pounded on all. night. long.

It probably would  have been really annoying if we could have stopped laughing as his unintentional Corey Haim resemblance.

In case you missed it on the news, the weather in the Northeast didn't really cooperate with Halloween this year.

The good (or bad) news: when there's snow falling, there's fewer slutty costumes to gawk at.  Girls up North have to wear actual clothes for Halloween.  Turns out, the guys don't.

Again competition was fierce in the costume contest.  There were some really great outfits that we got...

...and some that we didn't?  Halloween balloon girl won a cool $1,000 for that getup though...uh, what ever it was.

Our Occupy Vapor apparently didn't go over very well with the judges...but we figured that was just the man trying to keep us down.  Plus, our arms were killing us after holding protest signs for an hour and a half before the competition began.

With big money on the line, folks brought their A-games.  This light up robot cashed in $1K for best male.

The group costume contest was a bit sketch this year though...we read the contest rules online before hand and to enter the group you had to have three (3) people.  But when they announced the finalist, there were several "groups" picked that only had two (2).  The top ten was narrowed down to a top three and the audience cheered for their favorite.

The Harlem "Old" Trotters

These folks were all "Invasion of NYC"...with huge, crazy elaborate costumes!
and two (2) Lego guys.
Guess who won the grand?  The two (2) Lego guys!  Sure, they had great costumes, but they were missing their third person.  We weren't mad that we didn't win, but we feel like Vapor judges should play by their own rules.  After all, $1,000 is a lot of money up for grabs!  Not sure if we'll be back next year...we're keeping our ears open to any other costume contests in the area.

...and are already brainstorming our costumes for next year!


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