Here is this year's panel:
|Left to right, Bruce and Heidi Whear, Linda Orlomoski, and Mary Woodcock|
Here is the winner, "Your Soul to Take", by Stacey and Tom Waters of Taunton, MA:
|Your Soul to Take|
|The "Bridge is Out" is some people's worst nightmare.|
Clowns are some folks worst nightmare -- how about co-joined clown twins? Yikes!
"Ironman of Maine", created and worn by Tom Lemieux. Tom took 5 months to create this amazing costume.
Runners up in Best Individual or Couple
|Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "THE BIRDS" won Second Place|
|Aileen Benson of Boston, MA is no stranger to our stage. You may recognize her from her appearance here last year when she was "Crash Test Barbie"|
|Michael Hayes of St. Petersburg, FL created his own costume complete with motorcycle battery-powered staff|
Best Group -- First Place Winner was The Grinches -- Who, What, Thing 1 and Thing 2
|This family is from Beverly, Massachusetts.|
|They started putting makeup on at 11 am to be ready for our doors to open at 7:30 pm.|
Best Group - Second Place
|New York City Tourists|
|Justice League Retirement Community, from Florence, SC|
James Carter, Krystal Souther, Holly & Chad Schwinn
|Villains of Batman|
|Gravestones of Famous Women|
|The Ice Queen|
|The Seven Deadly Sins Flanked by Evil and Good|
|Women of Horror|
|Bad Eye-Dear, Good Eye-Dear|
|Blizzard of 1883|
We do look for costumes that are put together in unusual ways, costumes that are outside the "norm", ones that display creativity and attention to detail, and ones that are just plain fun.
We gave away a total of $1,700 in cash prizes to the winners and some places in these categories. The winners got to strut their stuff on our stage to show off to the entire crowd, and also received the adoration of many of our guests before, during and after the competition.
If you have never been to our annual Halloween Bash, you should certainly consider coming here at least once in your life. It is a party like no other.
I hope to see you here.