THE GREAT 2013 EVADIA HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS & READER’S CHOICE AWARDS!

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The winners of the annual EVADIA HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST  have been announced!  Now it’s your turn to go vote for your favorites for Readers’ Choice!  Visit any of the sites below to see who has won so far and to vote for your favorites in the comments. Each site will be picking a Readers’ Choice, so feel free to vote on all three!

SUPERFICIAL GALLERY

THE YEAR OF HALLOWEEN

BACKWOODS HORROR

THE WINNERS!

Best Costume: Gina P, Zombie (#15)

Best Group Costume: Liam P, Wreck it Ralph and Fix it Felix (#18)

Best Makeup: Beth R, Calavara Catrina (#22)

Second Place Best Costume: Ani, Ood and Dr. Who Crab Monster (#24)

Second Place Group Costume: Jess L and Matthew H. (#13)

Second Place Best Makeup: Timothy B, Captain Spaulding (#21)

Best Appeal to a Corrupt Judge: Sophia, Luchadors (#32)

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To see the prizes go here and congrats!

For those of you who didn’t win the main prizes, don’t fret, we’re also offering a READER’S CHOICE AWARD for each site. Basically, the rules are thus: Check out the photos below on this site, The Year Of Halloween, & Superficial Gallery and leave a comment on each site of your favorite entry from the gallery below. There will be an (as of now, secret) Reader’s Choice prize for each site, so feel free to vote on each site and remember to leave your votes listing the number and why you think the costume is so friggin’ sweet in the comment sections.

Readers’ Choice Contestants – vote for your favorite in the comments!

 

HALLOWEEN STORE DISPLAYS FROM 1969

Maybe it’s just me, but Halloween of yesteryear just seemed like more fun. There was less emphasis on über-mom safety, special gluten free soy candy, etc. Kids would trick or treat AT NIGHT as they should, running around in monster masks instead of safe little princess and movie memorabilia costumes. We all heard about razorblades and needles in our candy (some of it unwrapped, some of it cookies), and we didn’t care. It’s part of what made Halloween scary. Part of what makes Halloween special to me these days is more nostalgia then anything else. Remembrance of days long past when friends and I were allowed to run freely through the streets at night, trick or treating, telling ghost stories in the local cemetery. Good luck finding that now.

The blog Collecting Candy has acquired a massive amount of Halloween store displays from 1969 that bring back those wonderful memories. Here’s an example of what I mean:

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