I decided to run a costume contest for League Night #8 as it was the closest night to Halloween and I love any chance to dress up and get others to dress up. I had hoped to create an entirely new costume, but I got busy and ended up using one I already have, my Stitch kigurumi. I did make new gloves for it by sculpting claws from Sculpey, painting them, and gluing them to a pair of blue gloves. I even wore them during all my league games. Joseph wore a similar costume, technically a red panda kigurumi but he promoted it as a coati because he likes them better. He took the additional step of painting his face with whiskers and an eye-mask, which was adorable, if I do say so myself. I set off to the Avenue with the costume contest trophies in hand, worried that Joseph and I would be the only ones to dress up.
But no! The league rose to the challenge and quite a few people were in costume. The winner, though, was obvious as soon as everyone saw him: Matt dressed as Chris, with a lab coat, stuffed turtle, and a trophy around his neck on a cord… plus a strategically shaved head. Jake also came as Chris, and had the one thing Matt forgot: socks pulled way up. Chris came as Chris also. (He did get one vote in the contest.)
Also receiving a lot of attention were Summer and Allyson as the twins from the film The Shining. Sadly Danny was not in attendance on this night, so they couldn’t ask him to come play with them.
Other costumes in no particular order included Alex as a golfer (“any golfer you want,” he said), Sarah as Sandy from Grease (specifically the bad-girl version of Sandy from the end), Mike as a mad scientist with a singing Gizmo that lived in his pocket, and Sam as an Indian bridegroom (real wedding attire he bought on a trip to India). Aaron claimed to be MCA and to prove it he held up a picture of MCA next to himself. There was, admittedly, a resemblance.
A vote for best costume was open to league members, with each person casting a single vote for best costume. The winner was Matt by a landslide. Second place went to Allyson and Summer, who were given a joint award, and third place went to me.
Oh yes, and there was also a league night, the last of the regular season, so the final results are now available. These results will determine the seeding for the playoffs. For the second season in a row, Alex narrowly edged out Chris for top seed. Chris had been steadily catching up for a few weeks, but despite a last sprint he was only able to narrow the gap to one point.
Here are some more photos of the night! Enjoy! Even more are available in the photo gallery.