Judging this contest was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. The reason? Almost every costume is deserving of an award when you evaluate it against what the wearer was going for. Think of it like this – Which is better, Alien or Shaun of the Dead? You might like one movie better but both are successful films that achieve exactly what they set out to achieve. These costumes are a lot like that. So when it came time for us to vote on our faves out of the dozens of entries, competition got hot, but in the end we had a few that kept rising to the top. Those are our winners.
I should also mention that we didn’t have enough child entries to separate the six winners into child and adult categories. Fortunately our sole child entry had a kick ass costume that could easily compete against all the other adults.
To those of you who won, look for an email from me in the very near future. I’ll be going down the list offering each winner his choice of prize packs. As I hear back from the previous winner, I’ll email the next and so on, so it might take a little time to get to you, but don’t worry. I’ll be contacting you ASAP. Of course, the last winner will receive the last prize pack but I’ll still email you and let you know what you’ve won.
So without further ado, here are the winners:
FIRST PLACE: IAN as a character from TRON
SECOND PLACE: EDDIE as SCARECROW from the ARKHAM ASYLUM video game
THIRD PLACE: MARK & JOSHUA as STATLER & WALDORF from THE MUPPET SHOW
FOURTH PLACE: MICHAEL as 1/2 of DAFT PUNK
FIFTH PLACE: KURT as SUB ZERO from MORTAL COMBAT
SIXTH PLACE (for best Star Wars entry): ROB as HAN IN CARBONITE
I plan to update this post in the next week or so with a few more comments from our winners regarding their costumes, but for now I’d just like to thank everyone who entered. I hope you’ll all join me in congratulating our winners. Maybe we can even convince them to answer a few questions in the comments section.