Monday, October 31, 2011

4th Annual Donigard Halloween Party: The Costumes

Somehow we manage to out do ourselves every year and I'm happy to report that this year's party was a huge success! The costumes were so, so good. One unexpected addition to this year's party was SNOW. For real. In October. It's all melted by now but it was pretty crazy. Anyway, on to the costumes! 


Logan & Kate
Edgar Allan Poe and The Raven
WINNER: BEST COUPLE COSTUME

The rest of the costumes after the jump...



Gwen & Andrew
Legolas & Gimli from The Lord of the Rings
WINNER: BEST IN SHOW
(They also won Runner Up Best In Show since they won (and very clearly deserved) almost every single vote in the category)


Amelia, Barry & Gus
Ron Swansons from Parks & Recreation
WINNER: FUNNIEST COSTUME


Marci
Snow White
WINNER: BEST CHARACTER REPRESENTATION


Elizabeth & Max
Bunniclua & Carrot
WINNER: MOST OBSCURE COSTUME


Aubrey (in the box) & Stuart
Transformer & The Unabomber 
WINNER: MOST CREATIVE COSTUME
(Aubrey won -  check out these videos to see her clever costume in action)


Courtney & Quinn
The Mad Hatter & The Cheshire Cat
WINNER: JUDGES' PICK

Rich
Muammar Gaddafi
WINNER: SCARIEST COSTUME


Leslie
Hulk Hogan


Patrick, Bonnie & Owen
Cam, Mitch & Lily from Modern Family


 Loren, Erica & Sophie
Flynn Rider, Shorty & Rapunzel from Tangled



 Tracie & Chris
Sprite & Mr. Pibb


Laci & Christian
A bowling ball & pin


Jhordan & Shawn
Creepy backwards old people


Lisa & Dan
Mad Men


 Will & Lauren
Jack Skellington & Chilean Mother


Dave & Grace
Steve Jobs & the iCloud


Sam & Caitlin
Kermit & Miss. Piggie


 Deja & Sam
Pajama Pants DeLeon & The Fountain of Youth



Marcus, Sarah & Gwen
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Well done everyone! It seriously makes me so happy that everyone takes this as seriously as we do and are willing to go all out. 

You may have noticed that Soren is missing in our family costume this year. He is still around, but he decided to exert his independence earlier than I ever expected and wanted to be his own thing. Since we brought in baby-sitters to watch the kids in the downstairs neighbors apartment (best idea EVER) he wasn't really at the party. I will post a photo of his costume tomorrow along with more photos of the decorations from the party. Stay tuned!

7 comments:

Barry said...

Thanks Donigards for guaranteeing fridge space for our large number of deviled eggs. As always, you guys throw the best Halloween party.

Gwen said...

best party ever!!! that was seriously awesome!!

Erica said...

We had so much fun! Thank you for an awesome party. I loved seeing everyone's costumes again

ellenbush said...

OH MAN great costumes!!!! so fun to see. (thanks for posting!) so so sad that we missed it.

J I L L A I R E said...

Logan, you're so creepy I didn't recognize you! Kate, you look awesome. Many good ones. I can't believe Hulk Hogan didn't win a prize! I liked that one. And Sprite & Mr. Pibb.

Amy said...

Like Jillaire, I totally didn't recognize you two until seeing the caption! Great costumes, Soren's included!

Rachel. said...

So many great costumes. I loved yours and Logan's. I loved Marcie as Snow White. I loved Gwen and Andrew's. Etc. Amazing!