BlogDailyHerald’s Fourth Annual Halloweek Costume Contest: Results

You came, you dressed up, you conquered. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to our Fourth Annual Halloweek Costume Contest! As always, you didn’t let the crap weather we’ve grown to know and love deter you from going all out this Hallo-week, and we loved seeing your craftiness and creativity come to light. After much deliberation and heated discussion, the editors of BlogDH finally came to a decision about who deserved to be crowned the winner. Without further delay, behold this year’s costume conquerers.

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NamesSara P. ’15, Julia V. ’15, Zakary C. ’15, Jessica V. ’15, Henry W. ’15., Krishnanand K. ’15, Abi K. ’15, Jonathan N. ’15, Ali K. ’15, Caroline S. ’15, James G. ’15.
Description: Characters from the board game Candyland.

Congratulations, all – you killed the group costume game! As promised, their photos will be featured in every post that we put up today. Check out the runners up after the jump.

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We have a University Organist and no one can take that away from us

That Brown possesses the largest remaining operational Hutchings-Votey organ in the galaxy ranks in the top five things you hear on a prospective student tour, somewhere between “there is no typical Brown student” and “No, I didn’t see Emma Watson on campus” (Ed. – We should write that up). While most Brown students never saw Emma Watson, many Brown students do go to an organ concert or two during their undergraduate careers. If you have yet to see the organ in action, don’t miss tonight’s Midnight Halloween Organ Concert. For most of Brunonia, however, knowledge of the behemoth that resides inside Sayles above the imposing portraits of old white guys stops there. Most people don’t even know what a Hutchings (or a Votey) is! Last month, we sat down with Mark Steinbach, Brown’s University Organist, to clear a few things up ahead of the annual Halloween concert. It’s safe to say we got more than we bargained for.

I caught up with Mark Steinbach after one of his organ lessons. I showed up in Sayles at 2:57 for a 3:00 p.m. meeting, and he gave me a polite yet stern request to wait downstairs while he finished with his student. You’re really getting your money’s worth with him, apparently. Once he had finished teaching, however, he dove headfirst into our meeting. I guess you kind of have to be all-in on the organ once you’re that good at playing it. We began with a tour of the inside of the organ.

Pipes. Everywhere.

Pipes. Pipes everywhere.

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BlogDailyHerald’s Fourth Annual Halloweek Costume Contest

Alright, Brunonia, it’s that spOoOoky time of the year, which means that BlogDailyHerald is back with its fourth annual Halloweek Costume ContestUnfamiliar with this yearly tradition of ours? We’ll break it down for you.

BlogDH wants to see you put your best-costumed foot forward; whether it’s most unique, controversial, or just plain insane, this year we want you to get crazier and more creative than ever. Have a friend take a picture of you in costume within the upcoming week and submit it along with your first name, first letter of your last name, class year and a brief description of your costume to blog@browndailyherald.com. Costumes will be particularly commended for creativity, group collaborations, and of course, Brown relevance. Submissions will be accepted until 5p.m. on Sunday, November 2.

We’ll announce the winner of the contest on the morning of Monday, November 3, and every post that goes up on Monday will use your costume photo as its featured picture. That’s right, your Halloween costume could be your ticket to 15 minutes 24 hours of BlogDH fame. In addition, we’ll post our favorite runners-up on Blog and on our Facebook page.

Happy Halloweek, and may the costume odds be ever in your favor!

Image by Albie Brown ’16.


BlogDailyHerald’s Third Annual Halloweek Costume Contest

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Brunonia, you have spoken: Halloweekend will, in fact, be the weekend after Halloween… which means that this week is officially Halloweek! If you haven’t begun to do so already, you’re probably planning your costumes for the coming days.

Why, you may ask? For the past two years, you’ve showed us your creativity, your style, and your ability to coordinate group costumes despite your high levels of inebriation. That said, we want to see the most insane costume ideas you can think up. If your costume is impressive enough, it may just end up right here on BlogDH.

That’s right, dear readers. We’re back at it again with our third annual Halloweek costume contest. The premise is much like any other Halloween costume contest with a slight twist: have a friend take a picture of you in costume within the next week and submit it along with your first name, first letter of your last name, class year and a brief description of your costume to blog@browndailyherald.com. We’ll announce the winner of the contest on the morning of Monday, November 4, and — wait for it — every post on Monday November 4 will use your costume photo as its featured picture. In addition, we’ll post our favorite runners-up on Blog and on our Facebook page. So, even when you’re stuck in classes on that gloomy, un-fulfilling Monday and are feeling depressed in the wake of the post-Halloween comedown, you’ll still be able to check BlogDH and feel that Halloween spirit.

Creativity will be the main standard we’ll use, but you’ll definitely get extra points for Brown relevance and group costuming. We’ll be accepting submissions until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 3. Happy Halloweek, and we look forward to seeing your submissions!


Happy Halloween!

After waking up each day in a Groundhog Day-esque trance to discover that it’s Halloweekend…again, we’re thrilled that October 31 is finally upon us. Wishing you the best Halloween full of tricks and treats, a mobbed Shades Plus, great costumes, and a glimpse at Gail’s pumpkin earrings. We’ll see you at Whisko.

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