November 1, 2007
photo by dietrich
Is any crowd as enthusiastic as the crowd at the Village Halloween Parade? This year's parade was incredibly popular and crowded, but as always, lots of fun.
After years of self-delusion, I can finally admit that everybody in the entire world takes better pictures than I do. Here are some of the neatest, funniest, or freakiest costumes seen at the Village Halloween Parade last night:
- Shower scene from Psycho
- Lego bride and groom
- Some kind of submarine-inspired robot with a scary bloody laser arm. [a reader points out this is a Big Daddy from video game BioShock]
- Marionette puppets, with giant hands
- Awesome: the Jefferson Market Library clock tower at 6th Ave and 10th St (here's the real one)
- Wii remote
- Crazy spoon man. It's weirdos like this with labor-intensive but inexplicable costumes that really make the parade worth seeing
- Lovely flock of birds doing rhythmic gymnastics
- Tribute to our multicultural city: The Ñ train
- Empire State and Chrysler buildings
- Jesus and small child
- Dead grandmother and inflatable robot
A few themes that ran through this year's parade:
- Last year there were a lot of MySpace page costumes, this year I saw a Facebook page costume, and no MySpace. This is probably a good sign for youth culture and the world in general.
- Larry Craig, everywhere [NSFW]
- Bald guys who realized this was the one chance they had to dress as Britney Spears
- A TON of robots. Think I saw more robots than any other costume.
NY1's George Whipple was on the spot, in a military costume. Note to self: Optimize chances of meeting George Whipple by dressing as him for next year's parade.
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