NEMO is actually becoming famous for its costume contest – which is a good thing.
Photo: Worcester T&G Staff/RICK CINCLAIR
Not only was a photo of Jacoby and I featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, but our friend Linda told me that she came back to the show this year just because she had so much fun entering the costume contest last year.
And I’m pretty sure she’d been working on her costume since last October, too. It was awsome.
Linda was General George E. Pickett, wounded confederate soldier, and Pippi was Clara Barton, wartime nurse.
They. Were. Incredible. Seriously. I’m so entrenched in the realm of pop culture that something like a Civil War general would just never occur to me.
Linda also pays incredible attention to detail. Her crutch was a tree branch with sheep’s wool wrapped around the top. But everyone really stepped up their game this year.
Amelia and Timbuka the Burmese dressed as Hiccup and Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon.
I wish you could see it better in this photo, but Timbuka has a little tailflap thing tied to his tail. And he kept it on through the entire contest, too.
Amelia’s mom, Stacie, dressed as Little Bo Peep with Bella the Burmese as her sheep.
I didn’t get this family’s name, but they, along with their HHP and their Ocicat, dressed as a family vet clinic.
My friend Charlotte was awesome, too. She was Galadriel, while her two
Siamese Colorpoint Shorthairs Phoenix (the cream-point) was Legolas and Arwen (the tortie-point) was, well, Arwen. Charlotte had a stroller for the two of them, and she even dressed that up to match!
Arwen had a little headdress and a gorgeous blue gown. Legolas had a little tiny bow and quiver full of arrows.
They looked awesome.
Iris and Harold didn’t enter (they were the emcees), but Iris was a Native American and Harold (a Siberian) was an early crosser of the Bering Land Bridge. Our costumes aren’t only clever, they’re educational!
As you can imagine, the competition was pretty stiff. I don’t know how the two judges ever made up their minds. Linda and Pippi took second place, and the winner was…
Geri and Little Miss Muffet the Himilayan! They were dressed as a cocktail and a can of beer. Geri won last year, too, with a different Persian as Harry Potter and Hedwig the owl.
Jake and I are already brainstorming what we’re going to do for next year’s contest, and I’m pretty sure everyone else is, too! Not sure what I’ll do to top Marilyn, though…