By COLlive reporter
Some 97 entries have been submitted to the COLlive Purim Costume Contest, an annual online competition for the crowd’s most favorite masquerade from around the globe.
With 8 days to go, votes are beginning to come in on the wide variety of cute, dazzling and original costumes – many home-made, while others seem store-bought.
Families such as the Biggs from Crown Heights, the Kumers from Crown Heights and the Browns from Pittsburgh used their numbers to get dressed as a group of Giants fans, Lego Megafigures and a family of Dr. Seuss’s “Things”, respectively.
The family of Yissi and Esther Freeman of Crown Heights got dressed as characters of Christopher Awdry‘s Railway Series story books: Sir Topham Hatt, Lady Hat and their Really Useful Engines.
Notable vote-getters so far are the Victorian couple, a pair of scuba divers, Mickey Mouse, a masked Italian queen and a person named Chaya Z in academic regalia with the slogan “Graduate of Golus.”
We also got an entry in video from a couple pair dressed as riders of an amusement park roller coaster:
There will be 3 winners chosen by online voters. Voters can cast 1 vote per entry per day. Submissions will end March 25, 12:00 pm Eastern Time.
The prizes are sponsored by Focus Camera, the oldest and biggest camera store in Brooklyn offering friendly service and a variety of camera and camcorders for professionals and beginners at great prices.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i
18MP DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens with 8GB +Accessory Kit
or $500 gift card*
Apple Ipad mini
16gb with Wi-Fi
or $300 gift card*
Nintendo Wii Red Gaming System
or $250 gift card*
(*Gift card to Focus Camera Stores at 895 McDonald Ave Brooklyn, NY or to be used online at FocusCamera.com)
Vote and check out more costumes on COLlive’s Facebook page