By COLlive reporter
The annual COLlive Purim Costume Contest for 5774 has concluded Tuesday, showcasing creative and imaginative talent from around the world.
There were 211 entries in this year’s exciting online contest with contenders from around the world vying to win the top spot, or at least to get recognition for their original costumes.
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.
And the winners are…
First place with 629 votes: The family of Yissi and Esther Freeman of Crown Heights who got dressed as characters of Christopher Awdry’s Railway Series story books: Sir Topham Hatt, Lady Hat and their Really Useful Engines.
They win the Grand Prize of a Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18MP DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens with 8GB and an Accessory Kit (or $500 gift card*).
Second place with 626 votes: Levi and Dvorah Leah Jacobson of Crown Heights who wowed the crowd as riders of an amusement park roller coaster.
Their prize: Apple Ipad mini 16gb with Wi-Fi (or $300 gift card*).
Third place with 592 votes: Asaf Cohen of Israel dressed in black as the comic book superhero Batman. He wins a 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)
Check out the other adorable, original and note-worthy costumes from around the world on COLlive Facebook page.