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2017 Halloween Adult Costume Contest: The winners

Other top 10 finalists were:

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  St. Louis MO Halloween 2017 DJ Agile One Central West End Adult Costume Contest

The Borg Queen from Star Trek, who caused quite a stir when she appeared on stage.Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  St. Louis MO Halloween 2017 DJ Agile One Central West End Adult Costume Contest

And The Mask, who was moving too fast to capture in a photograph.

There were so many imaginative costumes that it took the judges quite a while to finally choose the top three prize winners. Here they are:

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  St. Louis MO Halloween 2017 DJ Agile One Central West End Adult Costume Contest   1st place and a $2500 prize: The Gotham Geezers

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  St. Louis MO Halloween 2017 DJ Agile One Central West End Adult Costume Contest

2nd place and $1000 prize: The Queen of Hearts

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  St. Louis MO Halloween 2017 DJ Agile One Central West End Adult Costume Contest

3rd place and $500 prize:  Viola, The Good Fairy Witch. The witch, Rick Decker, is a florist who told emcee Jeremy Corray it took him 6 years to make his gorgeous costume.

4th through 10th place winners won $250 in CWE Bucks. (more…)

2017 CWE Halloween: Adult Costume Contest Part 1

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

As you can see from the photographs in this post the character of the annual CWE Halloween festivities assumes a much different hue after the sun goes down. One never knows who’s going to show up, see Demogordon above, or what’s going to happen. It was worth every chilly moment to witness the action on and around the main stage in the company of characters such as the ones shown below.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

Spectators stood shoulder-to-shoulder around the main stage at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid Avenues.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

Emcees Trish Bush, far right, and Jeremy Corray left, kept the one-liners flowing over the course of the evening. In this photo you also see the behind-the-scenes staff controlling the sound and light production led by Dennis Gorg.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

Video production on the surrounding buildings was executed by TSV Sound & Vision.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

Contestants gathered behind the stage awaiting their turn on the runway.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings  Trish Bush St. Louis MO Jeremy Corray Halloween Central West End Adult Costume Contest   (more…)

2017 Halloween Canine Costume Parade: Part 1

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Following the kids parade, neighborhood canines were readied for their runway moment.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture CWE Pets Events, Sightings  Stray Rescue St. Louis MO Halloween Canine Costume Contest Central West End

Enterprising young Pershing Place residents set up a concession stand along the parade route to benefit Stray Rescue. Hot chocolate, apple cider, and dog treats were offerings of the day.

Some of the many Canine Costume Contest participants:

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