Annual Halloween Costume Contest - San Pedro Holiday Hotel

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Silvina and I - ready to party!

Costume party time!  Fortunately, I was wearing a wig so it wouldn’t take me that long to get ready.  I was going as the German Beer Wench aka Oktoberfest girl and Silvina was going as the Mile High Captain. Whoo Hoo.  We were very excited to check this party out and had heard there is even a red carpet you have to walk down! LOL.  I wanted to come up with a very creative costume idea in hopes of winning but just ran out of time trying to finish work so I could go on vacation in the first place.  They give like $1000 US as the grand prize I believe so there is quite an incentive! 

 

We managed to get ready in record time (3 hours…LOL) and it was time for our cab already!  Getting in and out of the taxi was quite the laugh given the length of my costume.

Full length view of my costume
  I literally dove in to the cab as we left the hotel and tried to scoot my way out when we arrived.  The streets were packed and lined with people who were watching all the costumed arrivals.  Thank heaven they dropped us off down the way so we were not in the middle of all the people, giving them a show!!!  It was only 10pm and the place was pretty much packed.  We walked the red carpet and felt like movie stars as camera flashes were everywhere and little kids tried to reach out and touch us. 

 

I had heard some of the costumes were elaborate but WOW….some of these people really go all out.  One of the first costumes I spot is the cereal killer couple.  Yes, they both have cereal boxes all over their bodies with knives stuck through them - how cute!  Then I saw my favorite - the bride and the headless husband.

LOVE these costumes! LOL
  Their costumes were awesome although I felt bad for the guy who had to keep his head in his shirt all night.  One of the funnier ones was a guy who was "dressed" as Coconut Leo...he's a local known as coconut man who climbs the trees for coconuts and does some wild tricks! I actually have photos of him climbing trees at Mata Rocks from last year's trip! LOL 

 

Next we saw a scary duo - apparently from the movie Saw (never seen it).  These guys were scary and the one carried a chain that connected him to the other scary dude on the tricycle.  As we were taking photos and milling around, I spotted my heartthrob!  Someone dressed as Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.  OMG!!  Sorry, had to go for the Disney reference!  I had to get a picture with him for sure!! :D  He ended up being very nice and after talking with him for awhile, learned he just moved to Belize from Canada to start a watersports  business.

Me and Jack Sparrow *hubba hubba* LOL
 

 

We milled around some more as the place became more and more packed, making it impossible to move anywhere.  Not to mention it was hot and humid so we were miserable in our costumes.  There was one guy who was basically a dead fisherman who reaked of dead fish every time he walked by.  Not a pleasant smell in that cramped and humid environment.  We saw some other great costumes including a big bad wolf that had body parts hanging from his mouth - NICE!  We ran into my friend and bartender at the restort (Sherlyn) and was surprised she recognized me in the wig but she did. 

 

A few more pictures and a little dancing and we were getting tired.

Tried to get a pic of the three of us dancing! LOL
  Someone came over and started talking to us and turns out, it was a fellow dive instructor and friend of Bundy, the guy who just got married next door to our resort.  Russell is also a friend of the other dive instructor our fellow TB member, Wendy (Travelngirl) knows!  We danced a little more and decided we couldn't handle waiting any longer for them to announce the winners. It was after 2am and our feet were dying! Wish I had brought flip flops to wear!  Uuuugh.  Finally they started announcing the winners but we couldn't even hear where we were standing so we said forget it and decided to bail! 

 

The streets were dead, the red carpet was removed, and we managed to hail a cab and headed back to our hotel, thoroughly exhausted!  It was definitely a fun time and I look forward to the party next year and hopefully a great costume idea since I have a year to plan!!!

 

RJ82 says:
great costumes!
Posted on: Nov 09, 2008
jerseygirl67 says:
HAVE to bring the flip flops.....always!
Posted on: Nov 06, 2008
pearcetoyou says:
Yes, you had way too much fun! And after all the fun in Tuscon, you're going to be fun-less in Europe. I told you not to fun yourself out, but you didn't listen!!! :D
Posted on: Nov 06, 2008
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Silvina and I - ready to party!
Silvina and I - ready to party!
Full length view of my costume
Full length view of my costume
LOVE these costumes! LOL
LOVE these costumes! LOL
Me and Jack Sparrow *hubba hubba* …
Me and Jack Sparrow *hubba hubba*…
Tried to get a pic of the three of…
Tried to get a pic of the three o…
Silvina and her Mile High Captain
Silvina and her "Mile High Captain"
Beer Wench! :D
Beer Wench! :D
The Cereal Killers
The Cereal Killers
Little Mummy (somewhere washer one…
Little Mummy (somewhere washer on…
The gargoyle
The gargoyle
DEA Agent
DEA Agent
Silvina and I with Jack Sparrow
Silvina and I with Jack Sparrow
The guys from Saw
The guys from Saw
The second half of the Saw Guys
The second half of the Saw Guys
Rear view of their costumes
Rear view of their costumes
Silvina and Jack Sparrow
Silvina and Jack Sparrow
Celia Cruz and her entourage
Celia Cruz and her entourage
Coconut Leo!
Coconut Leo!
Dr Who
Dr Who
Sherlyn and I
Sherlyn and I
Interesting mask!
Interesting mask!
This was a creepy one
This was a creepy one
The party getting packed
The party getting packed
...and more packed!
...and more packed!
Silvina with the Whats for dinne…
Silvina with the "What's for dinn…
The dance floor got more crowded a…
The dance floor got more crowded …
With the Dr Who guy
With the Dr Who guy
Silvina with Russell from Aqua Div…
Silvina with Russell from Aqua Di…
Russell and I dancing
Russell and I dancing
Russell trying to spin me around
Russell trying to spin me around
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