COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS! Well, folks, we have some winners. Four to be exact. Each of the judges said the same thing: it was really hard to decide because there were so many fantastic costumes! But they managed to narrow it down to four. There is a first place for real. A first place for illustrated. And two runners up. So here goes:

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#1 in the real category goes to John May for el virus and flu shot!

Next is the #1 place for illustrated. That goes to Jessica Poundstone for her Alexander Calder costume!

And the first runner up is Jennifer Aston for her sock monkey baby costume!

And lastly, the second runner up is Popeye and Spinach, submitted by Becky Harvey!

Congratulations to the winners. I'll be sending you an email shortly to gather addresses for the prizes.

Thank you, also to everyone who submitted a costume. It was lots of fun to see what you came up with! Thank you also to the nice-as-pie judges, who had this terribly difficult job:

Christine, Danny, Kate, and Lori!