Each year we hold a contest for my dog, Sofia, where it’s guaranteed she’ll win every time. It all started eleven years ago when we came across a number of Halloween costumes that we liked and we couldn’t decide which one we liked best. So we turned to our friends and asked for help. Since Sofia has four paws, it made sense to offer four choices.
It was always surprising to see how passionate and hilariously opinionated people became over what our dog would wear on Halloween night but we all enjoyed hearing everyone’s responses. Besides, it gave us a good excuse to reconnect with all of our friends. Eventually it became a little like our pre-Christmas card. And if we flaked out on Christmas, generally we were forgiven.
Most years we create two new looks for Sofia and for the other two we repeat two from the previous year, the 2nd and 3rd ranked costumes. Generally we retire the costume with the least amount of votes. This year we decided to pay homage to those retired looks that nobody seemed to like. Yes, it’s a little jab at our election year since the theme of this year is “The Lesser of Four Evils.” Also, it’s good to give those rejected costumes another go before they’re sent to the Isle of Misfit Costumes.
I invite you to leave a comment below and cast your vote. You have until October 30th when the results are tabulated. On Halloween I’ll post the winner.
Here’s a look back at last year’s winner.