Halloween on a Saturday is a rare treat that only occurs ever fifty years or so. Sorta like “the most shocking episode ever” of CSI: Miami or a Red Apple Sale at Macy’s.
So we are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion by dressing up – and winning some serious cash.
Sure, the official Cedar Springs street party is already a distant (foggy) memory, but we’ve been blessed with an extra night of costumed corruption that could solve the economic crisis, well, at least our personal financial woes.
And if you don’t already have your outfit together, we’re giving you plenty of time to get one made in time for Saturday’s lucrative costume contest at JR’s, Station 4, Sue Ellen’s and TMC.
Rarely is a gay-bar contest newsworthy to us because they often involve open-mic nights with grand prizes like $50 Taco Bell gift certificates. Those aren’t exactly high stakes.
So imagine the dollar signs that appeared in our eyes and the accompanying cha-ching sounds when we read that this contest has more than $5,000 in prizes. That, as Oprah might say, is worth slapping on some Spanx and a strap-on.
There will be preliminaries at each of the four Caven clubs with midnight finals (if those queens actually start on time) at Station 4. First prize is two round-trip airline tickets on American Airlines for travel in the 48 contiguous states, Canada or Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, here we come!); two nights in any Kimpton hotel; $750 in cold (emphasis on cold), hard cash from Red Mango Frozen Yogurt; two free Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening treatments from Floss Dental; and a $100 gift card to Red Mango.
That’s like a Price Is Right showcase!
Second and third prizes are great, too, but we never settle for less than first place. Well, except for that time we let Ruben Studdard claim victory on the Idol stage.
But even if you don’t care to dust off your Eric Stoltz Mask mask and you just want to watch, this is the best place to check out all the creative costume ideas that Dallas gays can imagine.
That said, if anyone shows up as Jon or Kate Gosselin, we just might have to shoot you in the ass.