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Nov 05, 2015

Cowboys and Mermaids and Witches, oh my!

Volunteer Team
This Halloween, the six regional offices of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana held a Costume Contest! Medical Outreach Manager Molly McGonigal recapped some of the craziest and most creative costumes from our staff.

Medical Outreach Manager MollyIn case you’re wondering, YES,  the blushing bride on the right is me back in Halloween of ’93. In case you’re also wondering, NO, it was not my idea to dress as a bride. In fact, it was the tiger to my left who first wore the costume a few years prior after adapting the old lady to her left’s First Communion dress. 

Let’s just say my enthusiasm for Halloween has always been grounded in what I perceive as its true meaning: Reese Cups.

That aside, each year I look forward to our chapter’s annual Halloween Costume Contest, where the six Make-A-Wish offices across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana compete to see who can be the best dressed! In the past, we’ve had a showing from Dr. Seuss, the Best Buy Geek Squad, and even a Magic Eight Ball. This year’s competition was as tough as ever, but in the end, northwest Ohio’s adaptation of Pixar’s The Incredibles took home the gold! Honorable mention went to Volunteer Team duo Anna and Meghan as Minions from Despicable Me

Northwest Ohio Team and Volunteer Team

Scroll below to check out the rest of the competitors, and let us know what you think! Did the best team win? Was April, our Manager of Volunteer Programs turned NBA Pro robbed? Was COO Russel’s cowboy outfit overshadowed by Development Officer John’s dinosaur costume? Sound off in the comments section below! 

Central Ohio Staff Members

John the dinosaur, Russel the cowboy, and April the NBA Pro from central Ohio!

IT Expert Robert

IT expert Robert from central Ohio as an alien! 

Cincinnati Team

Rebecca, Caitlyn and Ali from southern Ohio as characters from the board game Guess Who?

Central Ohio Staff Member Christin

Central Ohio’s Christin as an orange m&m! 

Kentucky Team

Kentucky team as pirates and a mermaid! 

Central Ohio Team Member Patty

Central Ohio’s Patty as a good witch! 

Indiana Team

Indiana Team as the Milky Way Galaxy! 


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