So as the title says, I Won 1st Place For My Halloween Costume @ The Howard Stern Beetlejuice "Beetle Ball" Halloween Party this past Thursday Night!
So Howard TV was throwing a Halloween Party for the premiere of the reality TV show they are doing called This Is Beetle
For anyone who does not know, Beetle
juice from the Howard Stern show. He is a vulgar hilarious midget who is absolutely crazy, so I honestly just wanted to see him in person.
This Is Beetlejuice!
So take a step back, I am a bit older than most members here, and especially living in New Jersey, I grew up listening to Howard Stern pretty much since I was about 12 years old, and my dad was a big fan that entire time. A big part of me getting into it was it was one thing me and my dad could really have in common, so it was nice to have something to talk about that we both really liked, even if it was just Howard Stern. I own Sirius just to get Stern, I still love the characters on his show such as Beetle
juice, etc. I cannot stand when Howard does the stuff with women, it is really, really old, but I do love when he interviews celebrities and again when he does stuff with what he refers to as the Wak Pack. So I was psyched just to attend the Halloween party and originally I had no intentions at all of even thinking I could win the contest.
So okay, I send an email to try and get tickets to the Beetle
Ball, that is what they were calling the Halloween party, and although they were only picking 50 people from the public, I somehow got picked to attend. The only deal was to be let in, you had to dress in a costume inspired by the Howard Stern universe itself.
I knew I did not want to do any of the obvious choices for a costume, and really I wound up picking my costume, Scott The Engineer, as originally it meant very little work for me. He is bald, I am bald, so I figured all I would do is throw some headphones on and be done with it. That is when the idea hit me, I needed to somehow create a Black Cloud!
Scott the Engineer, for people who do not know the show and I am guessing that is most everyone here, is the guy on the staff who always has bad, bad luck. As such Howard for a long time now always references the "Black Cloud" that Scott carries with him everywhere he goes. His office is referred to as the "Black Cloud Diner" even, so you get the idea, he has bad luck and they tease him about his Black Cloud. i decided I was going to make a Black Cloud to put over my head.
So creation of the black cloud went from at first just a really simple cardboard cut-out, which I was not liking at all, to what would eventually wind up being what you see in the pics below. If you include the time I spent going to the store to get the supplies, etc., I would say it took me at least 4 hours to construct total, if not more.
Well it turns out my hard work paid off, as I won the $500 Cash 1st Prize and a 1 Year subscription to Howard TV on Demand, which since I cannot get it because I have Verizon Fios, so I get the cash equivalent of that prize as well!!
So I have some pics they posted obviously, and the even crazier thing is the whole thing will definitely be an episode on Howard TV On Demand
. I was interviewed on Camera after the win, and they said they will be making it into a TV episode, so once that hits, I will update this thread, but it may be upwards of a month before that happens.
So here are the pics...
And Here is Me On Stage Once They Announced I had Won
The awesome thing is the reason I won is I was by far the crowd favorite, and although in the second round 3 out of the 4 judges did vote for me (judges were Ralph, Beetle
juice, Yuko The Clown, and Steve Grillo), it was the crowd that got me the win. It was crazy, I had upwards of 15-20 people who were there just like me as fans asking for my picture throughout the night, so that is when I had a pretty good idea I might actually have a chance to win the contest. So really I owe the fans a great deal, they were the ones who got me the win.
And actually I made it on the Sirius Radio as well on Friday, it is a short clip as it was the preinterview outside on line waiting to get in.
This was before I had any idea I was even in the content, never-mind that I was going to win the whole thing. WARNING - NSFW
- I use the F Bomb when discussing how much work I put into the cloud. And my editing is a little bootleg on the MP3 so ignore the first 2 seconds or so.
Link To MP3 of me on Radio.
Again, this is all going to be shown in video on Howard TV On Demand, so once the TV show is up, hopefully someone will post some YouTube videos or something and I will link to them.
Finally, for people who have Facebook, they have a Facebook album with more pics from the Event
. I am not on Facebook so that is why I linked to them on my own.