Pop Quiz 2 Winners!

My thanks to those who participated in our Halloween Pop Quiz, and my apologies for the results coming in so slowly. I blame my new zippy Internet access for luring me into its siren call, resulting in many lost hours.

Unfortunately I couldn't give a passing grade to very many of the entrants, as most failed to read one of the most important elements, rule 3:

In a comment to this post, give us your critique of the original ...

Only Rozenstal, Cliff's Tigger Boy, MMI, Myro, and Danny provided critiques of the original costume (however brief they might have been, as in Cliff's "He didn't go far enough" epic tome), so only they qualified. Which is too bad, because I honestly thought Marie did the best job with rule 2:

... redesign a better one ...

Most of the qualified entries more or less just recreated the costume in HeroMachine, which wasn't the goal at all -- you were supposed to improve it with the original as the inspiration. I'm sorry if I didn't make that more clear. It does mean, however, that I didn't have a lot of choice, and have given the prize to "Me, Myself, and I" for his cooler and well-explained update of this unfortunate Prom reject:

To this suave, two-faceted international man-about-town:

Congratulations to MMI, who wins his choice of a) any item he likes to be included in HM3; b) a portrait of himself to be included in HM3; or c) a custom black and white "Sketch of the Day" style illustration of any subject he likes (within reason), and thanks to those who entered!

12 Responses to Pop Quiz 2 Winners!

  1. Is that first picture supposed to be Elton John? Doesn’t matter, after all I’ve seen today, my eyes have cancer. πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats MMI!

  3. @Jeff: I’m glad you got your internet problem fixed.

    @Everyone: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  4. Me, Myself & I

    Well thank you very much. I admit it seems a little anti climactic as there weren’t many entrants. Regardless, I’m happy to have finally won a contest.

  5. Congrats MMI, although I am shocked that this is the first time you won on here.

    Yeah, again I wish I was paying attention, although I’m not sure what the fix on the costume I picked would be. Maybe if I stamped the words “GROUNDED” in big red letters over my picture.

  6. Me, Myself & I

    Yup Myro (5) I have placed within the finalists of almost every contest I’ve entered but this is the first actual win.

    That’s the subjective nature of any art form. It can’t be qualified with hard figures or facts to determine who is going to come out on top. You can have all the skill or talent in the world and still not make it; although, being talented and/skilled certainly does help!

    I’m flattered that you are surprised Myro.

  7. Heck, I’m surprised, too!

  8. Surprised that this is his first, win, that is — MMI, you’ve done some great work. I think I thought you’d already won at least once.

  9. I will admit fail on my part. But was anyone else distracted when doing a search for “bad Halloween costume”? Only to find “naughty” Halloween costumes?

    Congrats, MMI!

  10. Atomic Punk (9): I admit failure on my part came from the fact that I came home after work, and rushed through this without thinking about what I was doing to try to get an entry in before Jeff may have closed the contest.

  11. DARN YOU MMI!!!! You lucky hockey puck you! πŸ™‚
    Glad to see you won…coulda sworne you’ve won before man…
    Yeesh, must be losing my mind! Good….whatevermabobguy!
    Though there where more horrifying remakes. xD