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I know that in the case of #5, they had another photo which had their sign, so as to not taint their entry. I assume 6th and 10th had this, as well.
thats why they didnt win. duh.
It`s kinda weird that the person who got twice as many votes as their nearest competitor won? Not really.
And guys, Opie only has one hand. Scroll down a fair way, and there`s a picture or five, sans costume.
Props to all you guys!
Agreed. Where is it? Does Opie one have one arm? D: How`d she hide her hand?
I`m going to agree with you on not agreeing with it. In the small picture you couldn`t see the fact that it was made out of cardboard or the tape showing.
So... thanks to your votes my cat will live. Not that anyone knew about it, I`m just extremely grateful.
Opie deserves the win though for such awesome blood splattered evil.
2nd place was awesome too!
HAHA! This made me laugh out loud. Thanks, IAB. :]Congratualtions, Opie. You earned it.
THREAD OVER. This comment wins.
Alike, I won`t even dignify that with a response... except where there`s a will, there`s a way.
Opiebreath i like you, and imma let you do your thing. but silent hill nurse had one of the best costumes of all time.
I know, I looked for one but it was sort of a last minute idea. Don`t worry, I have many ideas to improve it for next year.. >:D
But that`s logic and it isn`t always reliable. Can someone really tell me how she did that???
Oh, by the way, nice costumes. I like the Gordon Freeman.
So again congrats to the winners and to the runners up. I might try next year if we do the contest again. :-)
(...tell it it misspelled melons)
Girls? Psh, there are no girls on the internet.
At least the Free Man got in 3rd place.
Scroll down 20 comments or so.
and you know what else we should have? an iab virtual talent show! that`d be awesome :D
anyone else notice the red rock `em sock `em is a man...in a SKIRT??
And God damn is #10 sexy...
OMGYES. LONG JOHNS, RIGHT? LIKE FOOTY PAJAMAS BUT WITHOUT THE FEET!?
And Trance we don`t think you cheated, we were just using any costume as an example to highlight the potential pitfalls or lack of them with a Christmas contest.
Davy, that`s just loser talk.
And yeah, let`s give a big hand to Opie [Pun most definitely intended], and everyone else who took part this year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in their costumes next year.
Same time. Same place.
No, but I am. ;D
The hard part was already over with!
but the yip yips were adorable. im glad they got honerable mention
Also, fancy, me along with the rest of night chat have a few ideas about a karaoke contest, but talk to terp about that.
I know I`m late to return to the conversation but.... I could`ve cheated, but I pinky-swear promise that I didn`t. Trust me, it was really hot under that mask, I can tell ya! :P
I`m glad I voted for her.
Nah. Don`t see why.
Is "The IAB Nativity Scene Competition" going to be offensive?
Probably. I`m expecting a hell of a lot of "I took a picture of poo" followed by 1 million votes.
Which is a shame, because there are some awesome ones: Like this
wasnt this other comp davy is talking about discussed on the modblog?
also, christmas comp idea:
Creating your own santa. It can be made out of anything and as long as your ugly mug and iab sign with your username on it is in the pic, it should be as close to proving as your own as it can get, right?
Great idea Davy... check your wife`s **** really carefully tonight and you`ll find I got the sign in first! :-P
LAND-VOYAGE I SAY!
Think of this: The person who holds up an IAB sign (hand-drawn, whatever is all cool, as long as it`s real) in the most epic place that one can possibly imagine.
I`m imagining on top of Everest, at the South Pole, by the control console on the International Space Station. Or if you`re a total whore for internet notoriety, at the birth of your first child.
Today the Halloween comp, tomorrow the World. Who`s with me?
BURN IN HELL BEING EATEN BY SATAN`S FOUL SPAWN, HARLOT WHORE OF BABYLON!!!!
Nah, just kidding. Christmas has nothing to do with Christ or his birth anyway, anyone who says it does is just choosing to ignore the historical, known facts. I laughed my tits off at the nativity pi**-take in "Life of Brian", and it didn`t do my faith any harm. Go for it. I really like the "Nativity Scene" suggestion, people could make either a video, or a showbox-sized diorama, or something like that.
And congrats to the three winners of cold hard cash. By the way, Mod`s Choice Award for the honorary Hoodie, has currently gone to a three-way tiebreaker, to be decided by fannysalad, to be announced soon. Watch this space.
1. Bulb contest -- decorate a Christmas bulb in an I-A-B theme
2. Nativity Scene -- Come up with your best twist on the Christmas staple. Doesn`t have to be I-A-B themed, just use your imagination and make your own little scene. And for you religious zealots out there, it doesn`t even have to be an actual parody of Christ`s birth or have anything to do with any sort of nativity, just a scene. Know what I mean? Or is this entire idea too offensive? Christians out there, I want to know your take on that. I don`t know what`s crossing the line, but I think this one could go places.
P.S. Nerd, giving teenagers motivation for overhauling the family tree (or even worse, their house), might end with some angry parents.
Maybe creepy santas/elves/mrs clauses or christmas trees would be a better way to go
Also, how about most creepy santa.
I heard I was needed! What can I do for you, law-abiding citizen?
A lot of the attention seemed to focus on a small number of costumes, so I hope no one feels discouraged by the lack of comments or votes they received, at least you got your photo plastered up for all to see, no questions asked.
No its not just you vorpal, i totally missed the gist of the convo and thought "what, is that Opie`s mom or what?" when I looked at the pic lol
That explains a lot.
Opie and Shellie, here I am, minus the blood and creepy mask:
there is nothing funny about this. it`s sick that you would even think about that.
ha I was gonna go as a silent hill nurse cause they are creepy as hell. I have the dress... but then I got lazy :)
See what I mean?
Dressing up as a nurse from Silent Hill really isn`t all that creative, to be honest. There are tons of other women who went as nurses. I saw at least 30 when I went downtown. How many Carrot Accident girls? None. :P
Anyway. Opie, congrats!
Of course silent hill nurse is creepy as hell too.
And Gordon Freeman? He rocks.
Congrats to the winners.
shame hes not doing it this year, one of the other managers are.
I`m guessing it would be either REALLY awesome good costumes (like a real beard on santa) or really funny parody costumes (drunken elf).
I think I get what you mean. She was cutting some carrots to feed her hamster or something and the knife slipped - as it does - and managed to cut her whole hand off. Happy Halloween
The moral of this story? Don`t eat your vegetables or make your Hamsters eat them either
Prime`s hand is the hand of justice
I also love the Yip-Yips. :)And Freeman. And Optimus. Hell, this whole list is amazing.Good job, guys! ^^
Ok Kevin...i think its official. You are in my book (and trust me...most others too) one of the slowest members to visit IAB.
I know you are normally able to tell its photoshop...i mean, by its pixels and by having seen a lot in your life...but damn you`re stupid.
Opie has ABS, amniotic band syndrome. Basically part of her hand is missing, its not a photoshop.
I think I just found stupid in the dictionary Merriam-Webster
I want to see the silent hill nurse WITHOUT her costume.
I think that`s a compliment.. you know what, I`m going to take it as a compliment.
Yes. Hot chicks in skimpy outfits. Yes and more yes.
just, ya know, so we don`t keep explaining every new page lol
:P Good job at winning a costume contest by not wearing a costume. nice sweater btw. sexy.
and opie, im glad you agree that hot chicks in skimpy outfits rule.
congrats opie!! :)
My apologies on my statement about that before, I saw it on your profile picture now. All the details weren`t as visible on the winning picture.
I`m already plotting out next year`s contest and I`m racking my brain for a cool Christmas contest. Stay tuned for details... when I think them up...
I-A-B FOREVER, B1TCHES!
PS: Using what you got (or don`t got in Opie`s case) really ain`t cheating--it`s just smart.
Some people will say "yay, cool", some will say the normal congrats, and some will bring up their disappointment. Can we all live with it?
Bringing up a debatable point about why the vote went they way it is =/= throwing all the toys out of the pram and "whining like a bitch".
opie, you looked ace, congrats. Definately deserved top 10.
I`m beyond thrilled that I got second. There were so many amazing costumes this year. Thanks to everyone who voted for me! :D
Relish in your gory...i mean glory!
Kudo`s to you, Opie!
And the 2nd place winners costume was truly horrifying.
Secondly, I used my body as much as a kid in a wheelchair being a fighter does, or as much as someone dressing up like Gordon Freeman who strikingly resembles him, as much as a very attractive woman wearing skimpy awesome clothes, as much as anyone who has any physical characteristics that fit their costume.
Complain to the voters, not me. I`m sorry if you disagree with the outcome but that`s democracy.
& 2nd,5th,7th, and 8th place costumes were awesometooo :]]
You`re still in the costume department...
"and ftr you obviously havent seen retarded policeman, and how funny that guy is"
I have nothing against people making fun of themselves...
Big group hug and smiles and move on ok?
Calling someone a cheater and bitching about the results is complaining
My kid running around screaming "im a retard!" isn`t a winning costume for a costume contest, so, no, I`d make him get a better one.
When on earth did I ever complain? I just agreed on the fact that I see as some form of cheating. If it`s not against the rules, then fine by me. I did not make up the contest nor come up with the rules. What`s so bad about giving your opinion on something?
Opie won, fair and square.
Who is anybody to question her, like she did something wrong? We let YOU guys decide who should win, and she won. OPIE didn`t decide, WE didn`t decide, YOU did... and she got nearly twice as many votes as the person in second place. Seriously, twice as many.
Now if you would all be so kind, could you please let the winner and runner-ups please enjoy their moment?
"With every champion comes one-hundred protesters."
What, with that face?? You should`ve, you`d have won hands down :-P
I didn`t even enter the contest?"
well then you have no right to complain about who did
I`m just using downs as an example to your "people using their disabilities"-statement.
or you dressing up as a women because you b*tch too much and no one really gives a damn what you`re saying
I didn`t even enter the contest?
Me grow up? I`m the one crying about losing a costume contest right? Haha, alright. I`ll grow up. How does that have ANYTHING to do with Opie having a clever costume? I`m pretty sure downs syndrome isn`t equal to Opie`s hand issue.
`pel, clean the toilet and bathroom!``can`t dude, gotta sit here and count all these votes out. Really important job. Maybe tomorrow`
theres alot more there then fake blood dumbass, so why dont you quit bitching because you lost and move on, its an internet contest.
Oh grow up. If you had a son with downs syndrome going around saying "look at me I`m retarded, laugh at me!" I can bet my balls that you wouldn`t let him continue to do that.
Many of you weren`t too pretty either, maybe you should use being ugly as your natural disadvantage and make it into and ingenious costume idea next year.
She didn`t cheat. She used her brain. SHe used what she had. Jerks.
well actually no. She actually put in so much detail it looks like the bones have been cut through and are visible and theres bits of veins. theres a lot more detail there than you know
If you don`t "get" the costume, it`s not worth typing out to you. We all know that you get the costume and you`re finding a reason to complain, just stop. It was clever, admit it. Instead of her being insecure about it, she used it to her advantage.
...then that makes every woman in the world an automatic cheater when it comes to relationships. Cmon guys, its not cheating, its taking the hand life dealt you and making the best play possible from it (rather an apt and literal metaphor in this case lol). What I find amazing is, sure, I knew about it, but I`d never seen the extent of it before, and I thought she had more than she actually has... it makes her 14,000+ posts on IAB ever more amazing cause geez if she had two good hands to type with you`d never shut the girl up!
Besides, I`m proud that we`ve built a community here at IAB where someone with a `disability` can show their whole self without shame and without being picked on by a bunch of immature snots. Shows how far the world, and we at IAB particularly, have come. Good show.
I hope it`s even bigger and better next year.
Unless I count votes again.
It`s still being decided on the modblog. keden7 and better half got my vote, but there`s still a few slackers like Davy who haven`t voted yet.
Couldn`t agree more.
And check my profile picture. It was VERY much real.
but she WILL cover her hand in entire gore makeup for a good cause :P
...Though I don`t have an Xbox nor do I paint my nails.
Secondly - Opie, in no way do I or most of the people think yours would be cheating. You totally made the most gruesome and unbelievably realistic costume out of what your momma gave you ;D
So who won the Mods` Choice prize?
Optimus should have won it.
Not at all, it just demonstrates her absolutely awesome dedication to entertaining us IAB`ers! Lots of the mods do body mods JUST to entertain you guys, like Davy removed his entire brain... but no-one noticed.
So no, the winning money will not be going towards any horrific hospital bills.
No, she isn`t, it`s just in a state of such high speed it isn`t visible to your eye. It`s in such a state because she has to type "Yes, I am missing it" about 300,000 times to every single person who asks on the comment board who hasn`t read for 30 seconds.
>>>OPIE IS MISSING HER HAND<<<<
,i think ill be reposting this comment if another idiot asks
even though its still and epic costume..isnt that in some way cheating? :P
if i knew the man in 3rd was freeman, i would`ve voted for him
She only HAS one hand. Really.
Pay the medical bills for the heart attack her mom had a few days ago when she walked into the kitchen...
Xmas contest should be who can bake the best gingerbread house.
Oh, and for those who are wondering, by "heavy lifting on the count", Fancy means "all those big numbers". We love him dearly and he`s trying reaaal hard, but those big numbers over 5 are still somewhat confusing for him. He`ll get there though in time.
A bit disappointed with ball getting 10th and silent nurse getting 2nd
So opie,apne and deg, what do you plan to do with the money?