Happy Halloween! Last week, the FIFTH Annual HallowMEME Costume Party & Contest kicked off the internet’s favorite holiday. Here’s what the blogs we paid off to cover it had to say:
"Not sure what to be for Halloween but know you want to dress like someone who spends too much time on the Internet?"
"What do you get when Nyan Cat, Hipster Ariel, and the Silent Fox get together in Brooklyn and drink until their dance moves improve? We’re pretty sure we saw Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal making out with Roomba Cat-Shark, too."
- Huffington Post (check out their awesome video recap, too!)
"This is what happens when you let the Internet party IRL."
"Halloween costumes used to be easy. Put on a tail and grab a pitchfork and you could be one sly devil. Grab a cape and some fangs – sucks to be you, Dracula. But now those costumes feel played out, and many people putting together a Halloween ensemble don’t just need a costume, they need a concept — and a current one. Which is to say, they need a meme.”
"Facsimile online stars we spotted included Lil Bub, Ylvis, Grumpy Cat, Banksy and the pumpkin-headed dude who dances to the Ghostbusters theme.”
- Time Out New York
"Last night marked the fifth annual HallowMEME Costume Party. What the hell’s that, you ask, while massaging Himalaya Hair Loss Cream into your scalp and cranking up Daydream Nation (which just turned 25). According to the essential website Know Your Meme, HallowMEME is ‘an Internet meme-themed costume contest and party held in New York City during the week of Halloween.’ It also takes place in Brooklyn. Are you scared yet?”
"Some of the more outlandish outfits of the party were too esoteric even for us, and we spend all day on the Internet."
- New York Observer
"The Internet went offline at the fifth annual HallowMEME party at Brooklyn’s Bell House last night, thrown by Forced Meme Productions, Kelly Reeves, Andrea Rosen, and Lindsey Weber (who, it should be noted, dressed up as emojis with their stances ready for recognition)."
"With Internet literacy belonging to more and more people, this year’s HallowMEME was full of costumes I’m sure you’ll recognize."
- New York Magazine’s Vulture
"Because there’s nothing scarier than basement cat, here comes the fifth anniversary of HallowMEME."
- The Brooklyn Paper
Nerve talks to strangers at HallowMEME 2013
Brooklyn Magazine’s 10 Easy, DIY Costumes for HallowMEME
BreakThruTV’s HallowMEME coverage: