IRVINGTON — Winners of the many contests that make up a part of the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival were announced at the Street Fair on Oct. 25. In the Human Costume Contest, ages 0-5 Sarah and Matthew Heinze took home the first place prize as Siamese cat twins, complete with song. Second place went to Andrew Kennedy as a junior fire chief, with dalmatian, in homemade firetruck and third was Annabelle Hawk as the Wicked Witch of the West.
For ages 6-9, first place went to Nora Hopper-Gaunce as a Weeping angel (from Dr. Who — Don’t Blink!), Elliott Swan took second as Gandolf the Grey, and Ashton Barnes came in third as a Lego Batman minifigure.
For the 10-13 age division, Amy Litchenberger took home first as Eve (from the movie WALL-E). Second place went to Christian Bussman as a Skyrim Soldier, and third went to Aiden Goldsmith as the Wild Thing (from Where The Wild Things Are).
For the 14-18 age division, Sam Eichacher took first place as a Satyr and Natalie Herbertz came in second as a Blue Green Parrot.
Adult costume awards went to John Budreau as the Scarecrow disguised as a Witch’s Guard (Winkie), from Wizard of Oz in first place. Second went to Joseph Haigerty as Uncle Grandpa and Pizza Stone (from Cartoon Network), and third went to Amanda Wilson as the Scarecrow in a completely homemade costume made from recycled materials.
The best group costume went to Rob Merchant and family: the cast of Back to the Future (complete with Delorean). Best Make-up winner was Chris Bailey as Bride of Frankenstein. The most original went to Samuel Welch as Megalon . . . Vicious Foe of Godzilla. The Best Pet and Person award went to Mark, Aimee, Madison, Nick, and Dash Hulskotter as the cast of Frozen, with all homemade costumes!
Pet costumes were awarded as well, with the Grand Prize going to Monty & Pearl Kerschner- Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.
In addition to costume winners who paraded their finery down East Washington Street, winners were announced for the house decorating, window painting, and story writing contests.
Over 30,000 people attended the 2014 Historic Irvington Halloween Festival Street Fair on Oct. 25, which capped off a week of nonstop activities throughout the historic neighborhood.