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Even for normally reserved Seattleites, one would expect to find a little whimsy on the streets of Seattle on this Friday

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On the Streets: Seattleites Get Into Character

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Curtis Cartier
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Even for normally reserved Seattleites, one would expect to find a little whimsy on the streets of Seattle on this Friday before Halloween. After reports of morning buses packed with Lady Gagas and Jersey Shore douchebags, I decided to take a stroll and catch the action for myself.

But to my surprise, there were more dressed-up canines than there were ghouls and goblins.

My friend once theorized that all Halloween costumes have to follow one golden rule: men dress as women, and women dress like, well, whores. And to be fair, converting your sultry Halloween costume into office-appropriate attire can be tricky.

This guy worked at the Hat Shop in Pike Place Market so it was hard to determine if his suit was part of the job description, or if he was just getting into the holiday spirit. Props to his creativity though for not dressing like a woman, or showing any skin.

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When I asked to take the "Cat Whisper's" picture he was personally offended. Apparently this wasn't his Halloween costume. It's a part of his everyday garb. Cubby and his owner are fixtures at Pike Place Market. The hat and Tigger tail are the "Cat Whisperer's" way of raising awareness about stray animals.

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Dressed as Snookie and a zombie baseball player (note: she's wearing a Mariners' uniform--reference maybe to our lifeless sports teams?), these two definitely win "Best Dressed."

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Halloween is one of those nostalgically appealing holidays: somehow, the older you get the more fun it becomes (probably because alcohol and theme parties always make for a good time). So no matter how well you make out trick-or-treating this year, at the very least you can channel your inner child (or sex kitten?)

 
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