FiscalNote costume contest crowns champion

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A crowd begins to gather for the FiscalNote Halloween party. (Photos by Mandy Shen)

A crowd begins to gather for the FiscalNote Halloween party. (Photos by Mandy Shen)

On Oct. 30, a bizarre group of characters stalked into FiscalNote’s downtown office. In the marketing department, gangsters sporting orange water guns mingled with squids. Up the stairs, Superman jostled a Ninja Turtle as they waited in line for their photo shoot. The tension in the air was palpable; FiscalNote’s Best Individual Costume award was on the line.

Many of the costumes were FN-specific. Crystal Yan layered mardis gras beads and a purple headdress to emulate FiscalNote’s first product, Prophecy. Rebecca Brown went as a Lyft, a FiscalNote customer, complete with pink fuzzy moustache and affixed license plate: “Lyft 4 U.”

There were a number of categories in which FiscalNoters could secure Halloween glory. Seven winners in total were selected by the office as a whole by secret ballot and winners were announced at the office Halloween Party.

Suspenders are the rage after Bill and Adam came as Lumburgh (Office Space) and a bootlegger, respectively.

Suspenders are the rage after Bill and Adam came as Lumburgh (Office Space) and a bootlegger, respectively.

The best individual costume went to Bill Palombi, who proved that you can’t go wrong with a quality Office Space reference. He rocked suspenders and wire rim glasses to resemble the soul-sucking office boss Bill Lumbergh. To complete the outfit, he carried an ad hoc Initech mug and leered over people’s’ shoulders all day. The performance aspect put the costume over the line and cemented Bill’s place in FiscalNote infamy.

Every time Gerald and Peter walk into the room, someone had to yell "Salt and Pepper's here!"

Every time Gerald and Peter walk into the room, someone had to yell “Salt and Pepper’s here!”

Amanda and Yojin represented the traditional cat and witch, while Audrey went a little untraditional as a squid.

Amanda and Yojin represented the traditional cat and witch, while Audrey went a little untraditional as a squid.

Luke soars in a Superman onesie while David's pipe instantly made the office feel 5 percent classier.

Luke soars in a Superman onesie while David’s pipe instantly made the office feel 5 percent classier.

Drawing their inspiration from FiscalNote, Crystal is our legislative product, Prophecy, and Elle is our internal wiki, Agora.

Drawing their inspiration from FiscalNote, Crystal is our legislative product, Prophecy, and Elle is our internal wiki, Agora.

Daryl honors the youngest of all FiscalNoters – Eugene, born just two weeks ago!

Daryl honors the youngest of all FiscalNoters – Eugene, born just two weeks ago!

The '90s and the '70s never looked so good together. Mike and Daniel are killin' us, Smalls.

The ’90s and the ’70s never looked so good together. Mike and Daniel are killin’ us, Smalls.

We asked Nate if he wore this Dinosaur costume on the Metro this morning... he said 'no,' but we're not sure we believe him.

We asked Nate if he wore this Dinosaur costume on the Metro this morning… he said ‘no,’ but we’re not sure we believe him.

Maybe somewhere a lumberjack is dressed as a computer engineer today; but Rob and Will seem like their ready to work remotely.

Maybe somewhere a lumberjack is dressed as a computer engineer today; but Rob and Will seem like they’re ready to work remotely.