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.
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.