At 4am on Thursday, 10/30, we drove nine hours to Las Vegas where we stayed at Monte Carlo. That night, I won the $5,000 top prize at Tryst nightclub at Wynn, and 3rd place at Moon nightclub at The Palms the following night. The first night, I won and the Hulk got 3rd (the Tin Man got 2nd). The second night, we both happened to show up at the same club and our places switched – he got 1st, some dorky robot guy on a Segway got 2nd (WTF?!), and I got 3rd. 4th and 5th were two Preds, male and female. I don't know who they were, but they looked great! The Hulk costume was really good and really massive, so I didn’t mind losing to him. But I have no idea where the dorky robot came from, which is probably the same way the Hulk felt about losing to me and the Tin Man the night before. I think I would've done better if it hadn't been so packed and I actually had some room to hit a few poses, extend my spear, or use my wrist blades without fear of poking someone's eyes out. My 3rd place victory on Friday night at Moon got me $500 cash, plus a VIP table and bottle service for ten people at Moon (supposedly worth somewhere between $1,000-2,000, depending on the date you use it). It was a great weekend. Here are some of the photos:
I'm not sure man. I'll probably use some of it as a gift for my wife for putting up with the mess in the garage and living room for so many months. The rest... I'll probably just put it in the bank or maybe pay down some of my student loans or something responsible like that.