Georgetown Halloween 2009

Photo courtesy of
‘Halloween in Georgetown’
courtesy of ‘ep_jhu’

Ever since moving to DC in 2006, I have managed to miss out on the Georgetown Halloween scene for one reason or another, so this year I vowed to check out the madness and see what all the hubbub was about.

Our method of event transportation from Glover Park was on foot, which was a wise decision give the street closures. We arrived on the scene at around 11pm, and found the M Street inundated with costumers.  The DCPD had temporarily fenced in the sidewalks for crowd control purposes, which created a nice parade-like crowd movement along the M Street corridor.  The bars were jammed packed with waiting lines, and picture takers were everywhere.

I have to say that DC came out in force with some awesomely creative and halloweeny ensembles. There was an abundant representation of masked Ahmadinejads, vampires, oodles of sexily clad girls (devils/angels/superheroes, etc.,) ghosties and ghoulies, Tranformers, soccer hooligans, hobbits, etc.  There was also an Olympic judging panel stationed at J. Paul’s throwing out costume ratings.

Photo courtesy of
‘Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’
courtesy of ‘ep_jhu’

Costumes of particular noteworthiness include:

  1. a guy dressed up as a DC parking ticket machine accompanied by a metermaid
  2. a chick wearing a HUGE bear costume
  3. a group dressed as a box of Crayola crayons
  4. a Count from Sesame Street
  5. a couple dressed as Orly Tate and a fake Obama Kenyan birth certificate

If you want to check out photos of these costumes and many more, check out flickr’s photo stream under the search terms “george dc halloween 2009.”

I’m sure there were plenty more innovative and hilarious costumes that I missed.  Personally, I went as the obominable snowman with my boyfriend as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. I have to say that going as “a furry” to Georgetown on Halloween definitely lends itself to being heavily petted by random, drunken strangers. Lesson learned.


If you’ve never dared to check out the Halloween festivities in Georgetown, I highly recommend you do in 2010. It’s a definite must for DCites.

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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2 thoughts on “Georgetown Halloween 2009

  1. Ugh, I hate when they fence the sidewalks! I was there in 2007, and there was a major people jam because of the fences. A bunch of people were just not moving, and we were all crushed together. For someone with claustrophobia, it was NOT good. Luckily my friend’s boyfriend hopped over a barricade, then pulled it away so we could walk on the street. A bunch of people immediately took the exit he provided. The whole time there was a cop standing around, not interested in solving the problem himself. He did yell at us for moving the barricade, though. Idiot.