Raye from Florida got her friends into the holiday spirit by holding a Bad Sweater Party. She even consulted Bad Sweater Guy ahead of time for some cool prize categories. I think you'll agree, pretty much everyone there was a winner.
First up, we have our hostess Raye on the right, holding the robot dog with the laser eyes. On the far left, her friend wears a sweater depicting some sort of mutant cat creature whose incontinence is captured in yarn. On her shoulder, it was going to be a beautiful tree until the weaver just gave up.
Now here's a lovely foursome. If you saw them together on a golf course you'd be glad that you had several clubs with which to defend yourself. The smiling gent on the left loses points because he's simply wearing a woman's sweater. Just because it's a man in drag does not make the sweater bad. And for the record, that sweater is god-awful. We're impressed with the vest showing Santa and the reindeer skating, but the winner in this group is second from the right. Some sweater maker somewhere wanted to cram as much stuff as possible into one scene, and this is the result. Even the teddy bear seems to know he looks stupid. And then someone said "Hey, you got a lot of blank space up here in the corner. Cram in a wreath and call it a day."
We're conflicted about this photo. The only official Bad Sweater in the group is the guy in the middle with the two-tone blue sweater, which apparently says "Busty" for some reason. The guy on the left definitely gets points for craftiness and for handing out appetizers. At first we were ready to dismiss the guy on the right, because that's not even a sweater. It's a poncho. But then we looked closer. It's not a poncho. It's a tree skirt! That makes Bad Sweater Guy SO happy.
Finally, we come to the winners. Our runner-up is on the right, wearing something he bought from the Highlights magazine fall fashion collection: Hey, kids. Can you find lips, a piano, a violin, a tuxedo, four bow ties, a harp...? The top winner of the night is on the left, wearing what we're told was a work of art dubbed "LEGO Santa." It wins points for equal parts fashion wrongness and creepiness. Why is Santa wearing blue? Clearly they had red yarn (to make the red stars, of course). Why does Santa's coat look like a bathrobe -- an OPEN bathrobe? Why doesn't he have a real face? Why does it look like he's going to stab me with that small tree?
Looks like it was a night to remember. Thanks for sharing the photos. Do you have pictures from your Bad Sweater party? Send them in and we'll make you famous too.