Halloween is one of the most underrated adult holidays on the calendar. Instead of candy (though there is often still lots of candy) there’s revelry on par with other imbibement-based holidays—your St. Patrick’s Days, your Fourths of July, you sneaking drinks to get through your family Thanksgiving get together—but with an added element of creative costuming. (Which, by the way, if you are of legal drinking age you should have to create your own costume. Store bought is boring and for children.)
But here we are, still in a pandemic, and while the CDC has given the go-ahead for the young ones to safely trick or treat outdoors, perhaps the idea of packing into a crowded bar for a night of drunken revelry is a bit more of a nightmare than you are ready to undertake at this point. Luckily Dona (stylized DONA) is putting on a fun little costume contest for you to partake in, all from the comfort of your own home. Give your Dona bottle a creepy cute ‘fit and you could win a $300 gift card.
The rules are simple: take a Dona bottle, any Dona bottle—16oz Dirty Chai concentrate glass bottle, 64oz Masala Chai plastic jug, you name it—and dress it up in whatever way you see fit. Let your mind go wild. Maybe you want to dress one up for a luau for a Tiki Masala Chai. Or how about a one-eyed monster, the Chaiclops? Dona already did a mummy, but there’s the cross-pond honorific for Mum still up for grabs, the Dona Doña. These are all solid gold ideas I’m giving you here. Or you could do Squid Game or something I guess.
A picture of your best homemade Dona bottle costume can be sent to Dona via Instagram or by email and must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on October 30th. The winner will then be announced at 12:00pm EST on October 31st, just in time for Halloween, and they will receive a $300 Dona gift card.
So no need to brave the crowds to have fun dressing up. Give your lil Dona buddy a fun new look, maybe make a nice chai cocktail, and eat a bag of bite-sized Snickers bars all by yourself if you want. It’s the best of both worlds. For more information, visit Dona’s Instagram page.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.
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