Annelie: Gather round, one and all, for our pulse-pounding, spooktastic Halloween Costume Contest!
Vice: The contestant with the most Halloween-y costume'll be named the victor, and all the rest'll be sent straight to the dungeons.
Annelie: Your judges today are of course myself, "Always Dressed for Halloween" Annelie, aaand...
Vice: Me, "Can't Turn Down a Job" Vice. ...Hold on, who's the wise guy?!
Annelie: Just stick to the script! *ahem* Here comes our first contestant!
Annelie: He's the king of more than just costumes, and he's probably called you a vassal at some point—iiit's Xandeeer!
Dragonyule Xander: Ha HA! Or, er, ho HO! I am Saint Starfall! Who would like a present from the king himself?
Vice: Looks like this king missed the memo; I'm not seein' a lick of Halloween flavor. Smells like disqualification to me!
Dragonyule Xander: Now see here, you rapsca—AAAAH!
Vice: Sorry about that folks. I'm sure our NEXT contestant won't make the same mistake, right, Annelie?
Annelie: Ab-so-lutely. And here she comes now! Put your hands together for the mom of the Halidom, a girl with one heckuva wand arm—Cleooo!
Cleo: Is this all right? It feels a bit out of season.
Vice: It's a knockout number, no doubt there— but I'm not getting much "Halloween."
Summer Cleo: Very well. How about this?
Dragonyule Cleo: Or perhaps this?
Cleo: Ah, I have this as well.
Vice: Nothing Halloween-y about any of those either. But, er, how come you have so many outfits?
Cleo: Oh, a certain princess has been sending them quite frequently of late.
Annelie: How about that, folks? A mom who still gets an allowance! Ha ha!
Vice: That explains it. But you're still missing the theme, so... Dungeon!
Cleo: And after I brought all those costuuuuuuuumes!
Annelie: Let's move on to contestant number three. He loves long walks in the moonlight, and he's got a knack for scaring kids. Give it up for...a suit of armor?
Annelie: Hang on, I know who this is!
Vice: Duh, it's Berserker. And he's just in his normal outfit! Does no one around here understand the word "costume"?!
Berserker?: Deep breaths. Come on, you can do this! Left foot, right foot, l-left foot...
Vice: Hold on a tick... Is that little Ricardt in there?
Berserker?: You're okay. You're okay! Nothing can hurt you with this armor on. Not even these copious blood stains... EYAAAAAAGH! BLOOOOOOOD!
Vice: Er... On to the next contestant, I guess.
Annelie: Is it still a costume if you're just wearing someone else's clothes? Guess we'll never know!
Annelie: Our next contestant is no stranger to subterfuge, and if you mess with her, she'll give you the horns. Here cooomes Aoi!
Aoi: I call this little number "Sopping-wet Ninja!"
Vice: I don't know what I'm looking at, but it's not a costume.
Aoi: Sure it is! You just need to think outside the box. Here's another one: "Raging Ninja!"
Vice: Aoi, we've fought together. I know your ninja arts when I see them. Now get OUT!
Aoi: Waaaagh! Falling Ninjaaaaa!
Vice: *sigh* If I don't see an actual Halloween costume soon, I'm just gonna walk.
Annelie: Sounds like expectations are high for contestant number five! And this figure is completely shrouded in mystery... Even WE'RE in the dark!
Vice: So, who are you?
Mysterious Person: I cannot say.
Vice: Right. So what's your costume, then?
Mysterious Person: An enigmatic figure.
Vice: ...Uh huh. Bye.
Vice: I'm starting to question if costumes even exist.
Annelie: Stay with me, we're almost done!
Annelie: The next contestant is our last of the day, folks!
Vice: Please have a costume, please have a costume...
Annelie: Ooo, looks like your prayers have been answered, Vice! Mixing old-school Halloween vibes with a rustic aesthetic, here comes the Pumpking!
Vice: I... It's...
Vice: IT'S AN ACTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME!
Vice: THIS is what I've been waiting for!
Annelie: I totally feel you. The pumpkin theme is executed to perfection, and the giant lollipop is a master stroke.
Vice: This is the winner. Done.
Annelie: Yep! And not just because they're the only one left, no sir!
Vice: Give it up one more time for our winner, the true embodiment of Halloween—the Pumpking, everybody!
Annelie: Oh! They say they're going to work hard to live up to this honor, and not lose out to anyone, fiend or otherwise.
Vice: A consummate professional. Respect.
Vice: That brings our Halloween Costume Contest to a close, folks. I've been Vice, your "Assassin Stuck in the Kitchen."
Annelie: Don't forget me! Annelie, "Master of Tricks AND Treats." See ya!
Vice: Hey, by the way, who's actually in that costume?