Oddballs Exposed! 45 Snaps of Jewelers in Halloween Costumes

Admit it: You’re a freak. You like to dress up and get weird, and Halloween is your only legitimate outlet. You’re a dude who puts on makeup, stockings, pearl strands, and Victoria’s Secret–like angel wings, or a woman who craves a good gender-bending moment in suit and tie. It’s okay, JCK doesn’t judge. But be prepared, because the images you’re about to see are as kooky as the individuals (or canines—they can be strange, too) who’ve offered them up for posting. Yes, these folks have asked—okay, maybe I pushed just a little—for this spotlight, and we’re more than willing to oblige. So enjoy this glorious documentation and morning-after hangover of costume mayhem; stare, share, pin, Tweet, like, and tell everyone about the characters who work in this wacky jewelry industry that we’re so blessed to be a part of.

Mummy Meatloaf: it was for dinner last night in the household of Travis Piper, owner of Piper Diamond Co. in Vincennes, Ind.

Mummy Meatloaf: It was for dinner last night in the household of Travis Piper, owner of Piper Diamond Co. in Vincennes, Ind.

Anna Blackburn, sales associate from Adolf Jewelers in Richmond, Va., dressed up as store manager Doug Stradlin

Anna Blackburn, sales associate from Adolf Jewelers in Richmond, Va., dressed up as store manager Doug Stradlin. (Doug had no idea that Anna was going to dress up as him for Halloween!)

store manager for 42 years at Adolf Jewelers in Richmond, Va., dressed up as Captain America

Doug Stradlin, store manager for 42 years at Adolf Jewelers in Richmond, Va., as Captain America

Doug's reaction when he saw Anna dressed as him

Here is Doug’s reaction when he saw Anna dressed up as him!

Brian Reid managing owner of Alter’s Gem Jewelry in Beaumont, Texas, as a pirate

Brian Reid Alter, managing owner of Alter’s Gem Jewelry in Beaumont, Texas, as a pirate

Bridges Henneberry, fur child to Pat Henneberry, founder of The Jewelry Coach in Austin, Texas, as Nemo

Bridges Henneberry, fur child to Pat Henneberry, founder of The Jewelry Coach in Austin, Texas, as Nemo

The team at Belle Étoile in San Francisco  

The team at Belle Étoile in San Francisco

Pookie the dog owned by Carolyn Thamkul, vice president of Belle Etoile, as a hot dog

Pookie the dog owned by Carolyn Thamkul, vice president of Belle Étoile, as a hot dog

Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Company Jewelers in Sanibel, Fla., as the Tooth Fairy, and a customer as Elvis

Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. Jewelers in Sanibel, Fla., as the Tooth Fairy, and a customer as Elvis

Angel the dog owned by Dan Schuyler of Lily & Co. as a devil dog

Angel the dog owned by Dan Schuyler of Lily & Co. as a devil dog

Gracie the dog owned by Dan Schuyler of Lily & Co. as a bumble bee

Gracie the dog owned by Dan Schuyler of Lily & Co. as a bumble bee

The team at Green Lake Jewelry in Seattle, Wash.

The team at Green Lake Jewelry Works in Seattle

A trio from Jennifer Dawes Design (Jennifer is in the center) in Santa Rosa, Calif., as Wonder Woman, a witch, and a lady who likes cheetah-print coats (IDK who she is supposed to be)

A trio from Dawes Design (Jennifer Dawes is in the center) in Santa Rosa, Calif., as Wonder Woman, a witch, and…I suppose a lady who likes cheetah-print coats?

Barbara Palumbo, vice president of sales for Jeff Cooper, as St. Patrick’s Day (her husband, Todd, is Christmas)

Barbara Palumbo, vice president of sales for Jeff Cooper Designs in Atlanta, as St. Patrick’s Day

Todd Palumbo as Christmas

Barbara’s husband, Todd, as Christmas

Bo Perry of the Cultured Pearl Association of America as Bozo the Terrifying Clown

Bo Perry of the Cultured Pearl Association of America in East Providence, R.I., as Bozo the Terrifying Clown

Emily the dog owned by Josh Bazar of Imperial as a pumpkin fairy

Emily the dog owned by Josh Bazar of Imperial in East Providence, R.I., as a pumpkin fairy

Nancy Oliver Devlin, national accounts manager at Imperial as an evil doll puppet

Nancy Oliver Devlin, national accounts manager at Imperial, as an evil doll puppet

Kathy Grenier, marketing director with the Cultured Pearl Association of America and Imperial Pearl, in 50s-chic attire: vintage Mikimoto earrings and other pearls, a fur stole, white gloves, and wide-leg black pants

Kathy Grenier, marketing director with the Cultured Pearl Association of America and Imperial Pearl, in ’50s-chic attire: vintage Mikimoto earrings and other pearls, a fur stole, white gloves, and wide-leg black pants

Peter Bazar, president of Imperial, and Peter S. Ward, national account executive at Imperial, as Gene Simmons from KISS and the headless horseman

Peter Bazar, president of Imperial, and Peter S. Ward, national account executive at Imperial, as Gene Simmons from KISS with a headless horseman

Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott in Austin, Texas, as a Mayan princess

Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott Jewelry in Austin, Texas, as a Mayan princess (Scott held her Second Annual Halloween Parade this year, as noted on her blog)

(All Kendra Scott photos courtesy Kendra Scott blog)

The Kendra Scott marketing and creative team in their own DIY PANTONE colors

The Kendra Scott marketing and creative team in their own DIY PANTONE colors

The Kendra Scott marketing and creative team in their own DIY PANTONE colors

Kendra Scott team members as beer pong games

Kendra Scott team members as beer pong games

The merchandising team at Kendra Scott as the Golden Girls

The merchandising team at Kendra Scott as the Golden Girls

Sales associates from Kendra Scott’s Austin store as butterflies

Sales associates from Kendra Scott’s Austin store as butterflies

Sales associates from Kendra Scott’s San Antonio, Texas, store as flappers

Sales associates from Kendra Scott’s San Antonio, Texas, store as flappers

The Kendra Scott design team as unicorns

The Kendra Scott design team as unicorns

Team members at Kendra Scott dressed as Danielle earrings from the line

Team members at Kendra Scott dressed as Danielle earrings from the line

Kendra Scott team members as a pair of breasts in a bra, a reminder to patrons that Oct. 31 was the last day to purchase Danielle or Elle earrings in rose quartz to help benefit breast cancer research (KS donated a portion of proceeds)

Kendra Scott team members as a pair of breasts in a bra, a reminder to patrons that Oct. 31 was the last day to purchase Danielle or Elle earrings in rose quartz to help benefit breast cancer research (KS donated a portion of proceeds)

Delphine Leymarie of Delphine Leymarie as Frida Kahlo

Delphine Leymarie of Delphine Leymarie as Frida Kahlo

Eileen Alexanian, co-owner of Diamonds ’n Dunes in Kitty Hawk, N.C., as Elvis

Eileen Alexanian, co-owner of Diamonds ’n Dunes in Kitty Hawk, N.C., as Elvis

Jen Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers in New York City as a goth carnie dancer from a routine seen on “So You Think You Can Dance?”

Jen Gandia, co-owner of Greenwich Jewelers in New York City as a goth carnie dancer from a routine seen on So You Think You Can Dance

Monica Stephenson of iDazzle.com and editor of the newsletter for the Contemporary Jewelry Designer Group with her daughters; Monica is the Queen of Hearts and the girls are a ghost and the Midnight Fairy.

Monica Stephenson of iDazzle.com and editor of the newsletter for the Contemporary Jewelry Designer Group with her daughters; Monica is the Queen of Hearts and the girls are a ghost and the Midnight Fairy.

Staff at Blase DeNatale Jewelers in Forked River, N.J.: from left, Christine Feci Lindsay as a biker, Michelle DeNatale as a vampire, Blase DeNatale as a knight from Monty Python’s The Quest for the Holy Grail, and Darlene Naylor Buonomo as a witch

Staff at Blase DeNatale Jewelers in Forked River, N.J.: Christine Feci Lindsay as a biker; Michelle DeNatale as a vampire; Blase DeNatale (owner) as a knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail; and Darlene Naylor Buonomo as a Green Bay Packers fan, and Betty Pye-Gerstein, as a witch.

Ori Zemer, principal at Alor, as Rabbi Red Sox

Ori Zemer, principal at Alor, as Rabbi Red Sox

Tal Zemer, principal at Alor, as Superman

Tal Zemer, principal at Alor, as Superman

The team at Pearl Paradise in Los Angeles

The team at Pearl Paradise in Los Angeles

Kim Hawkins, wholesale account manager from Pearl Paradise as an evil puppet

Kim Hawkins, wholesale account manager from Pearl Paradise as an evil puppet

Allison Moore in design and production from Pearl Paradise as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest

Allison Moore in design and production from Pearl Paradise as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest

Angela Peterman, photographer at Pearl Paradise as Little Red Riding Hood

Angela Peterman, photographer at Pearl Paradise, as Little Red Riding Hood

Chenai Nezungai, director of operations (and pregnant) at Pearl Paradise as a Mystic 8 Ball

Chenai Nezungai, (pregnant) director of operations at Pearl Paradise as a Magic 8 Ball

Mia Mesa, chief operating officer at Pearl Paradise as a cat

Mia Mesa, chief operating officer at Pearl Paradise, as a cat

Jeremy and Hisano Shepherd, owners of Pearl Paradis, as Fred and Wilma Flinstone

Jeremy and Hisano Shepherd, owners of Pearl Paradise, as Fred and Wilma Flinstone

Strudel, the fur child of designer Katrina Kelly, dressed as an Skelator

Strudel, the fur child of designer Katrina Kelly, dressed as Skeletor

Jo Steuart of Passion for Pearls in Sydney, Australia, with a friend dressed as evil clowns

Jo Steuart of Passion for Pearls in Sydney, Australia, with a friend dressed as evil clowns

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