Monday, November 5, 2012


It's no secret that here at Sharkadina, we love kids. And kids love The Shark. As we revealed in our interview with Dan Steinberg, we work at a children's theatre: Imagination Stage. We have an entire section on our blog full of fun activities for kids. We once brought an entire group of 9 year olds to Nats park for a Shark-themed birthday party. Speaking of birthday parties, we have even showcased the best ever shark birthday cakes.

Well all of that is child's play (pun intended) to what is, without a doubt the BEST Shark Halloween costume of all time. And you don't have to take our word for it, this little Sharkadina Jr. won the official Nats Halloween contest. Here is Ryan Smith's Shark pup all dressed up and hunting down candy:

we're going to need a bigger candy bag
Why would a kid want to dress up as The Shark? All it takes is an in person encounter with the nicest guy in baseball

the power of the shark compels you
After being blessed by The Holy Shark, this little Sharkadina Jr. quickly ditched his Espinosa jersey for the full on Shark suit, which has, to date, only been seen in the wild during Shark Week or attacking Teddy.

Here are a couple more photos because they are simply too cute not to post. Great work, Ryan Smith!

fierce teeth
we're all waiting for baseball season with you,
little buddy
 More to come.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Shark Fans of the Month

Happy November Shark fans!

The World Series is over, with the Giants reclaiming their crown, and while I could congratulate them, everyone else has already beaten me to the punch.  I will admit that they played pretty darn good in October...

Instead of the congratulating the Giants though, I choose instead to congratulate the real heroes of October, the people who despite the Nationals losses in the NLDS, let their Shark Pride burn strong throughout the postseason and through Halloween.

Here are our three winners:

Tom Boudraeu:
With his french sounding name, an iPhone 5 and this awe-inspiring halloween costume, he was a shoo-in.
Jessica Bates:
Greatest pumpkin carver to every don this planet. Can't lose.
Uma Thurman:
That's right, the Kill Bill star happens to be a huge Shark fan!  As pointed out by Evan (our September Shark Fan of the Month who takes this honor very seriously), Uma Thurman named her newborn daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman Busson.  Notice anything interesting about that name?  Here, look at it again: Rosalind Aru"sha Arkadina" Altalune Florence Thurman Busson.  With a name like that, how can you not be a Shark fan of the Month?! Thanks for catching that, Evan!
We love the newborn's tattoo, Uma.
Help me once again congratulate these three (clapping at the computer would be socially acceptable)!

See also:
September Shark Fan of the Month
August Shark Fan of the Month
July Shark Fan of the Month

Remember, if you are interested in becoming a Shark Fan of the Month (or seeing your name/picture on a website), e-mail us your Sharkadina pride at

More to come.