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Costume Contest (Official Thread)
October 1, 2008 - October 31, 2008
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Date: 9/29/08 3:29 AM

Costume Contest

Oct. 1 - Oct 31st

Hi to all, autumn is just started and we're here to welcome it with this new cool contest start the first of October!!! We'd love to see your Costumes!
In this contest you can show us your wonderful creations in perfect Halloween style or not, but so different from everyday clothes! So, you can use all your imagination to have fun or to wear something that you love, but that you can't wear in everyday life!

There are some little rules for partecipants:

- Contest will begin Monday, Oct. 1 and run until Oct 31st. Items sewn prior to Oct. 1st cannot be entered into the contest
- Costumes do not have to be only Halloween costumes. Any costume can be entered.
- No actual sewing until the contest begins. Costume pieces may be cut out before the contest begins.
- You can enter as many items as you want in the contest.
- Pet costumes are also included.
- A review is required for each item which is entered in the contest. It could be an old review also. If the items are made from the same pattern you've reviewed once, you do not need to write a separate review for each item.

Winners will be determined by member votes.

There will be one prize. Winning entry will win a folding ironing board from Greenberg and Hammer, NYC

Voting begins Nov. 2nd and ends Nov. 10th.

Suggested voting (and sewing) considerations:

- Is it well done and well stitch?
- Is the choosen fabric the best one to make it?
- If it's an historical costume, is it similar to original?
- If it's a pet costume, is it comfortable for the pet?

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I link you some pages, just for little help:

How the Contests Run

*Costumes Pattern*

Butterick's
Simplicity's
MacCall's

*Costumes Links to have some Ideas*
Marquise de
Medieval
MacCall's from Red Dawn
Simplicity from Red Dawn
Burda's

Or you can find something on Ebay! -> *click*

Good luck, and have fun!!!

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Date: 9/29/08 4:03 AM

This is so fun! My 6yo DS wants to be Godzilla. I'm going the friendly neighborhood dragon route using McCall's 2335.

Thank you for moderating Cristina_TC

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Date: 9/29/08 8:29 AM

Sounds like fun. I'm making a Tinkerbell costume and a Belle costume (beauty and the beast for my daughters. They are so excited.

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Date: 9/29/08 8:32 AM

I'm going to try to get at least the main dress done for DD's CIvil War outfit. We were going to do it as a theme family picture, complete with Union officer and Confederate private (hubby born in Rock Island, IL, DS born in Panama...lol), but I just haven't gotten around to it. Might end up completely different that what I have planned as DS has yet to tell me what he wants to be.

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Date: 9/29/08 8:52 AM

Wow, all costumes sounds so great!

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Date: 9/29/08 9:02 AM

My DH wants to be Sting from the Police's Synchronicity tour in 1984. The fact that I went to that concert in college belies my age...

This is a tough one because I can't get hold of a good still pic of Sting from that concert! DH and I watched the concert DVD, and from that he was able to do a sketch of the jacket-- which is red, yellow and blue and looks like a Pinata with stuff hanging off of it. Should be interesting...

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Date: 9/29/08 11:11 AM

I know what you are talking about. Maybe you can find a video on youtube.

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Date: 9/29/08 3:00 PM

I'm in -- I'll be tackling a costume based on a Pokemon character -- Croagunk -- for my 6 year-old grandson. Discussed all the particulars with my daughter and grandson yesterday so we have now made all the decisions on fabrics, design, etc. Need to check my stash to see what I have and then head out to the fabric store to pick up what I'm missing. With any luck it'll all be ready to cut out on Thursday (my personal sewing evening).

I have a deadline of the 24th in time for a Halloween dance at his school (YIKES!)

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Date: 9/29/08 5:50 PM

I am debating making 16th century flemish working class costume like this and this. Both sites provide plenty of information about how the outfits were made. I think a somewhat accurate historical costume that doesn't need a crinoline/farthingale would be fun.

Joanne

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Date: 9/29/08 5:51 PM

DH finally came around to the idea of making his Halloween bday party a costumed event. This former stage tech geek is very, very happy. He's limiting just how much of my (admittedly limited) special effects talents I can use with the food so it's all going to the costume. I can handle that. He picked "monster slayer" as the overarching theme and he'll go as an exorsist (he's already got everything he needs for that - make of that what you will) and I've just about settled on a vampire hunter. Lots of black, leather (er, pleather), and a kid's crossbow - I'm loving it. :)

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"Hyu gots to know how to sveet tok de costumers, dollink" - Girl Genius, 11-24-08

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