The $150 Homemade Halloween Costume Contest Ended on November 5, 2012

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    Halloween costume contest Have you ever made your own Halloween costume?  Did you take a picture of it?  If so, please submit it to my Homemade Halloween costume contest for a chance to win as much as $150!  Imagine all the crafting tools or supplies you can buy!

    I just started a new page on this site with homemade Halloween costume ideas and I need some more projects to fill up the page.  So… I decided to run this Halloween contest!

    What do I mean by being homemade?  I simply mean not a purchased costume.  I realize you may not be making every single part of the costume yourself.  You may have pieced different things together to come up with an entirely original idea.  That is fine.  It just cannot be a costume out of a bag that you bought or rented.

    To enter, be sure you first read the Official Contest Rules.  Then, simply upload up to four photos of your homemade costume and add in a write-up about the materials you used and how you made it.  Be sure you made the costume yourself and that the photo is yours.

    Your costume will appear on the Homemade Halloween costumes page.  After you submission is approved, I will also place the photo on the Crafts For All Seasons Facebook page.  Tell your friends to come to our page and like your costume, because there is also a prize for your costume having the most Facebook likes!


$100 FIRST PRIZE - Judged by Crafts For All Seasons
$50 SECOND PRIZE- Judged by Crafts For All Seasons
$50 FACEBOOK PRIZE - Awarded to the costume with the most Facebook likes on the Crafts For All Seasons Facebook page

(Yes, you can win both the Facebook prize AND the first or second prize, for as much as $150!)


1. At least one photo (maximum of four) per contest entry is required. Photos must be your own.  By submitting your entry you are agreeing for the photo to also be placed not only on the Crafts For All Seasons website, but also the Crafts For All Seasons Facebook page.  Please do not submit your costume photos to the Facebook page, as I will do that for you after your entry has been accepted.

2. List of materials used and a step-by-step tutorial on how the costume was made is required. Your write-up must be original and must NOT appear on other websites or blogs. You can blog about your project but please reword your tutorial as Google penalizes sites with the same wordings. Absolutely no duplicate content please.

3.  Your entry must be at least 150 words long.

4. Enter as many times as you like. More entries, more chances of winning!

5. Spread the word by placing our contest button on your blog's sidebar and linking it to this contest page.

6. Contest will run from September 5, 2012 to November 5, 2012. Lots of time for you to make your costume and join in!

Please take the time to read the full Official Contest Rules for this contest. has the right to modify and enhance your submission after the contest ends.  This is because each new costume entry becomes its own webpage on this site.  Titles and content may have to be modified slightly to enhance for keyword searches for the page, so that other visitors will be able to find the page.


50% Comprehensiveness of Tutorial. The goal of your submission is to become its own complete webpage. Detailed step-by-step instructions would certainly help a lot, and preference will be given to longer written submissions, and those entries which have more than one photo.  If you have step by step photos of how the costume was made, that is even better.  Each entry must be at least 150 words long.

25% Creativity.  If it’s a new and original idea you will get extra points from me!

25% Quality of Photos.  Sometimes, all it takes for a person to get inspired is a wonderful photo. Share a good photo of your costume for extra points.

I’m so excited to see your ideas and I hope you'll join in on the fun!

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Do You Have a Homemade Costume of Your Own You Would Like to Share?

Please share a photo of your costume and explain how you made it. Just fill out the rest of this form and follow the help boxes if you need it.

Unfortunately I am not able to accept submissions that also appear on other websites. This is because duplicate content is frowned upon by the search engines. If you have shared your costume on other websites, please re-word your tutorial here.

Please make sure the photo is your own so I have permission to post it here.

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Here's the Costume Submissions So Far...

Below are all the costumes submitted

Alien Xenomorph costume 
Following the success of out couple's costume from last year where we went as the Maitlands from Beetlejuice with their stretched out faces, My girlfriend …

Pirate in his pirate ship costume 
I used several sizes of cardboard boxes to create the ship. I cut out two pieces of card board to be the same shape and size for the sides of the ship. …

50's Girl Costume 
My daughter decided she wanted to do a 50's poodle skirt. We decided on a blue felt material and white toole for underneath so that it would be fluffy …

Captain America Lego Kid 
Supplies Needed : Paint (red, white, blue) cardboard (various shapes, sizes, thickness) (1) Small bucket (plastic or cardboard) (1) Tin Can (from …

Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon 
I started making the costume by making a double layered skirt. Took a panel of dark brown cotton fabric twice the length I wanted the skirt to be by 1.5 …

A Secret within.. 
Items needed: > * 1 ply toilet paper (you can simply pull the layers apart on your ordinary toilet paper) * Elmers glue * Tweezers * Assorted …

3-D Tow Mater Costume 
I do not own Mater or Disney/Pixar’s Cars/Cars2. Please do not sue me. Supplies : •3 cardboard boxes of various sizes •1 roll of tan duct tape …

Scorpion Costume  
Echo the Scorpion To make Echo's handmade Scorpion costume, a combination of latex, wire, stuffing, knit fabric, velcro and sewing machine are required. …

Headless Ghosts of the 1700s 
Aladdin and Phoenix are dressed as Headless Ghosts of the 1700s, the Gray Gentleman and the Luminous Lady. Materials Needed: : Jacket from a ghost …

Bob's Big Boy Costume 
Items I used Purchased a white T-shirt Iron on Decals for tshirt purchased checkered red and white cloth to sew suspenders/overalls. Red Trim for …

Proud Peacock 
Materials Needed: elastic purple, green, blue fabric tackey glue foam ball peacock feathers old "stiff" belt plastic masqerade mask leotard and …

Little Rag Doll 
Materials: Thick red yarn, White fabric, red fabric, red crocheted hat, blue dress, red and white striped tights, black mary-janes, white ribbon, …

Pocahontas costume 
Pocahantas: We did Pocahantas for 2011. What you need is a tan soft material like a suede for making the dress part. I used a basic dress pattern. …

The Energizer Baby 
Materials Needed: 2 yards pink fleece A pink scrubby - probably found at a dollar store two old wire hangers empty toilet paper roll Energizer …

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