Sunday, July 18, 2010

July Giveaway!!

With less than two weeks to go until the next Emporium update, we thought we'd whet your appetite for Halloween goodies with a little giveaway!! (Well, OK, maybe not so little - these pieces are FABULOUS!) There's a whimsically spooky original postcard from Chris Klingler of Designs by CK... A wicked cool Batty Hag ornament from Sheila Bentley... And this beautiful ornament and presentation box from Allen Cunningham... One lucky winner will take home all three of these prizes! To enter, leave a comment here, telling us about your favorite childhood Halloween costume! Blog and tweet about the giveaway and you'll be entered twice. Become a fan either here or on facebook and you'll be entered a third time! Easy-Peasy. :) We'll draw the winner on July 30th, one day before the update. Best of luck and Happy Halloween! ~ The Artists of EHAG

113 comments:

  1. oh what treasures to win!!!!! i hope they come to my house!! we had a huge dress up box that we would make our costumes from every year, my favorite was always the gypsy with the big flowing red skirt. but i secretly always wanted one of those plastic masked ones from the store that everyone else had. now as a adult how wonderful and creative my mom was for making our costumes unique and fun. I don't tweet but i will share on facebook, already follow blog!! can't wait to see what everyone has created!

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  2. My favorite Halloween costume has always a witch. I have been a witch for most Halloweens, even now in my 30's, I still dress as a witch for Halloween.Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! I am having my second child in October ( around the 15th) and I was really trying for a Halloween baby!

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  3. I was a dinner table with my head (with braids) poking through on a dinner plate. The table was set with knife, fork, spoon and napkin with a glass goblet. There was a nice tablecloth hanging down to cover most of my body except the feet. I thought it was the coolest thing!

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  4. My fave costume was always a gypsy. Tells you how old I am. No cartoon or movie characters in the loop then. I thought I was sooooo special with a long flouncy skirt, hoop earrings and loads of bangle bracelets. Just thinking about it makes me smile. :>)

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  5. I think the best costume I ever wore as a kid was when I went as the Statue of Liberty (homemade custume to boot)...it got the most comments ever! By the way, love the giveaway!

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  6. I'm already one of your Facebook fans!!!

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  7. These cute halloween decorations would be soo happy at my house! One year we went to a party in a hall instead of trick or treating, my mother sewed costumes with me as an angel and my brother as a devil, we won first prize!

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  8. My mother made me a witch costume that I LOVED. Black dress, black cape with beautiful trip and a pointy hat. Love the ornaments. Thanks for offering a great prize and a chance to win.

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  9. The only one I really remember...a ghost. Only because I got in trouble for cutting a perfectly good bed sheet up to make the eye holes. Already a follower here and on FB.
    All 3 for one winner?

    Lisa

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  10. My favourite Halloween costume was my daughter's scarecrow outfit that I made her for her for her school disco.

    I would love to be part of the giveaway.

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  11. My favorite costume was when I went to work for our Halloween contest dressed as the lead singer at the ball in "Hocus Pocus". He had really cool skull makeup and I was able to recreate it. I wore a tea-stained cheesecloth scarf and bought a really cool top hat. My shirt was painted with puff glow-in-the-dark skeleton ribs and I sewed cloth bone cut-outs to my black slacks. I won!

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  12. I just blogged about it on my blog - http://dennishaynesdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  13. My favorite Halloween costume was probably when I was a jail bird. YIPES STRIPES!!!
    http://twinklestricksandtreats.blogspot.com/

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  14. I am a follower on FACEBOOK!!
    Robert

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  15. And Tweeting!!
    Robert
    http://twinklestricksandtreats.blogspot.com/

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  16. My absolute favorite childhood costume was the Jester costume my mom made for me. In all of it's gold and purple goodness... I'm a follower and I have blogged and tweeted about this! Fingers crossed...

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  17. would love to win these goodies!!! well my favorite childhood costume was when my mother dressed me up as a witch...she purchased the long black dress and black shawl from the thrift store....I had the whole broom, black wig, cauldron bucket, wart/nose...complete make up and nails....SCARY WITCH!!!! I'll never forget that Halloween!!!

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  18. My favorite halloween costume was a gypsy. I think I was 8 years old and my mom blew up balloons to put in my shirt and pantyhose. I was silly curvy but I enjoyed making people laugh!
    Please put me into the drawing. I am a big fan of all the EHAG artists and I would feel so privileged to win! Please Pick me ;)

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  19. I just posted a link to this giveaway on my blog. anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

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  20. I am also a follower of this blog and on facebook ;)

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  21. What a wonderful Treat Filled giveaway! My favorite costume was a green faced Witch. I was allowed to pick the very scariest adult mask I could find!
    I follow here and on Facebook.
    I tweeted and blogged
    magikalseasons.blogspot.com
    Please throw may name in this very magical Halloween Hat! Becca :)

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  22. Hummmmm....favorite hHalloween costume would have to be a Beatnik (remember Dobie Gillis) It was in the late 50's and I was thirlled that I could wear an old shirt with leggings and "Make Up"! Sound lame now but when you are a kid, Halloween was just the best!

    I have become a fan of this blog and added a link to my blog. Love the goodies you are giving away!
    Wanda

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  23. I have joined the Blog Site!
    My favorite Halloween Custume was a wicked clown at an office party ;}
    Great Giveaways - thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I have joined the blog my most favorite costume was a store bought Ben Cooper gyspy outfit, I beleive, complete with mask. You know those mask, bout half way thru the night the elastic string would break and sting your face lol. I can remember it so well I was 5 and Mama was fixing supper and I was all antsy ready to go. I paraded around the kitchen and living room in my getup, mask sitting on my head like a hat and eating a bowl of soupbeans and fried cornbread. I can almost smell the country ham in the beans. That is my most favorite memory of my childhood and my favorite holiday.

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  25. Wonderful prizes! My favorite costume was a two headed monster. Me and a friend buttoned ourselves in my dads giant coat and made our faces green. It was more fun just trying to walk in tandem and not fall over. We did it for three years in a row!

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  26. My favourite costume was one I made when I was 11. It was a horse! I was the front and my friend got the bum end! It was fun to make and wear, using old sheets and paints. Back in the 60's homemade was the only way to go. Thanks for such a great giveaway and a chance to win!

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  27. The year after Star Wars came out, I was Luke Skywalker - it was the first time I made my own costume (white terrycloth bathrobe, khaki dress pants, winter boots). It was also the Halloween that lives in my memory as The Perfect Halloween - my aunt on the front porch as a witch complete with smoking cauldron (of cider), my dad dressed as a ghost and would stand in the street while my sister & I trick-or-treated, looking all spooky. It was the Halloween that I aspire to give my kids every year now, 25 years later.

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  29. I'm an "official" follower now! Only lurked before. My best halloween costume was one I made myself. Until then, my mom always bought one from the 5&10...Snow White or Cinderella with the plastic mask. I was invited to a teen Halloween party. I wanted to be Morticia so I put together what I thought was the perfect costume complete with black yarn hair and octopus dress and I practiced a shuffling walk like Carolyn Jones did on TV. I always thought she was so glamourous. Thanks for offering this great give-away!

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  30. What a wonderful giveaway! I am a follower here and on FaceBook, and Tweeting and blogging about this fun giveaway.

    My favorite halloween costume would have to be when my mother made me into a bag of jelly beans... she took a large clear trashbag and filled it with colorful balloons, and decorated me with ribbons LOL

    ♥ Trish ♥
    http://craftycreationsbytrish.com

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  31. WOW! I would love a chance to win. :) Favorite costume? I always liked to be scary, so I will pick The Mummy - haha! I had all sorts of things wrapped around me, including an old sheet my mom let me have. :) I think I am a follower of you here and on FB, but I will double check, and I will post about it on my blog! thank you!

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  32. My favorite costume was when I went as a witch. I had the black pointy hat and a flowing black dress. We lived in Hawaii at the time and I got to go to a Halloween party, then off to go trick or treating. I made quite a haul of candy.

    Teresa

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  33. I wandered over from Yoborobo....I am a huge fan of Christopher Klinger!

    My favorite Halloween costume was my witchy one with my stripey tights. My Mom made me that costume so it will always be special to me. My wig was a mop dyed with orange rit dye :)

    I am a fan on Facebook and am a new follower!

    LuLu Kellogg

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  34. Oh, so many people and only 3 prizes!! I'm in, add me to the list!!

    Georgina

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  35. Forgot to mention my favorite Halloween costume...it's been so long I have to think about that. I can recall costumes for my own children, but not me. My mother used to buy the store type costumes...I do remember liking the Snow White costume she purchased at a five and dime...still wish I had that costume!! I think I'm a fan on FB, but will go check it out just in case.

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  36. Hands down, the Super Mario costume for my then 5-1/2 year old son. He lived and breathed Nintendo. He's 28 now and recently bought a vintage Nintendo, still going strong lol.

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  37. So intriguing to read all the comments.....and I had to enter because I am a "HALLOWEEN" girl...born 29th October.... so, I grew up and ALWAYS had Costumed Birthday Parties....

    As a child, I think my favourite costume was a "Flight Attendant".....my Mum was one - for real, so I was able to wear her cap ( a tad large) and carry her handbag (a tad long) - but the jacket and skirt she had made to fit....I couldn't wear her high-heels...and those days, there weren't any for kids....so I was resigned to wear my patent Mary-Janes....

    As an Adult (hey, I am still having costumed Birthday Fetes).... I was a "Unicorn" a few years back.... sigh....noone "Got It"...until I explained..... people CAN be so dense at times....

    Love and...here comes the Autumn,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  38. I was either a witch (still am, hehe!) or a gypsy lady. I loved the mask that came with the gypsy costume, it would peer errily out of the box, daring me to put it on! Then she became me, and I would hoot and holler and collect my goodies trick or treating. Such great memories. Halloween is the best time of the year! ♥

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  39. Sixth grade my best friend and I were a purple cow. We paper mached the head, used a large box, my mother made us purple bell bottom pants, black boots. I was the tail - which moved of course and my friend was the head. We won best costume for the sixth grade - what a hoot! Twyla Marti

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  40. My favorite halloween costume? Clearly it was the Skeleton Costume I wore in preschool- I liked it so much that when a classmate had the same on I insisted we be friends for the next ten years until he moved away!

    -darkasylummusic

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  41. Following you as of today!!! and would love to win!!!

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  42. When I was in high school(nearly 30 years ago!), a friend and I decided to be werewolves. We were broke, so decided to buy a couple of roving type wigs and spirit gum. Cost us about $3 total. With mom's makeup (I don't wear makeup), scissors and a lot of laughing, we actually glued tufts of hair, from the wig, onto our faces, added black noses and darkened our eyes, to create the werewolves.

    Back then, we were allowed to wear our costumes all day, but my friend and I regretted it... talk about itchy! LOL! We won the costume contest, but we paid in pain, rashes and embarrassment for the rest of the week. ; ) See, we didn't buy spirit gum remover... lol!
    Lotus

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  43. my favorite Halloween costume was the year I was 7. I wanted to be a princess and my mom took an old evening gown and created a beautiful princess dress and made me a crown and wand with cardboard and aluminum foil, the only thing is that she left the dress too long and I kept falling down and dropping all my candy. It rained and I pretty much lost all of my candy, but my little sister shared hers with me.

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  44. What great prizes!! How very exciting it would be to win them.
    My favorite Halloween costume was a Cavewoman. I was in my 40s and loved dressing for Halloween. I went out in this costume with my friends and had the best time!! I bought faux fur at the fabric store - cut out a smallish costume - boiled bones and made earrings from them and also wore some bones on the rope around my waist. I made booties out of the fur for my feet - made my hair messy and frizzy and smeared brown paint all over my body to look like dirt. What a great time I had!! That is still my favorite costume to this day!!
    audrey

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  45. I am a follower of EHAG Blog and EHAG on Facebook.
    audrey

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  46. My favorite Halloween costumn was when I was about 5 or 6 years old. It was a witch costumn. It was a scary plastic witch mask that included a plastic costumn outfit. I even had a picture made of me with it on. I will look for the picture and show you if I can find it. It is a great memory.

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  47. Wow that is a great prize! I love, love, love Halloween. My fav costume has to be a scary clown. I remember all the littler kids were scared of me and I thought it was so fun.

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  48. I am already a fan at facebook and just followed the blog! Thanks!

    tgiff76@yahoo.com

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  49. I'm sitting here chuckling remembering various costumes I wore...we always 'made our own' and my brothers and I had a blast going through the old 'dress-up' barrel down in the basement. It was a bit of a competition between us as to who got what to design a costume with; there were, after all, some props and bits and bobs that were worth a king's ransom when it came to Halloween. At any rate, I felt I struck the lottery when I managed to grab my mom's old grass hula skirt one year when the "Addams Family" was all the rage. Voila! "Cousin It" in the flesh! I popped some gigantic sunglasses on and boy, was I ready! Unfortunately, on Halloween night, I discovered that I was quite blind with the skirt and the dark sunglasses across my face....slowed me down significantly, but never one to give up, I kept my costume on and trudged onwards, my brothers racing on ahead, me worried to death about how much more candy they were getting than I was. At each door, however, not only did I get a big laugh and a "wow! that's a great costume", but I snagged a little extra candy to boot! hehe...things have a way of working out...
    anyway, I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! already a follower.

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  50. My favorite halloween costume was Casper the friendly ghost. It was a packaged costume with a white drape cape and the plastic Casper mask which had an elastic strap. I also loved the cartoon....

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  51. I have 2 favorite costumes from my childhood...I was a tomboy and a girlie girl all rolled up in one (still am in my 30's LOL)....one year I was Darth Vader, the next year a ballerina...I have pictures of both and my kids think it's hysterical!
    I am a new follower and would LOVE to win the giveaway!
    Happy Halloween (all year long)!!!

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  52. Coming from a family of 8 kids, Halloween costumes were home-made, very simple efforts. I loved going as the ghost as I couldn't wear any face mask because of my glasses. I was blind without them.

    briarrosefarm(at)hotmail[dot]com

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  53. Jack the Skeleton costume in my senior year of high-school :). I played the part so well, people didn't know that I was a girl and some little kids actually thought I was Jack Skeleton! Came home that night with a lot of candy, too. The Nightmare Before Christmas is so classic. I still have that costume.

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  54. I was an only child....so Halloween was hard for me. No one to really do the trick or treating with. But we gave lots of candy out. Parents owned a restaurant and kids hit us hard. I do however love the colors of Halloween, I only did the mask. But now that I have 2 grandkids. Halloween is now fun for me....to make it fun for them.

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  55. My favorite was when I was in second grade. We were poor so mom always made our costumes...those are always better anyway. This year she made us into California raisins. There were three of us, my sister three years old, and my little baby sister three years younger. So three different size raisins. Brown fabric made to look wrinkled, big eyes with little holes to see out of, noses and lips...cut outs for the arms and legs. I actually felt picked on for mine and didn't end up wearing it in the parade around school, and when we got home, mom cut a neck hole for me. My older sister kept hers intact and won the costume contest for her age group. My baby sister of course wasn't the greatest about keeping hers on either. I wish we would have gotten some pictures....couldn't afford that back then either.

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  56. My fondest memories of childhood are of Christmas and Halloween. One year my mother had a custom red devil costume made for me complete with red horns and tail. My father went to the wood and found just the right the branch to make a pitchfork and painted it bright red to match my outfit. We had a tradition in my town of closing the main street near the end of the school day and we paraded by grade down through the street. To my surprise that year, the teacher selected me to hold her hand and lead the class.

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  57. I'm already a fan on facebook and I tweeted about this (account name Sykadelx). I also blogged about it on http://www.hauntedmaps.com/2010/07/20/ehag-emporium-july-giveaway/

    I guess I'm old fashioned but I love celebrating costumes that are embedded in the roots of Halloween, so I have to say that my favorite costume would be a skeleton!

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  58. We didn't have much money so I always had to create a "costume" from things at home. My mother had a gold 1950s stretchy bracelet that was always a part of my "gypsy" costume. Anyone remember "pop beads" ... they were all the rage. Both my grandmother & mom had them ... fun to borrow!

    I love all of the give-aways! And it is so generous of the artists to provide them. My very favorite though? It has to be Allen's creation ... and I have always wanted one of his originals. :-)

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  59. My favorite is a costume that my daughter bought for me for my birthday, Malificent. I had A LOT of fun with that one and even won a contest with it. I made the staff and had a black Raven on top of it and got the makeup done fairly well too!

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  60. All-time-favorite...when I was 5 years old, I insisted going out as a "ghost" & my mother obliged by taking a white sheet, cutting out two circles for the eyes, drawing black circles around the cut-outs, and sewing on a L-O-N-G red tongue that stretched way below my belly-button. Of course, I thought I was being "original" only to find out that every-other-kid donned a ghost outfit.

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  61. Growing up we never knew what we were going to be for Halloween until right before trick or treat time,a mad dash for everyone to figure it out.My alltime fav was a Hobo outfit I threw together.Oh and I'm a fan on facebook and a follower of your blog!!

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  62. I always loved being robin, Batman's side kick; it was fun and little robins are so cute~ (not to scare anyone)

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  63. What a great contest! My favorite costume was a fridge! My sister and I dressed up as a fridge and a stove one year. We had so much fun that year!

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  64. Mom always made our Halloween costumes -- she was an expert seamstress! I had a few favorites, but I think my VERY favorite was the black cat costume made from corduroy! It had a very long tail that she'd stuffed with her old nylons (that kinda shows my age, eh?). Mom died when I was 10, so that was the end of the cool costumes.

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  65. Oh, and I "liked" EHAG on FB a longgggg time ago!

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  66. How much fun I love Halloween soooo much. My favorite costume was one my Mother made for me. I was a gypsy. She made my skirt of a polished red cotton and sewed playing cards on it. I of course had lots of jewelery and make up. A shawl and a white peasant blouse finished off my fortune telling gypsy...

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  67. Great goodies!!! I can't remember all my costumes, but I do remember a last minute "make do" where I made up a bat costume with just cardboard and crayons and some fabric. Less is more sometimes, especially when you live in a rural area in the 70's, no craft type stores around and really no money to buy supplies, but we had fun and decorated old pillowcases to carry our candy in! That's the best!
    Kellie

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  68. Remember the costumes that came in a box with the clear plastic window? I had several over the years, but one particular Frankenstein ensemble stands out the most. I had been practicing my monster walk and growl for weeks when that Halloween night of 1969 finally arrived and was panic stricken when the rubber band broke while putting on my mask! My father who wasn't, hasn't, and isn't exactly an active participant in my life, fixed the mask with a mini-stapler he kept in his desk drawer. This man I hardly knew suddenly became my hero. That rare moment of caring attention from my father has imprinted that Halloween night in my heart forever. Frankenstein was by far my favorite costume.

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  69. What a wonderful giveaway!!!! I became a fan on Google and I'm soory but I haven't a favourite HAlloween costume when I was a child because there wasn't traditional in Spain but now is agrowing costume. Instead of this I 'll tell you my favourite Carnival costume (I hope it picks me up in the giveaway...:-S). It was a cow costume, so funny madeby my mother and I enjoy with it a lot!

    Thansk so much!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  70. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    My mother was an excellent seamstress and made me a Cowardly Lion costume with complete full mane wig that she made. I won first prize in our city's local halloween costume parade. I even displayed it at my last Halloween party!

    Added for Celeste

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  71. Ohhhh, how I love giveaways!! My favorite costume was when I was about 8 years old. My mom bought this bronzy iridescent fabric and made me a beautiful Indian sari. And I had the most authentic looking lipstick dot in the middle of my forehead. Maybe not PC but I loved it!
    Kim

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  72. My favorite and recurring Halloween costume was that of a witch. Even then . I was *traditional*!

    This is fun--thanks for the opportunity to win great modern folk art pieces!

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  73. We alway had homemade costumes when I was little. My heart's desire was to have a store bought costume in a box with a mask. I don't know how I did it but I convinced my Mom to buy me one of these at Mattingly's Five and Dime. It was Caspar the friendly ghost and I wore it for the Kindergarten parade throught school that year for Halloween. I thought I was the best thing ever!

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  74. Please sign me up!

    I was Wile E. Coyote one year & thought that was really special. I'm sure I was a handful trying to be exactly like Wile E. When I got older I began making lots of my costumes for dress-up day at school. In high school three friends & I dressed up as a box of crayons. Each of us individually dressed as different colored crayons. Using a cardboard bigscreen T.V. box, we fashioned a crayola box that we got into at the same time. A pair of suspenders helped us hold it up. It was fantastic! We were all the rage that day.

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  75. One year my mom made me a costume with small cereal boxes glued all over my dads shirt that had plastic knives poking through the cereal boxes. You guessed it...CEREAL KILLER. She thought it was great. Took me awhile to get it.

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  76. I think I liked my gypsy costume the best, we just cooked it up with things from home and makeup. I will FB/Tweet and I just followed your blog - such talented artists here! I love it!

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  77. I was a raggedy Ann and we made it from this and that at home. It was so cold we had to wear heavy winter hats and coats...it didn't really matter what our costume was. Walked miles on Halloween with few street lights, it was very spooky. Everyone would invite you in and guess who we were, everyone knew eachother in my small town. So glad for the memories.

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  78. I can't decide between the year my husband and I went as lobsters in formal attire or the year he went as a dog in s tux and I went as a bag of dog food, with a dog dish hat and a mylar bone bowtie.

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  79. I always wanted to be a cowgirl and had an official Roy Rogers Cowgirl outfit complete with little six shooters. (what I really wanted was Trigger to go with the outfit... Now that's how to go trick or treating door to door! :-)

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  80. My favorite halloween costume was my sisters... she was a witch. My dad used comet (yes the cleaning cleanser) to make her face green and then made her a witches pail out of a milk jug covered in a black garbage bag with a real rope handle.... gotta love those dads! FYI: after he took the comet off her face was red instead of green but she was okay. :)

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  81. My favorite costume was from when I was 10 years old and it was the first time I went to a costume party since we had just moved from my Grandmas farm a we were out in the sticks and there wasn't anyone near the farm! I was a Gypsy and my skirt was handmade and sewn in tiers and I could twirl in it, I wore a peasant blouse with it, hoop earrings and a black bandana and lots of beads. I would love to win this as I'm a big fan of Allen Cunningham! I'll put it on my blog tomorrow!!

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  82. What a great chance to win such wonderful halloween treasures!!!!! My favorite costume was one that my mother made for my daughter when she was two. She made a huge paper mache turtle shell. My mom had a big turtle outside, one of those things to roll your garden hose up inside. She formed the paper mache over that. Took a cheap bookbag and cut the back of the book bag out and glued it to the inside of the turtle shell so she could wear the shell just like a book bag. My daughter wore a black shirt and black leggings with it. The turtle was painted to look real and had glitter and huge rhinestones all over it. She made her a "enchanted" style "wreath" for her head. She was the most beautiful Frog Princess ever. 10 years later I still have the turtle shell to use for my little girl now but the best thing is I was always have the memories of all the work my mom put into it and how beautiful my daughter was. Good luck to eveveryone!!!!
    heatherledyard.blogspot.com

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  83. As a small child of about 3 months, my parents decided i would be Minnie Mouse. Basically my mother dressed me in tiny white children's tights. A Disney sweater and mittens.Mom and dad streached my mothers nylons over my head and face with some makeshift round ears secured to the top. Leaving the final step. Painting on the nose and facial features. I have a photo of this costume and snicker every time I see it. the early 80's were awesome. I love my parents creativity. :)

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  84. OOPS on "one" post up I wrote about my favorite halloween costume. I wrote that my little girl was a Frog princess and I ment to write that she was a Turtle princess...Hope I didn't confuse anyone!!!!

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  85. My favorite costume was a wizard-like black robe with white satin stars and moon spilling down to the hem, that I wore to a party with pointed hat of course

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  86. My favorites were the ones my mom made out of cardboard and covered in glitter. One year my sister and I went as a princess and a rockstar. Complete with cardboard glitter crown and septer(spelling??), and microphone.
    --Or it's a tie with the year my parents and their friends had all the kids trick or treat together. For some reason the dads ended up picking the costumes so we were dressed in cleveland browns colors, had helmets, giant dog bones and dog face makeup :)

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  88. My favorite Halloween costume is a Witch. I make a good witch so I'm staying with this costume. Even my blog site is called the Witch's Island.
    Love the giveaways.

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  89. I grew up in Italy and we had no Halloween so I don't have a fave childhood costume, but now I do dress up! I have a beautiful witch costume that I would wear every day if it wasn't too weird (and often too hot!)

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  90. Hmmm, seeing as I was a girlie girl, I did like my nurse costume my mother made me. I felt like a real nurse. But I liked my brother's better, he was a school bus, but then when i realized he couldn't get up stairs to get the candy, mine proved to be much better!!

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  91. My favorite costume by far was the gypsy costume!I got to wear loads of scarves tied around my waist and on my head,my mom's old jewelry,and best of all,lipstick and rouge.
    oh i can still smell the bubble gum and candy apples...

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  92. this wasnt MY costume, but I can remember years ago tricker treating with my family and seeing a friend of mine from school in a GIANT PURPLE EGGPLANT COSTUME. He looked good in it, but he would never tell me why he chose to dress up as that....

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  93. Hi! I never win these things even though I lust for the prizes (which are wonderful). My favorite Halloween costume happened because as a single mom, just divorced, I had zero money for a Halloween costume for my 10 year old daughter. She received a beautiful invitation to a Halloween party at a very wealthy family's home and all her little friends would be there. I told her we would have to do our own costume and it was one of those moments when I just lost it. I just started sobbing. She had been through so much and I didn't have a nickle to buy anything. She hugged me and told me not to worry--that she had a great idea for a costume. Later that evening, she came out of her room with giant rollers in her hair (remember those), a big hair net over them, white face cream on her face and my robe. She was going as a grownup woman! Later when we went trick or treating, a little boy about 3 years old, ran screaming when he saw her and told his Mommy that he saw an old lady! I'm not sure why that inspired so much fear but it was so funny. We laughed and hugged and it was a wonderful Halloween I'll never forget. My daughter is a lovely woman today and still creative, she's an artist.

    I'm a follower and follow you on Facebook. Thanks for this--I hadn't thought about that in years.

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  94. My favorite childhood costume would have to have been my bunny suit. My mom made it for me out of white and pink flannel. I loved it so much that I kept the hat, and my own children have both worn it for Halloween. Maybe one day I will be lucky enough to have a grandchild that will wear it too, as my oldest son will be 30 this year :) I also follow you on facebook and on my blog. Thanks for all the wonderful art you showcase!

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  95. My gosh..thats an easy one for me. Darth Vadar was my most favorite and most memorable costume as a child. Even though it was a cheap knockoff, it still transformed me into this dark powerful being that everyone paid attention to. What made it so memorable was not because it was a Vadar costume..but because it was a girl wearing it! I loved the shock on peoples faces when I slid the mask up off my face..such a dark costume for such a cute little girl. :) Cindy Riordan

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  96. Halloween wasn't really a big deal when I was little so now that I'm (cough, cough) all grown up I more then make up for it. I start dressing up in little ways days before, a few rats in the hair, some horns another day, maybe some pointy teeth the next. As soon as Halloween is over I can't wait for the next!

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  97. The costume I remember the most wasn't mine..... when I was 4, my sister lived in a basement apt. and a tricker treater had come to the upstairs back door and she took me to see ... it was a monster .... and I screamed so hard, she got scared and dropped me......lol (no I wasn't hurt) lol but to this day I remember it every time I see a scary mask.

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  98. I am a new follower...gosh the only costume I can remember well was a gypsy costume..and it snowed that year...knee deep..didn't stop us though..took pillowcases in hand and went trick or treating;)

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  99. I'm adding this post for Teresa Swanson,she doesn't have a blog,and emailed me to ask to please get her name added to the giveaway.tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  100. Hi & Thank you for this giveaway. Already a fan and follower on facebook!
    My favorite Halloween Costume came from the nearby Ben Franklin Store. Every year the boxes with costumes were lined up on the store shelves. The face of the mask and some of the costume showed through the clear plastic on the font of the box.
    The best year was when I was Cinderella. A blue silk like stenciled costume tied at the back of your neck. The mask went right on your face with an elastic band that went around the back of your head.
    After 5 minutes you were sweating all over the inside of that mask! But you didn't care! I thought I was Cinderella!

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  101. OOPS! Forgot, I also Twittered (is that a word?-dunno) about your July Giveaway!

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  102. I loved being a Gypsy and wearing lots of jewelry! Thanks for the great give-away.

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  103. I loved to be a witch. It was my favorite costume, I don't know how many years I ended up wearing it. Some years it would include my mom's green mud-clay face mask. Now when I pass out candy I still go as a witch most years :) Thanks for the great opportunity!
    jstokespa@hotmail.com

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  104. Oh, what fun! The Halloween that stands out the most for me was when one of our neighbors painted my face to look like the cat in the band KISS. I thought it was the coolest thing ever!

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  105. I guess I must of liked being a hobo, it is the only costume I can remember being as a child. Either that or my parents liked to make it easy on themselves and suggested hobo every year.

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  106. My fave costume was a skeleton costume my mom made. We had a contest at school. It was 1st grade. The teacher had to guess who we were. She was looking at the back of people's heads under the masks to tell who they were, well mine had a whole hood all the way around so she couldn't see my hair so needless to say I won LOL
    Thanks for entering me....

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  107. Pleasue include me in this giveaway!!
    Thank you!
    My favorite costume is a witch.

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  108. My favorite costume was a pale blue sparkly Fairy Princess. But living in Milwaukee that year it was very cold and my Mom made me wear my furry brown coat under it. I looked like a cubby teddy bear playing dress up.

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  109. Favorite costume: I went as a mermaid. The costume was great, but the party was a drag as I couldn't get up the stairs where everyone was hanging out. Love your site, love Halloween, hope I am eligible to win (I am in Canada). I am a fan on FB but I don't tweet. Happy Halloween in July!
    Alice

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  110. My Favorite Costume was when I dressed up as a really cool devil. I had the red cape,horns and leotards but the best part was the way I did my long hair. It took several hours to braid it into 20 separate sections. Thanks for your beautiful web site. Just found it and I love it!

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