2007 Halloween Costume Contest
and the winners are:
Congratulations Jacob and Benjamin,
and of course, proud Dad, Bob..and Mom,
Congratulations to 2nd PlaceWinner
Nate and his Alien.
Also to his Mom Becky
for getting such a realistic effect in this
Congratulations to The Turantula
and her Mom Mrs.J .
(Yes,this is new)
(This contestant missed 3rd place by 1 vote)
Congratulations to little Axel and his Mom Gore.
Prizes will be sent out the first week in December.
(I have to wait for payday myself
Let me take a minute to thank ALL
Contestants in this years Contest!
costumes were nothing short of FANTASTIC!
judges were 25 of my
family members ranging in age from 8 to 78. When we gathered for our
traditional family Thanksgiving Dinner I made my contest judging part
of the grand affair. This year I got a LOT of whining and
indecision (mostly from the ADULTS of course!) because it was
EXTREMELY hard to pick winners. (I have made it a RULE to exclude
myself from the judging to make all things fair for my entrants..(
Truth be told..I would have NO idea who I would pick EITHER! The
costumes are, sincerely, all so GOOD!))
This is my second Halloween Costume Contest and I am learning as I
go. One thing that seems to come to the forefront is that I
to have some clear-cut "categories"..starting with "Kids" and "Adults".
For those of you who didn't win..please don't be
discouraged. You are winners to ME and to your Families I am SURE
. I appreciate everybody who dressed-up and everybody who
in photos. You are what makes this site worth while to me so I thank you VERY much for being
SEE YOU ALL AGAIN
for NEXT Halloween I HOPE!
popular demand!... Click Below to go to:
like to peek at last years contest go here:
2006 Halloween Costume Contest
Our first entry is
Liberty... dressed as a colorful Peacock.
Shake those tailfeathers Liberty! Ü
Liberty's Mom is a Cake designer and baker.
You can check out her website here:
Tamara's Custom Designed
Thank you Tamara and
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nate was sleeping
soundly in his bed
when an Alien came and snatched him up. He barely had time to grab his
beloved Teddy Bear so , at least, he wouldn't be completely without a
friend from home..."EARTH" that is.
Above is a
friend from last years contest, Nate, who is now 11 years
Nates Mom, Becky, asked me to pick the photo
I thought was the best. Well now, you can see that I am not
good at making decisions. I posted 3.. Ü because they are
The costume was made by
THANKS for your
entry Becky and Nate!
~~~Here's a bit of Trivia about Becky, Nate, and family.
They own a farm that raises fainting goats, deer,
and birds (like Emu and Peacocks) to sell as
Check out their Website here:
Back 40 Game Farm
Above we have Justin
as Lucario, of Pokemon fame. Justin is in MO and His Mom,
Mrs.J, made this great costume.
(Mrs.J. also sent instructions on the making of this costume so if
anyone is interested please check my Homemade
Many thanks to
Mrs.J and to Justin too.
A lovely little
Elf on a Toadstool
Costume made by Mrs.J in MO.
(you will find more great costumes,instructions, and ideas
by Mrs J on my "Homemade
Costumes" page Ü
Thanks again Mrs J
and her lil Elf
1 1/2 yr. old Miss Jordyn from Ohio has a
and Daddy who thinks she is simply ADORABLE as a LadyBug OR a Baby. I
have to agree Ü What is YOUR vote?
Thank you Joe and
Here's another fantastic costume from Mrs J
Her daughter is a Tarantula Enchantress to be reckoned with toting a
Tarantula Puppet on here hand and even a remote control Tarantula that
hides in the puppet when not in use. Ü
(As with other of Mrs Js costumes...This will be a costume with
instructions on my Homemade Costume page
when the contest is over.)
I never get tired of thanking you
Some heavy contenders are rolling (maybe I should say "sailing")
Beginning with a couple of Pirates of the Carribean
With it's black sails and working lantern..this ship carries Pirates
Jacob, 3 yrs old...and his little brother Benjamin a happy(as you see
in the photo below) 9 month old.
This young swashbuckling duet will terrorize the neighborhood on
Halloween in search of CANDY! Ü
The Ship and Costumes created by my friend Bob in NJ.
(I will have Instructions for building this ship, provided by its
designer Bob, on my Homemade Costumes page REAL soon!)
Thank you for being here for the competition this year Bob. Anyone
interested in seeing more of Bobs "stuff"...Look for his awesome
costumes and props on my Pictures and Homemade Costumes
Thanks also to Jacob and Benjamin for being part of my
This is another great costume made by Bob, my friend in NJ.
A battle damaged
Transformer known as Optimus Prime
is the costume of choice this year for 8 year old Josh.
One thing you cannot SEE about this costume is that it has lights that
light up and a secret lid in his left arm that he can open up to a
communicator that actually SPEAKS! Bob sure doesn't miss any
bells or whistles when he's working on these cool costumes for his
family and/or friends.
(Of course, Instructions on building this costume will soon follow on
the Homemade Costume page of this site.)
THANKS as always
Thanks also to Josh. You make an AWESOME Transformer Josh!
A Pirate Fortune Teller!
Below is a close up of her tabletop..Crystal ball and all.Ü
and finally, below, is the full-view.
Below is a SIDE-VIEW of the Fortune Tellers
This lovely Pirate Fortune Teller is none other than Bobs wife,
For a few pieces of gold she will surely shiver your timbers
ghastly reading of the future. Ü
Bob, You've done it
Thanks you for your participation Christine! You have a talented hubby
and a beautiful crew!
& 11 (Knight)
Here is my friend Bob(right), from NJ,
as a somewhat grizzled ole Knight,
complete with self-made Sword(seen below)
(creator of some of the costumes here Ü)
And on the left is Bobs friend and neighbor in NJ,
Chris, as an even MORE "grizzled" Zombie.
(below is the sword that goes with the above Knight)
And Thanks for being here Chris Ü
Traci is a pro at
making her own Costumes.
You'll see some of her stuff on my Pictures Page.
This year she opted to be a FROG.
Note that LONG
tongue with all of the little bugs collected there
for Frog Traci's next meal
Thanks for your entry!
Fortune Tellers being popular this year,
this is 9 yr. old Victoria.
Victoria will have no problem seeing into your future.
Her Crystal Ball lights up!
Sent in by Mom, Sheri, from S.Dakota.
Thank you for
entering again this year Sheri. Ü
This is Wendy from NJ
as a Stuffed Animal Vending machine.
(we've all seen them..One trys to grab a toy with a
VERY loose jawed crane. Ü)
Here's a side-view
showing a few more of the stuffed animals.
Looks like it got a bit crowded in there at times. Ü
Thanks for sharing it with us!!
Here is 7 yr old Alex as a/IN a? Fish Tank.
Watch out for the one that got away Alex! (He's on your HAT!
Below is THE fish tank Body-LESS.
Thank you Alex and
Team in NJ!
Above, as a Jaguar, is Armani.
The costume was made by his Grandmother.
(Below you will meet Armani's big brother, Axel.)
(Axel is also sitting behind him here as a Pirate)
These are a couple of pictures of Axel.
(Armani's BIG Brother of 3 yrs old Ü)
He is dressed-up as one of the Living Dead
AND he is a GREAT COPY of a Living Dead Doll,
As seen below:
Pretty cool huh?
The last 2 entries were sent in by the boys Mom, Gore.
Thank you Ma 'am. Ü
It's a FAMILY of
In the pictures are Gore and
.....and baby Axel (also a contestant above).
Here is a lovely Ladybug,
Gore, Thanks very much for ALL of your entries and GOOD
Miss Jenna Jade at 2 years old.
As sent in by her
(who you will see below as a spider)
This is Stephanie..a Big Creepy-Crawly Spider!
(yes, this is Jenna Jade's Mama Ü)
Here's a close up of the Spiders FACE.
Oh MY what BIG Eye-lashes you have dear.
Stephanie and family are in S.
"This is Landon wearing his Stop Light
Thanks for joining us again this year Stephanie.
(and thanks for being a friend throughout the year too
His lights actually light up (they turn on and off when you
tap the lights).
This costume is definitely a "traffic
As states his proud Mom , Sheri, my friend
in S. Dakota.
Thank you again
Here is Jennifer, another repeat contender
She has hand-made this beautiful Autumn-Themed Outfit.
She is definately an Autumn Renaissance Maiden.
Thanks Jennifer and
"Happy Halloween!" backatcha!
From top left is daughter Amber as
Mom, Mary, as the Queen of Hearts.
Friend, Alex, as the Ace of Spades.
Bottom left is Alex's brother, Jordan, as The White Rabbit.
Marys other daughter, Jillian, as The Mad Hatter.
A big THANK YOU to
Mary in Florida for this entry!
This young OLD Man is John.
His big brother Nate...
was recently kidnapped by an Alien (Contestant 2 ).
Could it be that John has disguised himself
as a MATURE human..
to better deal with the Alien Thief?
Perhaps by beating IT with his cane?
THUS, freeing his big bro, Nate
and making Mom, Becky, very VERY happy!
Thank you once again
Above is Armani, as a lovable lil Red Devil,
and brother Axel as Clark Kent....
changing into Superhero SUPERMAN!
It's a bird! It's a plane! No!... It's
Thank you for this
entry also Mom Gore. Ü
Here we have a whole family of PIRATES!
Meet Dad, David and Mom, Osiris.
With Dad is young Dave and with Mom is P.Q.
Here we have Dad and the boys..out for a stroll.
Possibly up to a little trickery or treatery?
I guess that with PIRATES it could be TREACHERY!
Here is Osiris (lovely name by the way Ü) and Dave.
Thanks for these
entries goes to Dad, David.
Thanks to all