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Costume-a-thon!

Oct 2, 2007

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Oh yes, my crafty ghosts and goblins, we’re holding the ultimate handmade costume contest, and awarding eighteen winners with over $2,000 worth of goods and prizes. Three winners will be selected in each of the following six categories: Pet, Kid & Baby, T-Shirt Costume, Sci-Fi, Green, and General Awesomeness!

Judges from Treehugger.com, Boingboing.net, Craftzine.com, Makezine.com, Babble.com, Threadless.com, and Tcritic.com are helping us pick the winners and donating cool prizes. 

The Rules:
To enter make a handmade costume and put it for sale in your Etsy shop no later than 11:59 EDT, October 26, 2007.

  • All entries must be tagged ‘costumecon’.
  • All entries must comply with Etsy’s Terms of Use, Dos and Don’ts and other Site Policies.
  • Entrants must specify which categories they want their items to be submitted by stating so in their item description. All entries will be considered for the general awesomeness category.
  • Each Etsy seller may have up to three entries in each category, but may submit the same item into as many categories as they think apply.    
  • Contest is open to U.S. residents only, due to dumb laws that we hate.
  • No purchase necessary.  You can also send us your photos and a written description (See legalities).

Categories:

Green:

Enter your sustainable, upcycled, and eco-friendly costumes! The gracious folks from Treehugger.com will be helping us judge, so get your solar-powered thinking caps on! Treehugger will also be featuring entries periodically on their website! Entries will be judged based on quality of craftsmanship, originality, and eco-bility.

Judges: Etsy and Treehugger.com (Your one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.)

1st Place: $150 Etsy shopping spree and a $100 donation, in your name, to Conservation International.

2nd Place: A big bag of limited edition Etsy goodies: T-shirt, poster, postcards, stickers, lip balm, buttons, and a tote bag.

3rd Place: A Limited Edition Etsy Totebag.

Pet:

Dress up your hedgehogs, turtles, pups, and kittens. Entries will be judged based on best animal usage, quality of craftsmanship, and originality.

Judges: Etsy & Natalie Zee Drieu from Craftzine.com, the first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the world of crafts.

1st Place: $150 Etsy shopping spree and The First Year of Craft (vol. 1 – 4), courtesy of the good people over at Craft!

2nd Place: A big bag of limited edition Etsy goodies: T-shirt, poster, postcards, stickers, lip balm, buttons, and a tote bag!

3rd Place: A limited edition etsy totebag.

Kid & Baby:

Get those tumbling toddlers and chubby little baby legs into a handmade costume and enter to win! Entrants will be judged on their creativity, craftsmanship, and overall adorability.

Judges: Etsy & Babble.com, the magazine and community for a new generation of parents.

1st Place: $150 Etsy shopping spree and a feature in Babble.com’s Droolicious blog for must have baby products!

2nd Place: A big bag of limited edition Etsy goodies: T-shirt, poster, postcards, stickers, lip balm, buttons, and a tote bag.

3rd Place: A limited edition etsy totebag.

T-Shirt:

Reconstruct, print and/or embellish a new or old t-shirt into a costume and enter it to win great prizes from Etsy, Threadless.com, and T-critic.com. Tees will be judged on craftsmanship and creativity.

Judges: Etsy, Threadless.com and Tcritic.com.

1st Place: $150 Etsy shopping spree and $150 Threadless bucks and a feature on Tcritic.com, the best t-shirt blog on the web!

2nd Place: A big bag of limited edition Etsy goodies: T-shirt, poster, postcards, stickers, lip balm, buttons, and a tote bag, $100 Threadless bucks and a feature on Tcritic.com.

3rd Place: A limited edition etsy totebag, $50 Threadless bucks, and a feature on Tcritic.com.

Sci-fi:

Alright, Sci-fi fans this one’s for you! Put down those soft-core Star Trek pics, and start dorking out on your handmade Halloween costume.  Makezine.com is one of our judges so you may want to include some special effects — I’m sure that will get you bonus points. Entries will be judged on originality, science-fictitiousness, and craftsmanship.

Judges: Etsy and the lovely Phil from Makezine.com.

1st Place: $150 Etsy shopping spree and Make volume 1 and volume 2 (over $100 value!)

2nd Place: A big bag of limited edition Etsy goodies: T-shirt, poster, postcards, stickers, lip balm, buttons, and a tote bag.

3rd Place: A limited edition etsy totebag.

General Awesomeness:

Sky’s the limit here. Make whatever costume you wish, just make sure it’s awesome.  Entries will be judged on imagination, creativity, awesomeness, and craftsmanship.
 
Judges: Etsy and BoingBoing.net, ranked second popular blog in the world!

1st Place: $150 Etsy shopping spree and a surprise grab bag of handmade goods from Etsy sellers, courtesy of BoingBoing.net.

2nd Place: A big bag of limited edition Etsy goodies: T-shirt, poster, postcards, stickers, lip balm, buttons, and a tote bag.

3rd Place: A limited edition etsy totebag.

FAQ:

Q: What’s the deadline?
A: 11:59 EDT, October 26, 2007.

Q: How do I tag my Etsy listing "costumecon"?
A: Use the first tag to determine which of the main categories your item fits in. Use the second and third tags to choose subcategories. The rest of the tags are descriptive. One of these should be your "costumecon" tag.

Q: What if my Etsy listing sells?
A: Even if the item sells, the judges will have a way to find your item, thanks to our brilliant engineers.

Q: Are non-US residents allowed to enter?
A: No, sorry! See the dumb fine print below. But know you aren’t alone! Check out this thread!

Q: How many pieces can I submit?
A: Up to three per category (for a total of 18 tagged "costumecon").

Q: Can I enter one costume in more than one category?
A: Yes! Just remember to note this in your item description.

Q: Do I have to submit a full costume or can I submit an accessory?
A: You can submit an accessory — just make it amazing!

Q: How does the shopping spree work?
A: You will be given a $150 spending limit to pick from the Etsy shops of your choice! Etsy will also cover the shipping fees as stated in the item description.

 

By entering this contest I agree to the terms and conditions expressed here.

PIRATE COSTUME- Booty Hunter- Toddler Size
PIRATE COSTUME- Booty Hunter- Toddler Size
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Pattern, Knit Leia Wig
Pattern, Knit Leia Wig
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53 comments

  • HeyMichelle

    HeyMichelle said 9 years ago

    woohoo, can't wait to see those awesome costumes!

  • bunny

    bunny said 9 years ago

    Awww US only :(

  • PicturesofLily

    PicturesofLily said 9 years ago

    Yeah, another contest! This will be a good one. Thanks Etsy wonderfuls.

  • TheBackyardGazebo

    TheBackyardGazebo said 9 years ago

    Hmmmm....putting my thinking cap on....off to create!

  • Bombus

    Bombus said 9 years ago

    Why cant we play? International site (just not this month)

  • sunfleur1

    sunfleur1 said 9 years ago

    wow...the gears are turning, what fun!

  • syko

    syko said 9 years ago

    I hate those stupid dumb laws as well. Would be so fun to participate.

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign said 9 years ago

    OMG!!!!! I am soooooo doing the pet category!!! My little kitty Boudicca will dominate!!!

  • kibblesnknits

    kibblesnknits said 9 years ago

    Heavens to Betsy! I better get started! This contest RULES!!!

  • worldofwhimm

    worldofwhimm said 9 years ago

    This sounds fun... and right up my line!

  • MountainEagleCrafter

    MountainEagleCrafter said 9 years ago

    Baby costumes? Yay! *starts knitting*

  • munieca

    munieca said 9 years ago

    Just for USA!!! This is so sad :(

  • sweetestpea

    sweetestpea said 9 years ago

    Just to be picky... on the second Q under the FAQs, it says to tag your entry "contestcon" but everywhere else says "costumecon" I just don't want anyone to accidentally tag it incorrectly. :) I'm looking forward to creating costumes for my fat stuffed animals!!!!

  • lavenderlizard

    lavenderlizard said 9 years ago

    Q: How do I tag my Etsy listing "costumecon"? A: Use the first tag to determine which of the main categories your item fits in. Use the second and third tags to choose subcategories. The rest of the tags are descriptive. One of these should be your "contestcon" tag. what sweetest pea said

  • purekatherine

    purekatherine said 9 years ago

    Where should we be submitting more questions? here in the comments?

  • lynneyluvsjohnny

    lynneyluvsjohnny said 9 years ago

    very unfair that this is only open to the us,on a so called international site

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 9 years ago

    feeeeeeeeeeeeexed! thank you my darhlings! we love our international sellers but found out we couldnt love them with contests because of dumb laws. check out this forum post: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5256431

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 9 years ago

    if you have any more questions you can send me a convo!

  • monsterpromos

    monsterpromos said 9 years ago

    wewt... just listed my entry! can't wait to see the other applicants!

  • littlebrownbird

    littlebrownbird said 9 years ago

    I don't get it, no purchase necessary yet there's a listing fee. Ok, $.20 but still...seems to me, that's a purchase. (Just thought I'd point that out.)

  • SupernovaDesigns

    SupernovaDesigns said 9 years ago

    littlebrownbird, "You can also send us your photos and a written description (See legalities)." You don't *have* to create a listing

  • thimblescratch

    thimblescratch said 9 years ago

    I LOVE treehugger! What great sponsors for this contest. I bet it will be a huge success!

  • knotbygranma

    knotbygranma said 9 years ago

    Very cool... I'm in.

  • Evod

    Evod said 9 years ago

    But I wana join in the fun too!! *sulk*

  • macaroniandglitter

    macaroniandglitter said 9 years ago

    I'm heating up the glue gun right now!

  • strawberryanarchy

    strawberryanarchy said 9 years ago

    i wanted to join in too it's not fair :(

  • RustedDesigns

    RustedDesigns said 9 years ago

    11:59 am or pm?

  • majortommy

    majortommy said 9 years ago

    This sounds like a lot of fun! Gotta get makin'...

  • sunshinecitylassie

    sunshinecitylassie said 9 years ago

    This is going to be exciting. Once all the entries in I'd love to to a blogpost on some of them. Good luck everyone! ~Amy http://www.sunshinecitylassie.blogspot.com

  • moderncard

    moderncard said 9 years ago

    I better get cutting and gluing. I'm also wondering if we should ask questions about the contest here - or post questions in the forums?

  • avantegarb

    avantegarb said 9 years ago

    YEAH!!! I love costume contests....and I don't even have to dress up!! Whooooo!! ~Christeen

  • Rohm

    Rohm said 9 years ago

    I've been waaaaaiting for a costume contest! Yea! Can't wait to see everyone's!

  • terryann

    terryann said 9 years ago

    Just added my Time Machine 1 tshirt to the tshirt catagory...Fun and etsyonmymind!

  • Dreamwoven

    Dreamwoven said 9 years ago

    Just added Art For Your Head "Domina" and Art For Your Head "Atia's Do" i knew my work would fit in somewhere :)

  • macaroniandcheese

    macaroniandcheese said 9 years ago

    How do you specify which category in to which you would like to enter your contest? The rules say one's entry can be in more than one category, but how do they know what category you want?

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 9 years ago

    macaroniandcheese, I think you can just write that into your listings' descriptions.

  • makemesmile

    makemesmile said 9 years ago

    Come on, internationals! Join the fun by tagging costumerenegades. There's no $$ to win, but there is promotion to gain. And it is fun to make something extra-extravagant for the occasion. =^x^=

  • stazzi777

    stazzi777 said 9 years ago

    Do you have to sell your costume or can you list it just for the contest, Its my daughters I made for her, but dont want to sell it?

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 9 years ago

    If you dont want to sell it you have to physically send us pictures and a description. Here's the address: Costume Contest c/o EtsyLabs 325 Gold St 6th Fl Brooklyn, NY 11201 xo Danielle

  • pinkladylippzzz

    pinkladylippzzz said 9 years ago

    Great, I can't wait to see the results

  • PeePDesigns

    PeePDesigns said 9 years ago

    So much fun!! My entry is in!

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 9 years ago

    When will the winners be announced? I've entered the green category :)

  • mixedspecies

    mixedspecies said 9 years ago

    We are in! Are our tags correct? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7515267

  • Shalottlilly5

    Shalottlilly5 said 9 years ago

    how do we know if we got the tags right? I'm pretty bad at this still

  • handmade

    handmade said 9 years ago

    mixedspecies - hilarious! this is my first etsy contest! woo! how fun.

  • groundwork

    groundwork said 9 years ago

    Whew! Got my "Help I'm Delicious" t-shirt in about 15 minutes before the deadline. Can't wait to see all the results!

  • groundwork

    groundwork said 9 years ago

    By the way.. Handmade, the oompa loompa dachshund is outstanding!

  • handmade

    handmade said 9 years ago

    thanks very much! i cannot wait to see the winners! there were some awesomely creative entries!

  • nomorenekkiddogs

    nomorenekkiddogs said 9 years ago

    OMG, does anyone know when the winners will be announced?

  • Ekioart

    Ekioart said 9 years ago

    such fun! I can't wait to see...so many creative entries. Good luck to all!

  • kinchi

    kinchi said 9 years ago

    It was awesome and hillarious to see those entries! We don't have halloween here, but seeing them made up for everything. So when? when? And what about the costumerenegades? (me:))

  • thrills

    thrills said 7 years ago

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  • khoodetat

    khoodetat said 7 years ago

    Can't wait to see these costumes! If you make a silly one, you should enter it into my work's silly costume contest to win $100 to Barnes & Noble: http://www.cardstore.com/cardstyle-blog/2009/10/cardstorecoms-silliest-halloweencostume-contest-rules/

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