Monday, September 27, 2010

All About You Monday - Halloween Costumes & Giveaway

All About You Monday, Show Share and Tell with Texas Monkey!

Texas Monkey

But first how about a giveaway?  Since we're doing Halloween costumes you're going to need a party to wear those costumes to right?

Tommie from Oh My Gluestick is graciously offering one reader her Halloween collection. Wow!  Everything you need to get you started on planning an awesome Halloween party.

This collection includes:

8 party circle designs

4 foldable buffet labels

2 8" door signs

1 "Happy Halloween" banner design

1 baggie tag design

Happy Halloween Printable Party Collection -On Sale through Sept 15-

So how do you enter?  Pretty easy, you'll just need to like Macaroni Kid on FB if you haven't already and leave a comment HERE in our giveaway section to enter you then just leave me a comment on this post letting me know you've done so.  That's it.  Winner will be announced next week and will have 48 hours to respond. 

So are you ready for All About You Monday Link Up?

  • Link up a post that has to do with Halloween Costumes. Pictures of what you are working on, Projects you want to complete, favorite Halloween Costume, a contest you won, etc.

  • OR Link up a craft post that you've done or been working on

  • Grab the All About You Button

  • Enjoy learning more about fellow bloggers by commenting on their posts.

  • If you decide to follow me be sure to let me know so that I can follow you back!

  • Come back next week where the theme is All About Pumpkins and Pumkin Patches
To me the most exciting thing about Halloween is coming up with the costume for that year.  I can not really sew to save my life but I also don't want to buy a costume from warehouse type store.  I like costumes to be unique and homemade, even if it's decorating a cut out box, I enjoy that over a store bought costume any day.  But since I can't really sew I am limited on what I can make.  (I should really take some sewing lessons.)
This year Poppa and I won't be dressing up, just Monkey and I usually do 2 costumes for her, one for her to wear to school and then one for going to festivals and trick or treating.  I won't reveal her costumes for this year yet but I will show you what I've made in the past as well as some orders I've done and sent out in the past few weeks.
Her first Halloween she was just a few days shy of being 3 months old.  I made her a chicken costume and we went as Farm Living.  I just attached white feather boas to a onesie and hat, dyed white tights yellow, and made her feet out of kitchen cleaning gloves. 
She's not crying, she's just clucking. :)

Last year for Halloween she went as Snow White to school and then Poppa and I were outlaws and she was the Sheriff. 

You will have to please excuse and forgive the poor picture quality, most of these were taken with a camera phone or a crappy point and shoot, don't worry I'm getting an SLR soon! 

Prior to having Monkey we always dressed our Fur Baby up for Halloween.  The first year he went as a Turkey and won 1st prize at Petsmart and got a free groom and gift certificate.

The next year we dressed Maximus and my Nana's dog Dantes up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 in the nation wide Pet Co contest online and they won first prize, a year supply of dog food! 

And here is a Pumpkin Princess and Ghost Princess I did for a customer.  She's adding a white onesie with googlie eye and white leggings to the Ghost Princess to make it complete and she's adding an orange onesie and green leggings to the Pumpkin Princess to make it complete.  I also have a ladybug, poodle, peacock, skunk, and another snow white in the works for customer orders so if you are needing one email me for a custom costume!

So let me see your Halloween costumes, past or present, ideas, or suggestions.  And don't forget next week is all about the pumpkins and pumkin patches.

Happy Monday Ya'll.

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