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Scream Week 2013: Fresh Pick Contest

Posted by Kevin on October 24 at 03:14 pm

UPDATE: The winners have been announced!

We had another great Scream Week this year, and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! We had to put some extra hours in the warehouse to pack up all the orders with free gifts… but it was all worth it. The last order of business for Scream Week 2013 was to tally up the votes for the Fresh Pick contest. Each winner will receive a $25 Lima Beads Gift Certificate, and we’ll be sending those out within 24 hours. Congratulations to all the winners! Without further adieu:

Best Composition Winner: Hocus Pocus by SaruHime. We loved the colors, variety, and overall balance of this spooky & sparkly pick. It cast a spell on us!

Coolest Costume Winner: Gypsy Queen by Gail Layne. This costume is nothing short of mesmerizing in our minds. The gold and glass, along with the ribbon and chain, really paint the picture of a gypsy queen.

Story or Poem Winner: Twas the night of Halloween by Beadzilla aka Wanda. We loved the spooky twist on this classic poem, and the irony of the bat being the good guy! And I’m sure all the parents out there have had a good scare when thinking about unwrapped treats or chaos in the streets.

People’s Choice Winner: Jack’O by Gina P – Delta Chick. This take on the classic Halloween symbol won over the hearts (and favorites) of beaders around the world. It’s no surprise to us–we love it, too!

Congrats again, and thanks so much to all the pickers out there who made this possible! Until next year… ;)

Below is the original text announcing the contest…

Happy Pumpkin DayThe Halloween Fresh Pick contest was a lot of fun last year, so we’re doing it again! Read below for details or check out last year’s contest for ideas!

Part of the fun of Halloween is to show off your creepy, creative ideas… from decorations to costumes to jewelry. If you’re feeling extra creepy this year, then this contest is for you! The rules are simple, and the prizes are sweet (even sweeter than Twizzlers).

Make a Fresh Pick and Win

Conjure up those ghost stories, costumes, and creepy color combos… and make a Fresh Pick to share them with everyone! We’ll pick 4 winners from the Fresh Picks submitted as a comment to this blog post (instructions are below). One winner will be chosen for each of these four themes:

  • Best Composition: The overall composition is one of the most important qualities of a beautiful Fresh Pick. Creating the best possible color & texture arrangement (with a Halloween theme, of course) is key to winning this category.
  • Coolest Costume: Were you a crayon? A princess? A robot? A superhero? Show off by making a Fresh Pick inspired by your costume idea. Sure, colors are important… but try and tell more about the costume through the items you choose.
  • Scariest Story or Poem: Everyone loves a good ghost story (*ahem* most of the time). We’ll read your description that you add to your Fresh Pick. It could be a scary story, a tale about your favorite childhood Halloween memory, a poem (that you write yourself), or pretty much any type of Halloween prose.
  • People’s Choice: We’ll total up the number of favorites that each Fresh Pick entry receives… and the one with the most favorites will be the People’s Choice winner! Make sure your vote is counted by going to the Fresh Pick and marking your favorites.

Now, for the important part… :)

Boo!The Prizes

The winner of each theme will receive a $25 Lima Beads gift certificate. You can use it to buy anything from our shop!

When you’re ready to submit your Pick, just select it from the drop-down menu in the comment form below. You’ll be able to choose from your 10 most recent picks. Choose the one that you’d like to submit to the contest and “Voila!” Not sure what a Fresh Pick is? Find out how to Design Your Own Fresh Picks!

Here are a few final ground rules before you get started:

  • There will be 3 submissions allowed per person. If you make more than that, only your most recent 3 will be counted. You don’t have to match your picks with the themes above–you can do all costumes, all stories, or a mix of everything. Just remember, 3 is the limit!
  • All Picks must be submitted as a comment on this blog post by Thursday, October 31st at midnight.
  • You can win up to one gift certificate per person.
  • The Lima Beads team will pick the winners on Friday, November 1. The People’s Choice winner will be selected by the number of favorites received. The winners will be announced here on the blog.

OK, get picking! Good luck!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    This is my favorite contest! :) I can’t wait to see what comes out of the caldron.

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Does that mean that beginning right now, we can submit 3 picks for submission to this contest. Many of us have already posted Halloween or spooky type picks.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Haha this should be fun! Wasn’t here last year for this. Can’t wait to see all the entries :)

  4. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Rubbing my hands together, waiting to see the great picks to come!

  5. T Tebeau
    T Tebeau says:

    This is always fun. So many great picks to see!!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I love Halloween! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries. :D

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D Looking forward to all the entries :D

  8. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi Nancy, yes you can start submitting immediately (thru 10/31). You can submit either new picks, or picks that you’ve created recently.

    Good luck, and let us know if you have questions!

  9. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Always enjoyed putting together a Halloween costume, and this one was no exception!

  10. princessdsp
    princessdsp says:

    We used to have a black cat named “Demon” as a pet when I was a kid. My fresg pick is in memory of her…Cat-A-Combs…

  11. princessdsp
    princessdsp says:

    We used to have a black cat named “Demon” as a pet when I was a kid. My fresh pick is in memory of her…Cat-A-Combs…

  12. ShadyGlade Girl
    ShadyGlade Girl says:

    What a fun idea!

  13. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Dragons are scary but oh, so cool too! I’ve known a few male dragons in my time and was burned by each of them. My heart still has the scars to prove it. Talk about playing with fire :)

  14. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    The traditional pumpkin pick.

  15. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    And just having some fun in the lab.

  16. CAS
    CAS says:

    I love all the “old” monster movies … Bella Lugosi … Lon Cheney … Ray Milland as the Invisable Man. This pick was inspired by a line in a song I like, and that old movie.

  17. Steve
    Steve says:

    Wow, so many picks already! Great job everyone, keep them coming…

  18. No Photo
    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    How about a little LOTR for Halloween? :-)

  19. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Whoooooo will you be?

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    A little story for the wonderfully crafted bat.

  21. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:
  22. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Costume Entry:

    My costume is for a Pirate. His name is Edgar, and his heart is black as night.
    The face represents the mask. The feather is for his hat. On his shoulder sits his trusty parrot, Poe.
    On his side he wears his sword. For directions he uses a broken compass.
    His ship is called the Black Water. It is manned by zombies in chains. The rope is for the ship. He flies the Pirate Skull Flag.
    He sails the seas to plunder for treasure – which he keeps under lock and key.

  23. SweetBirchDesigns-Jess
    SweetBirchDesigns-Jess says:

    An Ode to Poe…

  24. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    It’s that time of year…
    The leaves are turning…
    The pumpkin patch is full…
    It’s THE most magical night of the year…
    Is it a ghost??? no…
    Is it??? Is it??? YES!!!
    It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

  25. BeadsforFun
    BeadsforFun says:

    When I was growing up the most told scary story was “Bloody Fingers”. It was about a family camping trip in the woods. After dinner one night the Grandfather of the group comments on the fact that the area they are in is haunted by an elderly man that worked his fingers to the bone building the railroad that passed by where they were camping. He had died in a tragic accident while working on the railroad. Later that night, everyone was woke to the sound of someone chanting “bloody fingers, bloody fingers”!! Everyone was so scared they barely slept. The next night the same haunting chant was heard again! Bloody Fingers! Bloody Fingers! Everyone was so scared!! Suddenly, the youngest child in the group grabs a box of bandaids and tosses them in the woods stating, “Got bloody fingers, put a bandaid on them!” And they never heard the ghost again! :-) Of course the story was changed and could be made longer, but the ending was always the same. Scary at first but funny in the end! Happy Halloween!!!

  26. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary and spooky. It can be magical and mysterious as well! Here’s my take!

  27. Butter B aka Debra
    Butter B aka Debra says:

    It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of October. No need to go batty, just have fun, and watch your cares fly away. :)

  28. Butter B aka Debra
    Butter B aka Debra says:

    October brings one of my favorites – Pumpkins! You can get just about anything Pumpkin flavored these days, and especially a great piece of Pumpkin Pie to go along with Campfire S’mores, and Hot Chocolate. Mmmmmmm……. :)

  29. Butter B aka Debra
    Butter B aka Debra says:

    This collection is inspired by Alice In Wonderland. That would be my costume of choice, and I would love to fall down the rabbit hole, and unlock the door to my own, beautiful Wonderland.

  30. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Zombies shamble when they walk
    and do the dance macabre.
    Zombies mumble when they talk
    their speech can sound so odd.
    Human brains their drug of choice
    and oh so messy too.
    That gooey, slurppy, sucking noise
    uh oh, they’re coming for you!
    So do not drink the Toxic Zombie Slime
    the cocktail of the undead
    Take heed to the warning in my rhyme
    and drink a drink a Bloody Mary instead! :)

  31. SkySong
    SkySong says:

    Doctor Who inspired.
    Charms represent Rose, Amy, Clara, Sally Sparrow, and The Doctor. Also a weeping angel, and a Dalek-like bead cap. Don’t lose your Tardis key. Tardis blue and beads reminiscent of the time vortex.
    I’m dressing as Amy Pond for Halloween and was inspired by that.

  32. Barb F
    Barb F says:

    Why are the colours orange and black the traditional Halloween colors?
    There are a lot of opinions.
    One of them is that orange represents the color of pumpkins, which of course are a traditional Halloween decoration (especially if carved), and black represents the dark spirits which supposedly come forth on All Hallow’s Eve(the name of which Halloween is an abbreviation).
    Jack-o-lanterns trace back to the Irish myth of Stingy Jack who died and, finding himself rejected by both heaven and hell, was forced to roam the darkness seeking a resting place for his soul. Legend has it that he hollowed out a turnip and used it to carry a coal to light his way. This said, the first Jack-o-lanterns were carved in turnips, and only changed to pumpkins when the tradition was brought to America.

  33. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Waiting to see those picks.!i

  34. RBrooksie
    RBrooksie says:

    I love this Scream Week 2013 fresh pics contest. Halloween is such a fun time for me and I’m having fun browsing everyone’s Halloween pics. Here’s mine…

  35. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Why do bats have such a bad reputation? Officially they are furry, have big eyes and big ears, and love to play at night. Sounds like the typical fur-baby to me. Oh my!

  36. Ams
    Ams says:

    Very Fun revisiting Halloween memories!

  37. ShadyGlade Girl
    ShadyGlade Girl says:

    A Costume Entry: A Tinkerbell Costume that didn’t quite work out!

  38. BeadsforFun
    BeadsforFun says:

    Here is a new and fresh pick that can be used to make a beautiful holiday design for halloween and beyond! Happy Fall!!! Love this fun contest! Thank you!

  39. No Photo
    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    In the darkness, wishing everyone positive thoughts filled with light! :-)

  40. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Composition pick that’s more of a trick, then a treat ;)

  41. RBrooksie
    RBrooksie says:

    Another Halloween-inspired pic with a spooky story I crafted especially for it.

  42. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Macbeth’s witches of Hamlet can invoke quite a frightening image, then there are the lovable witches of Hocus Pocus! Quite a different image!

  43. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Well, I couldn’t resist doing a Halloween story and Fresh Pick about a dachshund – they think they’re pretty scary dogs, even if they do have short legs!

  44. Barb F
    Barb F says:

    The cold, bright moon shines down on Mr. Owl. Mr. Owl is very wise and he knows what happens tonight and so he is sitting in the very top of his favorite tree. The very top where he’ll be safe from all that happens in a graveyard on Halloween at midnight. The witching hour, when all the spirits come forth to wreak havoc on anyone unwise enough to be out and about at this ungodly hour. When ghosts may suddenly appear out of a dark corner or the undead could arise from the cold, damp ground. So be wise like Mr. Owl and beware the witching hour. Happy Halloween All

  45. D Hoblit
    D Hoblit says:

    I love designing with Green Girl.

  46. D Hoblit
    D Hoblit says:

    It was a dark and stormy night. The eyes were looking at you from everywhere! Poe’s raven wanted to make sure you saw him too.

  47. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I have a bunch of Halloween picks so it is very hard to narrow it down. This one is for the general Halloween design.

  48. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    For my costume pick, I am going to go as a dolled up Medusa. Even Medusa needs some kind of night life! ;)

  49. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Here is my final entry, with a poem attached:

    Busy in the kitchen one evening,
    Aggie was cooking some stew.
    She look up at the calendar-
    Halloween! Already? Who knew??
    What should she be when she hands out her treats?
    Poor Aggie hadn’t a clue.
    Just then outside in the dog pen
    Her Baskerville Hound sang aWOoooo.
    “I know”, said Aggie, a gleam in her eye,
    I’ll wear a skull mask, jump out and yell BOO!

  50. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’ve had several encounters with bats so I’ll stick with cats on Halloween thank you very much.

  51. BeadsforFun
    BeadsforFun says:

    This is my last entry! Thanks for such a fun contest!
    Good luck everyone!!

  52. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    The purple witch comes out on Halloween with all her friends and prowls about looking for children to get nearby but not for them to see her and her “friends.”

    They often sense her and look about afraid of what they might see or they cling to a mom or dad.

    Alas all too soon the night moves on to the tall teen ghosts and goblins and its time for her and her friends to vanish for the night

  53. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Among the reasons for the night I think we can agree, the achieved candy treasure is indeed the purpose of Halloween for our little ones.

    They either travel with a mom or dad but eventually achieve the level of tricking and treating as part of a group with parents looking on at a distance.

  54. PhyllisM
    PhyllisM says:

    I usually gravitate toward dark or muted colors, but I make an exception for red or ORANGE! What better excuse to rock multiple shades and shapes of that bright, cheery color than Halloween?

  55. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Last entry for costume

  56. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Golden colors! Crisp and cool weather! October at its best!

  57. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beware! You’re under its spell!

  58. PhyllisM
    PhyllisM says:

    As the children go around the neighborhood in rambunctious groups collecting candy, the night deepens, trick or treaters become scarce, and it starts to get lonely and creepy.

  59. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    For those brave souls who won’t admit to being afraid! After all, who’s afraid of a grinning Jack-o-lantern?

  60. SweetBirchDesigns-Jess
    SweetBirchDesigns-Jess says:

    I think this commercial is hysterical!

  61. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:
  62. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Oops! Sorry!

  63. Cici
    Cici says:

    I think black really sets off the color in oxblood.

  64. Magpie
    Magpie says:
  65. Laud
    Laud says:

    Have a shivery-good Halloween!

  66. Laud
    Laud says:

    But watch out for zombies!

  67. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    My second entry.

    The Black Cat
    A wonderfully creepy story by Edgar Allen Poe. All of the components in my pick represent elements in the story (except the raven–he represents Poe). But, I don’t want to reveal to much. You will have to read it! (just search “poe the black cat” and you can read it online)

  68. beaded banana
    beaded banana says:

    Heisenberg is both a pretty cool costume, and also a reference to a tv show that certainly got scary at times (‘real world’ evil as opposed to zombies and vampires and ghosts).

    So for all y’all Breaking Bad fans, here is the perfect Fresh Pick. Sorry,I forgot to add some purple for Hank’s wife. But hey, it’s about Mr. White, not her

  69. A Moore
    A Moore says:

    First one I have ever attempted I couldn’t rearrange them so I hope everyone likes it !

  70. No Photo
    SaruHime says:

    This pick is inspired from “The Divine Comedy,” by Dante Alighieri. Creepy story if the idea of hell scares you. However, I did choose the picks according to the main character from the video game….

  71. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Entry #3 with a Poem

  72. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    These selections made me think of the song my daughter learned at school. I can just imagine her singing it….

  73. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Look at all the skulls! These would make a really fun skull charm bracelet! I love the skulls!

  74. Steve
    Steve says:

    WOW, this will be some stiff competition! Thanks again, everyone, and remember to get your picks in by Thursday (10/31)… and mark all your favorites!!!

  75. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    I love fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the colors, fun, and family that go with them.

  76. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    LB contests are always to much fun. I love seeing what everyone designs.

  77. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    The Witching Hour was scary because as kids we never knew what happened at that hour, we had to be in bed asleep, woooo.

  78. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    my fave costume…

  79. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    I love pumkins of all shapes, sizes, real, fake, metal, ceramic all of them. This pick represents that love of pumpkins.

  80. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Vampire movies, TV shoes and books has certainly been the rage and why not. Their legend has been around for a very long time. So here’s to the vampires and to all that are fascinated by them. Cheers!

    Vampire Kiss Martini

    3 oz. Chilled Pinnacle “Whipped” Vodka or Vanilla Vodka
    Strawberry Sundae syrup
    Red Candy Sugar or Red Jello
    Plastic vampire teeth as a garnish

    Preparation

    Rim a martini glass with the strawberry syrup. Drizzle some on the inside of the glass so it drips. Dip in sugar or jello. Chill in the freezer. Pour vodka into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass. Add teeth on the side of the glass as a garnish.

    Tips:

    For best results, prepare your glasses ahead of time and freeze them with the sugar and syrup on them. Remove from freezer just before serving.

  81. No Photo
    FrancescaMaria S says:

    For the story theme, a Mozart Halloween tale!

  82. princessdsp
    princessdsp says:

    One of my favorite Halloween scares was going to “Haunted Houses” with my sister and dad as a kid. What a Spooktackular time we had…..

  83. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is my only entry, not spending much time on FP lately, but having fun at looking at all picks when I have time :D

  84. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    So many fun entries!

  85. Miss Smee
    Miss Smee says:

    Many years ago, a man named Alfred Hitchcock wrote screenplays to scare the wits out of movie-goers…his twisted (much like the beaded twist in my Fresh Pick) stories drove people nuts (much like the tagua nut beads in my Fresh Pick)…their minds would never be the same…caw…caw…caw…

  86. No Photo
    SaruHime says:

    What is Halloween without a little magic? :)

  87. No Photo
    V Wyant says:

    The scariest story I every heard was about a haunted forest and the creepiest sounds every heard. The sights would send chills down your spine. With tree roots reaching out of the ground to the owls and witches sounding throughout. Cobwebs and tiny twinkling stars through the bare braches that reach high into the night. Alk thats left is the fright.

  88. Barb F
    Barb F says:

    There are so many great choices that it’s really hard to pick just a few. These are my picks. I hope they inspire you too.

  89. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Can’t forget the creepy crypt. ;)

  90. SweetBirchDesigns-Jess
    SweetBirchDesigns-Jess says:

    Here’s my last one! :)

  91. No Photo
    FrancescaMaria S says:

    Pick #2: my Vampire Bride costume!

  92. Magpie
    Magpie says:

    These are fun.
    Composition:

  93. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:
  94. Charmed4Life aka Marysu
    Charmed4Life aka Marysu says:

    A Poem my son learned in Kindergarden many years ago, fond memories as I teach it to his son.

  95. D Gooding
    D Gooding says:

    The witch fell in a ditch,
    when her itch, began to twitch.

    What a glitch!!

    (Good thing she was near the subway!! LOL!)

  96. D Gooding
    D Gooding says:

    This is a past entry of mine that did not win. I’m not sure if it is ok to enter it again. If it isn’t….please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will delete it. I just love my very spirited cat, and wanted to share it again :-)

    There once was a black cat named Max.
    In manners he was very lax.
    He made children scream
    when on Halloween
    he jumped out from under a fax.

    He tugged at the sheets of a ghost.
    He was not a very good host.
    He made the clown cry
    and the witch yelled “Oh my!”
    as he sharpened his claws on a post.

    The candy he tossed to the floor.
    And ran when they knocked on the door.
    He did not want out,
    but he did make them shout.
    especially the kids under four.

    The kids left with all of their loot.
    To scold Max the point was just moot.
    Cuz he jumped in my lap,
    took a ten minute nap,
    and I told him “good thing you’re so cute!”

  97. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    My easiest costume!

  98. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    A cautionary cat tail…

    A black cat caught a flying bat
    much to the bats chagrin
    And soon became a kitty toy
    in a game he could not win
    Back and forth he was tossed from paw to paw
    at a mind rattling dizzying rate
    Monsieur cat was fast but not fast enough
    the bat made his move and the cat was too late
    But even so he left his mark
    for the bat had been ill used
    Made to look quite the fool was the poor little bat
    not to mentioned battered and bruised!

  99. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    My final entry. :)

    The costume of my dreams would be Malificent, the wonderfully wicked fairy from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. I think she is gorgeous with her flowing black and purple robes, and horned headpiece. She has a pet raven and tempts Aurora to touch the spindle. Best of all, she turns into a dragon that breathes neon green fire!

  100. No Photo
    SaruHime says:

    The costume would need to be something simple and what is easier than a student at Hogwarts :) What house you ask? Why, Gryffindor of course!! Winner of Quidditch and saviors of the Sorcerer’s Stone!!

  101. CAS
    CAS says:

    Years ago, when my now 20-something year old nephews were little, I used to make their Halloween costumes for them. I made mice, pigs, bats, ghosts and dragons of various kinds, but one of my most challenging was the year I was asked to make “a glorious beetle Aunt Chris” and a ladybug. I had no idea what a “glorious beetle” was, so my sister sent me a picture of one. Of course I couldn’t find a pattern for one, or for any kind of insect that year, so I had to make up my own. He loved it, to this day it’s still one of his favorite costumes from childhood.

  102. T Tebeau
    T Tebeau says:

    Entry #2 – Remember the movie “The Crow” with Brandon Lee coming back from the beyond to get revenge for the murder of his fiance & him on halloween. Dark wings sheltering love admist the rain drops. Remember it can’t rain all the time.

  103. Miss Molly
    Miss Molly says:

    This pick is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, including:

    - The Raven
    - The Landscape Garden
    - The Tell-Tale Heart
    - The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour
    - The Fall of the House of Usher
    - The System of Dr. Tarr And Prof. Fether
    - Hop-Frog Or the Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs
    - The Gold-Bug
    - The Black Cat
    - The Oval Portrait
    - The Premature Burial
    - A Valentine
    - The Bells
    - The City In the Sea
    - Fairy-Land
    - The Devil In the Belfry

    I knew that English degree would come in handy one day!

  104. Brenda S
    Brenda S says:

    Always a fun contest!

  105. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Here’s my “Gypsy Queen” costume. The rock crystal is her crystal ball. The Sari Silk is her skirt and the silk ribbon is her blouse. Everything else is her wonderful blingy jewelry!

  106. Miss Molly
    Miss Molly says:

    These always remind me of when my son was little:

  107. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi all, we’re down to the final stretch! We’re blown away by the amazing picks… Here’s a final Good Luck and Happy Halloween! Any picks and favorites need to be posted by tonight at midnight. Thanks!

  108. Miss Molly
    Miss Molly says:

    Thanks so much for the fun contest – I’ve had a lot of fun ‘picking’!

  109. Ali B
    Ali B says:

    “Dark Angel” NEW!
    by Ali B on 10/31/13

    Description from Ali B: My 9 year old daughter told me that she wanted to dress up as a “Dark Angel” – a good angel who just likes to wear black. She was lovely with black wings, a black burnt velvet long gown, teal lace long sleeves and additions of purple and some pink. This was my interpretation of the total look.

  110. RBrooksie
    RBrooksie says:

    My first two Halloween fresh pics were a bit on the creepy side so for the third and final one I switched things up and focused on the fun – Halloween masks and tasty candy treats. Yum!

  111. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    The one person I would not want to meet on a dark night is Dexter.

  112. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I also submit Things to be afraid of…as designers this is our greatest feat.

  113. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    And my third was for love of laughter. Yikes..is that, oh, no….just cuz laughing is better for you than candy…that said I going to have some candy and laugh at the scales.

  114. Laud
    Laud says:

    Before you go to sleep tonight, look into those dark corners for empty eyes.

  115. Steve
    Steve says:

    Morning, everyone! :) We’ll be compiling the votes and announcing the winners soon. Stay tuned!

  116. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This was SO MUCH FUN!!! Thanks, you guys!! You run the best company on the internet!!! :)

  117. Miss Smee
    Miss Smee says:

    Where are the winners posted? I must be looking in the wrong places!

  118. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi all, our team had to spend extra time in the warehouse working on packing up orders yesterday, so I am just now getting the votes tallied. I’ll be posting the results right here by Monday morning. Sorry for the delay!

  119. Steve
    Steve says:

    Drumroll, please… the winners have been announced! See the top of this page for all the details. I’ll be sending out the gift certificates tomorrow.

    Congratulations to the four winners! And seriously, thank you so much for submitting all your picks this year. And for the extra time to tally the votes :)

    Stay tuned this month for some more fun that we have planned… we’re really excited!

  120. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Great job!

  121. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats to all the winners!

  122. Asia
    Asia says:

    Congrats to you all :D :D :D

  123. D Gooding
    D Gooding says:

    Congrats to all!!!!

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