Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Take Over

Dear bloggers, today is your day (and mine too, stay tuned).  Laura (blogmaster) is taking a leave of absence from her duties and leaving it to me, Kathy Niemann (email newsletter master). If you get the email you know I have computer "issues" so this should be hilarious.  Just to keep you coming back during my learning curve, Laura and I made an executive decision (Mary Ellen is out playing tennis, what she doesn't know can't hurt her.) So... we are initiating a give away of the lovely new Little Quilts fabric Whittier Crossing.  6 luscious fat quarters.  Leave a comment about your weirdest Halloween costume and you will be entered to win.  Contest ends Thursday Oct. 7that 12PM and a winner will be selected at random.  Notification will be by email.
*Anonymous entries are not valid and international winner must pay the shipping.

One of these beauties will be yours.  Can't wait to hear about the costumes.

36 comments:

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Sorry, I'm not into weird, so I would have to say a gypsy costume!

moramargaritaster said...

Hi!
I don´t celebrate halloween,so I can´t write about.
Thanks for the chance.

Amy said...

16 years ago on Halloween I was pregnant and 18 days shy of delivering an almost 10 pound baby. I went to a costume party as a pot-bellied stove. I wore a black turtleneck, black pants, black shoes, and a stovepipe hat made out of posterboard. My DH made a grate out of construction paper, backed it with flame cutouts, and we pinned that to my belly. It was a great costume!

JulieF1962 said...

Well, one year I went as a bug. That was pretty weird. Thanks for the chance to win!

Robyn *Ü* said...

I cannot remember a single halloween costume growing up. Isn't that sad? Usually we'd just put together what we could find around the house. One year (as an adult) we had a group of kids going with us around our neighborhood and one kid was dressed as "dead Barney". He was a bit older and didn't like Barney so he made him "dead Barney". That's the weirdest I can come up with. Don't know if it will count since it's not actually my costume.

Aunt 'Reen said...

One year I was a Princess Pirate.
I didn't WANT to be a pirate but it was the theme our parents picked for all of us kids to be. (our costumes were homemade back then) In definance I made a paper crown and added LOTS of glitter.

WvHmmngbrd said...

Bright red flapper from the roaring 20's! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

Umm...I wore a cow costume complete with a rubber udder. And this was as an adult! Not sure what I was thinking!

Diana said...

Don't know if this is weird or not but as a kid my mom had her own take on "SEARS AND ROBUCK", called "SEARS AND ROBOT". My brother was dressed in a suit(Mr.Sears) and I was dressed in a large aluminum foil covered box with attached arms and antenna and was the "ROBOT. It was a hit, but a pain to wear.
Would love to win the fat quarters of Whittier Crossing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow cool!I'm afraid it has been such a long time since I wore a costume, I can't really remember. But I always liked being a princess or something. But that's not weird. Or is it??

Debby said...

I can't say that I have ever dressed up in a weird costume, but I must say that the pot bellied stove costume that Amy posted sounds like the best costume ever. I heard of someone else one time that painted her pregnant tummy like a basketball and made a hoop around it. Pretty weird, but not mine.

A Quilter Awakens said...

I was a cow, but I put horns on it, so I guess I was a bull, but I had an udder, so I was a cow. You get the drift. Karmen

Nancy said...

One year I wore a rubber "old man's face" mask along with a long suit coat with a pillow for the hump back. I looked too real!

rebecca said...

My weirdest costume wasn't quie so weird. I was in a madrigal feast back when I was in high school. I made my costume off of a postcard picture that I had gotten in France a year earlier on a summer exchange trip. It had a black half moon head piece that I beaded with faux pearls. It would fit right in now with the Tudor rage from Showtime. Oh needless to it was orange and black, just right for Halloween. I still have the coustume but don't think I could fit in it now... 20 plus years later.

auntbee said...

Halloween is a big deal in Iowa. Not my costume but certainly my production, was the year the 3 girls went as Campbell soup cans. We used big barrels from the plant and painstakingly reproduced the labels for chicken noodle, cream of mushroom and tomato. The next year we were making three Pez dispensers.

Diann said...

In 1978 our friend dressed up as a head of lettuce. He tie dyed a sheet green cut two hole for eyes. It was creative but everyone had to ask what he was.

Connie said...

I love Halloween and made tons of costumes for my son and daughter as they were growing up. My son was a tree once. I made the trunk from chicken wire stuffed with napkins and sprayed brown. I gathered twigs and attached them to the tree. I made ghosts and hung them from the branches. The ghosts even lit up by using small flashlights in the ghosts. It was FUN!

KBates said...

I guess this was wierd. A recycle bin. Bottom was removed from a laundry basket and it was filled with 'me' and all the plastic bags we could find. A few rubber bands and suspenders and voila.

Mariliz said...

Oh boy...well it was in the 80's and I went as a punk rocker I let my friend convince me to wear a black trash bag dress and I greased my hair with vasoline (which took about a week to get out of my hair) and put it in a bunch of small ponytails. It was a very weird...I've destroyed all the pictures.

lindagerig said...

I guess my weirdest costume was not really weird but cute. It was of bob the tomato of veggie tales. we don't usually do weird. Linda Gerig lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Laura said...

These responses are so fun to read. I will love being the blogmaster

GeeMa said...

DH and I dressed up as old farmers for trunk or treat at church. We had a little playhouse that looked like a barn in the back of the truck. I bought some fake rotten teeth. DH told all the kids that their teeth would look like mine if they ate the candy. DH got tons of hugs from the kids.

Susan said...

One year my husband and I went to a party as construction workers. I don't know if this counts as weird, but I'd like a chance to win.

Julie said...

I dressed as Littel Bo Peep early in our marriage adn dresses my 6'2 husband as a lamb..he was a good sport and we are still married! :)

Sharon said...

I wore a white trashbag to an office party and went as "white trash".

Kathy in GA said...

Kathy - we'll all plow through your computer issues...cuz we have them too! At least I do! I don't dress up, but after my parents were in AU for a trip, I made my boys the Kangaroo costumes they wanted to wear! Pouches were to collect the candy...
Kathy O (Sharon's other half)

YankeeQuilter said...

In college I went to a party as an angel...on the way I tripped on my robe ripping the robe and braking my foot. After hours in the Emergency room I finally made it to the party as a "fallen" angel....

Pat said...

In college my girlfriend and I both dressed up like Michael Jackson from the "Billy Jean" video. (Really we just had black pants, red cumberbunds, white tuxedo shirts,and red bow ties).

Becky said...

My favorite costome was the year my son was a new born. He had a Dalmatian costume. I wore a white shirt and pants, made black dots, long ears and a nose. We were 2 Dalmatians from 101 Dalmatians. Thanks for resurrecting this great memory. Love the new fabric line!

Linda K said...

Hubby and I went to a Halloween party as Pacman and the ghost. My costume was made from big circles of cardboard painted yellow with the mouth cut out and he was in a dark blue sheet with painted dark blue face . Oh, and I wore Pacman deely bobbers- remember them?? Thanks for a chance to win!

Grumpy said...

I don't dress up either but my oldest comes up with the most bizarre costume ideas that I get to make! (some how!) ... the best was last year, a Jellyfish... before that was a fire truck (no not a fire man - the fire truck!) and before that was a cactus. She has made me laugh over the years! :)

Victoria M. said...

Wow, you all had some great creative costumes. I never wore anything weird. I would think I would have wanted to be a scientist, or a doctor or something like that, since I never had typical 'girl' career aspirations. But no, what I usually ended up wearing was a princess costume. Go figure...LOL.

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. The fabrics are great.

Lisa said...

I do remember my favorite Halloween costume as a child, Casper the Friendly Ghost. It was one of those simple little costumes that came in the cardboard boxes back in the 60-70's ...they came with a mask that made it impossible to breath and attached to your face with a rubber band that always got caught in your hair. But I loved Casper!

Donna said...

I was too young to remember, but when I was 10 months old my mother went to a Halloween party and took me along dressed as a pumpkin. Bright orange jumper with little green curly twining things and a couple leaves. I have a picture -- I was cute -- so cute I should win that Whittier Crossing fabric ...

jtquilts said...

I wouldn't say it was a weird costume.....years ago Mom made clown costumes for my brother and I AND our little dog! They were out of flannel and doubled as pj's! We did win a prize!

Julie S said...

I dressed up as my husband without him knowing. He's a music conductor. I wore his tux and carried a baton, and I had an amazing half mask that looked like a parody of him (glasses, curly red hair). I won "The Scariest Costume" at the party. The next year he got me back. I was at the party early handing out treats to children, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a woman wearing a dress like one I owned. I thought, "Boy, is she UGLY! I hope I look better in my dress than that!" Then I did a double take. It was my husband in MY dress, heels, hose, and a wig. He was far scarier than I was the year before.