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The moon has set, and the leaves have fallen… but there’s still a little bit of spooky glamour yet. Today we reveal the top 10 2015 Urban Threads costume contest finalists! There was of course, much debate in the office about the amazing entries, but luckily for us, it is now up to YOU to vote to pick the winner of this contest and the $50 Urban Threads gift certificate.
Scroll through these amazing ten finalists and find out a little about each, then vote for your favorite at the bottom. Don’t wait — voting closes Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon, Central time! The winner will be announced Wednesday and contacted via email. Once you’ve voted, be sure to check out ALL the amazing and crafty entries into this year’s contest right here.
Here are your top 10 finalists
Dress by Annemieke, using the Elven Court collection to full effect. Gorgeous!
Amazing couples costume by Jeanelle. She also used the Elven Court collection to create the amazing gentleman’s coat.
Stunning costume by Nancy, using 10 individual UT embroidery designs in the project! Her costume includes designs from the Steampunk Alchemy collection, keyhole on the corset, All Seeing Eye on the holster, Tentacles and Kraken on the inner front skirt, and the Mermaid Cameo on the back of the outer skirt. She finished it off with the Lace Rose, Lace Feather and Steampunk Lace Choker as accents to make her Steampunk Gunslinger come to life.
WINNER! Congrats to DonnaMichelem, who created another amazing Assassin’s Creed costume for her son, DustynLayne. She used many designs from the Gilded Heraldry collection, as well as some damask designs. “This costume I started on October 1st, and is made out of pure suede and love,” she said. She hand-dyed the repurposed leather herself, too. Amazing!
Brittany stitched up this amazing swashbuckling jacket, featuring bold use of the tentacles design.
Inspired by the Kitsune design, Emily crafted this foxy costume, using some cherry blossoms and moons. The kimono, ears, and tails are all made by hand!
Tam made this”Sir Awesome” knight costume for her son Jack. Too cool.
An amazing Steampunk Matador costume by Rachel, featuring lots of embroidery, from a steampunk heart, gears and sleeve, and a steampunk steer design. She writes that costume was designed to pay homage to the man whose kidney saved her life. She was initially told she could not go on the waiting list, but fought for her care. As she says, this costume is “to recognize that there will always be a bull to fight and you should never, ever, ever, ever give up!” Read the full story here.
Mariah is back again, crafting these amazing costumes for Krusher and Flynn — Krusher is the lion tamer, and Flynn is an adorable circus lion. The embroidery included is from the Cirque Noir collection, and a tiny lace top hat to make these outfits complete!
Traditional style matador costume by Jenny, using many designs from the Gilded Heraldry collection, and a few from Elven Court, all done in rich reds and golds.
There you have it, your top ten! Choose carefully, and please only vote once. Remember, voting closes Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon, Central time, so vote now. Thank you to everyone who entered — we’re so inspired year after year by all your amazing costume creations. Urban Threadsters are certainly the craftiest bunch!