Urban Threads 2016 Costume Contest Finalists!

*VOTING IS CLOSED! Thank you to ALL who participated!*

The leaves have fallen, the pumpkins have been carved… but there’s still a little bit of spooky glamour yet. Today we reveal the top 10 2016 Urban Threads costume contest finalists! As usual, there was much debate in the office over the top 10 finalists, 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. 8 at noon, Central time! The winner will be announced Wednesday and contacted via email.

Here are your top 10 finalists


Alicia Hornsby_finalist

This costume is from Alicia, and if you can believe it, it’s her first full completed outfit! She used “faux” button hole designs to complete her coat, and two classy piratey designs on the back to finish it off.

Heather Luca_finalist

Steampunk designer Heather Luca of Scoundrelle’s Keep pulled together this amazing Steampunk Carousel outfit, featuring the Steampunk Carousel collection and finished off with a cool lock piece on the front panel of her corset!


Jeanelle took lots of photos of this gorgeous Scottish gown she custom made. She used a lot of designs from the Gilded Heraldry pack all around the bottom of the gown.

Jessica Lange_finalist

This self-designed steampunk lolita captain costume is from Jessica in Germany. She added lots of nautical designs around the skirt, and is even rocking an embroidered steampunk lace choker. And that hair!

Mariah Wagner_finalist

Mariah is back again, and she decided unleash her inner mermaid this year! She made everything, from the mermaid leggings down to the embroidered spats. She used a lot of designs from the Sea Treasure collection, plus one Little Mermaid design on the back of her bolero. She even made the trident!

Marina Minkler_finalist

This Diva Aquanaut from stitcher Marina was completely inspired by the Urban Threads collection Ocean Blue. She absolutely loved the diver design and that became the center motif for the whole look.  She even sculpted the diver helmet herself out of paper mache! The dress itself consists of many parts, including removable sleeves, a corsage, skirt and bolero. They all feature embroidery designs from Ocean Blue and the Nauticus collection, with a few extra designs from here and there.

Miriam made this little raven princess costume for her little one. It not only includes lots of designs from the Clockwork Natura collection, and she added a gorgeous finishing touch with a freestanding lace raven mask!

Sabrina Douthit_finalist

Sabrina made this amazing bat dress for her daughter’s Halloween wedding. What a stunning use of a single design!

Sophie Michaelsen_finalist

Stitcher Sophie is rocking Steampunk Sailor Moon! What a great combination of a classic anime look with a steampunk update. She’s even added embroidered gears to her fingerless gloves.

Wendy de Glee_finalist

Wendy used tons of designs from the Gothic Gala and Briar Rose collection for her stunning Gothic Cathedral Gown. So chic!


VOTING IS CLOSED! Thank you to ALL who participated!



Remember, voting closes Tuesday, Nov. 8 at noon, Central time, so be sure to 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, most fashionable bunch!

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15 Responses to “Urban Threads 2016 Costume Contest Finalists!”

  1. 1
    Leesa Hunter says:

    My vote has to go to the one I most want to duplicate – Janelle’s scottish gown.

    I adore Sabrina’s wedding gown – and while the bats are not my Daughters thing I can see myself doing something similar with dragons and fairies in blues and aquas when she gets married.

    All of the others made my eyes pop and my mouth water. I love all of them. Now to get off my duff and make something myself.

  2. 2
    Pat Patrick says:

    They are all so stunning and fantastic!! It’s very hard to choose!

  3. 3
    Debbie says:

    All the costumes this year are fantastic. So difficult to choose. Great job everyone!

  4. 4
    Rose Wickham says:

    Sabrina’s wedding dress! It is batuful! I’m amazed!

  5. 5
    Gina Piazza says:

    Everyone’s costumes are fabulous! Kudos to all the designers!

  6. 6

    Love the use of all the designs, very inspiring!

  7. 7
    Jessica Snider says:

    I vote for Mariah’s Mermaid!

  8. 8
    Jessica Snider says:

    I vote for Mariah’s Mermaid!

  9. 9
    ashley says:

    Bat dress!!!

  10. 10
    Yvonne Woodward says:

    So hard to choose!

  11. 11
    Shannon says:

    My vote goes to the colorful fun design by Heather Luca of Scoundrelle’s Keep

  12. 12
    Linda Williams says:

    All AMAZING. I wish I was so talented. Very difficult choice!!!

  13. 13
    Jessa says:

    OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Scottish Dress!!!
    Those colors look so amazing against the blue!

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