Costume Contest Finalists

The costumes are in and the entries are incredible. Looking through this gallery has been so much fun, and SO hard to pick our favorite ten. So many of you went above and beyond with stitches and lace, making these designs your own and really going crazy with them. Well, here for you today are your ten finalists, chosen by the UT gang. Please scroll through them all and enjoy the embroidery eye candy, and then vote for your favorite at the poll at the bottom.

Voting is open now until Sunday 11:59pm central time. You have all weekend to vote, so take your time, look em over, and pick your favorite! I know, I know, it’s not an easy task.

So, without further ado, here are your ten…

A gorgeous steampunk costume from Stitch Couture. She used the western Steampunk Raven on the back, designs in the Clockwork Magic series, and a few Clockwork Natura Feathers on the bodice.

Dress for a costume ball by Anke the Wolff, in Holland. She is, aptly, a werewolf, with a baroque wolf design embroidered on the front, and the lace rose choker design repurposed for the cuffs and around the dress. Love.

Winter Elf costume by the always stunning Liddy from Holland. She reused pieces from the lace snowflake crown design for this Russian kokoshnik (headpiece), as well as the costume’s cuffs. “without it, the winter elf costume would not have this ethereal Russian feel to it,” she writes. Gorgeous!

Dana’s stunning steampunk witch costume made with Simplicity pattern 2207. She used the Steam Motif Butterfly multiple times, the Clockwork Magic Raven on the back, and the Cobweb Choker to round out her witchy steampunk ensemble. I’m totally digging the Ghastlies fabric.

Ivy Frozen made this rad anatomical dress for a Haunted Halloween Carnival Dinner meet up. She used the designs from the Anatomy Design pack all around her skirt, and they are just perfection with those tights. How cute is this dress?

A stunning steampunk costume by Mariah, sewn from the same Simplicity 2207 pattern as our steampunk witch! She stitched her dress in blue crepe back satin with the Regal Mini – Fleur de Lis embroidered on the collar, and the Clockwork Magic – Pocket Watch on home-sewn white spats. Tiny Lace Top Hat features matching trim from the skirt and the same buttons used on the spats. Just gorgeous.

Donna created this costume for her son so he could be Ezio from Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Lots of embroidery on this carefully crafted costume! She used the Celtic Heart in repetition to amazing effect all over the costume, then mixed in some Celtic Majesty Ravens, and the Celtic Cross on the main piece, and the Celtic Majesty Cross on the red cloak.  This, my friends, is how you prove machine embroidery is boss to teenagers.

Pennie’s husband dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, with the Wordy Bird design on the back of the jacket and the Baroque Skull on the cravat. She went as the Raven to match. Fancy!

An excellent dia de los muertos character from yourky, stitched with the Flowerered Skull Border on the tee. Man, that’s a kid who knows how to be a sugar skull.

Finally, this amazing steampunk Tinkerbell costume by Julie. She utilized the Steampunk Gears all over, from on the pouch to used as freestanding designs on the wings. Then she added a Steam Motifs Compass Rose as a finishing touch. Enchanting!


There you have it ladies and gents. Get voting! Remember, you only get to vote ONCE. So choose wisely.

*EDIT – Voting is closed! Thanks for taking part. Our winner is Enzo from Assassin’s Creed!*


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43 Responses to “Costume Contest Finalists”

  1. 1

    Wow–what great work!!! All so original and unique! Great job, everyone.

  2. 2
    Sierra says:

    Can I have, like, ten votes… I don’t want to choooooooooooose!

  3. 3
    Laurie says:

    Everyone did an amazing job – wish I could have voted for all of them!

  4. 4
    giliell says:

    I had to use a children’s counting rhyme, so the Tinkerbell got my vote

  5. 5
    Sherrie says:

    All of these costumes are absolutely awesome! It was nearly impossible to choose just one….

  6. 6
    Pam M says:

    Oh my! So difficult to choose just one – everyone deserves credit. Congratulations all.

  7. 7
    Claire V says:

    WOW!! you all deserve such Kudos! Imagine, you could have settled for store bought junk, but these will last for years and years and will get rave reviews forever! Y’all ROCK!

  8. 8
    Melissa says:

    I think they are ALL incredible, amazing, fabulous – can you give everyone a prize? : )

  9. 9
    Leesa H says:

    I am so in awe of everyone. There is no “best”. I voted for the one I wished most I had made. Wonderful job to all!!

  10. 10
    bubbieone says:

    this was the hardest thing to vote on. They were all fantastic!!!!!!!! Kudo’s to all

  11. 11
    Donna Toyama says:

    Great job everyone… could not do it without Urban threads wonderful designs. thank you

  12. 12
    Sarah says:

    Oh man these are great! I choose Ezio from assassins creed by Donna!

  13. 13
    bobbie56 says:

    Wow they are all so great & the imagination they all had WOW!!!

  14. 14
    Zuqueen says:

    All are very creative and inspiring but it was donna’s sons outfit that blew my mind

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    Janet says:

    Assassin’s Creed gets my vote 🙂 But, wow, they are all amazing!

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    Kit Joslyn says:

    Assassin’s Creed. Great all around job. That is a keeper for the costume trunk for years. Poll didn’t show up on the end of page.

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    Geri Bosley says:

    All are awesome, but I would like to be a female assasin in that costume!

  18. 18
    Sharon says:

    Fantastic costumes, they were all very well done.

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    glenda brock says:

    WOW – amazing thread artists here….. blue ribbon for everyone!

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    Jane Crossan says:

    They are all awesome!

  21. 21
    Kate says:

    Assassins Creed but they are all brilliant! such ingenuity!

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    Sue says:

    I loved the werewolf….but definitely second place was the Anatomical by Ivy. The cutest were the two little kids though…..I really liked the Sugar Skull kid…… TO tell you the truth I LOVED THEM ALL…..very impressed with all the work and TIME you guys spent ….really knocked my socks off.

  23. 23
    Geoff says:

    All fantastic, I’ve gone for the one with what I think has the most embroidery content (I think!) Anyway,greetings from an old biker turned stitcher from Bristol, UK Keep up the good work too!

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    Ireen Martina says:

    Very nice dress from Liddy nice arrangement, combined with the makeup
    Gives the feeling of a winter princess in dark Scandinavia.

  25. 25
    Chelle says:

    SO hard to choose, so many original and uber creative, stunning pieces. I would even have a hard time ranking them, the craftmanship is so good. Special mentions to the steampunkers, the elf queen and the wolven costume (love the wolf – wolf is Teacher)especially, but I’ll have to give my first place to the Assassin’s Creed. Keep them coming – awesome work!

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    Charmaine says:

    They are all so FANTASTIC! I want sew, sew, sew! Everyone did a GREAT job and inspired me in so many ways. Very hard to decide but I went with what I would’ve like to have done.

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    donna says:

    All are beyond compare!!! How absolutely wonderful and impossible to decide. They all offer something for the eye to behold!!

  28. 28
    Cindy says:

    Hard to vote when they all look so great. Good work to everyone you are all winners.

  29. 29
    Kim says:

    Wow! All of these costumes are gorgeous and awesome! Very inspiring also!

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    Roxanne says:

    Amazing!! What talent!

  31. 31
    Raven says:

    All were very well done, but think ‘Assassan’s Creed’ showed the most creative use of embroidery, not to mention excellent design and workmanship.

  32. 32
    Brian says:

    Voting appears to be broken. Been this way for at least 2 hours now.

  33. 33
    Angela says:

    I love them all!!!

  34. 34

    This was really a difficult decision. They are all great!
    I voted for Steampunk Tinkerbell… too cute!

  35. 35
    Erika says:

    I vote for assassins creed.

  36. 36
    Catherine Vigil says:

    All are great hard to choose

  37. 37
    Elfie B. says:

    Assassin’s Creed, or Russian Winter Elf… I had to stay faithful. But it was >—< this close.

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    Sue says:

    What great work on all!!

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    Liddy says:

    Congrats to Assassin’s Creed and her creator, It was awesome to participate in this contest! xxx Liddy

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    glorimar says:

    I love the Edgar Allan Poe, so classic and very suitable for Halloween! Love this writer!!

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    Anke de Wolff says:

    It was great to be one of the ten finalist and congrats to donna

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    glamourie says:

    amazing costume and embroidery!! can i ask if you designed the costume yourself or if there is a pattern? id love to have a go!!

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