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2013 Costume Contest Finalists

Well, the leaves have fallen and once again Halloween has come and gone, but boy oh boy, you guys did not disappoint this year! We’ve been hosting Urban Threads’ annual Halloween costume contest for three years now, and we are always so blown away by the level of creativity shown by everyone. You guys really know how to go all out!

After much fussing and back and forth in the office, the UT team has picked our top 10 favorite costumes. Now it’s up to YOU to vote on your favorite and choose the lucky stitcher worthy of the $50 gift certificate. Of course EVERYONE did an amazing job, but the voting must go on. So, have a glance through this year’s top ten, and then vote for your favorite costume at the bottom of the post!

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There’s this amazing Steampunk Alchemist gown from Wendy! She used lots of apothecary designs as well as a mix of the Anatomy design pack on the dress. She even stitched her own steampunk parasol. Elegant and dark and perfect for the season.

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This costume was a creative twist on one little girl’s amazing idea, which went down a bit like this, according to mom Rachel:

“Mama,” she said “I want to be awesome for Halloween!” “Yes, baby, it will be. What do you want to be?” I asked again. “Awesome!” she said again. “Yes dear, I heard you. What would you like to dress up as? Can you tell me what it looks like?” “It’s looks awesome! You can do that, right, mama?” 

That’s right, this little one went as AWESOME for Halloween. And her mom really did her proud. The Because I’m Awesome design was just too perfect.

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This little fairy is adorable! The costume beautifully utilizes the Elven Court series all over the costume with a bright and cheerful pink. Krista even stitched large versions of the wings and made them freestanding! A super creative use of all the designs, and it seems to make for one happy little fairy.

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In a fun twist, this costume also utilizes the Elven Court series, but it’s a fantastic example of how different a series can look depending on color and usage! This Green Witch costume from Beth uses the same designs but in a beautiful natural color scheme, plus a creative use of the lace witch hat. A fun reinvention of the classic witch for Halloween.

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Liddy from Holland went all out this year, making a bunch of amazing dresses. However, nothing quite captured our attention like this Gothic Halloween Gown. It utilized so many of our favorite gothic designs, including many from the new Gothic Gala series, but also including a great appearance by the Gothic Glam skull, the Clockwork Natura Bird Skull and even the Evenfall choker. I bet she looked amazing at the Halloween Ball she attended it in.

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Lace, lace and more lace! This amazing Poison Ivy costume from Laura shows just what you can do with a single lace design and a lot of determination. She stitched the Lively Leaf lace design over and over in different greens to create this leafy dress. She then added the Floral Fascinator as an extra flourish. She makes a really excellent Poison Ivy.

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How could we not include this adorable Little Red Riding Hood costume, complete with the “Big Bad Wolf” dressed up as grandma? Mariah and Krusher are back again, using simple and sweet flower accents, and of course the Little Red Riding Hood design. I have to say, Krusher’s little grandma bonnet is just killing me.

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Deanna stitched this Odin costume for her husband — featuring Elder Futhark runes and many other Nordic designs. That is one Viking I wouldn’t mess with! What a great cloak, don’t you think?

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This Wolf Mage costume by ayneSt is truly epic! Fuzzy and fierce, it features some Nordic Wolves and of course a dimensional Dark Wolf stitched on the back of the cloak. Plus it looks nice and cozy for roaming around those dark, chilly nights.

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Finally, showing another great use of the new Gothic Gala designs, Tiffanie stitched up this glam Dark Little Miss Muffet costume. Showcasing the spider as a centerpiece, she also added some elegant spiderweb draped designs from the same series, and a little spider hiding at the back! A dark twist on a traditional favorite… just our style!

Wow! It was really so hard choosing just ten. I mean take a look at the whole gallery of this year’s costumes! Everyone did an amazing job as usual this year, and you guys continue to make Halloween one of our favorite holidays. Are you ready to vote? Use the poll below (if you don’t see it, try reloading your page or disabling pop-up blockers!) and vote JUST ONCE for your favorite. Voting is open now until Sunday, Nov 10 at 11:59 p.m.! The results will be posted after the weekend.

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Good luck to the final contestants, and congrats to everyone! I hope you all had a happy and crafty Halloween.

*CONTEST IS CLOSED! – Congrats to Rachel for that AWESOME costume!*

Urban Threads Costume Contest 2013

The embroidery machines are a-whirrin’, and a chill is in the air. October is here, and it’s time for one of our favorite contests…

The Urban Threads annual Costume Contest!

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The contest starts Tuesday, Oct. 1, and ends Nov. 1, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Central time. Your costume can be from any time (meaning it doesn’t have to be a Halloween costume), but cannot already have been entered in a previous year’s contest.

How do you enter? Just take a photo of your awesome costume that features at least one Urban Threads embroidery design (hand or machine). Costumes may be for people or pets! You can then either email your photo to contest@urbanthreads.com, or upload it to the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag utcostume2013. Remember to get your photo entered before the witching hour on the day after Halloween!

We’ll choose our 10 favorites as finalists, and post those 10 to be voted on BY YOU the week after Halloween. UT stitchers will vote to see which lucky costumer wins…

A $50 Urban Threads gift certificate!

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Looking to get inspired? Check out the amazing entries from last year.

Good luck and happy stitching! Last year was amazing, and I cannot wait to see what you cook up this time…

Grand Prize Winners of the UT Coloring Contest!

Ho boy! This one was down to the wire, but we officially have the results of the UT coloring contest. I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all the stitchers that participated and for everyone who voted. But what are we waiting for? Here are the results…

The winner of the machine embroidery category for this years coloring contest is that yummy coffee colored creation by Juliane!

Congrats Juliane!

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This one was a TIGHT race folks. Separated by just a few votes from the amazing brightly colored design by inartwork. Everyone did such an amazing job, I know it was a hard choice! And what about the hand embroidery contestants?

The winner of the hand embroidery category for this years coloring contest is that gorgeous colorful watercolored creation by Brandy!

Congrats Brandy!

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This one was also a pretty tight race, with April’s crayon tinted design not far behind. It was just so hard to CHOOSE, wasn’t it? The 8 other finalists all win a $10 UT gift certificate for making it into the final round and for working so hard on their entries. These pieces were all so wonderfully stitched and the colors just stunning. So much work went into these beautiful pieces!

Congrats again to Juliane and Brandy, each our grand prize winners of a $100 gift certificate to Urban Threads!

A special thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the big 5 with us all through the month of May. We can’t wait to celebrate the big 6 with you next year!

UT Coloring Contest Finalists

*UPDATE – Voting is closed! Winners coming soon*

It’s time… all through the month of May you Threadsters were playing with this design, in order to create your own colorful masterpieces for Urban Threads 5th Birthday Coloring Contest. Well the entries are in, and the top 5 finalists in each category have been chosen! First, our top colorful entries stitched up by an embroidery machine…

Machine Embroidery Finalists

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This dark and broody black and red sparkle creation was made by Miriam.

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This classic soft rainbow scheme entry was stitched up by Vicki.

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This coloring contest entry is by Juliane, inspired by yummy coffee and chocolate.

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This bright and bold coloring entry makes great use of a light colored outline, stitched up by inartwork.

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This neon inspired coloring contest entry was stitched up by Cornelia.

All those crazy colors! What fun :) Are you ready to vote? Take a good long look at each of these colorful designs, and vote for your favorite below. Voting is closed!

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This blue and purple stitch-filled beauty was hand embroidered by Katheryn.

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This colorful rainbow crayon-tinted creation was stitched up by April.

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This hand embroidered coloring contest entry by Emily features beautiful variegated stitching on a faux wood fabric.

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This coloring contest entry by Brandy features lovely running stitch outlines mixed with light washes of watercolor.

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This bold and broody design was hand stitched by confident soba using lots of lovely fill stitches.

Are you ready to vote for your favorite hand embroidery entry? Second voting poll is below. Voting is closed!

A big congratulations to our 10 finalists for making it into the top 5 of their categories! Also, a big BIG thank you to ALL of you who entered. We had a lot of entries into this contest. Want to see them all? Of course you do! Check them out in the slideshow below. Thanks for helping us make our 5th Birthday extra special!Did you vote once for each category? GOOD! Voting will remain open until this Friday at noon central time, and we’ll announce the final winners in the newsletter!

T-Shirt Giveaway #5 – Last Chance!

*UPDATE – Contest is closed! Winner is comment #85, Nicole! Thanks for helping us celebrate the big 5!*

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It’s our birthday month around here, and we’ve been partying hard all month long with awesome things like giant storewide sales, and a sweet coloring contest.  We’ve also been giving away 5 chances to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees, and today is your LAST CHANCE to win one!

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That’s right kids, this is the final giveaway, so you better saddle up and follow along! How do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by telling us what your favorite UT Lab project is on StitchPunk in the comments of this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time. If you haven’t explored our Lab projects, you’re in for a treat! The UT Lab is an initiative  where the Urban Threads team gets to experiment, collaborate and innovate to see just what can be done with the art of embroidery. We’ve done crazy things like team up with fashion designers to make a gothic embroidered steampunk gown, or even created a video of our Evenfall lace collection. Heck, we even took over the world with tiny plush bunnies, with help from you! Leave us a comment on this post telling us your favorite Lab Project before midnight tonight to enter! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks.

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE. Hurry, the sale ends this Sunday night!

T-Shirt Giveaway #4 – It’s Our Birthday!!

*Contest is closed! Congrats to comment number #26 Lauren! Still one more chance to enter on Thursday!*

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It’s our birthday month around here, and today, it’s really our 5th BIRTHDAY! WOOT! We’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale, but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We’ve already had three awesome chances, this is chance numbah four to snag one of these beauties!

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So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by telling us what your favorite single design is on Urban Threads in the comments of this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time. Remember, that does NOT include packs like the whole Dark Fairytale series, but you can tell us which individual design from that pack is your favorite. Maybe you have a specific steampunk design you always go to? Leave it in the comments before tonight to enter! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks. Feel free to throw a little happy birthday jingle in as well ;)

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years  (AS OF TODAY!) of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll have one more chance this week to win a shirt if you miss out on today. Also, I know it’s mean to make you guys pick just one design. Call it tough love ;)

T-Shirt Giveaway #3

*UPDATE! The contest is now closed. Congrats to comment #119, Cheryl!*

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s our birthday month around here, and we’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale (OMG go shop now!), but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We’ve had our first few giveaways this week, this is chance number three!

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So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by browsing these customer featured projects on the Urban Threads blog and leaving a comment telling us which one is your favorite. Featured projects are exceptional customer creations we highlight on the blog from time to time. There have been everything from amazing steampunk creations to a step by step breakdown of how to make embroidered shoes. Tell us what your favorite customer featured project is (remember this is NOT one of our regular tutorials!) in the comments of this post by Sunday at 11:59 p.m., Central time to enter for your third chance to win your own UT shirt! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks.

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll also have two chances next week to win a shirt, starting Tuesday, our official 5th Birthday!