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WINNER of the 2016 Urban Threads Costume Contest!

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A very huge congrats to the winner of the 2016 Urban Threads costume contest, Jeanelle! It was a tight race but in the end her beautiful blue creation won the day, and the $50 UT gift certificate! Thanks to everyone who voted, and once again, we are always SO excited about the creativity you guys bring. Get your gears turning on next Halloween!

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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VOTING IS CLOSED! Thank you to ALL who participated!

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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!

Urban Threads Costume Contest 2016

*UPDATE! – The contest deadline has been extended to Wednesday Nov 2nd!*

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

It’s the Urban Threads annual Costume Contest!

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This year the contest opens today, Thursday, Oct. 6, and ends Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. That means you have a bit of time to post your costumes after partying away on Halloween night! 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 Urban Threads 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 add it to instagram or the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag utcostume2016. In addition, in order to make your entry official you MUST send an email to contest@urbanthreads.com, with a link to where you photo is online, or attach it to your email and we’ll upload it for you. Looking to get inspired? Check out the amazing entries from last year.

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!

Good luck and happy stitching, everyone!

Urban Threads Costume Contest 2015

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

The Urban Threads annual Costume Contest!

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This year the contest opens Friday, Oct. 2, and ends Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at noon Central time. That means you have plenty time to send photos from your fun parties on Halloween night! 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 Urban Threads 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 add it to instagram or the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag utcostume2015. However, in order to make your entry official you MUST send an email to contest@urbanthreads.com, with a link to where you photo is online, or attach it to your email and we’ll upload it for you.

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!

(woot!)

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

Good luck and happy stitching everyone!

Quick Pic – Arwen Dress

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Arwen Dress - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Arwen Dress - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

We don’t usually do a double Quick Pic, but it’s totally worth it to see not only the gorgeous embroidered detail, but the full effect of this dress from instagram user gewandfantasien. The dress is made from dark red stretch velvet, and the embroidery (using the heraldic border and the mendhika hem flourish) along the neckline and the sleeves is done in silver and accented in glass beads and sequins. So glamorous!

Costume Contest 2014 – We Have a Winner!

And the winner of the Urban Threads 2014 Costume Contest, as voted on by you, is …

…this dazzling Sim Sin’karaleth (or the Hedgehog) gown by Angemessen! It was made as a LARP costume for ConQuest of Mythodea, and it was showcased to stunning effect. Embroidery was combined with beading on the bodice to give it that royal, metallic edge.

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Thanks to everyone who shared your amazing embroidered creations! There were SO MANY stunning entries this year, and we wish we could give prizes to all of you. Keep rockin’ on with your crafty selves … we can’t wait to see the costumes yet to come!

2014 Costume Contest Finalists

UPDATE: Voting has closed! Congrats to winner Angemessen!

The night has passed, and what a night it was! Right up ’til the last moment I’m sure some machines were a-whirring, but the entries are in, and we have our top 10 finalists. As usual, we got SO many amazing entries this year it was hard to choose just ten, and it seems like every year people are going bigger and better than before. So, luckily, choosing the final winner isn’t on us… it’s on you! You have ’til Monday, Nov. 10 at noon Central time to vote on your favorite. Please just vote only once, and choose carefully! There’a lot of talent in this lineup…

Take a look at these 10 finalists below, and then cast your vote at the bottom of the post. And congrats to the top 10 finalists!

La Belle et La Bete by Wendy - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

1) This La Belle et la Bete gown is by Wendy (that’s French for Beauty and the Beast). I love how she stitched all the different designs in one color to pull them all together.

Little Broken Doll by Fondie - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

2) This Little Broken Doll costume is by Fondie. It’s got a great use of embroidery all around the costume, and is even topped off by a UT lace top hat! Cute and a little bit creepy all at once.

Cersei Lannister by Nancy - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

3) This Cersei Lannister costume is by Nancy, replicating her famous red gown in the series Game of Thrones. She’s got the evil attitude to match!

Frida Kahlo by Christina- One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

4) This adorable little Frida Kahlo was stitched up by Cristina in Mexico. So colorful and fun, and just perfect with those little eyebrows. I love the hair too!

Sim Sin'karaleth by Angemessen- One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

5) This stunning piece is Sim Sin’karaleth (or the Hedgehog) by Angemessen. It was made as a LARP costume for ConQuest of Mythodea, and it was showcased to stunning effect. Embroidery was combined with beading on the bodice to give it that royal, metallic edge.

Demon Couple by Pennie - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

6) This demon couple is by Pennie. She stitched all kinds of wicked designs on their costumes but used a coordinating color theme to pull it all together. I’m seriously loving those horns too!

The ninjabread men by Tam - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

7) These Ninjabread Men are Ben, Drew, and Jack and it was all stitched up by Tam. It’s a great example of taking a single idea from a UT design (like the ninjabread man) and making a whole costume out of it! Heck, even the dog got a costume.

Emerald Butterfly Dress by Liddy - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

8) This Butterfly Gown is by Liddy. She stitched up a couple of different gowns, but this one really drew our eye, on everything from the gorgeous embroidery down the front to the clever use of the lace butterflies on her shoes and crown. Man, I really wish we would get an invite to all these amazing balls she keeps going to!

Steampunk Cat by Jessamy - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

9) In another great example of using a UT design as inspiration we have this Steampunk Cat by Jessamy. What do you get when you combine steampunk and cats? This of course. A cute kitten on the front and lots of stitched gears all around. The furry kitten mittens and ears go great with the steampunk goggles. What a creative way to pull ideas together!

Venetian Carnivale by Mariah - One of the amazing 10 finalists in Urban Threads 2014 embroidered costume contest

10) This Venetian Carnivale dress is by Mariah, who actually went to Venice to try it out! It’s got a gorgeous use of embroidery on the front, and even a little touch of lace in the hat. So elegant.

So, these are your 10 finalists. Vote below for your favorite only once, and we’ll announce the winner of the $50 Urban Threads gift certificate next week!

UPDATE: Voting has closed! Congrats to winner Angemessen!