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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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!*

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58 Responses to “2013 Costume Contest Finalists”

  1. 1
    Shae says:

    Little fairy by Krista has my vote 🙂

  2. 2
    Melissa says:

    Love it!

  3. 3
    Jules K says:

    Gorgeous designs!! ALL of them!!

  4. 4

    I voted for Poison Ivy because I felt it was an over all elegant execution of creative design without so much “fluff”. (could have done without the green lipstick though 😉 just sayin’)

  5. 5
    Sadie says:

    Loved the little miss muffet!!! The place to vote won’t load for me so I hope this counts!!

  6. 6
    Kim says:

    I loved them all! I voted for the Steampunk Alchemist gown because I felt she had the most complicated costume to sew and used the most embroidery. The umbrella was the deciding factor for me as Liddy’s gown was gorgeous as well. I also was really impressed with the little Awesome costume, I bet she rocked it and was AWESOME! The use of the leaves over and over was really creative for the Poison Ivy costume as well. They all are just fabulous and it was REALLY hard to choose just one.

  7. 7
    Traci says:

    Dark Little Miss Muffet is my favorite! SO many creative people out there, it’s sure given me inspiration for next years costume. Good luck!

  8. 8
    donna says:

    Green witch gets my vote!

  9. 9
    Dawn says:

    I loved them all!!! The green witch is my favorite!

  10. 10
    Nettie says:

    The Green Witch by Beth.

  11. 11
    pian ackerman says:

    Liddy has the most beautifull dress with lots of fantasie designs.

  12. 12
    Robert Berkhout says:

    I voren for Liddy from Holland. Really nice Gothic Halloween dresses! Dutch designers are the very best!

  13. 13
    marja.buijs says:

    i voted for number 5.this is fantastic creation in gotic style.

  14. 14
    Tiffany says:

    I vote for I’m awesome!

  15. 15
    Alwin says:

    I voted for Liddy. She designs and creates everything herself and that without any costume creation education. It’s amazing.

  16. 16
    HCat says:

    Mariah and Krusher all the way!!

  17. 17
    Inge Drupsteen says:

    I vote for Liddy. Beautiful!

  18. 18
    Amy says:

    Little Red Riding Hood has my vote!

  19. 19
    frans says:

    Liddy is my favorit.
    She spend a lot of her time to create her dresses.

  20. 20
    Andrea says:


  21. 21
    Diana says:

    They are all great, but Little Red Ridding Hood and Grandma has my vote

  22. 22
    Rikste says:

    My vote goes to Liddy because I’ve never seen such beatiful

  23. 23
    Denise says:

    My vote is for “Because I’m Awesome” by Rachel.

  24. 24
    Simone says:

    Steam punk Alchemist!

  25. 25
    Aphelia says:

    Gah! It’s so hard to choose just one – they’re all so awesome! Maybe the runners up can have a free pattern?! Seriously amazing work. In the end I voted for the Awesome! Not only does it have a cute story, a great message and a truly creative design, but it’s an entirely unexpected and different use of the great UT designs 🙂

  26. 26
    Pam M says:

    Totally blown away by all this creativity. Congratulations to all the contestants, and especially these ten. I voted for the Green Witch because of the beautiful workmanship, and I think it stuck within the the theme i.e. a witch. It is an exquisite costume and displays artful use of the UT designs.

  27. 27
    Michele in IL. says:

    They are all wonderful! Do we get to see all the entries? Please….

  28. 28
    Sherry says:

    Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma has my vote. All are unbelievably Urban Threads terrific!

  29. 29
    Elfie B. says:

    Totally Awesome. 🙂 Daring concept with bold execution!

  30. 30
    Marilyn Farmer says:

    Kiddy gets my vote–just beautiful!

  31. 31
    Janet says:

    The Green Witch costume by Beth is the winner!

  32. 32
    Jessica says:

    Steampunk Alchemist….wow, just wow! That had to take A LOT of time to complete and looks amazing!

  33. 33
    Tylene Dorsey says:

    The Wolf Mage costume! Good job Ayne!

  34. 34
    Hailey Dorsey says:

    The Wolf Mage costume!
    Good job 🙂

  35. 35
    Nate Dorsey says:

    The Wolf Mage costume 🙂 looks awesome!

  36. 36
    Jeff Arnold says:

    Wolf Mage costume! Great!

  37. 37
    Jessica Phillips says:

    I voted for I’m Awesome!!!

  38. 38
    Theresa says:

    Green witch all the way. Everyone did a beautful costume but the witch just stirs something inside me. Hocus Pocus!!!

  39. 39
    Angela Taylor says:

    Loddy from holland. It was beautiful. All were really great, it was a hard decision.

  40. 40
    MimiMom says:

    Awesome costume gets my vote

  41. 41
    Claudia W says:

    I almost hated to vote because all the contestants were AMAZING! But I loved the pink fairy the best!

  42. 42
    Carol Fiorella says:

    Love the little girl in the I am awesome .costume.Very cute

  43. 43
    Hope S says:

    Gothic Halloween Gown is my rave. It’s a nice use of designs and the fabric/sewing is well done too.

  44. 44
    Mary says:

    How lucky for a little girl to have such an awesome mommy? I think the creativity of this costume is the topping on the cake. She knew what she wanted and Mom listened to her. Seems like these days that”s unusual. I vote for AWESOME all the way!!!!

  45. 45
    Karen says:


  46. 46
    Traci Admire says:

    Little Red Riding Hood and grandma has my vote!!!

  47. 47
    Renee in Michigan says:

    I love the Green Witch. The designs were used in just the right places on the costume which makes it looks like she really exists in another time. I would really like to make this beautiful costume. Very well done. Timeless elegance.

  48. 48
    Jackie says:

    My vote…Poison Ivy!

  49. 49
    Greta Waal says:

    No doubts! The dress from Liddy is very extraordenary and outstandig. I understand she makes everything by her self and without being a professional designer! Great Liddy!!

  50. 50
    Carmen Robinson says:

    Love Little Red Ridding Hood!!

  51. 51
    Linda says:

    Awesome by Rachel

  52. 52

    I vote for wolf mage love it !!!

  53. 53
    Linda says:

    Poison Ivy is awesome!

  54. 54
    Teun-Jan Pereboom says:

    I vote for Liddy from Holland. She did a excellent job, beautiful!

  55. 55
    Katherine st martin-minor says:

    Wolf mage!

  56. 56

    Because Im Awesome by Rachel is my favorite

  57. 57
    Kim says:

    My vote is for “Because I’m Awesome”. Totally Awesome Costume.

  58. 58
    Miriam M. says:

    I love all the costumes. All of them do a great Job. Congratulation to the winner Rachel.

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