This sounds like one very fun and potentially very rewarding contest that I am so excited to tell you about. Halloween is all about dressing up and getting to pretend you are someone else for the night. This year, that costume could possibly win you $25,000 and a chance for a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.”
Before I go on, please note that the deadline for entry is Sunday, September 29th. That’s very close!!
The full details on how to enter your costume are all listed on the Hub’s Halloween Bash website.
Basically, one semi-finalist from each state will be flown to Hollywood for a taping of the “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash” to be broadcast on Saturday, October 26, 2013, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) is the host, pop-music star Cody Simpson will be performing, and Martha Stewart serves as the Halloween-expert judge!
Okay, so for those of you who need some inspiration and have no idea what you want to dress up as, but you definitely want to enter this contest, here are some tips from the queen of Halloween herself – Martha Stewart. You might have already seen the Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue on newsstands.
Halloween Costume Tips from Martha Stewart Living Magazine
- To turn your kid into a charismatic cowboy, just rustle up some brown-paper grocery and trash-compactor bags. When you get home, snip and punch them into a fringed vest and chaps, then add paper-fastener studs and candy-cup conchos. A mop-maned horse is ready to accompany this rider on a hunt for candy.
- With a few clever tricks, it’s easy to dress up as Napoleon and Josephine. They take a needle and thread and a minimum of skill. Napoleon’s jacket begins as a navy-blue hoodie; it’s cut and then trimmed with sections of red felt and gold upholstery fringe. Josephine’s dress is fashioned from lengths of inexpensive cotton, with elastic to cinch the top and create a gathered bodice; another piece of fabric becomes the shrug and sash. Use crystal beads to make a choker, necklace and bracelets fit for an empress.
- A striped shirt and a hat with a red flower shout “mime” loud and clear. That’s thanks to Marcel Marceau, the famous Frenchman who debuted this now-iconic look. Easy to find striped boat neck shirts anchor the outfit and face paint finishes the effect.
Please note: The “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash” costume competition is open to all ages, including individuals or a maximum of five people per group submission.
So, what do you think? Are you going to go for it and enter? Why not!! You have a few days to get it together. Go for it!!