The auctions will begin at $50 and end after 24 hours if there are no new bids, so be sure to check back frequently! All proceeds minus a five-percent handling fee will go directly to the artist. This contest and corresponding auction gives you — the bidder! — the opportunity to purchase a unique, handcrafted costume, just in time for the 2012 Halloween season!For questions and media inquiries contact contest@HalloweenCostumes.com
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Number of Bids – 7
Winning Bid – $200.00
Cierra Treloar
"The Ghost of Marie Antoinette"
Cierra Treloar
Glendale, CA
Cierra Treloar studied costume design at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. Marie Antoinette's was a polarizing figure and her audacity was epic. In addition, her death by guillotine was no small punishment. This take on the typical Marie Antoinette Halloween costume reincarnates her with her mortal wound intact and her dress after about 240 years of rotting in the grave.
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Number of Bids – 2
Winning Bid – $60.00
Marrisa Wilson
"Black Bird"
Marrisa Wilson
Poughkeepsie, NY
Marrisa Wilson studies fashion design at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY This elegant Black Bird costume will make you feel glamorous under these feathers, all while being sexy and mysterious behind that black veil. The high neck and strong shoulders will command the attention of anyone in the room.
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Number of Bids – 3
Winning Bid – $60.00
James Gregory
James Gregory is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. This was his first attempt at building a costume out of EVA Foam. The foam itself is ridged, but with added heat it becomes completely pliable. He designed the costume to fit small to large. Each component of the armor that wraps around has Velcro straps for adjusting.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $50.00
Mia Lee
Mia Lee is studying costume design and technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Not only is the ringmaster the most noticed entertainer in the circus, they have one of the most vibrant personalities and are seen as the "leader" of the show. She created the modern day ringmaster costume that’s alluring and captivating.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $0.00
Dinah Spivey
"Peacock Showgirl"
Dinah Spivey
Atlanta, GA
Dinah Spivey studied fashion design at Bauder College in Atlanta, GA. The peacock showgirl is based on her West Indian heritage. During Carnival time women and men would dress in their best handmade costumes, dance, and celebrate in the street. It is a beautiful bird that translates into a beautiful costume and it commands attention.
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Number of Bids – 2
Winning Bid – $66.00
Morgan Ditta
"The Monarch"
Morgan Ditta
Morris Plains, NJ
Morgan is a recent Animation/Illustration graduate from Montclair State University. Recently, she designed 28 costumes based on the Walt Disney World resort, as part of her senior presentation. One of her first Halloween costumes was a Monarch butterfly and she wanted to design a more adult version, creating this butterfly queen.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $0.00
Rachel Lichtenwalner
"Phoenix Bird"
Rachel Lichtenwalner
Poughkeepsie, NY
Rachel Lichtenwalner is studying fashion design at Marist College. The phoenix costume is a sweetheart neckline with an uneven hem. The top of the dress is sleeveless in a nude fabric that is embellished with more than 1, 000 Swarovski crystals. The dress is covered in feathers; that graduate from yellow feathers into orange and red.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $50.00
Kelli Cerini
"Victorian Vampire"
Kelli Cerini
Nesconset, NY
Kelli Cerini is studying fashion design at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. As a designer, the Victorian period has always been an inspiration that she consistently returns to. She also loves Sci-Fi / scary movies that include vampires. Kelli decided to combine the two things that interest her most to create "The Victorian Vampire”.
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Number of Bids – 6
Winning Bid – $80.00
Gretchen Halle
"Wolfman"
Gretchen Halle
Boise, ID
Gretchen Halle is studying theatre with an emphasis in design at Boise State University. This costume was originally a design for the character of a wolf in a musical. The idea is a wolf head with the face coming through the mouth. Gretchen wanted the head to look as realistic as possible, but bring out some of the human qualities in the rest of the costume.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $50.00
Jamie Herron
Jamie Herron is an experienced costume-maker and has been making cosplay costumes since 2002. Based loosely on a Japanese Kimono with Lolita style–It's Wa-lolita! It's very versatile for many body types, and the pieces can be mixed and matched with other garments since they are all separates!
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $50.00
Neisha Lockwood
"Voodoo Mama"
Neisha Lockwood
Ogden, UT
Neisha Lockwood has been sewing for eleven years. The “Voodoo Mama” is the ultimate queen of spells of all kinds and uses not only her magic but also her good looks to lure innocent men into her voodoo lair. The voodoo mama is a high fashion modern voodoo queen from somewhere deep in the swamplands.
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Number of Bids – 3
Winning Bid – $55.50
Christa Newman
"Mermaid Queen"
Christa Newman
Kingston, MA
Christa Newman began costuming in 2002 and has made more than 100 costumes in 10 years. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Animation and attended the Disney College Program in Walt Disney World. Since then she has become a professional photographer and does costuming photography.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $0.00
Emma Skumautz
Emma Skumautz is a student designer majoring in Apparel Studies at North Dakota State University. She specializes in fashion illustration and women's apparel with a minor in art. This Candy Monster costume features scary candy corn teeth and claws, piercing peppermint eyeballs, candy cane legs, and red licorice locks. Keep your candy safe, kids.
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Number of Bids – 2
Winning Bid – $100,000.00
Megan Hurta
Megan Hurta is a a student studying fashion design at Syracuse University. She has been sewing since the age of 10. Megan wanted to bring an inanimate object to life and chose a gumball machine costume. The costume features a coin-slot pocket and gumball dispensing bandolier; dispensing real gumballs.
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $0.00
Melissa Som
Melissa Som is a student at West Chester University. The Koi fish is symbolic for luck and different meanings determined by the colors. She created this costume as a body suit, allowing the attributes of a woman's body to be seen and to have the elegance of the real Koi fish with the scarf like material portraying the realistic flow of the fins.
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Number of Bids – 24
Winning Bid – $365.00
Sarah Gray
Sarah Gray is a student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts majoring in Costume Design and Technology. Sometimes it's not only the TASTE of a certain delicacy...but it's the LOOK that makes it so mouthwatering! With this costume, you have all the makings of a perfect dessert that will make everyone be begging for more!
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Number of Bids – 1
Winning Bid – $50.00
Rachel Elsten
"Post-apocalyptic Zombie Fighter"
Rachel Elsten
Hayward, CA
Rachel Elsten recently graduated from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) with a major in fashion design and has been costuming and making eveningwear since 2005. Her ultimate goal is to open a bridal boutique and make costumes for movies. Rachel loves the Post-Apocalyptic genre thought it would be cool to make a design for the zombie apocalypse.