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cynthia mosher 10-29-2012 07:56 AM

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Announcing our First Place Winner with 16 votes:




Our own little baby Harry Potter! 



DesertSunsets receives her choice of five books from our community-loved sponsor Barefoot Books.



Our Second and Third Place Winners with 15 votes each:



My little Grateful Dead dancing bear and her sister, the flower child. :)








Here is my happy little hobbit:







Congratulations to you all! I will be in touch via PM or email to award you your prize. 



Now, have a look at all the wonderful entries, below!



Happy Halloween!

One of our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest Winners


Show off your spooky style by entering the Mothering Halloween Costume Contest and you could win five books of your choice from Barefoot Books!


How to Enter:

Now through Nov 12th at 12 midnight PT, post photos of yourself, your spouse, or your kids in your best Halloween getups! You may enter as many different costumes as you wish. One post with a single photo counts as an entry. Multiple submissions should be made in separate posts for voting purposes. Group photos are OK as long as the individuals are your family members only.How to Vote:Three winners will be chosen based on community "thumbs up" voting and editorial review and decision. To vote for a picture you love, click the thumbs up for the post of the photo.


First Prize:

Five Books Of Your Choice from the Fabulous Children’s Publisher: Barefoot Books
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The lucky winner will receive 5 books of their choice from Barefoot Books, the children’s publisher renowned for their colorful, imaginative, multicultural books.If you haven't heard of Barefoot Books you'll want to check them out! Explore. Imagine. Create. Connect. Give Back. That’s what Barefoot Books is all about. It’s exploring other cultures, our planet, ourselves. It’s making time for make-believe and letting imaginations run wild and free. Most of all, it’s about using the power of stories to nourish the creative spark in everyone and strengthen connections with family, the global community, and the earth. We know you'll love these selections, even long after the Halloween holiday is over.


Second and Third Prize:

A year long supporter membership to


The Rules:

Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering this contest. Photos will be awarded prizes based on the number of "thumbs ups" provided by members of the community as of Nov 12th, 2011 at 12 midnight PT and subsequent Mothering editorial review and decision. Mothering editorial will break any ties and we reserve the right to exclude any photos for any reason. One photo per post. No one member can win more than one prize. US residents only, except where prohibited. Members outside of the US may share images but cannot win prizes. Images submitted may be featured on or any of Mothering's social media pages.

tbone_kneegrabber 10-29-2012 08:50 AM



Snail Mail!!!!!!

Red Hot Mama 10-29-2012 02:18 PM


Red Hot Mama 10-29-2012 02:22 PM


WonderMom & SuperSon

Red Hot Mama 10-29-2012 02:24 PM


Teaching the boy how to fly

plantcrazy 10-29-2012 03:18 PM


"The wheels on the bus go round and round!"

Amanda Bishop 10-29-2012 06:34 PM



brambleberry 10-29-2012 07:22 PM



Preparing for my new role as a milk producer.

Suzy Cook 10-29-2012 08:08 PM


Here is my Lil' Owl!

Kaiya-age 15 months

Costume made by mommy and daddy (hats and tights a gift from NaNaw!)

organicmommato2 10-30-2012 07:53 AM


My daughter as Dorothy and our puppy as Toto from Wizard of Oz :)

BennyPai 10-30-2012 07:54 PM


Our 4 daughters: 

8-yr-old is Hermione Granger, 3-yr-old is a Rockstar Princess, 10-month-old is Yoda, 7-yr-old is a Zombie Princess.

organicmommato2 10-31-2012 05:27 AM

700My husband and I as Where's Waldo & Waldette?

eistrach 10-31-2012 08:09 AM


Griffin, age 3 :)

dangerbunnygirl 10-31-2012 08:40 AM

Princess Mama and Baby Dragon

dog groomer89 10-31-2012 08:40 AM


dog groomer89 10-31-2012 08:42 AM


Cindy Chiu 10-31-2012 08:56 AM

My 5 year old daughter loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and wanted to be Cheese Hat Clarabelle Cow for Halloween this year.  This is what I came up with for her costume :)



Cindy Chiu 10-31-2012 08:57 AM

My 5 year old daughter loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!  She wanted to be Cheese Hat Clarabelle Cow for Halloween this year.  This is the costume I came up with :)



mamatwo8 10-31-2012 09:21 AM



SunMaid Raisin box  (5yrs) , Peanut ( her nickname) (2yrs)  and Little Strawberry(1 yr)

mamatwo8 10-31-2012 09:24 AM


 Sunmaid Raisin Box- 5 yrs old.. bonnet, apron made by mama, hand painted box by mama and dad.

phyleon 10-31-2012 09:28 AM


Baby's First Halloween..Dada and Mama as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

mamatwo8 10-31-2012 09:28 AM


Our little Peanut... 2yrs old... doing her Pnut dance ;)

mamatwo8 10-31-2012 09:31 AM


The sweetest Strawberry, 1 yr old.

ammaflre 10-31-2012 09:33 AM

Flame Princess from Adventure Time!700

N8tiveB 10-31-2012 10:02 AM




This is our costume from last year, but we didn't get to show it off much, so I thought I'd post it. 
My 3 year old son as Yoda the wise Jedi master, in the Yoda hat I crocheted him.  Me as Frida Kahlo.  Thanks!

N8tiveB 10-31-2012 10:04 AM


My four year old son in his The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Narnia's
Mr. Tumnus the faun homemade costume.  Homesewn faun pants & hand crocheted horns by mom.

N8tiveB 10-31-2012 10:05 AM



My four year old son in his The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Narnia's
Mr. Tumnus the faun homemade costume.  Homesewn faun pants & hand crocheted horns by mom.

N8tiveB 10-31-2012 10:07 AM


Happy All Hallows Eve!
Love, Mr. Tumnus

LittleSprout 10-31-2012 10:18 AM

my baby ewok!


OohLaLaura 10-31-2012 10:20 AM



The Three Musketeers!

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