For kids of all ages, Halloween is THE night of the year to dress up as someone – or something – else. And this year, the right costume might 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.”
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!
Need some inspiration and not sure where to get started on a creating a costume? Here are some tips garnered from the Martha Stewart Halloween Special Issue, which is on stands now, and from www.MarthaStewart.com:
- 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.
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.The deadline to enter is Sunday, September 29, 2013. Full details on how to enter are at www.hubhalloweenbash.com