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First Annual AllHallowsThing Contest

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Oct 16, 2013, 10:26am Top

Welcome to our First Annual AllHallowsThing Contest! See the blog post for details: http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librarything/2013/10/allhallowsthing-contest/

Questions? Comments?

Oct 16, 2013, 1:10pm Top

Safety issues related to book carving with power tools were just posted here.

Oct 16, 2013, 2:18pm Top

You monsters.

Oct 16, 2013, 2:58pm Top


It is Halloween. How better to strike fear into a bibliophile's heart than by destroying books?

Oct 16, 2013, 3:57pm Top

I think an infestation of termites and silverfish might be worse...

Did i ever tell anyone about the time I pulled a dictionary off the shelf only to discover that termites had started to turn it into their new home. Luckily, they only ate a little way into the B's and there's only one definition (or half a definition) missing on each page.

Oct 16, 2013, 4:38pm Top

This is so awesome, I can't even... ooooh, have I got a good idea!

Oct 19, 2013, 9:56am Top

Me too, I've got a literary theme for this year's carvings! :)

Oct 21, 2013, 5:27pm Top

Is it okay to dress someone (or something) else up as a literary character, rather than yourself?

Edited: Oct 21, 2013, 8:27pm Top

>8 LShelby: If it's not human, try to keep it within the parameters of a pumpkin (or other like vegetable), so it fits within the second category...! What or who do you have in mind?

Oct 21, 2013, 8:51pm Top

>9 matthewmason: I didn't actually have anything specific in mind. But most of the characters I can think of of that fit my general body type would be rather boring from a costuming viewpoint. But I do have six kids who would give me a greater range of potential characters if its allowed.

I also happen to be in the process of making a "literary costume" for a friend's doll. That's why I thought to include the "or something".

Oct 21, 2013, 9:36pm Top

>10 LShelby: While a doll costume may not be eligible for the winning of prizes, we'd still love to see it! And it may well mean that a) we have some uncategorized honorable mentions, and b) we need to rethink our categories for next year!

Oct 21, 2013, 10:22pm Top

>11 lorannen: "While a doll costume may not be eligible for the winning of prizes, we'd still love to see it!"

I can't promise anything. I'm a slow worker and have a tendency to finish projects after the contest is already over.

But if not this year, then next year for sure! :)

Oct 22, 2013, 1:51pm Top

Looking for pumpkin inspiration? Buzzfeed has some amazing examples here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kangaru/18-literary-pumpkins-for-a-bookish-halloween-bmb...

Oct 31, 2013, 11:30am Top

It's Halloween; when will the winners be announced?

Edited: Oct 31, 2013, 1:19pm Top

This is Halloween, true. However, we thought it'd be nice if we gave people a bit of time to get their photos of their amazing costumes and pumpkins uploaded. Submissions close next Friday, Nov. 8th, and we'll announce winners sometime Monday!

ETA correct dates

Oct 31, 2013, 12:23pm Top

That's next Friday as in tomorrow or as in Friday of next week? I only ask because I'd expect you to just say Friday, as opposed to next Friday, if the Friday in question were in the current week.

Oct 31, 2013, 12:32pm Top

>16 jjwilson61: The deadline is next Friday, Nov 8.

Oct 31, 2013, 1:20pm Top

>16 jjwilson61: My apologies. Norabelle is right--Nov. 8th is the deadline.

Nov 9, 2013, 7:54pm Top


Nov 12, 2013, 1:31pm Top

I see you didn't specify which "Monday" you meant when you said the winners would be announced then....

Nov 12, 2013, 4:57pm Top

Thanks for your patience everyone—I forgot that Monday, yesterday, was a holiday.

We have our winners! Check them out here.

Nov 12, 2013, 5:15pm Top

The link for the first winner goes to the gallery of the second one.

Nov 12, 2013, 5:21pm Top

This is so awesome! Thanks!

Nov 12, 2013, 5:35pm Top

> 22 Whoops! So it does. Thanks for catching that. Fixed now!

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