Saturday, October 31, 2009

HUGE Contest

Okay guys so I'm having a huge contest in celebration of Halloween. Not all of the books are scary but we all need an escape from reality :) This contest is open today (31st) to November 3rd.

The goods:
Bad Girls Club
Across the Pond
Spanish Holiday
Ripped at the Seams
Faketastic
Thanksgiving at the Inn
The Tear Collector
Simply Irresistible
In a Heartbeat
Privilege
Prophecy of Sisters Audio book

How to win:
This is NOT a ransom contest. You need to come up with the coolest Halloween Costume to win. There are about 6 judges at this time. What you need to do is tell us your cool costume idea in the comments and then list five of the books you really want in the order you want them.

The First Prize winner gets their top 3 book choices.

Second Prize: 2 of your book choices

3rd prize: A book from your list and a bookmark

4th: a book from your list and a bookmark

5-8: a book that is left. You can decline if you dont like the options left

Ready, set... ENTER!

14 comments:

Chase92 said...
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Bookworm said...

My TBR list is waaaay too big, but I want to get the word on this AWESOME contest out, so I've posted a link to my blog!

Happy Halloween! (:

Erica said...

So my costume is a dentist. My cousin and I got these huge toothbrushes - like the ones you see in displays; they're like 4.5 ft long and just huge! - so we went as Dr. Fill and Dr. Drill. It was hilarious because people were like "Oh the health freaks are on the loose"

:) Erica
thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

Llehn said...

I am going out with my two best friends and since we are Harry Potter fans, we are all going as Fluffy, the three headed dog! Should be an interesting evening!

Books in order of preference:

The Tear Collector
Prophecy of Sisters Audio Book
Simply Irresistible
Across the Pond
Thanksgiving At The Inn

I sure hope this is international!

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wrighty said...

What a great idea! My costume is a giant book cover. It would be an exact replica that I would wear over my whole body but with my face sticking out. How about The Forest of Hands & Teeth or Eyes Like Stars? :)

The Tear Collector
Privelege
Prophecy of the Sisters
Bad Girls Club
Ripped at the Seams

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

I went as a jellyfish--I got a sombrero hat, with translucent fabric on top, and translucent ribbons hanging down.

The Tear Collector
Privilege
Prophecy of the Sisters Audio Book
Across the Pond
Bad Girls Club

Sheere said...

My friends and I have thought that next year, as it seems that its very popoular to "revive" classical books with zombies (I.E. Pride, Prejuice and Zombies) we are going to dress up as Zombi Juliet and Zombie Romeo and maybe we will torment some people asking them why they let us died!

sheere.dry@gmail.com

Kate said...

My costume idea was a bit different this year. I went as a pirate faerie.

Imagine a traditional lady pirate outfit (with pirate hat) with giant black and red faerie wings. Then my hair was pulled into an twisting updo with streaks of glitter added in. My face also had swirls of glitter around my eyes, then everything was topped off with black lipstick... to give the hard, edgy look. My goal for the evening was to constantly talk like a pirate, and to act like a faerie. I think I did pretty well all evening. Got a bunch of stares, but also got a good reaction to the costume.

Books in order of preference:

In a Heartbeat
The Tear Collector
Simply Irresistible
Privilege
Ripped at the Seams

neverendingshelf@gmail.com

Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

A funny and really dumb costume would be a bathroom stall! haha i know it sounds dumb but imagine three guys- one wearing a wall and a toilette, another one wearing a wall and a rail for the handicapped and the other one wearing a wall and a toilet paper roll! lol i know it dumb but i gotta try!


In a Heartbeat
Simply Irresistible
Ripped at the Seams
Bad Girls Club
Prophecy of Sisters Audio book

Christina
flipthepageplease@gmail.com

Sheere said...

Upps! Forgot to tell the list, sorry!

The Tear Collector
Simply Irresistible
In a Heartbeat
Privilege
Ripped at the Seams

Alexa said...

This year I had a really sucky costume, but next year I have something big planned. My friends and I are going to creatures of the night. I'm going as a zombie vampire with fangs dripping fake blood, pale skin with some flesh missing here and there, nasty looking cuts, torn clothing, and an arm missing. If I can, maybe I add a missing eyeball and walk with a limp all day =D. This is going to take a lot of work, but I LOVE Halloween!

5 books:
Tear Collector
Prophecy of Sisters Audio book
Simply Irresistible
Privilege
Ripped at the Seams

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Shadowofwonder47 said...

Please enter me.

I was a Gothic Fairy Ninja. Originally I was going to be just a Gothic Fairy, since it sounded like a cute and awesome costume with an Ironic twist, but adding the ninja into the mix definitely worked for me. Anyway, my main colors were black and dark plum purple, dark green, with a small amount very light pink. I did a temporary dye job with my hair, making it black with dark plum purple streaks, and then sprayed a very light pink shimmery hair coloring stuff (dunno what its called, but it looked like I’d sprinkled light pink glitter dust in my hair). I had black poofy skirt with dark green ribbons threaded through it, which went down to a little above my knee, leaving just enough room to wear some fake weapons holstered to my thigh (The holster was made of white lace and ribbons (that took forever to make, I tell you) ). I had black slippers with bells and sparkly balls (the sparkly balls consisted mostly dark colors (Ex. Dark green, Dark Blue, Dark Plum purple) with the occasional white or light pink thrown in) and had ribbons sewn into the insides, so that I could wrap them up around my legs, to just below my knees (I just randomly crisscrossed them, and tied them in bows (again the ribbons consisted mostly dark colors (Ex. Dark green, Dark Blue, Dark Plum purple) with the occasional white or light pink thrown in) ). The shirt I wore had spaghetti straps and matched the theme of the skirt, only it had more ribbons; the ribbons were colored dark plum purple. It also had random splotches of light pink sequins sewn on it. My wings were made of lots and lots of wire that was skillfully covered with black, dark green, glittery, and sequined clothe sewn over them. On top the material I glued shiny silver shuriken (or ninja stars) around the edges of my wings (don’t worry, they were fake). I also wore three purple material scabbards with three (fake) katana’s (long Japanese swords). I had some kunai (In the mythology of ninja, the kunai is commonly portrayed to be a Japanese knife that is used for throwing as well as stabbing. As a weapon it is larger and heavier than a shuriken, and with the grip could also be used in hand to hand combat more readily than a shuriken. In addition, it could be used for climbing, as either a kind of grappling hook, or a piton. If you want to know what it looks like or more stuff about it, google it) strapped to my upper left arm and bandages wrapped around my arms to just below my elbow (in Japanese pop culture ninjas often wrap elastic bandages around different parts of the body. I thinks it’s to help keep them from straining their muscles; and if they've injured or sprained something, it helps keep that spot from swelling too much.) And last but not least I wore some big punked out awesome glasses in substitute of a mask!
(Sorry about getting carried away with my costume. I just spent like three moths putting it together so I'm really excited about it)

1. The Tear Collector
2. Across the Pond
3. Bad Girls Club
4. Ripped at the Seams
5. Thanksgiving at the Inn

Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

BrittLit said...

I decided to go as Sally from Nightmare before Christmas and a friend of mine who is ridiculously tall and lanky is going as Jack it should be a ball!
Books in order of preference:
The Tear Collector
The Prophecy of Sisters Audio Book
Simply Irresistible
Bad Girls Club
In a Heartbeat

Michelle said...

I have the best costume ever - but it takes some timing too.

You come dressed all in red and go trick or treating or to a party a couple of hours after everyone else - when you get there you say "Hi, I'm your period, sorry I'm late."

I want to read:

Privilege
The Tear Collector
Simply Irresistible
Faketastic
Bad Girls Club

Thanks

mmillet at gmail dot com