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Sunday, November 1, 2009

And the Finalists are...



Hello! It's me, Dumb Mom, doing a stint as my all-time favorite fictional character, Pipi Longstalkings.

I haven't dressed this body up in costume since the Halloween of 1991.

I have no photographic proof, but just note that I went in drag that year (as a boy, just to clarify) and it wasn't pretty. There were a pair of saggy pants and a jersey of some sort involved and I looked an awful lot like my 8th grade self looked on a day to day basis (for some reason I thought dressing like a boy was fashionable and cute. It was not). Very unoriginal and, from my current position as fashion iconmom, shamefully bad.

But, despite having learned my lesson when it comes to celebrating Halloween in costume, I decided that this year, being the first year of our not-ever-going-to-be-famous-at-this-rate
soon-to-be famous Happily (un)Haunted Halloween Photo Contest, I needed to do it big.

Apparently so did my guests!

See...

There were fairies,



and rag dolls,



And, to top the whole shindig off, Kanye showed up...



He interrupted me like twice and then I threatened to eject him. I'm not the pushover MTV is.

Anywho...On to more important issues.

The 5 finalists in the 1st Annual Happily (un)Haunted Halloween Photo contest have been selected!

But...OMG!

It was soooo dang hard!

Look at all of the winning entries I received!

Best Avian...


Best I'm-Gonna-Get-You-Sucka...


Best Use of Science...


Best Use of Color...


Best Barnyard Representatives...


Best Homegrown Costume...


Best Shepherd and Disgruntled Sheep...


Best Costumed Family...


Best All-Terrain Vehicle


Best House Cat Representative...


Best Impromptu Costume...


Best Non-Decepticon...


Best Member of a Swarm...


Best Use of Furniture...


Best Selling Costume...


Best Princess Featuring a Katana (look in the background)...


Best Amphibian...


Best Costume You Could Eat (think she's a candy corn?)...


Best Representative for the Undead...


25 creative, inspired, cute, scary, beautiful costumes were entered in the contest on the backs of 25 awesomely amazing, super cute cuties and their mommies.

The competition was stiff.

The decision was difficult.

But, I persevered.

I pulled through, and I did my duty.

The top five finalists have been selected and here (drum roll please!) they are (please note: I titled them, because I'm funny like that!)!

#1: Beaver Bootays from Supah D. @ Adventures of a Wannabe Supah Mommy



#2: Sleeping Beauties. Entered by Mary @ Hurricane Riley and his Brother Rex.



#3: Hermione Who? From CK @ Bad Mommy Moments




#4: So Over that Cheap Gnome
. Submitted by Betsy B. Honest @ Honest to Betsy.



#5: Trick-or-Treat Bit**es! A title only Mary from Pajamas and Coffee could truly appreciate:)!



Now, rush out and tell all of your friends to vote for your kid.

Tell them where to find me and tell them all about how you had to beat out tons of other creatively costumed kids to make it to the finals.

And then, encourage them to vote for your little spookster.

But. No need to vote for yourself. As much as you are dying to show the world that your sweet pickle is the very sweetest (because you say so damn it!), it's really just not necessary.

Because, admit it, no matter how cute, creative, scary, or sweet the other kids looked in their costumes, no one really topped your little creep in his (or hers as the case may be).

And, even if by some strange twist of fate another kid did sorta kinda maybe if you look really closely have a slightly better costume in theory, your kid looked much more appealing in his (and frankly, would look better in the other kid's too!).

And, since you are quite the budding Anne Geddes behind the lens, I'm sure that you know that I know that your photo composition is not only superior to the other entries, but also to anything I have ever seen before.

Got it. You rock and so does your kid.

Totally agree.

100%.

So, since I know what's up, I've already counted your vote in favor of your kid (each kid is currently tied @ one) so no need to bother voting for Mr. Wonderful, you might as well go ahead and use your free vote to help out another, less fortunate, child.

All you have to do to make your choice known is leave a comment saying which number you want to vote for (#6 is ineligible).

Voting will stay open from now until Friday and the winner will be announced next Saturday on the Saturday Swag-urday post, so that should be plenty of time to teach all of your grandparents to log on to the Internet, find my bog, create an email address and leave a comment voting for your photo. Or, it's plenty of time to tell 'em all about it, set up a fake account in their name, and vote for them*!

I'll never know?!

Good luck and thanks for playing!

*Please note: All votes from "Anonymous" will be disqualified since that could easily just be you logging in and voting for yourself over and over and over again!

107 comments:

Charisse said...

I love #3 Hermione Who? :-)

ANd I love that my baby gets Best Princess Featuring a Katana. :-) I love her. And her daddy collects those things. He has stars and swords and the likes everywhere. :-)

Faith said...

Hermione Who?!! I love it!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I like #4 the cute gnome. But can I put in a side vote for Kanye there? Best dimples evah!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I vote for #5...love the colors!

p.s. Thanks for the best Homegrown Costume Title!

Jennifer said...

#4, That costume is just way, way too cute. And original. Love it.

And my sheep does look very disgruntled. He didn't want to take pictures and I had to keep sitting him down over and over. Plus he's barefoot.

BlogBaby said...

I totally could have rocked this contest and you know it. Too bad BabyMama blows proverbial chunks and failed to photograph me in my freaking adorable Monarch Butterfly costume. She's a terrible mother clearly.

Since no one has yet to buy my vote (and it totally IS for sale, BTW) I will freely offer it to #4. Unless #4 turns out to be an ACTUAL Gnome (seriously the likeness is freakish!) then I'll vote for #5 'cuz she scares the poop right out of me.

Diaper change on aisle one!

BlogBaby

Kathy B! said...

I vote for Hermione :)

You got some rockin' entries!

Just Another Hofeling said...

They're all too cute! It's a toss up for me between #3 and #4. But as I'm partial to the wee little ones I'll have to go with #4.

Jessica said...

I vote for #4, totally looks like a real gnome!

marymac said...

First of all? Love. Your. Costume. Am voting for YOU! Appreciate you including my little Lightning McQueen there on the all-terrain vehicle photo- which I sent you because I love the treelines (random).
I am thrilled that my little Faith and her Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas costume made your top five (hollah!) but dude. That gnome? Is beyond cute. I WOULD vote for the gnome if it wasn't a vote against my own kid. Just sayin.
Go Pippie! Ima letchoo finish.

Mrs. D said...

You rocked Pipi Longstalkings.

I have to go with #5. I just like her tude.

Lee said...

Gonna have to vote for Trick or Treat Bitches! #5

Monkeys mama said...
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Brent said...

Gnome! With Hermoine a very close second.

angie said...

OK.......this was the funnest costume judging ever. I don't have to wear my pouting pants, either. Best use of furniture. I LIKE it. The finalists are absolutely FANTASTIC. It's going to be a close one.....I can tell! :)

angie said...

I forgot......your costume is superb. I tried to get Emma to be Pippi this year......for the hundredth time.....so bummed she won't go for it. :) Maybe I should go for it next year. :)

Deb Thaxton said...

-->I like #3 Hermione Who?

I just posted pictures from halloween on my blog of the dog pulling the cart. Hilarious!

www.WebSavyMom.com

Alicia said...

awwww so cute!!! i can't pick one! i like them all!

ZDub said...

#5, love it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE that pig!

faemom said...

So that's how you're going to choose. Just make us vote. They're all so cute. I'll take #3.

kys said...

I like #1 - Beaver Bootays.

bobfosterjr said...

#2 of course! Those sleeping boys are so cute!

bobfosterjr said...

#2 of course! Those sleeping boys are so cute!

TuTu's Bliss said...

#4 fabulous but what a tough choice!

Yippee!! We won. We would like to thank everyone that made our "best house cat" award possible. A special thanks to Licorice for dashing outside and princess for pinning her down for a photo op. ;)

Mary said...

Well since I can't won't for the two cutest sleeping spooks around I'll throw one in for the Gnome. That baby is too cute for words.

What a fun contest.....thats for letting us play.

Rebecca C. said...

#2! A perfect depiction of the end of the evening. Such cute boys!!

Joy said...

"Best use of furniture" - LOL!!

Stopping by from the SITS Halloween Parade :o)

Jenn said...

#1 - Beaver Bootay!!!!

Heidi said...

I vote for #2 Sleeping Beauties!

SupahMommy said...

If you don't mind I'll just sit here and glare at everyone who didnt' vote for my beaver bootays. :)


just kidding

ahem..


* still sitting
xxooxo
thank you for choosing us.. i'm honored to have your talented finger even touching my photo..

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Gotta vote for #1 cuz she's my gal!! Go Supah!!

G-Zell said...

#1 beaver bootays.... yep that is the one.. and it is not because I have been threatned with physical violence either..... LOL.......

#1 is #1 go beavers!

Grissell

Heather said...

I vote for #1 Best Beaver boys!

pixie13 said...

Gonna go with #1 Beaver Bootays cuz that Beaver Head over her shoulder is just too cute.

Chief said...

I vote for Beaver bootays because Supah said she will kick my bootay if I don't and he knuckle sammiches are nasty tasting!

Jenny said...

I'm gonna have to vote for #1. The Beaver Bootays! The others are cute, too!

Duke said...

So my wife says I have to vote for the Supah Beavers cuz Supah is her BFF

Evonne said...

Tough competition, but I have to go with #1. I love the little beavers!!

Amber said...

#1 Beavers all the way!

adrienzgirl said...

Beaver Bootay

Foursons said...

#1 Beaver Bootays!!!!! ALL THE WAY!

You can go ahead and stop taking votes now,'cause I know my vote is the only one that matters. :)

Margaret said...

Gotta be number1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kmama said...

#1 Cute little Beaver Bootays!!

pixiedreams8 said...

I vote #1 Beaver Bootays!!

Meeko Fabulous said...

I would like to hereby cast my official vote for SupahMommy's Beaver Bootays! :)

Michelle said...

Voting for the adorable Beaver bootays!

stefanie said...

#1 all the way! those little beavers are too cute!!!

Chi-town momma said...

Beaver Bootays - the name alone is worth the vote and the bootay shot is great! :)

Chi-town momma said...

Beaver Bootays - the name alone is worth the vote and the bootay shot is great! :)

Jen said...

#1!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those beavers are just too cute!!

Paula said...

I want to vote for number 2, Hurricane Riley and his big brother Rex!

Tami G said...

Well - they are all precious - but I'm gonna have to go with #1 - The Beaver Bootays!!! tooo cute!

Lots of Luck Supah!!! ;-)

Melinda Arnold said...

Beaver Bootays

cause i'm canadian and that would be wrong for me to not vote for the beaver!!

MommyBrain said...

So many cute costumes! Love this contest!

Gotta throw a little love to those adorable Beaver Bootays! Go, Supah Beavers, go!

greedygrace said...

My vote's for the Beaver Bootays!

BJ_Mama said...

BEAVER BOOTAYS!!!!

Epiphius said...

The beavers are just adorable!

Honestly, they're numbered in the order I would vote for them!

Poolside with the Girls said...

I like #1 - Beaver Bootays, HOW CUTE!!!!

Gracie said...

#1 Beavers rock!!

Princess of Sarcasm said...

Those Beavers are just too precious! Hands down the winnahs.....but only cuz I didn't enter my own pic....

Tracie said...

Beaver Bootays!!!!!

elasticwaistbands said...

hermione who?

beautiful texture in that black and white photo...!

Lindy said...

#3 it is......

Ms. Burns said...

While they're all adorable, I'm going with #3. She's magical!

Anonymous said...

I vote number 3, Hermoine Who? :)

Casey said...

I vote for #3: Hermione Who? Although they were all great costumes!

TKW said...

#3. She kicks Hermione's Butt!

mommyof3 said...

I vote for....... #3 Hermione Who?

Melissa said...

My vote is for the beavers... beavers always win, at least thats what feminisim taught.

LONG LIVE THE BEAVER

Corrie Howe said...

I like the beavers!!!

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

#1 - I'm loyal to Supah!

ck said...

I know it's not smart to vote against yourself, but that Gnome is just too cute.

Gotta give my love to the gnome.

And to you, Pippi. First, because she was my favorite literary character ever, and second because I think you're pretty awesome to showcase other people's photography on your website. THANK YOU!

Shannon said...

i have to say #5! :) and thanks for including my guy's picture as the best I'm gonna get you sucker! That he WAS! :)

Danica Dragonfly said...

Hey! Great post...
Have to go with #1 Beaver Bootay under threat of knuckle sammiches from Supah ...

Plus they are pretty cute.

MaeRae said...

voting for the BEAVERS! #1 all the way. Too darn cute.

Unknown Mami said...

I vote for #3: Hermione Who?

kisatrtle said...

voting for the beaver boys...

Yara said...

I vote for #1: Beaver Bootays from Supah D. @ Adventures of a Wannabe Supah Mommy

BMM Nanny said...

My vote is for #3 Hermione Who? Although they are all so cute, there's no doubt in my mind who is the best!

Samantha said...

I vote for #3 Hermione. She's really casting some spell there. lol. That little gnome is a very stinking close second.

Edie said...

I love #3!

valentine said...

#1 Beaver Bootays!

Anonymous said...

#3

passions and soapboxes said...

#3 Hermoine Who? gets my vote.

The Curious Cat said...

#3: Hermione Who? for me too! xxx

Catnap said...

#1 for sure!!!

Trac~ said...

I have to vote for #1 cause I like the Supah lady! :o) hee hee hee

Tink said...

#3 for the win! Such a good picture

Chandra said...

#1- Beaver Booyays! All..the..way! Supuh Mommy Rules!

lululu said...

looooooooooooooooooooove the beaver boy!!!!!!!
it's such a fun contest, too bad i didnt know it sooner!

theycallmejane said...

My vote goes #3 Hermione Who!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love a good bootay shot. #1 all the way. I've got WAY too much of #5's attitude at my house.

Raising Z said...

#1 Beaver Bootay :)

Miss Mel said...

Number 1-Beaver Booty

McClure Family said...

#1!!!!!!!!!!

robo said...

Now I'm at a complete loss. I have been put under a spell by a beautiful little witch. #3 gets my vote.

Dawn said...

I dressed as Pippi a couple of years back... my students all thought I was the Wendy's girl... where is the push for literacy anyways?

Anywho...I vote for #3 :)

humpsNbump said...

Tough competition!! I vote for #3: Hermione Who?

~ humps

Trac~ said...

Sending today's vote to #1 the Supah Mommy! :o)

Brandi said...

Beaver Bootays ~ too cute!

Kimi said...

#1 Gotta love those Beavers

Kameron said...

#1 Beaver bootays all the way!!

Monkeys mama said...

#1 :)

piecemeal people said...

It was a toss-up between the beavers and the gnome, but the gnome (#4) wins - it's the face.

Tsquared417 said...

Sleeping Beauties!!!

Mrs4444 said...

#4

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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