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Every Cat is invited to a Halloween Costume Contest and Party!

Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
edited 31 October, 2010 in What I Love About Catster
All Catsters are invited to participate in a Halloween Costume contest! The Contest will be tons of fun and end with a fun Halloween party where we will take a hay ride over to the judging ring. Our special Valet parking will park your car and escort you to the Hay Ride that will wind through a spooky fun corn maze on its way to the Judging Ring. Next to the Judging ring we will serve refreshments including Apple Cider, Caramel Apples, Popcorn Balls, Spooky Eye Ball and worm casserole (made with pealed grapes and spaghetti), Pumpkin and Apple pies and a potluck table where every cat can bring their favorite dish to share. There will be a kitten tent filled with entertainment so you can drop off your kittens and enjoy the night. The kitten tent will have spooky juicy cups filled with cider for each kitten to enjoy and bring home. Cat-a-gories 1. Scariest 2. Funniest 3. Most creative Real Costume 4. Most creative photo-shopped costume 5. Best overall themed picture - meaning the background, the action in the shot, and the costume all go together. 6. Least excited to be in a costume. 7. Best dressed. Prizes: 3d: 1 Halloween Rosette 2nd: 1 zealie + 1 Halloween Rosette 1st: 1 zealie + 1 Halloween special gift To enter your pictures: 1) post them to your profile. 2) add the tag: Halloween_Contest_2010 3) add in the description: Which category the picture is for. 4) Make a post in this thread by OCT 29 at 4PM Central Standard Time For each cat who is entering when you are ready.You can add links to your pictures if you wish, but as not all catsters are comfortable with that using the photo book is the easiest way. Rules: Get festive in a Halloween costume or photo-shop yourself into one. Be creative! Entry must include if picture was photo-shopped or not. You can either enter the same picture for all categories, Or you can enter a different picture for each, however only one picture per pet is allowed for each category. By Default if you do not specify a category your picture will be entered into all categories. You can choose to have a different costume for each category or use the same costume. All of your cat family can enter, just make sure each one has their pictures on their own profile, and each fur entering needs to make their own post to this thread. Examples: I could enter picture1 into categories 1,3,5 and picture2 into categories 2,3,6 and picture3 into category 7- as long as the category name is with each picture. Picture1 I could have on a zombie costume, picture2 I could have on a which costume, picture3 I could have on a ghost costume OR I could have the same costume for picture1,picture2, and picture3. However I can Not enter picture1 and picture2 into categories 1,3,5 and have picture3 entered in categories 2,4,6,7 because then I would have two entries in the same categories. If Bumpurr and Cowboy were both entering, they would each have to make their own post to this thread indicating they are entering the contest. Entries must be submitted by OCT 29 at 4PM Central Standard Time. I will announce the winners of each category in this thread and include links to the winning pictures. Judging Announcements will start at 8PM CST OCT 29. Prizes for each cat-a-gorie are pre-determined and will be sent off to the engravers and on the winners shortly after the judging announcements are made. I simply cannot wait to see all the fun entries we receive and see all of you at the Costume Party. You can come to the party wearing your costume if you would like! I forgot to mention we will have Games set up as well so while you are waiting for the judging announcements Starting at 4PM CST you can play all sorts of games in the tent. We will have: Bobbing for apples- I will play that one! Turtle racing A 6 legged Race (tie up one front leg to your partner's front leg and your back leg to your partner's back leg and race!) A potato sack race Carry the egg on the spoon in your mouth race Pin the tail on the black cat (only on the poster on the wall please) Musical cat trees Square dancing/ line dancing A Haunted corn maze tour outside.
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  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 9 October, 2010
    AWESOME JOB! =D> Bumpurr will donate the big flashing jack-o-lantern for first prize, for the Most Creative Real Costume, and donate the horsies, for the haunted hay ride, but we gotta get Apollo to drive the horsies, mol. :-h Maybe we can ask Catster, if they could come up with some Halloween icons, Apollo or Gimli, can you ask for us? :-h Lotta football stuff will be going on Sun and Mon, just keep this Bumpurr'd up, mol, so other kitties see it, and I will mention it in other posts, in case kitties don't see it. You did an EXCELLENT job on this! =D> :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 9 October, 2010
    I will donates the big flashy punkin, to the winner of the Creative Best Photoshoped costumy. =; Cruiser would be glady to donate some apple pie, he likes to cooky. This is going to be so much fun!! ;c; Hey Allie, does ya wants to be my partner, in the 6 legged race?????? We cans also show scarey halloween movies in your Dallas kitten tenty, for the little ones, and maybe Miss Athena would come and sit with us little kittens. We would make her nice and comfy, lotta pillows and softy Dallas blankies to keep her warm. Maybe Miss Pepper could bring her sippy cuppys for the kittens, and Smokey can make a halloween cakey for the little ones. ;P :P ~a~ ;c; ~b~
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 10 October, 2010
    Remember: All Your pictures just needed to be added to your photobook - They dont have to be in spot #1. Just make sure to put the tag Halloween_Contest_2010 in the tags section of your picture. If you feel comfortable doing so you can post a link to each of your pictures here, or just post telling me you are entering and I will check your profile at judging time! Thank you for everyone who is helping with donations. Misty wants to know if anyone wants to sign up on "clean up crew" duty :))
  • Deb CainDeb Cain Member Posts: 14,035
    edited 10 October, 2010
    Mommy can't find her photoshop installation disc! Moomy aske Pep and me if we would dress JUST long enough for her to get a picture. I looked at her like she was out of her mind and Pep said words a kitten can NOT repeat!:-# Great set up AnnaBelle! We will donate a winner zealie. I will race with you Cowboy.
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 10 October, 2010
    There are some free programs out there that can be used instead of the branded photoshop. Gimp, Paint.net , even MS Paint if you get creative. "Photoshopped" is just a term meaning you weren't really wearing the costume and the computer was used to edit you into one. So dont give up just yet. Plus you can always enter into the "least excited to be in a costume" cat-agorie. :D
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 15 October, 2010
    Remember kitties, you can use as many different costumes as you want in any combination, however you can only submit one photo per category! If you have questions about where to get programs to help edit your photos, or about the contest please ask here or Pawmail me!
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 18 October, 2010
    Hey Kitties! Dont forget to dig out your Halloween costumes and take some pictures. We know everyfur is sad this week because of the passing of our dear friend Athena, but we also know that she would not want us to stay sad for long, because she is healthy and restored at the Bridge and being taken care of by all our angelfurs, including our Whispers. So I am reminding everyone of the Contest for AnnaBelle. I have my Clipboard ready, and I am ready to help Judge AnnaBelle with the contest!
  • SterlingAndTheSTeamSterlingAndTheSTeam Mount OliveMember Posts: 41,262 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 October, 2010
    A question for AnnaBelle: Where do we put \"which category the picture is for\". Does that go in with the tag or underneath the picture as it shows on the cat\'s page, or do we post it here? :-/
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 20 October, 2010
    When you are in the Manage photos screen there is a place for "caption" and tags. Just add the categories into the "caption" field. You can either name them or just put numbers like (1,4,7). Just make sure that in the tag field you have Halloween_Contest_2010 - exactly as shown so I can find you. Keep the Questions comming! I cant wait to see all the entries, I was checking out the "Halloween" tag today and saw that LOTS of cats dress up for Halloween so hopefully lots of cats will enter!
  • SterlingAndTheSTeamSterlingAndTheSTeam Mount OliveMember Posts: 41,262 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 October, 2010
    OK -- The A Team is in! :-h
  • SterlingAndTheSTeamSterlingAndTheSTeam Mount OliveMember Posts: 41,262 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 October, 2010
    :-#
  • SterlingAndTheSTeamSterlingAndTheSTeam Mount OliveMember Posts: 41,262 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 October, 2010
    Did we do this right? :-h
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 22 October, 2010
    You did great! Thanks for being such a great example! I love Apollo's costume, even though its a scary one.
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 26 October, 2010
    Kitties the date of judging is coming soon, please get your entries in! Let me know if I can help you in any way!
  • MILO_BLUE_EYESMILO_BLUE_EYES Member Posts: 16,501 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 26 October, 2010
    :-hHi AnnaBelle, Hi Cowboy, all! Wat a kewl idea! Tankiez fur lettin\' me no\'z bout da costume pawty! I tagged ma pishure, as well as my fursis, Angel Baby an furcousin, Ziggy. An\' Tankz so mush fur da zealie in da passin\' on rosettez forum! Check u out, u be\'z a vewy lovely kitfur, an\' oh so nice! Will da costume pawty be here in dis thread? Jus\' wonnerin\' coz I haz a gwoup also, witch iz gonna haz a Halloween pawty also on dat nite, Friday da 29th, Kewlest Catster Kitties. Furry funny, I haz three pawtiez to attend dis weekend! MOL!:)):)) But it will be\'z so mush fun!;P:P~a~ Vewy nice to meet u, ur a weal sweetheart!:xo:;c;;c; I iz so eggsited! Love & hugz, MILO

    Milo Blue Eyes, wif Angels Mallee 'n Smokey Joe

  • MILO_BLUE_EYESMILO_BLUE_EYES Member Posts: 16,501 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 26 October, 2010
    :-h:DMe too! Hi efurFur! I iz eggsited too!!|:|

    Milo Blue Eyes, wif Angels Mallee 'n Smokey Joe

  • MILO_BLUE_EYESMILO_BLUE_EYES Member Posts: 16,501 ✭✭✭✭
    edited 26 October, 2010
    :-h;c;%:D%;P Me also! Hi efurfur! Dis iz goin\' ta be so cool! Apollo u luk\'z gweat! Furtabulous!!=;:D~a~:P:P;P;P OH did we do it rite?:-k

    Milo Blue Eyes, wif Angels Mallee 'n Smokey Joe

  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 26 October, 2010
    Bump and the kittens, ain't a showin, their costumeys yet, mol, we donts wants Pepper a copyin us, mol, mol, mol. :)) *Cowboy, Cruiser and Allie, are in the kitten tenty, giggling, and planning their special halloweeny costumeys, Pepper keeps a tryin, to peeks in, and steal their ideas, but the big Bump, is standing guard* :)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):))
  • Deb CainDeb Cain Member Posts: 14,035
    edited 26 October, 2010
    KITTENS!:?
  • Deb CainDeb Cain Member Posts: 14,035
    edited 29 October, 2010
    My human sister says I is pretty in pink. I do Not look like a princess. I was suppose to be a princess. Oh well I still cute!;)
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Judging is coming soon!
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 October, 2010
    I just got home from work, mol, will have Bump's Cowboy's and Cruiser's up shortly, had probs with the picture program last night. :-h
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Bumpurr's Halloween Costume Entry. :-h The pictures are on his page. I labeled them: Halloween real costume Halloween photoshoped costume Halloween football costume Hope I did it right! :))
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Cowboy's Halloween Costume Entry. :-h The pictures are on his page, I labeled them: Halloween real costume Halloween photoshoped costume Halloween football costume :))
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Cruiser's Halloween Costume Entry. :-h The pictures are on his page, I labeled them: Halloween real costume Halloween photoshped Halloween football Can't wait for the Halloween Party tonight!! =;
  • Deb CainDeb Cain Member Posts: 14,035
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Lil Al, notonly do you not look like a princess, you do not even look close to a "white tiger in disguise" Hey wait, maybe, I've had too much nip!
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Sent ya an email. Need help again, mol, only 2. :))
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 29 October, 2010
    The Valet parking is a waiting for everyone to arrive, the Hay ride is ready and the popcorn balls are hot. Caramel apples are being made fresh and the smell of the popcorn and caramel can be sniffed from anywhere in the corn maze. Yumm, cant wait to get this party started! ;P
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 29 October, 2010
    The scores are being tallied. I am making notes on how to make this soo much simpler for next year. we waaaay over complicated things and it shows.
  • Sarah ClarkSarah Clark Ruston, AustinMember Posts: 689
    edited 29 October, 2010
    Mommy has a headache so we are going to get things going a little early. Everyone gather around the judging ring!
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