Woohoo! Made the top 12 again this year.
Check out my video and the other finalists and let me know what you think....
Last year I assembled my first Ugly Christmas Sweater entitled "Stuck in the Chimney". My love for building costumes around Halloween, slightly spilled into the festive season. My efforts in 2012 won me $5000 cash in a local radio contest.
This year, I'm at it again with a totally new concept, one that I hope will help me defend my UGLY SWEATER title.
I've been sitting on this concept for some time, and I have been gathering supplies for a couple of weeks. Most of the materials for this project are thrift store finds or dollar store purchases. The budget is extremely low compared to Halloween, and the potential reward is higher than any of the costume contests I've entered. Yee hah!
If you're planning a build like this, get to your local thrift store before Halloween is over. You wouldn't believe how fast all of the Christmas stuff disappears after November 1st.
My sweater this year is called "Tipping the Ladder". Everyone has experience that moment when you try to cap the crown of the tree with that final adornment, and it's just out of your reach. This sweater is and ode to that moment in your Christmas past or your Christmas future. Careful..............
T'was the night before Christmas
And stuck in a tree
Was a man with a glue gun
And too much time that was free
His intentions were good
But ugly seemed to be better
And when the glue dried
That tree was a sweater
Atop of the Ladder
After leaping the train
Santa reached with a star
And failed to regain
His balance was skewed
And what could be badder?
Than Jolly Saint Nick
Tipping the Ladder
Update Dec 22nd 2013
The winner is......