When Halloween officially ends. everyone immediately switches into festive mode. I used to get sad when costume making season ended, but then I discovered the art of the UGLY christmas sweater!
Now....some of you may have been to an ugly Christmas sweater party. Some of you may have an original beauty from the seventies, so rare and ugly that your friends bow down with pure appreciation and jealousy. Some of you will argue that the Ugly Christmas sweater should be an original unaltered survivor of season's past. I used to lean towards that argument, but now, more than ever, I feel that an Ugly Christmas sweater should be an abomination born from a twisted mind! Muahahahahahahahaha!
My Sweater (Stuck in the Chimney)
The Other Finalists
Step 1: Gather Supplies
The most important factor in creating Ugly Christmas sweater awesomeness, is enthusiasm. Fortunately for me, I was motivated by my overwhelming Christmas spirit and a potential $5000 prize.
The next element required for success is a great concept. Somewhere in my brain I got the idea for "Stuck in the Chimney". Don't ask me how this happens....
The last necessary project component, is the procurement of the most appropriate building materials. I am a true believer that a great concept, coupled with an over-achiever's will to succeed, allows the stars to align and cosmically deliver the best absolute Christmas Sweater ingredients. The 60's Santa Doll that I purchased from Salvation Army is the corner post of my design, and proof that Christmas miracles do happen. Without the discovery of this amazing artifact, my build just wouldn't be the seem. Did I mention that the doll sang to me when I entered the thrift store and light shone down from the heavens?