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Halloween Costume Contest Answered

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Hello everyone!
Every year for the halloween contests we the staff have to draw some lines between props, costumes, and decor items.  This year we've decided to draw the lines similar to where actual theater companies draw their lines.  Believe it or not there is a prop union, costume union, and set union.  It helps to give us some firm definitions of what item goes into what contest!
This year we are defining costume as the following: "Something that is worn on the body to add to or create a character."
This includes any and all clothing, hair clips, jewelry, hat, and shoes!
Examples below!  If you have any questions feel free to post them here and I'll answer them to the best of my ability!
Want to enter the Costume contest?  Check it out here!

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jeferob (author)2014-11-04

I created an instructable for an airplane costume that I built; however, it is mounted to my son's tricycle. Would it be considered a Halloween costume or a prop? Also, can the same instructable be entered into multiple contests?

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So I'm pretty sure that it would be a prop, I'd have to see it to know for sure. Just enter in the contests and a community manager will make sure you end up in the right contest. You can enter 1 instructable into multiple halloween contests as long as multiple elements are there.

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JM1999 (author)2014-10-07

What category would a hairstyle fall under?

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costume! Same with makeup and nail art!

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Aha, thanks for that, I will have to get to w - w- - - WORK!!

Oh, I hate that word :)

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invadersilke (author)2014-10-05

I´m having issues submitting, it says it´s under review but then when I want to check if it´s at least submitted I get the message my instructable is elegible still..

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Dani65 (author)2014-10-05

Was wondering if putting together pieces that you don't make and some you do to create a costume qualifies as a costume that I can enter into the contest?

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That qualifies you can definitely enter it!

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mchau2 (author)2014-10-04

i am wondering my character has a mask to wear along with some wordrope tip, i guess this the costume component... but this character also have some weapon and personal belongings (not permanenantly attached), i guess this is the prop part.... I really don't wanna seperate them into intructables cus they belong to the same character!! Is It okay that i do 1 instructable on all of the above and enter both Halloween costume and prop contest?

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So you can do 1 and enter it into both. However come judging we have to separate your instructable in our head. Meaning there will be steps of your instructable we will straight up ignore depending on the contest. If you consider that fine then no worries. But doing two different instructables would give you more time per each project to convince the judges and people you deserve to win. It also would give you more chances at publicity and more votes should they both get featured. You're allowed to do it, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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just checking out, you mean 'You're allowed to do it, but I wouldn't recommend it.',,, you mean i am allow to do all parts in 1 instructable, but you wouldn't recommend it?

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You're allowed to do it, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-04

I prefer to converse via the medium presented to us. You're welcome to talk here, or to private message.

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szaffarano1 (author)2014-10-02

My costume helmet was partially designed via another Instructables user, but I used different hardware, wiring, and mechanical approaches than the original. I don't have a ton of info on the build, but the rest of the costume was all my own work! Can I still submit my instructable Entry?

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Yup, you can definitely submit it. It would be nice of you to credit the person that helped, but it's perfectly fine for a costume. It also means you can enter it into the Remix contest if the person posted a "how to" somewhere on the internet, and if you credit them.

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SparkySolar (author)2014-09-28

I am not sure maybe a ghost

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SparkySolar (author)2014-09-28

I am not sure maybe a ghost

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FilmGrinder (author)2014-09-24

would a cut off arm count?

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Is it permanently attached to your body, like a shirt or something? Or is it something you carry around in your hand or bag?

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