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[Update 10/26/2011] – Thank you all for your feedback regarding this contest. To assist in viewing all of the amazing submissions, we have created a Flickr set , which allows you to view them in bulk, as thumbnails.

To vote for your favorite costume, please be sure to click on the link in its respective image page on Flickr that reverts back to the BurdaStyle slideshow, and select the “Vote” icon below the image. Only votes within the dedicated slideshow on BurdaStyle will be counted.

Please note that the set itself is only available to those who click on the link above.

Again, thank you all so much for your participation in this wonderful contest!

[Update 10/25/2011] – Don’t see your project that you submitted before the deadline? Send us an e-mail at Answers[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com and we will post it in the slideshow.

You guys really turned it up a notch for this contest!

We’ve uploaded all the entries and now it’s time for the BurdaStyle community to have their say in our Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by BERNINA.

View the slideshow here or head over to our Gallery section to begin voting.

How Voting Works:
-You must be signed into your BurdaStyle account to vote.
-Click the pink “Vote” button to vote for an individual project. The number in parentheses is the current number of votes for that project.
-You can vote for as many projects as you like, but can only vote once for each individual project.

You have until Sunday, October 30th at midnight (EST) to vote for your favorite spooky creation and decide who gets to take home the sweet cash prizes.

BERNINA will also be choosing their favorite, who will score a brand new BERNINA 350PE Sewing Machine, so click through all the projects and get those votes in now!

This competition blew all previous competitions out of the water will an overwhelmingly awesome number of entries! We know there is a lot, so we ask that you make yourself a nice cup of tea, take a seat, and peruse through all of the entries.

Also, we encourage you to find your own project in the slideshow and share the link to your friends and family. They will need to click “Vote” on your project for their opinion to count towards winning!


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    Nov 1, 2011, 03.45 PMby ava cowbell

    so for some reson I can fined the pink “Vote” button. can some one plez. help me out ?

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    Oct 27, 2011, 05.20 PMby heidilea

    Thank you so much for the Flickr set! It made viewing and voting sooooo much easier!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.47 PMby Trina Mb

    It takes some time to make it to the end, but folks let’s just buck up and get through it.

    We are fortunate in a way to have such a large community, with so many talented people who will enter. Sure it’s time consuming to make it all the way through, but lets help out all the entrants, and do just that.

    I can understand that no changes will be made as you can’t please everyone all the time. If it’s just too hard to run a contest, there may never be one. I suspect lessons will be carried forward, but lets make the best of this situation.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.00 PMby destriedee

    I have e-mailed you guys a few times, for some reason my project never got added to the slideshow :( I followed all of the rules and the deadline. Here is my link http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/bernina-halloween-2011-princess-and-the-frog. Please add me! Thank you :)


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    • David_headshot_large

      Oct 27, 2011, 01.22 AMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Destrie,

      Your submission has been added. Please see it here.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.52 PMby kaubonbon

    Hello. I had entered this costume before the deadline, but am not able to find it in the gallery. Can you help? Thank you.


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    • David_headshot_large

      Oct 27, 2011, 01.26 AMby mynameisdavid


      Your submission has been added. Please see it here.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 11.44 AMby fashionfreek

    Just a suggestion, maybe put the adult costumes and children’s costumes and babies in a different catagory or even depending on theme?

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    Oct 26, 2011, 08.25 AMby susanne2011

    You guys should rotate the project order every day. There are simply too many project for someone to browse through. I basically gave up after looking at the first 50 projects. If there are more people like me there will be way less views for the last projects in line and therefore also less votes. You will therefore introduce a voting bias related to the order in which the projects are presented. You can either statistically control for this, or much easier, randomly change the order in which the projects are presented to make it a fair voting process….

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.05 AMby marissanichole

    I agree with the suggestion to divide the number of votes by the number of views, or make the order random every time someone views, keeping the numbers the same but the order of the numbers random.

    Otherwise, one of the first ten is going to win for sure due to many random voters not anxious to view 250+ costumes and then try to remember the number they liked the best.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.02 AMby bojangler

    An observation I wanted to make is that it seems unfair for people who are selling their costumes through the Burda/Etsy cross promotion to participate in this contest. Anyone who enters something that was made as part of their business has an unfair advantage as they would possibly have access to more resources. The things that make that make them stand out, i.e. professional photography, models, make-up artists, etc… are part of their business operations and often out of reach for those that made these costumes purely as a hobby. I know the rules don’t explicitly state it but in my opinion it goes against the spirit of the competition. Just my two cents.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.20 AMby coolashellmel

    my entry is still not posted, I emailed a few hours ago: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/bernina-halloween-2011-patron-silver I entered it within the time frame! Please enter me.

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    • David_headshot_large

      Oct 27, 2011, 01.24 AMby mynameisdavid


      Your submission has been added. Please see it here.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.18 AMby kaceyely

    I sent an email to the address above, but I still don’t see my entry in the slideshow. Will it be entered?

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    • David_headshot_large

      Oct 27, 2011, 01.29 AMby mynameisdavid


      Your submission has been added. Please see it here.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.55 AMby freakusbzzz

    One suggestion to make the voting fair cause there are so many,

    Can you divide the number of votes each entry gets by the number of views they’ve had? That way everyone gets a fair score.

    People at the back many only get 1/5th the views as the front entries.

    Or next time there is a competition with heaps of entries can they be displayed randomly?

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      Oct 26, 2011, 02.20 AMby MientjiB

      I think this is a very good suggestion!

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      Oct 26, 2011, 04.38 PMby DD1

      excellent suggestion, it is so tedious to make it to the end of the projects…

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      Oct 26, 2011, 05.10 PMby priscillared

      I think this is a very smart idea, so every project are alike :-)

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.15 AMby jaf3273

    I do not see my project. I posted it Sunday evening around 8:30 p.m. and I followed the rules. Can you tell me why?

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    • David_headshot_large

      Oct 27, 2011, 01.35 AMby mynameisdavid


      Your submission has been added. Please see it here.

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