Halloween Competition 2011

Posted By on October 10, 2011

Pamela, our 2010 winner (on the right)

Yes, it’s time for our annual Halloween Competition! I can’t quite believe how quickly this has come around, time really does fly!

I’m always amazed at how much effort many of you go to with your costumes at Halloween, it really puts my black bin bag and pointed black paper hat to shame (ok, so I was a little kid!), and this competition works as a reward for your hard work and creativity, and also a thank you to those of you who have purchased parts of your costume from The Anne Boleyn Files shop.

The Prize

The winner of the Halloween Competition 2011 will receive a $20 voucher to use here at the Anne Boleyn Files and everyone who enters and sticks to the rules will receive a $5 coupon.

The Rules

  • Your costume must consist of at least one item that you purchased from The Anne Boleyn Files shop, either costume or jewelry, and it must be clearly visible in the photo.
  • You must email your photo, at claire@theanneboleynfiles.com, with your name and details of what item you have got on by the end of Saturday 5th November – This gives you a few days to get the photo off a friend’s camera or phone and get it sent to me.
  • You must give me permission to post your photo on the site – It would be nice to do a slideshow of entries and of course display the photo of the winner.

The competition winner will be announced on Monday 7th November in a blog post and coupons will be sent out that week.

Note – You do not need to be dressed as Anne Boleyn to enter, just as long as you’re wearing something from the Anne Boleyn Files.

So, are you dressing up? If so, who are you dressing up as? Please let me know as it’s not really traditional here. Instead of dressing up and handling trick-or-treaters I’ll be celebrating my daughter’s 11th birthday, so I’ll still be having fun.

14 thoughts on “Halloween Competition 2011”

  1. Orsolya says:

    I actually wanted to go as Anne holding my head (so that the costume is above me and I look decapitated). hahahah But I don’t have any event to dress up for.

  2. Nancy says:

    Claire:

    Will we also be able to enter pictures from Renaissance Faires, etc? If so, I’d like to post some of my pictures from the Executed Queens tour!

    1. Claire says:

      Yes, that’s fine, Nancy.

  3. Courtnie says:

    I wish I could be Anne Boleyn, I will one day though. I have a really pretty Marie Antoinette costume I got a couple years ago, very pretty. I also got jewelry from here so I am excited to enter a competition on here. I love Halloween so I’m excited to everyone’s costumes!!

    1. Curt Gruner says:

      You did good Courtnie, but that little boy was just to cute. I Love You Court.

      1. Claire says:

        You guys are so sweet! It’s nice to “meet” you, Curt!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Oh, I’d love to be able to submit a photo of my Lady of the Court costume, but I have not yet been able to come up with any extra spending money to purchase what I dearly WANT to purchase from The Anne Boleyn Files. I have had my eye on two pieces of jewelry that would complete my costume now for weeks. Unfortunately, I probably wont’ be able to complete my purchase, receive it and take a picture in time to submit for the contest. 🙁

  5. Sheena says:

    So excited! I don’t really fancy myself the best writer, but I can sew and I dress up quite a lot for Renaissance faires. @ Nancy- were you finally able to get to a Faire? Looking forward to seeing your Executed Queens pics! =)

    1. Nancy says:

      Sheena:

      No, I haven’t made it to any Renaissance Faires. I’m sure that you and Chuck have been going to them, though. I just LOVE showing off the pictures of the six of us in Tudor costume gathered around Chuck in the main dining room at Hever! Just like Henry and his wives!

  6. Anne Barnhill says:

    Oh, I’ll give it a try! But I might just be in my Tudor underwear as that is all I have yet! It’s all very modest! And of course, my ‘A’ necklace! 🙂

    1. Claire says:

      Ha! Tudor underwear and an A necklace!! 😉

      1. Rachel McNeil says:

        and the winner goes to.. haha x

  7. Shoshana says:

    Claire- I can’t believe you don’t take advantage of Halloween dress up and spend the day dress in Tudor costume! Have you ever thought of doing a costume party for your daughter with a Tudor theme or is she at the age that anything Mom is interested in isn’t cool? For a step-daughters 14th birthday, I did an Agatha Cristie theme as she had just discovered her books; I was the murdered victim and she had to find my killer and the gifts he had stolen from her party. Clues took them out windows, down the street, over hedges, and through swimming pools (it was June). The kids had a great time and it was a climatic ending when they entered the dark garage with lit candles only to be attacked by the killer who was then shot dead when the “detective” Dad came to the rescue! I’d love to write a Tudor story for a birthday quest; just might do it for my granddaughter when she is old enough. In the meantime, try to get into Halloween, it is such fun to spend the day in character and go about your normal errands without people looking at you like you need to be locked up! It’s the only day of the year you can dress as you please without comments! I love it!!

    Now to the website: I love the information you give us more and more and can’t wait until I can afford to join the new part. Dental bills have hindered my Tudor plans in many areas this year; no trip to England, no new costumes or accessories, and no new anything! I don’t know about England but dental costs here are unbelievable even when you have insurance. Oh well, if I do’t get the fixed at least Iwill be true to the Tudor era and have black, rotting teeth – if I even have any left!!!!

    FYI-can you tell I took a pain pill after coming home from the dentist this morning? They tend to make me babble!

  8. Crystal says:

    I can’t enter sadly 🙁 I’ve never had the money to buy anything off here so I can’t be in it :_(

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