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OR WIN THE COSTUME OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

The Costume Gallery Websites’

Halloween Contest 2006

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST

The top three people who have accumulated the most CG points by Friday,
Oct. 13, will win one of the
prizes. (CG Points=Costume Gallery Points) Everyday, there will be new ways, contests, promotions, etc. to earn points listed below. Make sure to pay attention to the Challenge deadlines. This page is updated daily!!!

The Halloween Contest ends Sat. morning, Oct. 14, at 12:01 AM, East Coast U.S. time. No challenge question answers will be accepted after that time. The winners will be announced Sunday evening, Oct. 15.

HOW TO EARN CG POINTS:
Click on the links below for more information and point counts.

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Obtain, renew, or refer someone to purchase a subscription at The Costume Gallery’s Research Library.

Points are issued once payment is received from Oct. 1-13. If you are referring, the referred person is required to put the referrer’s name and email address in the memo of the Paypal payment invoice. If the person forgets to do this, no referral points will be issued.

CG Point count by for purchasing a Library subscription or referrals:

Length of subscription

3 months: 2 pts.
6 months: 5 pts.
12 months: 10 pts.

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Take a class or refer someone to take one at The Costume Gallery’s
Costume Classroom. The person must purchase the class between Oct. 1-13. If you are referring, the referred person is required to put the referrer’s name and email address in the memo of the Paypal payment invoice. If the person forgets to do this, no referral points will be issued.

CG Points earned per class: 10 pts.

 

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  Place a link from your website to one or all of The Costume Gallery’s Spirit Halloween Websites listed below. When the link is active or need an image link, email HERE.

CG Points earned per link:

Text link: 10 pts.

Graphic link: 15 pts. (graphic and html coding provided by The Costume Gallery).

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 Purchases at SpiritHalloween.com will give you points toward your CG points. For every $10 spent at SpiritHalloween.com between Oct. 1-13, you will receive 3 CG points. A $24 purchase, will give you 6 CG points. To receive these points, you must go to Spirits via the links or logos from this Halloween Contest website to Spirits. The contestant must forward their Spirit Halloween receipt to spirit.purchase@costumegallery.com . Please make sure to include your email address, first, and last name. Please delete off your receipt any credit card information. I do need to see the purchases on the payment form. We are tracking the purchases.

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 CHALLENGNE #1: Costume Count: Deadline: Oct. 6

Go to SpiritHalloween.com and look at the men and women’s costumes. How many costumes are there under these categories. I need a total for each group. Deadline: Friday, Oct. 6. I need to know the date you were on the site for your totals. The top ten people that come the closest to the actual amount, will be awarded the following CG points. The closer you are to the actual amount, the more points that will be awarded. Email your answers to: challenge1@costumegallery.com

CG Points awarded:

Person placed #1: 10 pts.

Person placed #2: 9 pts.

Person placed #3: 8 pts.

Person placed #4: 7 pts.

Person placed #5: 6 pts.

Person placed #6: 5 pts.

Person placed #7: 4 pts.

Persons placed #8-10: 3 pts.


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 CHALLENGNE #2: Day of the Dead. Deadline: Oct. 13

  • 1. What is Day of the Dead? (Hint: It is not La noche de brujas.)

  • 2. When is Day of the Dead celebrated?

  • 3. What is the Spanish name for this celebration?

  • 4. What kind of costumes are worn on this day?

  • 5. In modern time, what is the principle religion celebrates this day worldwide? What name does this church call this day, in English.

    BONUS QUESTION: 2pts:
  • 6. What recent popular movie showed a Day of the Dead celebration? It is not the film by the title, Day of the Dead.

    Email your answers to:
    challenge2@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:

    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 15 pts.

    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 7 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #3: Costume Holidays: Deadline: Oct. 13

  • 1. The costumed holidays, Mardi Gras and Halloween, fall on the eve of what two other religious celebrated days. Name the two other celebrated days.

  • 2. What is the ***full name*** of the massive costumed parade / competition between Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during Carneval?

  • 3. What is the name of the location where the massive parade occurs in Rio? (Don't give me Rio as an answer) The location has a specific name.

  • 4. Tampa, Florida has a costumed event during the Carnival season. What is the name of this celebration? What costumes are featured during this holiday?

  • 5. When is Tampa's yearly costumed event celebrated? What does the mayor of Tampa give to the costumed people?

    BONUS QUESTION: 2pts:
  • 6. What is the name of the costumed events/holidays during the Carivale season in Germany and Italy?

    Email your answers to: challenge3@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:

    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 15 pts.

    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 7 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #4: Skeleton Hunt:

    Deadline: Oct. 13

    Go to our Costume Encyclopedia and hunt for dancing skeletons (above) in the database. The dancing skeletons are hopping throughout the Encyclopedia's database. The skeletons are in five areas of the database. Look below the directions to see the five clues as to where to search.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Use the database's search feature and the following clues to find the skeletons. The skeleton can be seen on the ***details*** pages of the costume descriptions. Do the database searches for each question to find the skeletons. You results will appear. Then click on the ***details*** link to see if the skeleton is hiding there. One the details pages, there is a hidden message in the ***creator*** field. Copy it, and send it in your email answers for this challenge.

    NOTE: Our Encyclopedia database is brand new. If you need help using it, please ask here. Put in the email's message header "Encyclopedia help."

    SKELETON LOCATION CLUES:
  • 1. We have been putting an 1887 British fancy dress costume book into the Encyclopedia. Right now, there are about 150 costume descriptions from this book online. A crazy dancing skeleton got into this area near the beginning of the book section. Do a search in the SOURCE field for: fancy dress. See if you can find the skeleton. I have a couple of thousand more descriptions to add from this book, but that skeleton is in my way!!!

  • 2. My favorite 1920s fashion designer is Jean Patou. A skeleton is hiding on his database entries. Do a search in the COSTUME/CHARACTER field for: Jean Patou.

  • 3. Our Costume Classroom gloves' instructor, Franchesca Havas, lost her gloves to one of those pesty skeletons. Do a search in the COSTUME/CHARACTER field: gloves.

  • 4. That skeleton has taken away our Chimney Sweeper from 1814 British Occupation section. That should be enough hints, you figure out what field to search! Find that darn skeleton in the Encyclopedia!

  • 5. Our Costume Encyclopedia contains some character costume descriptions from William Shakespeare's plays. Name the plays by William Shakespeare in the database and find which character the skeleton took. Hint: search the CREATOR field.

    BONUS QUESTION: Worth 4 points.
    How many total entries are in the Encyclopedia for the 1890s? If you do the search correctly, this should be easy.

    Email your answers to: challenge4@costumegallery.com
    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 20 pts.
    Other contestants to send the correct answers: 2 pts. per question.

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     CHALLENGE #5: Costume Ball: Deadline: Oct. 13

    The Costume Gallery hosted an Online Costume Ball during the Halloween seasons from 1999-2003. Go the the Online Costume Ball and answer the following questions for each year of the Ball.

  • 1. 1998: During this Ball, three guests came with snakes on their costumes. Two of these guests came as a couple and are seen in one photo. What are the guests' name? Their names are under their photo.

  • 2. 1999: A section of this ball was devoted to a certain person. What was her name? On that same devotion webpage, two people are wearing the same costume in different decades. What are those two people's names?

  • 3. 2000: What a strange year at the Ball. A guest came dressed as a disease. What is the name of this guest and describe the costume?

  • 4. 2001: A couple celebrated a romantic 10th anniversary at this Ball? What are the couple's names and what country are they from?

  • 5. 2002: Find these three guests that are creatures of nature: bird, crustacean, and an animal. What are their guest names?

    BONUS QUESTION: 2pts:
  • 6. Marie Antoinette was a guest to what year's Online Costume Ball?

    Email your answers to: challenge5@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 15 pts.
    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 7 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #6: Encyclopedia Characters: Deadline: Oct. 13

    The Costume Gallery's Costume Encyclopedia contains about 200 character costume descriptions from plays, operas, poems, songs, paintings, books, etc. I have added five new characters, that you need to research the following:

    A. Type of publication and author. If the publication is an opera, the composer and libretto.
    B. Setting: Time and place. Sometimes the place is not available. The time is the setting the character appears in, not necessarily when the publication was written.
    C. Source of research: What is the URL of your research source. Wikipedia is not a valid source except if you can not find any other source. Note: The source that I have listed in the Encyclopedia is the one that the costume descriptions taken from.

    Go to Costume Encyclopedia and do a search for the following characters. On each character's ***details*** link, there are hints about the character. Research the following characters:
  • 1. Bettina
  • 2. Bo Peep
  • 3. Reginald Bunthorn
  • 4. Rose Bradwardine
  • 5. Lady of Branksome

    BONUS QUESTION: 2pts:
  • 6. One of the above characters, has a modern adaptation of their costume on SpiritHalloween.com. Which character is it?

    Email your answers to: challenge6@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 20 pts.
    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 10 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #7: Library Visit: Deadline: Oct. 13

    Search in The Costume Gallery's Research Library to find the answers to the following questions:

  • 1. Go the the Ball with Cyber Cinderella. Who drove Cinderella to the Ball? How much did her gown cost?

  • 2. Go to the ***Needlework*** book on the shelf. There are how many female NAMES have embroidery patterns.

  • 3. Go to the ***Titanic*** book on its shelf. Look for Rose's costumes. The Heaven Dress is similar to dress worn in another movie. (The answer is on the costume's webpage. What is the name of the other movie?

  • 4. The webpages Princess Tea Party features Princess Diana dresses. How many dresses are there on the webpages and who were their fashion designers?

  • 5. Our Brush with History: Vintage Hairstyles area. What is the total number of photographs shown?

    BONUS QUESTION: 2pts:
  • How many chapters are in the Women & Labor book?

    Email your answers to: challenge7@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 15 pts.
    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 7 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #8: Fashion Foto-hunt: Deadline: Oct. 13

    Search in The Costume Gallery's Websites to find the photographs that answers to the following questions:

  • 1. Go to the Costume Encyclopedia and do a search in the Character/Costume field for Religious: 1st Communion. How many 1st Communion photos entries are in the database?

  • 2. Do another search in the Costume Encyclopedia in the source field for Virginia Commonwealth University. How many hand fan photographs from this college are in the database?

  • 3. Go the The Gallery's webpage, Dave Matthews Band, Stay: Filming a Music Video. Who was the costume designer for the video "Stay"? What was the black stripe on the band members' tuxes made of?

  • 4. Go to the Library's webpages Artistic Quilts. A bird appears on one of the quilts. What is the name of the quilt?

  • 5. Pretty as a Picture: 1890s shows ladies wearing hats. How many women are wearing hats in the 1890s photographs? Hint: There may be more than one woman in a photo.

    BONUS QUESTION: 2pts:
  • Pretty as a Picture: 1910s shows more ladies wearing hats. Two of mother nature's creatures appear in a couple of these photographs. What are the creatures? Provide the webpage URL to support your answer. Contestants only get one chance to get this question correct.

    Email your answers to: challenge8@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 15 pts.
    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 7 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #9: Fashion Colors: Deadline: Oct. 13

    Search in The Costume Gallery's Fashion Color Database (FCD) website to find the answers to the following questions. The answers will be located in the free access areas of the database, the Color Name Index, Articles, and the Bibliography.

  • 1. What time span was the color named ***Dead Spaniard*** used in fashion? Specific years.

  • 2. How many entries are in the FCD for the color ***black***?

  • 3. How many issues of Delineator Magazine were used for documentation in the FCD? Hint: This was a monthly fashion magazine.

  • 4. The FCD used what publication to document color names and trends for expectant mothers?

  • 5. What article told the correct colors to dress your butler?

    BONUS QUESTION: 1 point for each color name (total of 4 pts. possible)

  • In the FCD's Color Name Index, TWO letters of the alphabet had only two color names listed. What are those color names?

    Email your answers to: challenge9@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 15 pts.
    Other contestants to send all the correct answers: 7 pts.


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     CHALLENGE #10: The Gallery History:
    Deadline: Oct. 14, 12:01 AM, East Coast U.S. time!

    Go to my bio online and answer the following questions. Note: Since this is the last day of the contest, ALL answers to this challenge are final. Check your answers carefully before sending them.

  • 1. What was the first name given to The Costume Gallery website? When did the name change to its present name?

  • 2. What years did Penny Ladnier, owner of The Costume Gallery, graduate from college and what degrees did she receive?

  • 3. At what university is Penny presently an adjunct professor? What class does she teach at that university?

  • 4. How many websites are housed under The Costume Gallery umbrella? Each has their own domain name. What are they?

  • 5. About how many webpages are on The Gallery's websites? How many images?

    BONUS QUESTION: 3 points

  • How many children does Penny have? How many males and females?

    Email your answers to: challenge10@costumegallery.com

    CG Points awarded:
    Contestant to send all correct answers FIRST: 20 pts.
    Other contestants: 2 points per correct answer. Today, all answers are FINAL.


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    Fashion Designers of Their Time, 2004-2006.
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    Costume Encyclopedia, 2004-2006.
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    Fashion Foto-date, 2000-2006.