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31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 3

by Corey

Welcome to Day #3 of our

31 days of {Green!} Giveaways

Today’s question: “What was your favorite Halloween costume EVER?”


Today is day #3 of our month-long, trick-or-treating party for parents!

Just knock on our door (AKA blog) each day, answer the daily question (in lieu of shouting, “Trick or treat!” – although you are totally welcome to write that as well) and you’ll be entered to win some absolutely fabulous, ever-so-eco-friendly prizes.

Today’s prizes are worth $62!

Here’s what we have for October 3, 2011…


Gift certificate for (lead-free, mineral-based) Face Paints Set from Terrafirma Cosmetics. Value $24.99. Winner pays shipping.

Kids Konserve™ Orgininal Snak Pak. Value $22. Ships to continental US and Canada only.


Gift certificate for $15 at (Can be used at the Green Halloween® marketplace or anywhere on Winner pays shipping.

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(see you tomorrow ;) )

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

54 Responses to “31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 3”

  1. Marni L Says:

    My favourite costume was dressing up as a princess; can’t help it!

  2. Anna Lindquist Says:

    My favorite costume was a beautifully sewn dragon costume my mom made for my oldest son when he was four. He was adorable. It lasted so well that my youngest son wore it one year as well before we passed it on to another..

  3. Jamie C Says:

    My sister went as a huge milk carton one year, Handmade costume). It was AWESOME!!

  4. Meghan Says:

    My fav costume was when I went as Raggedy Anne in um, ahem, 1976. OUch. That hurt.

  5. Stephanie Stoltenburg Says:

    Vampire! I have been reusing my costume for years. Each year I change it a little bit. Somehow being a vampire never gets old. lol.

  6. Tanja Says:

    My favorite was (and I still own it) being a cow – complete with udder. Cracks me up just thinking about it!

  7. Thea Says:

    My 3 year old went as a garbage man – he loved it! We had the workman’s helmet and orange pants, so I just made a quick bright yellow vest to go with it. We wrote on the back and put his name on the front with the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle logo.

  8. James Says:

    My favorite costume was one my wife came up with many, many years ago. I wore all black and my wife cut a capital letter E out of craft foam and stuck it to my chest. I was an E-male (e-mail)! I even wore a fanny pack as an attachment.

    It was quite a clever costume 12 years ago! :-)

  9. Brooklyne Montalvo Says:

    My favorite costume was a homemade Pocahontas costume! My grandma sewed it for me.. I was absolutely in love with Pocahontas that year and told everyone I was related to John Smith. Haha (and I really believed I was.. It was first grade ;) )

  10. Larisa Moore Says:

    My favorite was the costume I made for myself when I was 9 or 10: I went as a Hershey bar. I had two large pieces of white cardboard which I covered with two large pieces of dark brown construction paper, then painted the Hersheys Milk Chocolate logo with White-Out (we had all these materials around the house so it cost nothing though the White-Out fumes made me a bit loopy for an evening). I used yarn to tie the front and back together. I couldn’t sit down, but it was great for trick-or-treating!

  11. Erin Says:

    My favorite Halloween costumes were the ones we made as a family. My mom has always been crafty so I never wore a store bought costume for Halloween . One year my mom made me and my sisters ballerinas with home made tutus. I’ve taken the tradition of making Halloween costumes and have recycled old clothes and made every costume for my two kids.

  12. victoria lester Says:

    My favorite costume is BARNEY, which I dress my daughter up in.
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  13. Denise M Says:

    My favorite was She-Ra, my Mom and Dad still have the photo with them in their wallets. :)

  14. Mechele Johnson Says:

    My most memorable and favorite Halloween costume has to be the old school plastic Barbie mask with the plastic tie back pink dress. It was cheap, it made my face all sweaty, but I thought I was sooooo cool!

  15. Ann E Says:

    For me, my favorite Halloween costume was the cat costume my mom made for me when I was a kid. It was a lot of fun doing it together. For my daughter, my favorite costume was last year’s, a Cat in the Hat costume that I made with my mom when she was here visiting. That is truly one of my favorite costumes ever.

  16. jeannine m Says:

    My favorite is the mickey costume my mother made my son when he was 2

  17. Charlene h Says:

    My favorite costume was a ballerina princess! I felt like the most beautiful girl in the world!

  18. Nikki Says:

    My favorite was in Jr High I was a zombie newspapergirl

  19. carol Says:

    a princess!

  20. Elta Says:

    I created a Star Wars Padme Amidala costume (Geonosis Battle Scene) lats year ~ it was awesome, complete with slashes and cuts <3 I am making Ghostbusters (Ray Stantz) and Slimer costumes for my boys this year ~ cannot wait to see them all done!

  21. Eliza Klinger Says:

    My favorite costume was a “Cereal” Killer. You paste cereal boxes all over you and carry a knife. people at first wasn’t sure what I was, but loved it when I told them. Also by recycling boxes…how much more green can you get!

  22. John Joseph Says:

    My favorite is spider man costume

  23. Terra M Says:

    The granola bar costume I made for my son a few years back, I ate Fiber One bars for MONThS just to save the wrappers to create the huge body sized wrapper for his body! He looked awesome (but I don’t eat fiber one bars too often now :) )

  24. Beth Says:

    4 Of us girls went as Kiss we looked awesome!

  25. Sarah M. Says:

    Pirate wench!

  26. Sharee Says:

    My favorite costume EVER was a ghost… Super easy and fun. :)

  27. Shannon Longcore Says:

    My favorite was when I was a kid. We found a dog costume at Goodwill, and I used my own dog’s collar to make it more authentic. My dog was sooooo attached to her collar that she followed me all over wondering what I was doing with her collar. So sweet!

  28. Emily O. Says:

    My favorite was Carmen Miranda. All that fruit was heavy!

  29. Robin O Says:

    I was completely enamored with my Raggedy Ann costume. It was sooo great!

  30. Anne Lehnick Says:

    My mom made genie costumes for my sister and I one year. LOVED them!!!

  31. Corby Hackney Says:

    My favorite costumes were Crayola crayons…I handmade four costumes in green, red, blue, yellow, and black felt letters and the signature black wavy lines at each end of the labels….for my husband and me and another couple. We had the four matching “sharpened” hats and wore black tights and turtlenecks under them. We were all tall, close in heights, and the costumes were long on us. We were the best costumes at the Halloween party that year.

  32. Debbie Says:

    It was the last year I went trick or treating. I went as a supermarket checker, by far my best and most fav costume.

  33. Jessica LT Says:

    In 6th grade I was a “60s girl” in a white button-down shirt, high pony tail, and poodle skirt made by my mom. It’s one of my favorite pictures of me and my best friend!

  34. Courtney Says:

    My pippy longstocking costume. My natural redhair and freckles were perfect.

  35. Dawn Burton Says:

    My favorite Hallloween costume ever is when my mom made my sister and I Hobo costumes. It wasnt the fact that I loved the actual costume most of, so much as it is the warmth and love that I still feel knowing my mom poured her heart into it. <3

  36. Courtney M. Says:

    A penguin costume my mom made!!

  37. Dawn Burton Says:

    Oops…most of all, I meant to say :)

  38. Jennifer Says:

    My favorite costume ever was a fairy costume my Mom hand sewed for me. It was beautiful!!

  39. Michelle Says:

    I favorite costume ever was when I went as Mad Cows disease. Got a cow costume and fangs and then covered myself in blood. Made a sign that said Eat more chicken on one side and Beware Mad Cows disease on the other side, styled after the chic filet signs. Got a lot of laughs and comments from it, it was great!

  40. Deann Says:

    In the 70′s my sister and I traded off Raggedy Ann and Andy for the different parties we went to that year. Of course we both wanted to be Ann.

  41. Tangeline Says:

    My favorite Halloween costume was 3 years ago. I made a poison ivy costume to match my husband’s joker costume. We went on a little vacation to New Orleans for Halloween and had a blast! We dress up every year and we love it! I refuse to grow up!

  42. Amy Says:

    My whole family (5 of us) went as vampires!

  43. Lien Says:

    My favorite halloween costume is a bunch of purple grapes.

  44. Shelley Says:

    Cereal killer complete with victim cereal boxes

  45. Stacey T. Says:

    My favorite halloween costume has to be “Cardiac Arrest”. I was dressed as a heart and my husband (boyfriends at the time)dressed as a police officer. We had to walk around handcuffed to one another the entire evening. It was good fun and we like to come up with clever plays on words and whatnot.

  46. kimiko Says:

    I loved my capser the ghost costume!

  47. melissa Says:

    My favorite Holloween costume was my genie one! I loved looking likei belonged in Aladin

  48. Robyn Says:

    My favorite costume was a black cat. I bought a set of accessories (headband with ears, jeweled collar, and tail) and can wear it with any black (or white) outfit I want. If I want to be sexy I can add it to a sexy black dress or leotard or if I want to be comfy I can wear a sweatshirt and black pants. Best costume ever!

  49. Sarah J. Says:

    my husband and i went as zach and kelly(SBTB)- i handmade the bayside tigers shirt!

  50. diane m Says:

    i was a gypsy and loved the costume

  51. Christina N Says:

    Funny you ask, because tonight I searched way back in our closet and finally found my 9 year old son’s costume from when he was 1years old and put it on my daughter who is now 1 years old. We saved this one, because it is so hilarious. The costume is a green fire breathing Dragon, which cover her from head to toe with only her little face peaking out. But what makes it so funny is that it has a big belly, a big behind and a goofy tail, which makes this super silly creature that wobbles around. The entire family laughed and laughed tonight as my daughter sweetly said “ROAR!” Too bad we can post videos, because I think you would get a good chuckle out of this cute little creature. :)

  52. Rebecca O Says:

    Gothic Vampire. I thought I was so cool, though some people dress like that now normally. =)

  53. Heather Keane Says:

    I loved my first son Liam in his pumpkin costume! And then my younger boy wore it again when he was 1. Super cute…I can’t let it go… ;-)

  54. corey Says:

    Thanks for taking part in day #3 everyone! We loved reading about all of your favorite costumes! Please share photos on our Facebook page at!

    Congratulations to our winner (as selected by – Denise M.! Her fave costume (ever) was She-Ra (and her parents still carry a photo of her as She-Ra in their wallets!).

    Our day #4 contest is now live:

    Have a great day! xo Corey