Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Middle Grade Costume Tour & Giveaway

Step into some creepy stories this Halloween and become your favorite middle grade character…from the ghoulish undead to mischievous pirates, the costumes are endless. 

In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classic

Take caution ahead--
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.

Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.

Step lively, dear reader . . .
Happily ever after isn't cutting it anymore.

In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz's widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.

The Costume:

Dress like...Jack and Jill!

Halloween is definitely the “Grimm-est” day of the year, so dressing up like Jack and Jill from In a Glass Grimmly is a costume idea that’ll help you make it through the trickiest of treats. This is a great costume for a brother and sister!

For Jill:

1.   Wear a cute, girly dress - think blue checkered or something similar

2.   Put your hair in pigtails! For an extra fun touch, braid flexible wires into your braids so you can twist and turn them and make them stand up on their own!

3.   Carry a bucket. Draw on some fake bloody scratches and scrapes to represent your fall down the hill.

For Jack:

1.   Wear green shorts and a white shirt with tousled hair.

2.   Carry a bucket.

3.   For that extra “Grimm” effect, bandage your head and color some of the bandages red so it’s very clear that you “fell down and broke your crown.”

Purchase In a Glass Grimmly here!

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Thank you to Penguin Kids, I've got a set of each of the books being featured on the Halloween Middle Grade tour to giveaway! 

To enter, please fill out the form below:

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  1. Great pick for a Halloween read, love the cover.

  2. I tried to be Medusa once but just couldn't pull off the snakes.

  3. I really liked being a pirate when I was 10. I even blacked a beard on myself.

  4. I won a prize once dressed as a brownie wearing my father's army long underwear. I'm just grateful no one took a picture.

  5. My favorite costume was a Snoopy one I made with my dad. Complete with paper mache head. It was fantastic, but a bit tough see where I was going.

  6. My favorite childhood halloween costume was a clown's costume my mom sewed.

  7. I always wanted to be a cowgirl so I'm thinking that was probably my favorite : )

  8. My favorite costumes were always the gypsy ones because I got to pick any of my mom's costume jewelery to wear!

  9. I was Pippi Longstockings and Alice in Wonderland!

  10. I love Halloween and I had so many great costumes! My mom made them for me and she was so clever. Even more fun was dressing my own kids when they were little. My favorites for them were matching bunnies and another year the older boys were Peter Pan and Captain Hook. We made all of their costumes too and they were so cute! We still have them. This year it's fun getting the grandkids ready!

    Thanks for your offer. They look like so much fun!

  11. My favorite costume was Pocahontas (I was a huge Disney fan even as a kid, but I think I only dressed up as a Disney character this once). I had a fringed skirt, a Pocahontas shirt, beaded moccasins, and a fringed bag with little stones inside. :) Not very authentic, but I thought it was awesome.

  12. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the offer.

    I love all these books. I love your site :)

    Halloween costumes: there was time I dressed like a grape (tie dyed undergarments + balloons). that was something :)

    Jill A.

  13. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My mom made me a Tinkerbell costume when I was in kindergarten. That was probably the best costume I ever wore.

  14. I read the first book in this series- but haven't read this one. Love the cover! My favorite costume was when I was a woodland fairie. I felt magical. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I don't remember how old I was, maybe eight or nine, and I dressed up as Gonzo for Halloween. My aunt had made a totally awesome costume. =)

  16. middle grade book reviews
    Some undiscovered tricks and thoughts are well described in the young adult books. They are the books which are mainly enjoyed by the young adults so that they can perform many new experiments.

  17. Thank you to everyone who entered and left comments here on the blog!!!


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