Google "how to make clothes out of newspaper" and you'll find all sorts of treasures, including instructions for sewing a newspaper dress.
Why do I know this? A few days ago, I participated in a Ledger-Enquirer brainstorming session that resulted in a challenge for our readers: include copies of our newspaper in your Halloween costume.
What's in it for you? We're giving a $100 Visa gift card to the top costume in each of our three categories: adults, youths (12 and younger) and pets.
You're not required to make a costume entirely out of newspapers. If you prefer, simply add
a newspaper-made accessory to an existing costume.
But feel free to go overboard. In fact, your chances of winning increase with every newspaper you use. We'll judge on creativity and use of the Ledger-Enquirer.
It's not too tough -- just ask our very own Tim Chitwood, who recently flaunted a scary cape made of newspapers.
To enter, email a photo of your costume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. You must include your name, address and phone number in the email. I'll send you a confirmation email once I've received your submission.
Once we've received the entries, our judges will choose the top costumes in each category. In addition to giving away the Visa gift cards, we'll feature some of the best photos on our website.