Ledger readers create newsy Halloween costumes

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 31, 2013 

She's either a scary gothic bride, or a princess ready for her wedding day.

Regardless of your interpretation, one thing remains the same. Cate Jones, 10, is modeling a wedding dress that won our newspaper costume contest this year.

Elaborate newspaper-made details complement the gown, including a bouquet of roses made from the Ledger-Enquirer's recent pink issue for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Christie and Ben Jones, Cate's mom and dad, created the costume using between four and five newspapers.

"We did it pretty much all day Sunday," Christie Jones said.

The Cataula, Ga., family wins a $150 Visa gift card.

Cate is familiar with the art of modeling handmade garments.

"She has to do that almost every day," her mom explained.

That's because Christie Jones writes a blog, Sewing in BeTween, that focuses on the options available for people who want to sew outfits for older girls.

She's challenged herself to make an outfit for Cate nearly every day of the school year.

The Jones family entered our newspaper costume contest when it debuted last year.

"I think we learned a lot from last year," Christie Jones said.

We asked readers to make costumes using newspapers. Once again, your creativity exceeded our expectations.

In addition to the winning bridal gown, we were especially impressed with Carmen Rexford's "Pumpkin King" costume.

Another favorite among our panel of judges? Cameron Smith, 15, who dressed as a newspaper-clad Daryl Dixon from "The Walking Dead." We also received some very cute Halloween-themed photos involving pets and newspapers.

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