Friday, September 20, 2013

This Week's Contest Winners Plus Halloween Craft Inspiration from Pinterest

Congratulations to this week's contest winners! They will each have Old-Time Halloween Illustrations added to their DoverPictura account absolutely free!

Mademoiselle Mermaid: Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday...and this collection is enchanting!!!

Catherine Landers:
My dad used to make all of our costumes, he would say that "store bought" was just cheesecloth and would not last the night. We were also kind of poor back in those days, 50's. We did have the best costumes though. Once he painted a lot of cardboard boxes silver, cut them up to make my brother into a robot. He even used some old round fuses for the eyes, but somehow he wired them to a flashlight that my brother carried in his hand and could blink the eyes on and off. That was my favorite! Long live Halloween!!!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I'd love to use this collection. All of the images you have are fantastic!

: For my drawings, I find vintage Halloween images really get me inspired. My Dover books make great references for the Victorian era and early 20th century.

We'll be blogging some great Halloween craft ideas closer to the spooky night, but in the meantime, take a look at our Halloween Inspiration Pinterest board! It's full of eerie crafts for all skill-levels that use our clip art! Here are a few of my favorites:

Treat bags using Old-Time Halloween Illustrations
Mary Ann Catron entered this ‎"Baby's First Halloween" mixed media collage in one of our craft contests!
HGTV used one of our Old-Fashioned Silhouettes for this stylish pumpkin.


  1. Thank you! I can't wait to use these. Reading this just made my day.

  2. Yay!! Thank you so much!! we have to do anything to claim the prize?

    1. Email to claim your prize!

  3. I sent an email. I can't wait to receive them. Thanks!