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Bringing our DIY Halloween Costumes to TV!!

Yes, this title definitely commands a double exclamation point!! We had no idea our DIY Halloween Costume series would land us a segment on CBS’s Great Day Houston here in Houston. But it did. And when the call came through we were so excited and ready to say yes! This has been such a fun passion project that sharing it with others is really what it’s all about for us. Our models, of course, were familia and they did awesome!

Please watch the video and tell us what you’re wearing this Halloween.

If you’re still not sure, hit the your local thrift store.

Just saying! 🙂

Bringing our DIY Halloween Costumes to TV!!

Dress up for Halloween: 80’s Chic!

What would a DIY Halloween Costume series be without a little 80’s flare? Well, not complete if you ask us. For this look, the acid wash denim jacket came out, as did the fun and colorful makeup from yesteryear.

Come to think about it, this look may just be the perfect one for this Halloween. What do you say? Which look has been your favorite so far?

You can’t do the “valley girl” #80s look without the sass. #Halloween look series. #demilavato

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Dress up for Halloween: 80's Chic!

Dress up for Halloween: Madeline

Can you believe our DIY Halloween Costume series is coming to an end? This will definitely go down as a Halloween to remember at Casa Los Metiches 🙂 Our latest look is from the Madeline book series. Tell us you do remember the books! They were awesome.

Madeline in Texas. Follow along as the #Halloween series unravels.

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This look also took the longest as it was pretty much made from scratch. Yeah, believe it or not, it’s not that easy to find an adult-sized Madeline costume these days. What are your thoughts? Any other looks we should consider before the big day??

Dress up for Halloween: Madeline Dress up for Halloween: Madeline

Dress up for Halloween: “Anything for Salinas!”

Bidi bidi bom bom. Need we say more? We’re Tejanos and we’re die hard fans of the late and great Selena Quintanilla Perez. Of course she was going to be a part of Anjelica’s DIY looks for Halloween.

Obvio. In the most respectful way possible. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we have. The proof is in the pudding. Just check out the video below!

Bidi bidi bidi bidi bom bom!

Yes I did. An homage to #Selena while I still had the look. Enjoy.

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Dress up for Halloween: "Anything for Salinas!"

Dress up for Halloween: Morticia Addams

How do you follow up “The Queen Witch?” Why with Morticia Addams of course! You can’t watch The Addams Family movies and not get into the spirit of Halloween. So for those of you who are big fans of Morticia like we are, eat your heart out! This new costume idea by Anjelica is our favorite so far.

Have you picked out your costume yet?

Happy Halloween! #halloween #addamsfamily #morticiaaddams

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Dress up for Halloween: Morticia Addams

And the Winners Are…

Congratulations!  Once again, you have all made the 2nd Annual Juan of Words Online Halloween Costume Contest a huge success!  It never ceases to amaze me how creative you all can be… y por eso, I always leave the hard work of deciding who my winners are to you all as well.  You submitted your entries.  You encouraged your friends to vote.  And you voted… and voted, and voted.  And now it is my great duty to present you with the top three winners in my online Halloween costume contest.  I want to also once again encourage you to follow and like the Ford Latino page on Facebook.  They were our wonderful sponsors for the second year in a row, and without them we really wouldn’t have been able to make this happen.

So now, without any further delay, here are your winners!  ¡Felicidades!

second annual juanofwords online halloween costume contest
First Place – Cabbage Patch Doll
second annual juanofwords online halloween costume contest
Second Place – CARS
second annual juanofwords online halloween costume contest
Third Place – Bat Man

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It’s Time! 2nd Annual Online Halloween Costume Contest!

2nd Annual Juan of Words Online Halloween Costume Contest for a very long time… and today, I finally can!  Last year was such a huge success that, of course, we had to bring this fun online costume contest back.  It is also a huge pleasure to once again welcome back my dear friends at Ford!  They didn’t even wink when I asked them if they wanted partner up again for this contest.  I am so grateful for that.  So please do me a favor and go Like them on Facebook now please!

Coincidentally that is also where you can upload your costume contest pictures starting right now!  Here are the rules and all that other good stuff:


Submit your best costume photo, past or present, ask your friends to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! And that’s it. Good Luck!


The top 3 winners (top three entrants with the most votes by midnight on November 6, 2012) get Gift cards:

1st Place – $250

2nd Place – $175

3rd Place – $75

To submit your entry, vote, and share your entry Click Here.

¡Buena Suerte!

¡Tan, Tan! & the Winners Are…

Drum roll please!  First and foremost let me say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the first ever Juan of Words Online Halloween Costume Contest!!  I could have never imagined how big of a success you all were going to make it.  In all, 80 entries were received from everywhere in the United States… and even Mexico, ¡Guau!  And the number of people y’all rallied to vote, also amazing!  So yes, I am truly grateful to each and everyone of you who participated in this contest, in any way.  I’d also like to give a giant shout out and and ¡AJUUA! to my definite better half, Anjelica (my wife)… who always has the most creative concepts to share with me, and of course to Ford en Español who made this contest possible with their sponsorship.

Y’all know I’m one broke-a&$ Meskan, LOL!

So sin más borlote… here are the results, and more importantly, I know this is what everyone wants to see, the winners of the Juan of Words Online Halloween Costume Contest:

First Place – Shirley with the Evil Cat Entry

Evil Cat

Second Place – Joseph with the Zombified Entry


Third Place – Brooke with the Punk Fairy Entry

Punk Fairy

Congratulations again ladies and gent!!  I hope you all had as much fun with this contest as I did.  As I had specified on the contest outline, the winners walk away with 1st Place – $300, 2nd Place – $125, 3rd Place – $75 Gift Cards!  Enjoy!!

For everyone else, your entries were so amazingly creative and fun that I couldn’t help myself.  I wanted to do something special for all of you, and have created the below Spooktacular video with all of your entries.  Hope you guys enjoy it!!

Thank you once again, and stay tuned for more fun hopefully in the near future.