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Halloween Costume Contest 2016

The Entry Period for the 2016 Halloween Costume Contest has ended! Please visit our Discount Fabric Warehouse Facebook page to vote for your favorite costumes!

It’s back! We’re once again having our Halloween Costume Contest! There have been a few changes, but they were all made to make this easier for you! Last year, we had such a great response, we couldn’t wait to let you know about this year’s contest!

Here’s the rundown:

There will be three (3) categories:  Keiki, Adult, and Pets. Here’s where the bulk of our changes come. Make sure you read all of the guidelines before you enter.

  • All costumes must be at least 75% homemade. The purpose of this contest is to show off your sewing, embroidery, and quilting skills, not to see who can buy the best costume.
  • 75% of the materials must have been purchased at one of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations. In your description, please note what you purchased at DFW and how the materials were used.
  • Costume must have been made for Halloween 2016. Costumes for Cosplay conventions, previous Halloween costumes, and costume party costumes cannot be entered.
  • If entering the Keiki category, the child wearing the costume must be 17 years old or younger.

Have you noticed that we went for a more traditional route this year? Feedback from last year noted that having pictures of kids in the Adult category confused many people. So we decided to do it this way this year. We know when to admit we didn’t get it right the first time.


You may enter more than one costume. We encourage it if you are making costumes for different people.

How To Enter

**The submission period has ended. Please watch for our costume contest coming back in September 2017!**

The Prizes

There will be three places for each category:

  • 1st place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $100
  • 2nd place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $50
  • 3rd place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $25

Gift certificates are only valid in our 4 Discount Fabric Warehouse locations and are not usable on Got Fabric, our online fabric store.

For more information, please visit our Terms and Conditions page.  If you have any questions, please e-mail us at with the subject “Halloween Costume Contest.”

Happy Sewing and Creating!

Case for a Cause: One Million Pillowcase Challenge

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Have you heard? Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai is a proud participant in a  Pillowcase Challenge!

September is National Sewing Month! Our Kauai location is giving back to the community by making as many pillowcases as they can and are asking those with just a bit of time to spare to help!

The first and fourth Friday of September, from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m., there will be sewing machines available for those who want to stop in and sew a pillowcase to donate!

Want to make a pillowcase but don’t have the fabric at home to do so? Are you going to be on Kauai on vacation and want to stop in and help? Well, Discount Fabric Warehouse will be donating 1 yard of fabric for every customer willing to come in and sew a pillow case to donate to the local YWCA and Wilcox Hospital! Erika will be donating her pre-cut scraps for the band of you’d like to make a decorative band for your pillow case.

A simple pillow case project can be found here, brought to you by All People Quilt.

So come on in, bring your sewing machine (or use one of ours!) and help us make a pillowcase (or two…or three…)! If you can’t make it to either of the days but want to contribute anyway, you can also bring in a completed pillowcase to donate! We’d very much appreciate your help and participation!

More information on how you can participate in this amazing event at our Kauai Discount Fabric Warehouse store, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.