A Keller student’s quirky Halloween costume landed the 13-year-old a spot on a national television and a chance to win $25,000.Jake Temple, student at Indian Springs Middle School, dressed like a hammer and sent a picture of himself to the Hub Network, a digital cable and satellite television channel with children and family programing.The network is sponsoring a nationwide Halloween costume competition and winners will be revealed on the Hub Network’s first Halloween Bash, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26.Jake, who watches the Hub Network, is competing in the “Everyday Stuff” category and was selected to represent Texas as one of 50 semi-finalists representing each state in America.“I was watching TV and saw a commercial of it so I got on the website,” Jake said. “I was thinking of what to be, then I saw a hammer on the table.”Jake’s mother, Janna Temple, said Jake is known for selecting off-the-wall Halloween costumes. Last year, he dressed up as a toilet.Jake’s grandmother, Judy Harman, of Weatherford, is the creator of his costumes. The hammer took Harman 10 hours over a four-day period to make.As part of the win, Jake, his mother and grandmother were treated to an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles.Last week, Jake and the 49 other semi-finalists traveled to be a part of the televised costume competition, which was judged by Martha Stewart, actor Hal Sparks ("Spider Man 2") and actress, singer and dancer Coco Jones ("Holla at the DJ").Besides a $25,000 prize, the winner will have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.”The two-hour special also includes performances by pop-star Cody Simpson and America’s first teen-girl pop-group Fifth Harmony, appearances by Bailee Madison (“Trophy Wife”), Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”), Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”), Zachary Gordon (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”), Keean Johnson (“Spooksville”) and Todd Newton (“Family Game Night”).For more information or to view costumes, go to www.hubworld.com/halloween.
Susan McFarland, 817-431-2231 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1