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Halloween Costume Contest 2013

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This year’s winners are, drum roll please…

1st PlaceGuy in Box
2nd PlaceZoltar
3rd PlaceShe Hulk

An honorable mention goes to Ewok as a close runner-up.

For those that didn’t win this time there’s always next year as this contest will be held annually and keep an eye out for other contests and giveaways.

I hope you enjoy the blog and the forum as well. For those that are here strictly for the costume contest, I’ll see you next year! If you’re subscribed, you’ll get a reminder on October 1st every year.

Thank you and don’t forget to congratulate the winners in the comments below.

It’s time for the second annual Halloween Love costume contest!

This year I’m going bigger with the prizes and also picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, with the chance to win up to $300!

A few lessons learned from the inaugural contest last year, I hope this year will be more fun and have a lot more entries. On with the show…

Permalink: halloweenlove.com/contest (every year the latest costume contest will be reachable from this link so make sure to save it so you can enter next year and every year after more easily) or subscribe…

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How to Enter


You must complete all 3 steps to enter…

1. Submit a photo of yourself in costume here:

(make sure to add my email to your contacts or whitelist)

Details Needed:

  • Use the exact subject “Costume Contest 2013” (without the quotes).
  • Describe what you are, what your costume is suppose to be.
  • Provide a PayPal email address in order to receive payment if you win. If you do not use PayPal and do not wish to sign up for PayPal you may alternatively provide an iTunes account email address to receive an equivalent gift card instead.
  • For the photo…
    • Attach only one that is focused on just you (no couple or group submissions).
    • It should be well-lit, sharp and in focus, with no red-eye.
    • Other than red-eye correction or cropping, do not Photoshop in effects or enhancements or multiple shots of the costume into one photo. Should be the raw photo of the costume as it looks in real life.
    • High resolution and preferably portrait angled (holding your camera sideways).
    • It must be you and the photo must be current, 2013.
    • Do not submit on someone else’s behalf (unless they’re unable to enter themselves).
    • One costume entry per person.
  • DO NOT FORGET — You still need to complete steps 2 and 3 below to complete your entry.

You of course retain full copyright ownership of your photo, but by submitting it to this contest you grant me full permission to use it here on halloweenlove.com and to edit and name the photo as needed to be appropriately and fairly presented in this contest.

2. Retweet the contest:


3. Comment below to let everyone know you entered!

Have fun and good luck everyone!

Winner Selection

You may of course enter anytime during the whole month of October, but the winners will be chosen on the evening of November 2nd, giving everyone ample time to enter after Halloween night partying and recovery. :P

There is no criteria or categories for costume judging. All costume entries are welcome: scary, funny, sexy, creative, original, whatever. I will simply be picking the top 3 costumes I like most.


Prize cash will be paid via PayPal or in an equivalent amount via iTunes gift card.

1st Place Winner — $300!
2nd Place Winner — $200!
3rd Place Winner — $100!

The Costumes

Displayed randomly. Click to enlarge.
Please note that “Likes” have no impact on winner selection and are purely for audience participation fun.


Let’s improve the Halloween Love’s Annual Costume Contest and HalloweenLove.com in general together:


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I ♥ Halloween. I am the creator, editor, and keeper of Halloween Love. Although you'll find new creeps about helping me to maintain these macabre archives of dread. Reach me at black@halloweenlove.com.

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  • Skullsbella1992

    Zombie twist too the Queen of Hearts

  • Harley Quinn

    Just sent in my entry!

  • Chubbs

    Everyone look for the Zombie Minion!

  • Lanicsha Wynn

    Just submitted my entry!!

  • Jamie Miller

    I entered the contest! Whoo Hoo! :)

  • Lt

    Entered and retweeted! Thanks for the chance!

  • Sasha Grigsby

    I like the idea of the groups/categories. Sounds fun!!

  • Laura

    Thanks for the great contest hope my submission made it!

  • Skullsbella1992

    Congrats winners

  • Congratulations again to this year’s winners! I know it sucks to lose, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try again next year. That also doesn’t mean that you have to be a poor sport and sore loser :P. Make sure to pay congrats to those who did win.

    While each year this contest will inevitably get bigger and badder, it’s important to remember that this is lighthearted fun for a tradition we all love…

    Happy Halloween!

    I celebrate 365.

    Love, your humble host.