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Halloween Costume Contest — 2015

HL Costume Contest 2015

This year’s winner is “Dancing Jesse” from A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.


It’s that time of year again and you know what that means… it’s time for the annual Halloween Love costume contest!

This year we’re picking one big $500 winner!


Permalink: halloweenlove.com/contest

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How to Enter


You must complete all 3 steps to enter:

1. Submit a photo of yourself in costume here:

(also be sure to add my email to your contacts or whitelist)

Details Needed:

  • Use the exact subject “Costume Contest 2015” (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 receive cash-equivalent gifts over iTunes or Amazon.
  • For the photo…

    • Attach only one that is focused on just you (no couple or group submissions — sorry).
    • 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, 2015.
    • 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 HL 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:

Retweet 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. We will simply have a team vote and narrow it down to the costume we like most.

The Costumes

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


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  • Stephanie LaPlante

    I entered the contest! Thank-you for having it.

  • Shlomo Levi

    Newer Win but try

  • Thomas Bryce

    I entered the contest as A Nightmare on Elm Street 2’s Jessie “How Do You Like That Dad?” Walsh! Thanks for having me Halloween Love and Good Luck Everyone :)

  • Tiffany Banks

    I entered! Thanks for the chance!

  • Ashleigh Swope

    I entered, good luck everyone!

  • I just entered! Fingers and toes crossed!! lol :-)

  • Wendy Gage

    entered thank you

  • Charles Goode

    Good luck to all

  • Eric Spudic

    I entered as a zombie pirate. *fingers crossed*

  • KatZombieDoll

    My son has entered the contest! :) Fingers crossed!

  • Antonia Sawyer

    entered as Red Queen of Hearts:) Off with all your heads!!!!!

  • Edmond Leung

    Diabolical batman, I am dressed as a scary
    surgeon who operates on victims with just gloves, knife & folk. I entered the contest. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me. :)

  • Lindsay

    I just entered my 4 year old daughter. We look forward to seeing photos of everyone’s awesome costumes!

  • Keizylyn

    I entered the Contest … Thanks for the Chance … Good Luck to all of us ..

  • i entered the contest

  • Tommy M. Ryan

    I just entered the contest!

  • Huguette E.

    Entered a picture of myself :) Happy Halloween!

  • Jacob Dixon

    I entered the contest! So excited! Happy Halloween everyone! Go Iron Man!

  • Laura Edmunds

    I’ve entered, submitted and retweeted on my daugthters twitter (as she is the only one who has one)! Whoohoo!!! Happy Halloween folks! This is my son William. He is Harvey’s poutine :)

  • Brandy Monday

    Entered! Thank you for the contest, seen some cute photos!

  • Danielle Magee

    Thanks for the fun contest, I hope to win!!

  • Amanda Gullison

    I entered… hope to be the winner!! Best of luck to all and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  • Valerie Sydor

    Always love to see everyones creativity on Halloween. Thanks for offering the contest.

  • Sarah Beth Cline

    I entered my sweet little girl! Thanks

  • Lovely Joy V. Merced

    Entered as Sadako :D thanks for the chance ^_^

  • Shane R.

    I entered the contest. Twitter username is @shanerus2

  • Laura Stone Dunham

    I entered! Hoping our homemade costume wins!

  • lacie

    just entered, thanks for having the contest!

  • User449008

    Thanks for contest! Fingers crossed!

  • Katelynn

    Just entered as Poison Ivy after a busy Halloween night! Thanks for the chance :)

  • kelly m

    Just entered, good luck everyone!

  • erica von frankie

    i entered.

  • Entered and tweeted. Good luck to all!

  • Shelby Rutledge

    All Entered and hoping to win!! :)

  • Keegan LaTrick LaSchiava

    I have entered the contest! Good luck everyone! All these costumes are amazing!

  • Shelby Rutledge

    Ok, re-entered as a single costume! :) Good luck everyone. I love looking at these costumes

  • Brandon Sparks

    I did it.. I really entered.. so exciting…

  • This year’s winner is “Dancing Jessie” from A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Congrats!

  • Kenny Broyles

    WInner is “Dancing Jesse”?? REALLYYYY???Seriously??? This contest was totally rigged!

  • It’s really disappointing to see poor sport attitudes like this. “Dancing Jesse” got three independent votes from the team. Other costumes that came up as secondary choices were “Chainsawed Zombie” and “Borg”.

    Our contests and giveaways ( https://halloweenlove.com/tag/contests-giveaways/ ) are first and foremost, fun, then, easy to enter, and finally, always completely honest and well-balanced. Anything other than congratulating the winner or not saying anything at all because you or someone you know didn’t win comes off a little bitter.

    To those that enter with good hearts and good spirit, which is the real point, money only being a side bonus to make things a little interesting, we thank you.

  • Huguette E.

    I don’t think Kenny came off as bitter at all. There was a lot of costumes that were awesome and a lot more effort put into them. In my opinion it seemed more like a random draw than a judged draw, and that would be fair as well.

  • While I appreciate you taking the care to leave your thoughts in a calm and polite manner, I think you’re missing the ultimate point.

    The bottom line here is that the premise of this entire discussion is inappropriate. The underlying statement that you’re making here is that you think the winning costume sucks. And using this as the basis that there must be something off about the contest. And having no other grounds to make such statements.

    Not to mention that this person is of course still in this discussion thread seeing this negativity about him winning. My apologies to the winner and other entrants who are being interrupted by these comments.

    I think I understand where some of the confusion is coming from though. I think some of you probably don’t understand what the winning costume is, which is a specific movie scene homage (not just some guy named “Jesse” dancing around in his normal clothes) that we thought was clever.

    I could continue in great detail to explain how honest and caring HL is, more background about our process and thinking and past contest pitfalls, but we have nothing to prove and I’m not going to change anyone’s mind no matter how well I explain it anyways.

    This is not the spirit of what this contest is about and I hope everyone here enters again next year, has fun showing off their costume even if they don’t win, and maybe put a little more effort into congratulating whoever does win.

    Thank you.

    (closing comments)