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Halloween Costume Contest — 2017

Costume Contest 2017

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

Hashtag: #HLCostumeContest
Permalink: halloweenlove.com/contest

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Prize

This year we’ll be awarding a $100 Amazon gift card to the person with the best costume. Also, new this year, a $25 Amazon gift card for the best pet costume.

Mystery Prize & Important Note About Being a Good Sport

It’s very important to understand why we host these contests in the first place. We don’t gain anything from them except for geeky fun, pure and simple. We don’t make money; we don’t have sponsors; we put up the prize cash ourselves. We do it for the readers and for ourselves to have some good ol’ fashioned ghoulish entertainment!

Poor Sports

If you’re entering the contest purely for monetary reasons, without the understanding that not everyone can win, or without the good intention of congratulating the person who does win (if that’s not you), this contest is not for you.

Good Sports

If you love Halloween, love dressing up, are here to show off your costume, and find it a fun bonus to have a little friendly competition for a prize, then you understand the spirit of Halloween Love and this contest. We’d love to have you enter!

At the end of the contest when the winner is announced, everyone who leaves a comment to congratulate them will be entered into a secondary, mystery giveaway with one randomly selected winner.

How to Enter

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS NOON ON NOVEMBER 2ND

You must complete all 3 steps to enter:

1. Submit a photo of yourself in costume here:

black@halloweenlove.com
(also be sure to add my email to your contacts or whitelist)

Details Needed:

  • Use the exact subject “Costume Contest 2017” (without the quotes).
  • Describe what you are, what your costume is suppose to be.
  • 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, 2017.
    • 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!

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. Whether you spent $0 or $1,000 creating a costume has no bearing. All costume entries are welcome and have a fair chance: scary, funny, sexy, creative, original, whatever. We will simply have a team vote and narrow it down to the costume we like most.

Have fun and good luck everyone!

The Costumes

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


 

Pet Costumes

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


 

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  • Jim Hayes

    I just submitted my pic. I hope everybody enjoys it. Thanks for the chance.

  • Aunt Leena

    Just submitted my costume photo for the contest. It was so much fun creating this dress! Enjoy!

  • Chelsea

    I entered my adorable cat!!

  • xbabygurlxxx

    Entered me and my beardie Rufus! =)

  • UPDATE — Because I’ve received an unusual number of inquires about it, this year’s contest now welcomes pets for a side category prize.

    I’d love to have a category for everything: single entries, couple entries, group entries, adults, children, pets, scariest costume, funniest costume, you name it. But, I simply don’t have enough money to award all those categories separate prizes, so there have to be some limits.

    That said, pet costumes seem to be a big trend this year, so I’d like to at least include them. But, they definitely need to be separate from our human animal entrants as that would definitely throw off the judges from picking a winner fairly, mixing adorable pets with their poor masters. :)

  • Keeper

    I just entered my dog Kobe for the pet costume contest. :)

  • Bonnie

    Just sent in a photo of Phoenix the golden retriever as a phoenix!!

  • Beth

    I sent in an entry of me as an Ice Phoenix!