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Share Your Halloween Costume Pics

Our contest is searching for the best Halloween Costume. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.

It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest.

Last year, the , won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize!

Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user).

  • Then add a caption with the name of the person in the photo and a description of the costume. To add a caption, click “Edit Photo” after uploading the image and fill in the caption line. Then click “Finished Editing.”

The contest runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 1. National judges will choose 21 finalists from each Patch state and select one grand prize winner based on who has the most creative and innovative costume (we've combined North Carolina & South Carolina for this contest, as well as Washington D.C. and Virginia). Each state finalist will receive $250 and one grand prize winner will receive $5,000.

If your costume is the best in New York and will put all others to shame, enter our contest now for the chance to win $5,000.

Kim Ratcliff November 13, 2012 at 07:13 PM
AMAZING!!
Karen November 13, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Genius!
Michelle L November 14, 2012 at 01:28 PM
That is the coolest costume I've ever seen. I would have totally thought someone was in the pirate costume. Looks even better when it moves. Outstanding job and well deserved win!
Jim November 14, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Well deserved win!
Tracy Cargle November 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
That was a well designed costume.
Chris November 14, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Um... it is a store bought costume. Mermaid costume, pirate costume all store bought. Search pirate carrying a mermaid costume on the internet and you will see atleast 30 pictures of the same thing, or variations of the same. Seen it before. The boy who won the headless horseman with his head in a jar was awesome.
Ashley Playford November 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Chris, You are not the first one to think I bought the costume, so I won't let it offend me too much lol Did you watch my video? Even when I wore this costume out, several people asked me where I got it. People were in shock that I actually created the entire costume by hand. (For example, the Pirate costume all started with a black coat that I bought at Good Will and added some red ribbon that I found at the dollar store) Some people didn't even believe me until I took out my cell phone to share with them the pictures I took throughout the process of creating my costume. I would be more than happy to send you pictures of me making my costume, if you still don't believe me. Just post your email address. This costume took many hours of hard work to plan and put together. I cannot even put into words how proud I was to have made this costume by hand with my dad. It was so special for the both of us. I hope this helps your frustration. I would also be upset if I thought someone won such a wonderful contest by using some store bought costume, but that is absolutely not the case. I am so grateful to have won, and I really do appreciate you taking the time to read this. Take care. ~ Ashley
Claudia Wiersch November 18, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Ashley, Even if you hadn't made the mermaid and pirate costumes, putting them together in that way was fantastic. The fact that you made everything just increases the fantasticalness. Great job, you should be proud! Claudia
R. T. November 19, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Way to go, Ashley!
Samantha Bucur December 02, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Store bought? And i spent an entire year designing mine =( i loveed the headless horseman tho ^_^

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