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Enter Our 2013 Costume Contest Here!

No longer accepting entries
Contest Deadline: Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Midnight (Pacific Time)
See all contest entries below

Did you just create the most incredibly awesome and creative costume and now want to brag about it and show it off to the world?

Stand out from everyone and give yourself a little pat-on-the back by taking a little credit for all your hard-work, originality, ingenuity and creativity.

Why not share your story, photos and/or video for a chance to win an awesome prize?

Grand Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Card

Total Prizes: $500 in Amazon Gift Cards (various amounts with a minimum prize of $50)

Both words and pictures (or video) combine to tell a great story - so be sure to include photos with your submission. It is believed that a picture is worth a thousand words!

We'll be judging all 2013 costume contest entries on a combination of your story and pictures.

Tip: You won't be able to upload video with your submission, so if you created a costume or makeup video, be sure to include a link where we can find it! Or contact us and provide the details.

Please note:
To be considered for the $250 grand prize, only those entries with 200 words or more along with at least two quality photos will be considered.

You may enter as many times as you like, as long as each entry is a unique costume.

Official Contest Rules

So get your creative juices flowing and write your best story today about how you came up with your costume, how you pulled it all together or maybe share a little about the excited reaction you received when donning your costume masterpiece!

Good Luck - we can't wait to see all the great ideas!

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Your 2013 Costume Contest Entries

Click the links below to see all approved creative costume contributions from other visitors to Halloween Hero.

Glowing Firefly Costume 
I have lived in south Florida most of my life, but there were a couple of summers that I spent up north where they have fireflies. I was so jealous because …

Sea Witch Ursula Costume 
This is my homemade Ursula costume from The Little Mermaid. I had been wanting to make an Ursula costume for years and finally figured a way to work …

Scarecrow Lives Costume 
For this costume idea, I took the legend of Samhain and brought it forward throughout the years. His story begins as the demon who can come to Earth every …

Homemade Donkey Kong Costume 
This a Donkey Kong costume I made. The base of the head piece is paper mache. I covered the base with batting and then the brown fabric. I stuffed bits …

Original Huntress Costume 
This is a costume that I created for my daughter. It is an original idea of mine based off of strong female characters depicted in the fantasy novels and …

Incredible Hulk Costume 
The Hulk and the Avengers were always my favorite characters ever! I have seen those movies dozens of times and wanted to bring the energy from the big …

Ladybug Sophia Costume 
This lovely little ladybug costume shows you that the kids make the costume and bring the character to life! Ladybugs are small beetles and are sometimes …

Zombie Wedding Party: 'Til Death Do Us Part 
We love zombies and we wanted to do a group/family costume - but we didn't want just a group of random zombies. We came up with the wedding party idea …

Captain Jack Sparrow 
I wanted to create the spitting image of the most loved captain of them all! I also wanted a costume that I could turn into a career and not just a one …

Screwed Zombie Makeup Not rated yet
We did a zombie theme for Halloween at work this year, so for a change I actually decided to dress up. Now don't get me wrong, I love Halloween and getting …

Professor Sprout Costume Not rated yet
A group of us (family and friends) decided to make costumes inspired from the Harry Potter series. It was suggested that I could represent the character …

Homemade Tinkerbell Costume Not rated yet
For this costume, I started with the idea of putting Tinkerbell in a lantern - like after she is captured by Captain Hook. We have lanterns at home that …

Homemade Rapunzel Costume Not rated yet
This year I decided that I wanted to be Rapunzel for Halloween and I also knew that I wanted to sew my costume. I started the process by researching Rapunzel …

Candy Crush's Mr. Toffee Costume with Real Candy Crush Candy Not rated yet
Candy Crush's "Mr. Toffee" Costume with Real Candy Crush Candy I play the wildly popular video game Candy Crush on my cell phone and one day while I …

My Little Costumed Superheroes Not rated yet
I have 4 girls and I love it. Most of the time. There are days when after putting away what seems like a million barbie dolls or folding what seems …

Who's Your Caddy? Costume Not rated yet
Nolan wanted to be just like his daddy, who is an avid golfer. We converted a 2-step wagon into this golf cart using cardboard and wrapping paper tubes. …

Little Red Riding Hood and BIg Bad Wolf Costumes Not rated yet
There are a couple different versions of the Big Bad Wolf costume, but not all are pictured due to my 4 year old not wanting to wear certain things or …

Agnes Costume from Despicable Me Not rated yet
I dressed my 2 year old as her favorite character from 'Despicable Me' - Agnes. It's a really simple and straight-forward DIY costume made up with a …

Lego Boy & Brick Costumes Not rated yet
My son and his cousin love to play with Legos so it was their first choice for costumes last year! To fulfill their dream, my sister and I got busy creating …

Cool Dog Candyland Costumes Not rated yet
The game of Candyland has come to life. Gryphon is King Kandy, standing in front of his special Candy Castle. Phoenix is Princess Lolly, living happily …

Unbelievable Magician Sawing his Assistant in Half Costumes Not rated yet
It’s time for the Halloween Golden Magic Show! Master Magician Phoenix the Phenomenal is showing off his latest trick. He sawed his little assistant, 8 …

Baby Bee Costume Not rated yet
Our baby daughter's nickname is Bee, so it was easy to choose her first Halloween costume idea! I made this outfit for under $7.00, and only basic sewing …

Easy Troll Doll Costume Not rated yet
If you were around in the 1960s or 70s, you'll likely remember Troll Dolls - the wild-haired, pointy-eared little nudists that inhabited dashboards and …

Hot Air Balloon Costume Not rated yet
Last year my friend Maureen blew everyone away with the Hot Air Balloon costume she crafted for her daughter. Maureen was delighted to share her inspiration, …

Dasani Zombie Costume Not rated yet
My Dasani Zombie costume is one you won't find anywhere. I wanted to be completely unique and a bite freaky too! I decided to stage a water bottle coming …