Enter to Win Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest—Entry Deadline Extended!

We're searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. 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 Halloween 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.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, this year's contest deadline has been extended until Monday.

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. 5. 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, DC and Virginia). Each state finalist will receive $250 and one grand prize winner will receive $5,000.

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

Pachacutec October 17, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I used to love Halloween, but anymore it's become yet another beloved holiday spoiled by competitions, what outfits and decorations are "in" this year, out-and-out commercialism, ad nauseum.
Jenni Pompi (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I definitely hear what you're saying here, Pachacutec, though I have to say now that I have small children the holiday has become much more fun again. My kids are ones that love to play dress up on a daily basis anyways and they get a huge kick out of seeing everyone one else in the neighborhood dressed up as well.


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