2017 Halloween Costume Contest
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All Halloween lovers welcome!

Ghost, ghoul, goblin, skeleton, zombie or other...all types of creepy critters and those who relish in the frightful fun of Halloween are welcome here! Our galleries contain thousands of terror-rific costumes and ideas. Pretty or petrifying, cute or creepy, funny or frightening....all costumes have a howling-good home right here! Feel free to browse crackling collections of costumes, haunting how-to articles, or learn more about out wickedly popular Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

This page is maintained by a group of Halloween enthusiasts who enjoy eerie events and the holiday's spirit as much as you do! Founded by Coletta Daniel in 2006, this spooky site continues to provide creative costume ideas to thousands of Halloween lovers each day.


Halloween Costume Contest

The howling highlight of our website is the Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Our galleries are filled with contest submissions, and the homemade costumes featured here include instructive how-tos to make your Halloween dreams (or terrors!) come to life. Almost anyone can enter the contest thanks to the monstrous amount of categories available. Even boo-tiful baby ghouls and petrifying pets can enter! Submission is simple and requires only some photos and a short description. With over $1,500 in prizes to win, your costume just may have you cackling all the way to the bank!

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A wicked congratulations to our past Halloween costume contest winners! We have enjoyed your submissions greatly, and we feel honored to offer them to our visitors. Anyone who can't see your tremendous talents and creativity must simply have bats in their belfry! We are in awe each year of the mind-blowing quality of the submissions we receive. Thank you for taking the time to share with us!

2016 Contest Winners:

Most Creative Costume

1st place ($300)Baby Velociraptor Homemade CostumeBaby Velociraptor

2nd place ($100)The Corn Stalk Homemade CostumeThe Corn Stalk

3rd place ($50)The Arctic Wolf Homemade CostumeThe Arctic Wolf

Coolest Adult Costume

1st place ($100)Night Sky Homemade CostumeNight Sky

2nd place ($50)Yukon Cornelius Homemade CostumeYukon Cornelius

3rd place ($25)Pokemon DJ Pikachu Homemade CostumePokemon DJ Pikachu

Best Couple Costume

1st place ($100)Cactus and Ice Homemade CostumeCactus and Ice

2nd place ($50)The Stanley Cup and Pittsburgh Penguins Player Homemade CostumeThe Stanley Cup and Pittsburgh Penguins Player

3rd place ($25)Medusa & her Victim Homemade CostumeMedusa & her Victim

Best Family Costume

1st place ($100)Mario Family CostumeMario Family

2nd place ($50)Peanut Gang Family Homemade CostumePeanut Gang

3rd place ($25)Pokemon Go Family CostumePokemon Go Family

Best Group Costume

1st place ($100)A Tribute to Prince Homemade CostumeA Tribute to Prince

2nd place ($50)Lucky Charms Homemade CostumeLucky Charms

3rd place ($25)Snapchat Filters Group Homemade CostumeSnapchat Filters

Cutest Baby Costume

1st place ($100)Pharaoh of the Nile Homemade CostumePharaoh of the Nile

2nd place ($50)Little Knight in Shining Armor Homemade CostumeLittle Knight in Shining Armor

3rd place ($25)Lion and Ring Master Homemade CostumeLion and Ring Master

Best Children's Costume

1st place ($100)Gizmo & Stripe Homemade CostumeGizmo & Stripe

2nd place ($50)Yoda Carrying Princess Leia Homemade CostumeYoda Carrying Princess Leia

3rd place ($25)Five Nights at Freddy's CostumesFive Nights at Freddy's

Best Pet Costume

1st place ($100)Roadkill Homemade CostumeRoadkill

2nd place ($50)Golden Nugget and his Show Girl Homemade CostumeGolden Nugget and his Show Girl

3rd place ($25)Steampunk Yorkie Homemade CostumeSteampunk Yorkie

Congratulations WINNERS!!
You are all AWESOME!

View all the 2016 Contest Winners (24)

View all of the 2016 Halloween Costume Contest entries

Our site's popularity has soared, and we'd also like to thank our mischievously magnificent guests and past costume contest entrants. Without your wonderful entries, our site wouldn't be the vilely-vast cornucopia of ideas you see before you. Please know that every Halloween lover is a winner here! Submissions are featured for thousands to draw inspiration from whether your bag is full of treats at the end of the contest or not! Our visitors and contest participants truly make this site what it is, and we couldn't do it without you. Thank you again for sharing your malicious masterpieces with us, and we wish you a bewitching Halloween season!

Check out our Past Halloween Costume Contests below:

2016 Halloween Costume Contest
2015 Halloween Costume Contest
2014 Halloween Costume Contest
2013 Halloween Costume Contest
2012 Halloween Costume Contest
2011 Halloween Costume Contest


Halloween Contests at costume-works.com


Without further a-boo, we'd like to take you into our crypt of costume galleries. This catacomb of ideas was built by terror-rificly talented users like YOU who are kind enough to share their creations and ideas with the world. Enter the gallery if you dare, and beware – the galleries have been known to claim an hour or three for themselves!

Within these ghastly galleries, you can expect to find all the treats you can digest, including....

  • Vast galleries of costume photos, descriptions, and instructions submitted by visitors like YOU
  • Costumes of all kinds including ideas for baby, pets, groups, kids, and more, and ranging from sickeningly-sweet to gore-rifically gruesome! All tastes are represented here!
  • An Annual Halloween Costume Contest which boasts frighteningly-fabulous MONEY PRIZES totaling over $1,500 (That's a lot of candy corn!!)!
  • Homemade Halloween costume ideas which include photos and how-tos to help you craft the perfect costume – whether your budget is less than a bag of candy or enough to build your own haunted mansion!

Gumball Machine Baby Halloween CostumeBaby Gumball Machine Costume

The Little Mermaid Costume for GirlsLittle Mermaid Costume

Spice Girls CostumeSpice Girls Costumes

Headless Marie Antoinette CostumeHeadless Marie Antoinette Costume

Pinatas Homemade CostumesPinatas Costumes

The Simpsons Costume for CouplesThe Simpsons Costumes

Lego Bride and Groom Homemade CostumesLego Bride and Groom Costumes

Abducted by Alien Halloween CostumeAbducted by Alien Costume

Monster House CostumeMonster House Costume

Head in a Jar Homemade CostumeHead in a Jar Costume

Starbucks Vanilla Latte CostumeStarbucks Vanilla Latte Costume

Homemade Rosie the Riveter costumeRosie the Riveter Costume

Taco Bell Sauce Packets CostumeTaco Bell Sauce Packets Costumes

Castaway Couple Halloween CostumeCastaway Couple Costume

Homemade Grocery Bag CostumePiggly Wiggly Grocery Bag Costume

Nerds Couple CostumeThe Nerds Costumes

Cruella DeVil Homemade CostumeCruella DeVil Costume

Homemade Cabbage Patch Kid CostumeCabbage Patch Kid Costume

Akasha-Queen of the Damned CostumeAkasha-Queen of the Damned Costume

Mama Bird sitting on Egg CostumeMama Bird sitting on Egg Costume

Little Old Man Baby Halloween CostumeLittle Old Man Costume

Hunter Captured by Gorilla CostumeHunter Captured by Gorilla Costume

DIY Jack Skellington CostumeJack Skellington Costume

Toothbrush and Baby-Tooth CostumeToothbrush & Baby-Tooth Costumes

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If that's not enough to whet your appetite for brains costume ideas, we also host a sweet selection of articles to help your inspiration along. You can find additional lists of ideas, helpful how-to articles, and even more resources for making your Halloween a truly spellbinding night! If you have an article you'd like to see here relating to costumes/homemade how-tos/Halloween in general/History related to the holiday, please send it to us and we'll be ghoulishly-grateful! After all, our site would be nothing without our users and we welcome all submissions!