2014 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!

Chucky and Bride of Chucky Costumes for KidsChucky and Bride of Chucky

Homemade Wild Thing Baby CostumeWild Thing

Dr. Seuss Character CostumesDr. Seuss Characters

Despicable Me 2 Family CostumeDespicable Me 2

Sally Skellington CostumeSally Skellington

Homemade Thing 1 and Thing 2 CostumesThing 1 and Thing 2

Adventure Time BMO DIY CostumeAdventure Time BMO

Tapatio Hot Sauce Man Homemade CostumeTapatio Hot Sauce Man

Homemade Laundry Basket CostumeLaundry Basket

Eiffel Tower CostumeEiffel Tower

Despicable Me Minion Homemade CostumeDespicable Me Minion

Octopus Baby CostumeThe Giggly-Wiggly Octopus

Spaghetti & Meatballs CostumeSpaghetti & Meatballs

The Biggest Loser Baby CostumeThe Biggest Loser

Little Red Riding Hood  & Big Bad Wolf CostumesThe Big Bad Wolf

The Paper Doll CostumeThe Paper Doll

Phineas with Perry the Platypus DIY CostumePhineas with Perry the Platypus

Star Wars Family CostumeStar Wars Family

Homemade Cotton Candy CostumeCotton Candy

American Bobsled Hotdog Team CostumeAmerican Bobsled Hotdog Team

Peacock and Flamingo DIY CostumesBirds of a Feather

Homemade King Kong CostumeKing Kong

A Change of Face Costume IdeaA Change of Face

Homemade Hulk Hogan CostumeHulk Hogan

Homemade PB&J CostumesPB&J

From our Mouse to your House! Family CostumeFrom our Mouse to your House!

Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf CostumeThree Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf

LEGO Skeleton Mini-Figure CostumeLEGO Skeleton Mini-Figure

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Enter Halloween Costume Contest


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!

2013 Contest Winners:

Most Creative Costume

1st place ($300)Mama Bird sitting on Egg CostumeMama Bird sitting on Egg

2nd place ($100)Harry Potter and Dobby Homemade CostumeHarry Potter and Dobby

3rd place ($50)TMNT Ninja Turtles CostumeNinja Turtles

Coolest Adult Costume

1st place ($100)Homemade Seahorse CostumeEthereal Seahorse

2nd place ($50)Mirror Man Homemade CostumeMirror Man

3rd place ($25)Serial Killer & his Victim Illusion CostumeSerial Killer & his Victim

Best Couple Costume

1st place ($100)Home Alone The Wet Bandits CostumeThe Wet Bandits

2nd place ($50)Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy CostumesMermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

3rd place ($25)A Christmas Story Leg Lamp & Box CostumeA Christmas Story Leg Lamp & Box

Best Family Costume

1st place ($100)Monsters Inc Family Homemade CostumeMonsters Inc Family

2nd place ($50)Nightmare Before Christmas Homemade CostumeNightmare Before Christmas

3rd place ($25)Minivan Stick Figure Family Homemade CostumeMinivan Stick Figure Family

Best Group Costume

1st place ($100)CLUE Group Costume IdeaCLUE

2nd place ($50)Trio of Minions from Despicable Me Group CostumeMinions from Despicable Me

3rd place ($25)Crayola Crayons Group CostumeBox of Friends

Cutest Baby Costume

1st place ($100)Little Cupcake Homemade CostumeLittle Cupcake

2nd place ($50)DIY Baby Centaur CostumeBaby Centaur

3rd place ($25)Baby Octopus Homemade CostumeBaby Octopus

Best Children's Costume

1st place ($100)Operation Homemade Halloween CostumeOperation: Halloween

2nd place ($50)Twister Tornado Homemade CostumeTwister Tornado

3rd place ($25)Han Solo in Carbonite Homemade CostumeHan Solo in Carbonite

Best Pet Costume

1st place ($100)Pinhead Dog CostumeLittle Hellraiser

2nd place ($50)TV Repairmen Illusion Costume for DogsTV Repairmen

3rd place ($25)Wreck-It Ralph and Sugar Rush Homemade CostumeWreck-It Ralph and Sugar Rush

Congratulations WINNERS!!
You are all AWESOME!

View all the 2013 Contest Winners (24)

View all of the 2013 Halloween Costume Contest entries (2577)

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:

2013 Halloween Costume Contest
2012 Halloween Costume Contest
2011 Halloween Costume Contest
2010 Halloween Costume Contest
2009 Halloween Costume Contest
2008 Halloween Costume Contest
2007 Halloween Costume Contest
2006 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 CASH 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!

Spice Girls CostumeSpice Girls Costumes

Headless Marie Antoinette CostumeHeadless Marie Antoinette Costume

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

Monster Baby CostumeLily Monster Costume

Homemade Rosie the Riveter costumeRosie the Riveter Costume

Taco Bell Sauce Packets Costume for GroupsTaco 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

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 CostumeToothbrush & Baby-Tooth Costumes

View more costume pictures, by category >>

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!