2020 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 $1,000 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!

2019 Contest Winners:

Best Family Costume

1st place ($100)The Candy Land Crew CostumeThe Candy Land Crew

2nd place ($50)Under Construction Family CostumeUnder Construction

3rd place ($25)Carnival Rides Family CostumeCarnival Rides

Cutest Baby Costume

1st place ($100)Mini Submarine CostumeMini Submarine

2nd place ($50)Baby Mjolnir and Thor CostumeBaby Mjolnir and Thor

3rd place ($25)Rainbow Dippin' Dots CostumeRainbow Dippin' Dots

Best Children's Costume

1st place ($100)Audrey 2 - Little Shop of Horrors CostumeAudrey 2 - Little Shop of Horrors

2nd place ($50)Mickey & Minnie Topiary CostumeMickey & Minnie Topiary

3rd place ($25)Antique Wind Up Doll CostumeAntique Wind Up Doll

Best Couple Costume

1st place ($100)Mrs. Rosebud and Slimy CostumeMrs. Rosebud and Slimy

2nd place ($50)Pennywise & his Red Balloon CostumePennywise & his Red Balloon

3rd place ($25)Dr. I. Hackemoff and her patient, Lucky CostumeDr. I. Hackemoff and her patient, Lucky

Coolest Adult Costume

1st place ($100)Innuendo CostumeInnuendo

2nd place ($50)White Claw Monster CostumeWhite Claw Monster

3rd place ($25)Pink Poodle CostumePink Poodle

Best Group Costume

1st place ($100)Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship CostumeTitanic: The Unsinkable Ship

2nd place ($50)Toy Story 4 Group CostumeToy Story 4

3rd place ($25)Adult Beanie Babies CostumeAdult Beanie Babies

Congratulations WINNERS!!
You are all AWESOME!

View all the 2019 Contest Winners

View all of the 2019 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:

2019 Halloween Costume Contest
2018 Halloween Costume Contest
2017 Halloween Costume Contest
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 $1,000 (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!

Baby Gumball Machine CostumeBaby Gumball Machine Costume

The Little Mermaid Costume for GirlsLittle Mermaid Costume

Spice Girls CostumeSpice Girls Costumes

Diary of a Wimpy Kid CostumeDiary of a Wimpy Kid Costume

Pinatas CostumePinatas Costumes

Marge and Homer Simpsons CostumeThe Simpsons Costumes

Lego Bride and Groom CostumeLego Bride and Groom Costumes

Paddington Bear Baby CostumePaddington Bear Costume

Corona 6 Pack CostumeCorona 6 Pack Costume

Headless Girl CostumeHead in a Jar Costume

Starbucks Vanilla Latte CostumeStarbucks Vanilla Latte Costume

Rosie the Riveter CostumeRosie the Riveter Costume

Taco Bell Sauce Packets CostumeTaco Bell Sauce Packets Costumes

Castaway Couple CostumeCastaway Couple Costume

The Cat in the Hat Costume DIYThe Cat in the Hat Costume

Nerds Couple CostumeThe Nerds Costumes

Cruella DeVil CostumeCruella DeVil Costume

Jack and the Beanstalk CostumeJack and the Beanstalk Costumes

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

Mama Bird sitting on Egg in a NestMama Bird sitting on Egg Costume

Cindy Lou Who CostumeCindy Lou Who Costume

DIY Jellyfish CostumesJellyfish Costume

Fortnite Peely CostumeFortnite Peely Costume

Rainbow Fish CostumeRainbow Fish Costume

Dogs Carrying a Box of Corona Beer CostumeIt's Happy Hour! Costume

Sheep CostumeSheep Costume

Renegade Raider from Fortnite Battle Royale CostumeRenegade Raider Costume

Wednesday Addams and Cousin It CostumeWednesday Addams and Cousin It Costumes

The Princess and The Pea Halloween CostumeThe Princess and The Pea Costumes

Dark Helmet CostumeDark Helmet Costume

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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!