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Enter Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest

Post photos of yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.

Deadline extended: Because Hurricane Sandy postponed many East Coast Halloween festivities, Patch has extended the entry deadline in this national contest to Monday, Nov. 5, 11:59 p.m.

It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty (Lady Godiva is another story)—if you have an awesome 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.

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

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

MacGrandma November 06, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Too funny Allison with the portable porta potty! lol Your husband is creative!
Allison D Smith November 06, 2012 at 07:43 AM
Thank you! He amazes me. He is a history teacher by day but has this hidden talent to sculpt foam during halloween. He made four homemade costumes from scratch this year. He just loves to make people smile and laugh especially his kids. He's an amazing husband and father.
MacGrandma November 06, 2012 at 08:05 AM
They are all adorable. I notice detail :D... My daughter is the same way she kills me with her creativeness in costumes sometimes! I wish they had a great adult costume contest here in OC that is not so risque. My daughter lives in the Carolina's and enters every year in Myrtle Beach. Broadway at the Beach gives $2500 1st, $1500 2nd and $1000 3rd place at boardwalk on the beach adult event every year $5000 total! What a great show!

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