Congratulations to our 2015 DIY Halloween Costume Contest Winners! We want to thank everyone for their participation. We had over 5,000 entries in seven different categories. The imagination and creativity displayed within this contest continues to amaze us, year after year!

We awarded a First, Second, and two Third place winners in each category. All of the winners have been contacted via email. If your name is on this list and you have not received an email, check your spam/bulk email folder. Winners have until December 4, 2015 to claim their prize. The winning photos as well as a compilation of other photos submitted for this contest will be posted here on this site by December 15.

Here are the winners in each category:


  • Adult Couple
  •   1st Place: Amanda Price

      2nd Place: Nick Beery

      3rd Place: Anna Tschetter

      3rd Place: Peg Martin


  • Adult Single
  •   1st Place: Valerie Taylor

      2nd Place: Brianna Frasquillo

      3rd Place: Rachel Miller

      3rd Place: Bryan Bales


  • Baby/Toddler
  •   1st Place: Melissa Howard

      2nd Place: Janelle Harris

       3rd Place: John Puskar

       3rd Place: Patricia Case


  • Child/Tween/Teen
  •    1st Place: Anthony Alfano

       2nd Place: Crista Booth

       3rd Place: Lon Davis

       3rd Place: Genevieve Thompson


  • Group
  •    1st Place: Cathy Hartman

       2nd Place: Amy Bernd

       3rd Place: Dan Landes

       3rd Place: Amanda Clement


  • Maternity
  •    1st Place: Emily Thurston

       2nd Place: Melissa Cheek

       3rd Place: Jessey Love-Wadkins

       3rd Place: Susan Geho


  • Pet
  •    1st Place: Jennifer Arnold

       2nd Place: Kathryn Dunlap

       3rd Place: Phyllis Orozco

       3rd Place: Lori Lynn Korchok


Unfortunately, our “Collegiate” category did not receive enough qualified entries to be included this year. However, judging was very difficult and time consuming for the other seven categories. Each entry was first screened for adherence to the contest rules. Once the entry passed the rules screening our panel of ten judges scored each entry according to the following formula: 50% on originality and creativity, 25% on execution (creation of the costume) and 25% on answers to the questions provided. The top four scores in each of the seven costume categories determined the winners.

Thank you again to everyone who participated. We hope these fantastic costumes inspire many more to enter our 2016 Halloween costume contest!

2015 DIY Costume Contest