2016 DIY Costume Contest

Some entries from our past DIY Costume Contests.


Congratulations to our 2016 DIY Halloween Costume Contest Winners! We want to thank everyone for their participation. We had over 5,000 entries in six different categories. The imagination and ingenuity continues to impress our judges, 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/promotional email folder. Winners have until December 9, 2016 to claim their prize. The winning photos as well as a compilation of other photos submitted for this contest will be posted by January 1, 2017!

Here are the winners in each category:

  • Adult Couple
  •   1st Place: Kim Oliva – Los Angeles, California

      2nd Place: Brooke Griffiths – Cumming, Georgia

      3rd Place: Kelly Breton – Springfield, Massachusetts

      3rd Place: Megan Caruso – Fort Worth, Texas

  • Adult Single
  •   1st Place: Stephen Simantiras – Morristown, New Jersey

      2nd Place: Daniel Hamlin – Deerfield Beach, Florida

      3rd Place: Valerie Anderson – Salt Lake City, Utah

      3rd Place: Alissa Murph – Clemmons, North Carolina

  • Baby/Toddler
  •   1st Place: Sabrina Gardner – Durham, North Carolina

      2nd Place: Lisa Craig – El Cajon, California

       3rd Place: Richard Durrant – Meridian, Idaho

       3rd Place: Mary Gerstner – Bluffton, South Carolina

  • Child/Tween/Teen
  •    1st Place: Tracey Garcia – Chandler, Arizona

       2nd Place: Kelly Hilding – Phoenix, Arizona

       3rd Place: Barb Cavelius – Elkridge, Maryland

       3rd Place: Ryane Jacks – Lampasas, Texas

  • Group
  •    1st Place: Jacey Broussard – Lake Charles, Louisiana

       2nd Place: Katy Miles – Lexington, Kentucky

       3rd Place: Megan Potter – Spokane, Washington

       3rd Place: Jeffrey Miller – Greenfield, Wisconsin

  • Pet
  •    1st Place: Jennifer Arnold – Dunedin, Florida

       2nd Place: Carissa Flint – Murrieta, California

       3rd Place: Deidra Mohr – Marshalltown, Iowa

       3rd Place: Hana Kim – Pullman, Washington

Judging was difficult and time consuming. Each entry was first screened for adhearance 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 the execution (creation of the costume) and 25%  on the answers to the questions the contestant provides. The top four scores in each of the six costume categories determined the winners.

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  We hope these amazing costumes inspire many more to enter our 2017 Halloween costume contest.


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2016 Halloween Express DIY Costume Contest