Deadline Extended for Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest

We're searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.

Update, Nov. 6: The deadline for entries has come and gone, but you can still add pictures to show off your costumes. Or you can add them to our Pics and Clips gallery.


It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—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.”

Due to the powerful nor'easter Sandy, the contest deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Monday, 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 and South Carolina for this contest, as well as Washington, DC, and Virginia). Each state finalist will receive $250 and one grand-prize winner will receive $5,000. The winner will be chose by Monday, Nov. 12. 

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

Need help uploading pictures? Here are some easy instructions.


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