UPDATE: Patch is extending the deadline for the Best Halloween Costume Contest.
Now you have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, to upload photos to enter the competition.
FOURTH UPDATE: Amazing costumes have been entered in Patch's Best Halloween Costume Contest. Is your costume among them? The deadline to enter is Nov. 5—upload your photos now for a chance to win $5,000.
THIRD UPDATE: More costume photos have been added by Heather as competition heats up in Patch's Best Halloween Costume Contest.
SECOND UPDATE: Two more contestants are in the running for Patch's $5,000 grand prize for the Best Halloween Costume in America—Nathan is a Wind-Up Robot and Bella is a Can of Worms.
Thank you to Amy T. for submitting the photos.
FIRST UPDATE: We have a delicious contestant! Lori S submitted a photo of a young man in a Dunkin Donut costume and is now entered in Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest.
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 contest.
Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, NJ, 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 and 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 Pennsylvania and will put all others to shame, enter our contest now for the chance to win $5,000.