UPDATE: Local Entries for Patch’s 'Best Halloween Costume in America' Contest

Deadline has been extended to Nov. 5, to accommodate the 329 Patch sites on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Patch is searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.


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 American Contest. 

Last year, the , won. This year, it could be you- from Cary or Crystal Lake!

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 11:59 p.m. Nov. 5. Please note: the contest deadline has been extended to accommodate the 329 Patch sites impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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 Illinois and will put all others to shame, enter our contest now for the chance to win $5,000.

Stephanie Price October 29, 2012 at 05:30 AM
Yesssss! CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME COSTUMES!!!! Upload your Halloween costume photographs here for your chance to win $5,0000 in Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest!
Lori Miller November 01, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Having a hard time uploading a photo. Just keeps thinking and thinking.
Stephanie Price November 01, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Lori, I would try again tomorrow. We've been having some technical issues with various functions here and there (Patch headquarters is in NY!). Can't wait to see what you are going to upload now! Love the slurpee!
Stephanie Price November 01, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Oh, we extended the contest deadline to Nov. 5, to accommodate the 329 Patches located on the East Coast that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Lori Miller November 01, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Got it up. Figured if I didn't do it today, my luck I would forget and he is totally awesome in his mousetrap.


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