**We haven't done a contest since 2003. There are no online costume contests planned for this year.**
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:: TIMELINE ::
- September 1 - November 1 - Send your entries to us via email. All
submissions posted. COMPLETED!
- November 2 - Voting begins. COMPLETED!
- November 10 - Voting ends. COMPLETED!
- November 11 - Results posted on our main
page and on the strangegirl
mailing list. COMPLETED!
:: ENTRIES ::
Entries were accepted through November 1. The entry period is now closed.
Thanks to everyone for submitting such lovely costumes!
:: VOTING & RESULTS ::
Voting is done, and I've declared everyone a winner. We didn't get a lot
of legit votes this year, so I called it even. Thanks to all of the wonderful
entrants! If you're a winner, you may download and display these graphics
(please include the year 2003 in text below the award graphics you post on
If you'd like to take a look at the entry rules, here they are...
:: RULES ::
- You may only submit clear, reasonably-sized digital photographs of your
costume (scan it or take it with a digital camera, and make sure each picture
is no more than 20k in size and set to 72 dpi resolution). If the photo
is too big, too dark, too blurry, or the costume featured is too far away
to be seen clearly, we can't accept the entry.
- You may submit one costume per person in your immediate family.
- You may submit photos of costumes displayed on dressforms, but we prefer
that the person who created the costume be featured wearing said costume.
- Adults should enter themselves, but parents/guardians should make entries
for their children. It's important that EVERY entry be made with the approval
of the subject or the subject's parents.
- Costumes must be submitted individually. No multiple entries on single
photographs, unless the costumes go together as a pair or small group. Examples
- Do submit a shot of your son posing by himself. Do
not submit a single photograph including entries from multiple family
- You must be in costume - no cheesy 'This is my costume' t-shirts or anything.
- Your costume must be home-made - in other words, no rented or store-bought
costumes! If you've rented or purchased a commercial costume and significantly
added to the ensemble yourself, you may qualify - ask us!
- Your entry must be recent - 1999 thru the present.
- Your entry MUST be a costume that was created for or worn during Hallowe'en
festivities taking place in 1999 or later.
- Your costume must be family-friendly - no major gore or mondo cleaveage
or anything. If your costume/photo isn't G or PG-rated (to borrow a rating
system from the film industry), we probably won't accept it.
- We reserve the right to refuse submissions for any reason.
- We reserve the right to change our rules to better serve the goals of
the contest and the well-being of our site visitors.
- Not everyone will receive an award. Everyone will get a
participation graphic ('my costume is halloween-tree.com approved') to put
on their webpages, however...
Be advised that when you submit a photo for this contest, it may be posted
on this website (halloween-tree.com) for the public to view and critique.
No whining if you don't win, or if you think your entry was disadvantageously
placed on the voting pages. The maintainers of this website will not be responsible
for anything bad arising from your participation in this contest. If you don't
want to be seen online, don't enter!
On to the 2003 entrants' gallery...