To all the scary creatures, comic book heroes, pirates, fairies and other creative costume artists out there: You are fabulous! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Goodwill Halloween Costume contest. We had a fantastic response, receiving over 30 entries that showed your creativity and individuality. All the entries were so creative, it was really tough to narrow down the top three. Visit our Facebook Page to see all submissions.
We used two independent panels for the selection. The first panel of judges narrowed all the entries down to 11 that demonstrated the most original and creative use of Goodwill-purchased materials. Then a second panel was given those 11 from which to choose the three finalists. It was a difficult job, but so much fun! Now, you get to pick the winner! The top three costumes are:
“The Raggedy Ann & Andy Family” – submitted by Kelly W.
Kelly W. made her family costume entirely from materials found at Goodwill. She purchased a bed skirt which she used to create Raggedy Ann’s apron and Raggedy Andy’s collar and hat.Raggedy Ann’s dress and hat came from Goodwill along with a red t-shirt that she used for their hair! Creative and thrifty!
“Freezer Burn Freddie” – submitted by Katie S.
Katie’s son, Jacob, wanted to be something scary for Halloween so the whole family worked together and created this frozen severed head. The white turtleneck was purchased at Goodill, the fridge handle was given to them by a used appliance shop and the rest was boxes and paint! Fake blood towel and handprints, along with a devilishly clever “grocery” list compete this entirely DIY costume.
“Transformer” – submitted by Kaleena T.
Kaleena used a paintball mask, lacrosse gloves and a foam mat from Goodwill, along with foam mats purchased elsewhere to build this intricate costume of Transformer Dinobot, Grimlock. She used an exacto blade to shape the pieces and a heat gun to mold them with her hands. Kaleena says that without Goodwill, this costume, which took her nearly three months to make, would have been much more expensive.
It’s time to vote for your favorite!
Vote here for the costume that you think should be the winner of our Costume Contest!
1st prize: Apple iPad mini
2nd prize: $50 Goodwill Gift Certificate
3rd prize: $25 Goodwill Gift Certificate
Click here to view more information about our Costume Contest and the Terms & Conditions.
Voting will end this Friday, October 30th at Noon. Be sure to tell your friends and family to vote!