GOODWILL COLUMBUS PUBLIC COSTUME CONTEST
RULES & DETAILS
MUST SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE BY 7:45 P.M.
Our expert Costume Contest Coordinators will conduct preliminary judging of each entrant to determine admission into the contest, as well as placement into a specific category, by ensuring costumes fit within these criteria:
- Costumes should be attention-capturing and scream excitement, artistry, and imagination
- Costumes should be creative, well-executed, bold, and visually stunning
- Costumes must fit within one of the costume categories*
- Costumes that are too minimalist, offensive, vulgar, and/or store-bought will not be permitted entrance
Preliminary judging and entrant selection will occur until 7:45 PM. Accepted entrants must complete a Google Form to receive a Contestant wristband. Once completed, Contestants are free to enjoy the festivities.
At 7:45 PM, approved contestants must report to the Goodwill Columbus Public Costume Contest Staging Area.
Prizes for each category are $100 checks, to be sent via regular mail, or available for pickup at the Short North Alliance office, on or about 10/28/2022. Prize checks not claimed within one month of the event will be forfeited.
*No more than 20 contestants for each individual category and 13 for group categories will be selected to compete.
Please review the Weapons & Props policy before entering the HighBall Halloween event site.
GOODWILL PUBLIC COSTUME CONSTEST CATEGORIES
HIGHBALL HORROR STORY
Looking like revenge this Halloween season? Show us your wicked or your creepy and make the judges scream in your most terrifying looks to take home the bragging rights of Scariest Costume.
LIFE IMITATES ART
Pay homage to the greats, whether it be works of art, fine artists, music, theater, movies, comics, TV shows, etc.
Grab your friends, family, or co-workers and dress to impress for Best Group Costume. Groups of three individuals and up.
Scooby and Shaggy, Thelma and Louise, Jay and Silent Bob, Jack and Rose — it takes two to tango… and compete in this category. Groups of two only.
Is that really a costume? What are you supposed to be? Compete for this year’s Most Humorous/Unexpected Costume.