OUT OF THE CLOSET PUBLIC COSTUME CONTEST RULES & DETAILS
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 8 PM, approved contestants must report to the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest Staging Area (a handout with directions on where to go will be provided.)
Prizes for each category are $100 checks, to be sent via regular mail, or available for pickup at the Short North Alliance offices, on or about 10/29/2021. Prize checks not claimed within one month of the event will be forfeited.
*No more than 12 contestants for each category will be selected to compete.
Please review the Weapons & Props policy before entering the HighBall Halloween event site.