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Step 2: Come Up with a Great Halloween Costume
Photo of a dog ready to win contests with his unique Halloween costume.

This dog is ready to win contests with his unique Halloween costume.

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Winning Halloween Costume Contests Step 2: Come Up with a Great Costume

You're not going to win a Halloween costume contest with the same costume everyone else is wearing. Pick a costume that's original and reflects your personality.

Cute or funny costumes have an advantage over costumes that are gruesome (unless the contest is looking for something scary). Avoid the standard fare (witches and vampires) or current contest trends (Harry Potter springs to mind), unless you can add a personal twist.

In photos, you can use props along with the costume to make an eye-catching image.

Some inspiration for original Halloween costumes:

General Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults

Halloween Costume Ideas for Pets

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