Winning Halloween Costume Contests Step 2: Come Up with a Great CostumeYou'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
Free Creative Halloween Costume Ideas to Make Yourself
This is an extensive list of creative ideas that you can create at home.
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Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
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Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults
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- Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults
Costume ideas to make at home.
Halloween Costume Ideas for Pets