Halloween Costume Contest Winners 2018
The results are in. Our editors have reviewed the Halloween costume contest entries and chosen the winners. They agree, this year’s entries were top-notch. They showed creativity and solid construction, with notable examples. Take the high-tech, color-changing chameleon, which required complex patternmaking and electronics skills to assemble; and a well-known World War II U.S. military commander, whose ensemble was almost completely hand-sewn and featured authentic-looking details down to the colored bars on his chest and the boots on his feet.
We hope you will keep sewing while thinking of great ideas for next year’s contest. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. While runner-ups do not receive a prize, we’d like to give a nod to those whose costumes were particularly clever and well-built.
Thank you, everyone, for submitting your Halloween costume for consideration. Check in for more contests in the future.
See the list of winners below with links to each post.
Child’s Costume Winner
General Patton submitted by Mandy543
Child’s Costume Runner-up
Candy Witch submitted by Mandy543
Adults Costume Winner
Beetlejuice and Lydia submitted by Dramatique Designs
Adult Costume Runner-Up
Tie between Dorothy submitted by Claire146
and Long Distance Witch submitted by Yello
Scariest Costume Winner
Sea Siren submitted by Brandy M
Scariest Costume Runner-up
and Edward Scissor Hands (both) submitted by amberpaige00
Most Creative Costume Winner
LED Chameleon submitted by partybot
Most Creative Costume Runner-up
Teeny Weeny on his snail submitted by TenillePacker
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Beetlejuice and Lydia
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
Making a Long Distance Witch
Beetlejuices’ magicians assistant (cut in half) in the afterlife waiting room
LED Color Sensing Chameleon CostumeThis is a mascot style foam suit covered in ~600 addressable LEDs, controlled by an Arduino microprocessor and powered by 12-15 lithium ion battery packs. It includes a color sensor in the hand. I can touch any colored surface and the entire suit will change color to match.
Teeny Weeny riding his Racing Snail from The Neverending Story