The leaves are starting to turn, a crisp note has returned to the air which means only one thing... time to dust off your best Halloween costume!
Coming to a comic book store near you is the chance to participate in a nationwide Halloween costume contest. Billed as “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever”, the contest is part of the annual Halloween ComicFest. The contest runs from September 13th to November 15th, and to participate costumers need to first stop by their local comic shop to pick up a button. Then choose one of the following costume categories: Superhero/Comics, TV/Movie, Gamer, Horror and Original.
With the awesome costume assembled, and button affixed, participants then take a picture of themselves and upload it to the Halloween ComicFest site. Fans will then vote on the costumes and the winners will be eligible for prizes ranging from a $100 shopping spree to items from the various contest sponsors such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Select Toys, and even Stride Rite.
“Comic shops are packed with great Halloween and horror related comics, graphic novels and other merchandise. Now, they’ll be packed with customers picking up the Itty Bitty Hellboy button and trying to win all that merchandise for free!” said Dan Manser Diamond’s Director of Marketing. “Competition from cosplayers both young and old should make for some stiff competition, but anyone can win!”
The costume contest is just one part of the Halloween ComicFest celebration, which takes place at participating comic shops across the country on October 26th and 27th. During that weekend twenty-two free Halloween-themed comics will be given away, while participating stores will also host individual parties, events and sales celebrating the Halloween season.
So ready your best cosplay and head down to your local comic shop and you could be the big winner!