Enter if You Dare :: A Halloween Costume Contest

Cartoon kids in costumes

Happy Halloween! 🎃

At Duluth Mom, we’re feeling festive and want to spread our spooky joy on to you, our readers. So we’ve brewed up a plan to host our 4th annual costume contest! We think it’s a great way to stay safe, because it’s a virtual event, but still give families the opportunity dress up your kiddos for sweet prizes.

The contest categories and rules are pretty straight-forward, you can read them below, and we can’t wait to see how creative you all get! To be perfectly honest, we’re really looking forward to cooing at all the cute littles in their costumes. We could all use a bit more light-hearted joy these days, dochya think?

Five Categories

  1. Best DIY/thrifted/homemade costume
  2. Best group theme costume {including 2 or more individuals}
  3. Cutest costume under 2 years old
  4. Best costume of any aged child
  5. Best family pet costume

Official Rules


  • Costumes must be culturally appropriate. {If you have questions about this topic, here is a video explanation we put together}
  • No Nudity or suggestive themes
  • No blood
  • No weapons
  • No profanities 
  • Duluth Mom reserves the right to use discretion in which pictures are posted.


  • Voting will start Thursday, November 2nd and will be open until 11:59pm Sunday, November 5th.
  • All of the pictures received will be posted in the album on our Facebook page on November 2nd. We will re-share the albums each day until November 5th. The picture from each category that receives the most “likes/reactions” will win a prize! {Pictures must be liked in the album on the Duluth Mom official Facebook page, not on a shared post on your personal page. So please be sure that you are clear with your friends and family when asking them to vote!}
  • Duluth Mom will not tolerate any form of hate speech, bullying, profanity etc. You can read more about our Social Media Code of Conduct here.
  • Angry face and sad face reactions will not be counted as votes – lets keep this kind!

How to Enter

  • Starting October 15th, 2023, submit your costume contest photos by Midnight on Wednesday, November 1st using the form towards the bottom of this post.
  • Only submit pictures to which you have the legal rights (i.e. they are your children and it’s your photograph). By sending the picture to Duluth Mom, you are agreeing to have the image posted on social media.
  • Each reader may submit only ONE (1) official entry per child, and you may only choose one category to enter.
  • Duluth Mom will not accept pictures posted in direct social media messages, or through email, as official contest entries.
  • We are able to cover children’s faces if needed by request {See form below}
  • One winner from each category will be announced on Monday, November 6th via Duluth Mom email!


Prizes and prize sponsors will be updated often, check back soon for more, but right now as you are reading this…

One winner from each category will win:

(1) One 10oz bag of licorice from Wiley Wallaby

(1) One Armzee from Foli

(1) Cotton Candy from Cotton Candy Skies and $10 off $60 Cotton Candy purchase coupon

(2) Tickets to a Duluth Playhouse youth theater performance at the NorShor Theatre

The Family Pet category winner will receive:

(1) Bag of NutriSource pet treats

(2) Tickets to a Duluth Playhouse youth theater performance at the NorShor Theatre


THANK YOU prize sponsors!

2022 Winners

Baby in a stroller with brown yarn wig, cabbage patch outfit and yellow cabbage patch kid box around her strollertoddler dressed with a gray curly wig, large round circle black framed glasses and a purple plaid dressThree ladies dressed as Mario, Luigi and another SuperMario character holding dogs and mushroomslittle girl and golden retriever in jazzercise costumeskid with long green hair with beetles painted on her face in a black and white striped shirt

Enter Here!

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.


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