Los Angeles to Host Nationwide Halloween Costume Contest

marthaIf you ever had nightmares of Martha Stewart judging you, now’s your chance to make it come true! The HUB Television Network is hosting a costume contest with Martha as one of the judges.

Deadline to enter is September 29th, when one entrant from each state will be selected to fly to Los Angeles for the final judging during the“First Annual Hub Halloween Bash,” airing October 26th. The event will be shot at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, so if someone local wins, I presume they’ll have their choice to be flown in from either Burbank or LAX.

Produced by Bob Bain Productions, the good folks behind The Kids Choice Awards, Live Earth, and dozens of other award shows, the Hub Halloween Bash will be hosted by Kenan Thompson (from Saturday Night Live, “Fat Albert,” Kenan and Kel), and feature a performance by Australian pop star Cody Simpson.

One grand prize winner “will take home $25,000 and will have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series, ‘R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.'” Additional prizes will be given for costumes in six categories:

  • Howl-arious – Shows the lighter side of Halloween with a take on a fun, funny or otherwise hilarious costume.
  • Spook-tacular – Get ready to frighten America by showcasing the most spine-chilling costume for all the ghosts and ghouls out there.
  • Mad Genius – Unique, original, innovative and never seen before. A knight in armor fashioned from bottle caps, bat wings made from old umbrellas, or a cardboard-box jetpack, the possibilities are endless. Display a costume unlike any other — show your Mad Genius.
  • Blast from the Past – Take a stroll down memory lane with a timeless costume. Memories, nostalgia and yesteryear brought to life. Show your take on great figures from before the 20thcentury or a retro 50’s sock hop get up, 60’s flower child or other “period” inspired costumes.
  • Animal Kingdom – Transform into a living creature from the past or present. Be a roaring lion, a school of jellyfish, a firefly, or a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • Everyday Stuff – We’re looking for the coolest refrigerator/freezer, remote control, mailbox, block of Swiss cheese, telephone and more. Be creative and transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary.

Tutorial, rules, and more info here.

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