Costume Spooktacular

Shaw Hall,

Lower Lounge (Multipurpose room, Terrace level)

Dance the night away with UAB and ISA while experiencing what Halloween is all about, candy and costumes! There will be a candy buffet* as well Halloween games, psychics, palm readers and tarot card readers. We dare you to enter our haunted room. Don’t forget to dress in your Halloween best since we will have an Instagram booth AND costume contests throughout the night for a chance to win prizes! The costume categories include College Budget, Group (two or more people), Funniest, Spookiest, and King and Queen.

 College Budget: Also known as best costume for least amount of money. Go Green!  We will consider the incorporation of recyclable items while judging.

Spookiest: Horror and gruesome costumes will be considered. NO REAL WEAPONS.

Funniest: This includes witty-ness, laugh-out-loud, and sarcasm/slapstick.

Group: Two or more people. This can include couple costumes. Each group members' costume should reflect the same amount of effort as the rest of the group and the costumes should be well coordinated.

King and Queen: The two people with the most fabulous and fierce looking costumes.

All costumes will be judged on the following...

  • Originality and Creativity- At least half of the costume should be created from materials other than a commerically available Hallowwen costume. Store bought accessories, makeup, masks, hats, components, etc. are acceptable.
  • Effort- How much work was put into the costume.
  • Execution- How well the costume idea was translated into a real costume.

The same person in the same costume cannot win in mutiple categories. We want to spread the wealth so you can only submit one entry into one category.


Please keep in mind you aer reprsenting yourself and to keep costumes appropriate. UAB has the right to refuse you entry into the costume contest if necessary.

In case of a tie, UAB staff will cast a vote to break the tie.

*While supplies last

For MSU Students plus 1 guest.  All must show photo id.

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