Pictured Above: The winner of Cinematical's Fourth Annual Costume Contest in the adult category
Pictured Below: The winner of Cinematical's Fourth Annual Costume Contest in the child category

We host a lot of contests throughout the year, but it is now my pleasure to announce the official launching of my absolute favorite: Cinematical's Fifth Annual Halloween Costume Contest is on! Now you have more than one use for that awesome movie-related Halloween costume, right? Once again, we have all sorts of nifty prize packages for the best adult costume and best youth costume, and unlike previous years, this time we're giving away more than just DVDs. Um, yeah, there might be a sweet Blu-ray player among those prizes.

So, again, that's two prize packages this year: One for adults over 18 and one for kids under 18 (though this year we added a special treat for the parents of those kids who are over 18). Like in previous contests (check out last year's winners), your costumes MUST be movie-related. We're taking submissions starting now and all the way up until November 6th. Once our spook-tacular judges here at Cinematical narrow the field down to 10 finalists in each category, we'll then let you vote (via poll) for the winner. And speaking of winners, here's what you'll receive:

Grand Prize Package: Adult Winner

Insignia Blu-Ray DVD player
Collection of 5 Magnolia DVDs (The Host, Donkey Punch, Shrooms, Splinter, The Signal)

Grand Prize Package: Youth Winner (entrants under the age of 18)


Note: This prize package contains DVDs for both kids and adults (we figured you parents deserved something for all your hard work, too).

Peanuts 1970's Collection Volume 1
Chop Socky Chooks: Volume One
Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas
Aussie & Ted's Great adventure
Tom and Jerry Greatest Chases V3
Scare Tactics Season 3 Part 1
Turner Classic Movies: Greatest Classic Horror Films
The Hills Run Red
Trick 'R Treat


To Enter: Fill out the attached release (doc format or txt format) and email digital photos (along with aforementioned release) in .JPG, .PNG, .GIF, or .PSP format to the following email address: 2009costumecontest AT gmail DOT com, with the subject line "HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST." Please tell us who you are dressed as, in case we can't figure it out. Oh, and good luck!

For more complete details, please click on rules links below ....

READ THE OFFICIAL RULES FOR THIS CONTEST