Pictured: The winners of our 2009 Halloween Costume Contest -- Headless Harry Potter and Iron Man

We're a couple weeks into October, so that means it's time to start getting psyched about this year's Halloween Costume Contest at Cinematical. This will be our 7th Annual Halloween Costume Contest, believe it or not, and while other sites may attempt to host their own lame costume contests, no one quite does it like we do.

Beginning next Monday, we'll officially launch this year's contest and tell you about all the prizes you could walk away with if you win. Like we've done for the past couple years, we'll once again be dividing our costume contest into two categories: adult costumes and child costumes, with separate prize packages for each. We'll be back next week with the rules, the contest timeline and the email address you'll need to send your potential award-winning costume pictures to, but in the meantime start thinking about your costumes because this year is going to be our biggest and best yet.

Check out our finalists from last year to get some ideas, and definitely share your costume concepts for this year in the comments section below.