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    Default Costume contest categories

    I am trying to pick categories for our costume party as I want to include the categories on the invites I am working on. It is an all adult party. Last year we did sexiest, scariest & best.

    This year I would like 4 categories. I don't want to do scariest again because only one person really did scary.

    I am thinking most original, best male & best female. I need one more. Any ideas?

    Someone suggested "least recognizable". I am not sure if they meant youl can't tell what the person is supposed to be or you can't tell who is under the costume.

    Thought about funny certificates for random categories (to be awarded by me, not voted on) like "What are you supposed to be?" "Most likely bought today" etc.

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    If you have a lot of couples coming, you could have a best couples award.
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    yeah I was thinking the same thing....couple.
    Or you could do funniest or most creative or most original.
    We do funniest, scariest, couple and most creative.


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    We do funniest, most original, best couple, and best overall. I really like your idea for the certificates for silly categories, I may have to use that this year!

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    I throw a huge adult only party also and ran into the same issues. We had to ditch "scariest" because we couldn't get more than two nominess or so out of about a 100 people. We added "best duo or group" category and over the last few years that category has become the most competitive and the highlight of the night. So last year we expanded to "best duo" AND "best group." So that makes, best male, best female, best group, best duo, sexiest and most creative.

    The party planners nominate about 4 or 5 in each category and then we bring them up on stage for the audience to applaud to determine the winner. How do you determine the winners?

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    Here's the ones I used at one Halloween party:

    Best overall

    Scariest

    Funniest

    Most original

    Sexiest

    Most effort put into

    Most likely to scare little kids out of their candy

    Most innovative (This is one I won last year, thanks to a Gemmy skull I had as a prop, making it talk with the try me button hidden in my sleeve)

    Feel free to make some impromtu awards too.

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    we do sleazy-est
    scariest
    most original
    best couple
    funniest
    best overall
    and
    worst

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloween Princess View Post

    Thought about funny certificates for random categories (to be awarded by me, not voted on) like "What are you supposed to be?" "Most likely bought today" etc.

    LOL! I love these. I might have to borrow this idea!

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    Cheesiest
    Sexiest
    Best Group or Couple
    Best Overall


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrock12079 View Post
    The party planners nominate about 4 or 5 in each category and then we bring them up on stage for the audience to applaud to determine the winner. How do you determine the winners?
    At around 11:00pm, we pass out ballots pre-printed with the 4 categories and places to write in their nominations. Then, while the ballots are being tallied, we herd everyone out front for the group photo in front of the facade. Shortly after everyone gets back to the back yard, we have the results and in a ceremony that rivals anything held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, we announce the winners and present them with their trophies (The Mummy).

    This year, due to a little competition between family members, we are adding a new category: Favorite Room in the Haunted House.
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