6th Annual

Purcellville Halloween

Block Party 2016

​Spooktacular Costume Contest Rules

There will be 6 different divisions of the Spooktacular Costume Contest.  

No need to pre-register to be judged, just show up on time.

Infant and Tot division  0 - 5 years old 

3rd Place $25, 2nd Place $50, 1st Place $100 
JUDGING STARTS AT 6:00 PM


Kids Division  6 years old - 12 years old 

3rd Place $25, 2nd Place $50, 1st Place $100 
JUDGING STARTS AT 6:30 PM

Pet Division  

Sponsored by House Paws Animal Hospital, Round Hill

3rd Place $25, 2nd Place $50, 1st Place $100  

JUDGING STARTS AT 7:00 PM

Teen Division 13 - 17 years old

3rd Place $25, 2nd Place $50, 1st Place $100 

JUDGING STARTS AT 7:30 PM

Adult Division  18 - 100 years old

3rd Place $25, 2nd Place $50, 1st Place $100 

JUDGING STARTS AT 8:00 PM

  NEW CATEGORY          
Group / Family Division  0 - 100 years old  
3rd Place 
$25, 2nd Place $50, 1st Place $100 
JUDGING STARTS AT 8:30 PM
      

Overall Grand Prize Winner for the best costume at the party

$500

JUDGING STARTS AFTER THE LAST TROPHY HAS BEEN AWARDED 



Rules:  Put together a creative, spooky, funny or imaginative costume and wear it on your body. 

All costumes are welcomed; it doesn't make any difference if they are homemade,

magically found, simply appear with a flick of a wand

or even purchased or rented. 

However, please keep your costume “G” rated this is a family event.  

If you have already won in a previous year with a fabulous costume, leave that costume at home,

you cannot enter with the same costume again.  

You can simply create a new costume and then you can enter every year.


You must be between 0 - 100 years old and not be dead

You must have a pulse
If you appear to be dead that is OK          
Pets need to bring with them a person, a Pooper Scooper or a Litter Box

NEW CATEGORY

Group/Family Division is 3 or more people of any ages or species.

All members must be human or humanoid. No animals, or pet creatures, please

The group costumes must create a theme such as

The members of your favorite singing group or all the characters in your favorite movie/TV show.

Get creative with the teamwork.

That's it, enough rules, right?

Costumes will be judged per division starting at 6:00pm, but the party starts at 5:00pm. 

Come at 5:00pm to have some fun first, don’t be a party-pooper.  

There are games to play and food to eat. Don't make me eat it all <wink>


SO HERE IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

The first division will be called up to the judging area;

(which is Nichols parking lot;) and asked to LINE-UP in the roped off area. 

Stand-up straight and tall, or hunched over, sitting an out-house or even lying in a coffin,

whatever it takes to make your costume look the best to the judges. 

Everyone will parade through the roped off area in front of the judges.  

If you can't walk, or wobble when you walk, that's ok. 

You will be placed in the standing only area next to the judges. 

You may howl, growl, wink, wiggle or screech at the judges, 

but no touching, poking or bribing the judges.   

Each judge will hand out 5 golden tickets to what they feel are the best costumes.

If you receive a golden ticket you are a finalist Wa-Hoo! 


The 20 golden ticket holders will

go to the standing only area to be judged a second time.

This is the time to look sharp the judges, they are making their final decision.

THIS IS THE EXCITING PART 4 people will be called up to the stage...then 

the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, and trophies will be awarded 

CONGRATULATIONS!  

Rinse and repeat for the next 5 divisions.

Don't go anywhere...

FINALLY, the judges have seen everyone and NOW

they will make the decision on the Grand Prize Winner.