SPOOKtacular Costume Contest

SPOOKtacular Costume Contest
Show off your awesome creative skills by participating in the SPOOKtacular Costume Contest. At 2:30pm on October 29 and 30, guests are invited to swing by Chautauqua Amphitheater as we check out the fabulous fashions of our visiting goblins and ghouls! And even if you're not participating in the actual contest, it's sure to be fun to see all the spooky styles.

Divisions, Judging & Prizes
The SPOOKtacular Costume Contest will be judged in five different divisions by a team of celebrity Zoo judges. In each division, trophies and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place costumes.

  • Infants Division (0-2 years old)
    1st - $20 gift card to Zoo gift shop; 2nd - $10 gift card to gift shop; 3rd - $5 gift card to gift shop
  • Tots Division (3-6 years old)
    1st - $20 gift card to Zoo gift shop; 2nd - $10 gift card to gift shop; 3rd - $5 gift card to gift shop
  • Kids Division (7-12 years old)
    1st - $20 gift card to Zoo gift shop; 2nd - $10 gift card to gift shop; 3rd - $5 gift card to gift shop
  • Teen Division (13-17 years old)
    1st - $20 gift card to Zoo gift shop; 2nd - $10 gift card to gift shop; 3rd - $5 gift card to gift shop
  • Adults Division (18+)
    1st - $20 gift card to Zoo gift shop; 2nd - $10 gift card to gift shop; 3rd - $5 gift card to gift shop
Anyone in attendance at SPOOKtacular can participate in the contest; participants must pay for admission to the Zoo per SPOOKtacular admission prices but there is no additional cost to participate in the Costume Contest.

Rules & Participation How-To
  • Put together a creative, spooky or funny, costume and wear it to Sunset Zoo's SPOOKtacular. All costumes are welcomed and creativity is highly encouraged...homemade or purchased are perfect. Just remember, this is a family-friendly event, so please keep things "G" rated.
  • Costumes will be judged by a team of Zoo Celebrity Judges beginning with the Infants division starting at 2:30pm.
  • To participate in the contest, arrive at the Zoo's Chautauqua Amphitheater at 1:45pm each day to receive your SPOOKtacular Costume Contest Bib that we'll delicately pin to your costumed attire. The judges will use this to identify the winners during your division's sashay across the stage.
  • We'll start lining up divisions at 2:15pm; so don't be tardy for the party! Our contest emcees will take it from there and direct you for your stage debut.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes in each division by our team of expert judges.
  • Winners from Saturday's contest are not eligible to participate in Sunday's contest. Help us spread the costume love!