Denver Halloween Costume Contests 2022

$1000 Fantasy and Fashion Contest 
$1000 Celebrity Impersonator and Movie Character Contest

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Coloween 2022

Costume Contest Details

For the past twelve years, Coloween guests have been invited to participate in one of Denver’s biggest Halloween costume contests. This year’s Coloween has Two Costume Contests ((Celebrity Impersonator & Movie Character Contest and Fantasy and Fashion Contest) with a total of $2000 in 1st Place Prizes at stake! While some of the best Halloween costumes are last-minute masterpieces, planning ahead is strongly encouraged as the Coloween Costume Contest competition is known to get quite fierce! Coloween 2022 is the best place to be in Denver, Colorado, for Halloween. Check out some of the past year’s winners, and learn more about contest rules and registration instructions, below.

$1000 Fantasy and Fashion Contest  
$1000 Celebrity Impersonator and Movie Character Contest

Rules & Instructions

Celebrating Halloween in Denver, Colorado wouldn’t be complete without a proper costume contest. Enter one of our two costume contests either as a Celebrity Impersonator or Movie Character or our Fantasy & Fashion costume contest. You may Pre-Register here. or register at Coloween on-site in the Auction Hall from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm on Saturday, October 29th, 2022. Contest entries are judged on costume creativity, difficulty, and authenticity, with the top 10 from each category invited into the finals, where the audience cheers will pick the winners!


All guests attending Coloween 2022 may have an opportunity to enter either Denver Halloween costume contests before 11 pm on site in the auction hall, or pre-register here. Choose between our Celebrity Impersonator and Movie Character Category or our Fantasy and Fashion Category. You may only enter one contest. Get your costume and/or impersonation together!

Check In

Registration begins promptly when doors open, so if you’re planning on hopping around Denver for Halloween, ensure you arrive at the event EARLY and enter the Coloween Costume Contest. Check in with the costume contest crew in the auction hall and get your picture taken!

Get Your Photo Taken

After entering the venue, look for signs for the location of the contest registration.   Contestants’ photograph and cell number will be taken at time of registration.

Runway Preview

If your costume stands out to our judges you’ll be given a ticket to the stage where you will walk the Coloween runway. Extra points for audience participation and engagement! We want to see you in character! 


Finalists must meet back at the contest table by 11:30 in order to participate in the final selection. NOTE: If you have not received a text message by 11:15, then you were not selected as a finalist.

Main Stage

Once all finalists in both contests have checked in and been selected, each finalist will be sent a text message to report to the main stage. Contestants will then be escorted to the runway one by one, where finalists will wait their turn to take the stage as instructed by the costume contest host, Michael Downey. 

Crowd Participation

One-by-one each finalist will take center stage for 20 seconds each while the crowd is asked to “cheer” for their favorite costume. Three of the top Finalists receiving the loudest response from the crowd will move on to the final round. 

Winners Announced

After the crowd cheers for the top-three finalists, the contestant receiving the loudest response will be named the winner in each contest. Both  $1000 costume contests (Celebrity Impersonator & Movie Character Contest and Fantasy and Fashion Contest) will follow this format, and each grand prize winner will receive $1000 each. 

Click here to fill out our online Google form and upload your video and/or photo to pre-register for the Coloween costume contest!

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