Virtual Halloween Costume Contest
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10AM - 5PM

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Sat, Oct 17 - Sun, Nov 1

The Charles Paddock Zoo is hosting a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest. Have fun dressing up at home and coming to the zoo in your best Halloween attire. Take a photo in front of our photo op display and send it to us by November 1st!  Email your photo to along with the participant’s name, age and email/phone number, and category you are competing in (if no category is chosen, zoo's staff will pick a category that they feel fits best). Please write Halloween Costume Contest in the Subject line. 

The following are the categories:

  • Under 5 years old
  • 5-8 years old
  • 9-12 years old
  • 13 – 100 years old
  • Group costume (all ages)

A winner will be selected in each category and prizes will be awarded. There’s no fee to enter but picture MUST be taken at the zoo at our designated photo-op display (regular admission fees apply).

*PHOTO RELEASE FORM: By entering this contest, you agree to release the image's ownership to the Charles Paddock Zoo. You also understand that your photo may be used in advertisement, promotion and/or other media outlets. All contest photos depicting subjects under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by Charles Paddock Zoo’s Release Form signed by a parent/guardian. Photos of minors without release forms will not be entered into the contest. Download the Photo Release Form (in PDF) here:

Photo Release Form


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