Origin of Halloween is very ancient. During the 8th century 1st, November was dedicated to all saints and martyrs who wore costumes to get rid of ghosts. The eve of 1st November is celebrated as Halloween’s day. 31st October is Hallow-eve day. In Western countries, irrespective of the age people dress up as ghosts. They have a lot of fun among themselves. There are a lot of scary costumes they wear to celebrate this day.

Celebration combined with gifts is adding more happiness. Hence we have designed various Halloween costume certificate templates for you. These certificates are available in ready to use format. Feel free to customize per your need. You may print details or write using your own handwriting to make it more interesting.

Free Halloween Costume Certificate Templates

Halloween is all about the costume. How can we segregate the award categories based on the costume? The theme is scary costumes. Then let us list down the possible ways to categorize the awards based on the costume.

Best Costume Award Template

Best Costume Award Template

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Best costume award certificate has lighted Halloween themed pumpkins on a gray background and a header in bright yellow in a Halloween font.

Best Costume Certificate Template

Best Costume Certificate Template

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The certificate feature flying bats and a Halloween theme pumpkin wearing a cap on a gray colored background that also has its text in contrasting white and light yellow.

Best Dressed Certificate Template

Best Dressed Certificate Template

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The certificate has a dim gray background on which text in contrasting light color and multiple images of danger sign, Halloween themed pumpkin, Halloween cap, spider, and a web on both sides of the text in dark grey.

Best Duo Halloween Costume Certificate

Best Duo Halloween Costume Certificate

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The certificate has a dark brown background on which another text box in an abstract shape in light brown having text in white and an attractive illustration makes it an endearing one.

Best Face Painting Award Template

Best Face Painting Award Template

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The certificate has Halloween themed pumpkins in black color to its bottom on a light colored background which itself is on a gray backdrop.

Halloween costume award categories

Halloween is all about the costume. How can we segregate the award categories based on the costume? The theme is scary costumes. Then let us list down the possible ways to categorize the awards based on the costume.

Announce the Best Family award to a group that is best dressed aptly for the Halloween theme.

Give Blood Curdling Costume award to the person who brings in that freezing fear in every individual’s mind.

Creative at zero cost award is given as an appreciation of one’s effort in dressing up on the Halloween Eve without spending any money. The creativity to dress up with all that is available at home.

Most Punny category goes to the couple or group or individual who really makes a pun in the evening with their costumes.

The costume that makes you feel the real fear on the eve and that does not look like a fancy dress competition deserves the Realistic Don award.

Best Group Halloween Costume Certificate

Best Group Halloween Costume Certificate

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The certificate looks every inch a Halloween costume certificate with an image of a Halloween cap on the header box and an eye-catching design layout.

Certificate Of Appreciation For Halloween Costume

Certificate Of Appreciation For Halloween Costume

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The certificate has a green text box on a gray backdrop with multiple images like a web to its left-bottom, a Halloween themed pumpkin to its top-left, and more at the rest of the two corners.

Costume Contest Certificate Template

Costume Contest Certificate Template

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The certificate looks a beautiful one with an image of a night sky having a shining yellow moon in the front of which there is a bare tree with bats to the right side of the featured text.

Creepiest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

Creepiest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

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The certificate boasts of a layout design in various shades of green on which a dash of bright yellow in the Halloween themed pumpkins at one corner and a distinct font style for the header makes it even more endearing.

Other Halloween Costume Award Categories

In addition to the theme, the Right dressed couple award motivates the spirit of the couples who spend time together to dress up.

If your costume draws attention to your curves, then you take home the Sexiest Costume Award.

Sluggish Hero award is the guy who takes least efforts to dress. Yet he deserves an award for the participating in the event with a matching costume. Just a scary T-shirt!

Best Techie Award goes to the technology freak who uses advanced technology to scare the floor. Click this link to just see how it is possible.

Blank Award category always allows you to mention that last minute costume award. In case something on the floor does not match any category template you have, you can make use of this blank to fill the required details to applaud that personality.

Cutest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

Cutest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

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The certificate has a purple background using light purple and a shade of gray on which a splash of bright orange and navy blue looks awesome.

Funniest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

Funniest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

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The design of the above certificate is a distinct one with a large image of a bat on which text in contrasting white and images of bats as well as a cat to its bottom make sit more attractive.

Halloween BES Costume Certificate Template

Halloween Bes Costume Certificate Template

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The certificate has a light purple background featuring multiple images including a crow to its bottom and two scary hands on both sides of the header.

Halloween Costume Award Category Certificate

Halloween Costume Award Categories certificate

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The certificate has a beautiful text box in a decorative shape with a yellow border and interesting but identical figures to the both edge to its bottom.

Halloween Costume Award Certificate Template

Halloween Costume Award Certificate Template

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Human skulls, a scary pumpkin, a bat and an image of a bare tree definitely makes a sense in a Halloween costume party certificate to increase its look.

Halloween costume judging categories

Judging is important for any event. Judges will be advised to judge based on few categories. Make sure to have a judging panel of 3, 5 or more for effective judgment.  Also, give them the rating scale to help them score based on the score card.

  • Look at the Costume – In this category, consider the clothes that are worn.
  • Makeup & Hairstyle – Look onto the makeup and hairstyle. See if they are relevant to the dress. Check if they are done with care. Halloween makeup must be done to give that scary look.
  • Accessory Usage – See if relevant accessories are used along with the clothes and hairstyle.
  • Creativeness – This must have more weight age. Consider giving more points for that creativity. If it is store bought clothes, then efforts might be less when compared to the clothes designed.
  • Living as the Character -Yet another important category is to check if they lived as the character during the entire party, this shows their involvement. Dressing up is one part; living is another part that carries more points.
  • Theme and Costume relevance – In this category look at the relevancy of the costume to the theme proposed for the event.

Halloween Costume Certificate Template

Halloween Costume Certificate Template

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The certificate comes with a beautiful combination of bright orange and black o a pristine white surface. The use of capital letters for the text enhances its beauty all the more as a Halloween costume certificate.

Halloween Costume Contest Certificate Template

Halloween Costume Contest Certificate Template

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The certificate boasts of interesting graphics and ha sits text in contrasting white on a black surface that itself is on an orange backdrop.

Halloween Innovative Costume Award Certificate Template

Halloween Innovative Costume Award Certificate Template

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If you want to give some a bright costume certificate, the above one in two distinct shades of orange, bright yellow, and gray has its text in dark blue and light yellow.

Halloween costume certificate of achievement template

Halloween costume certificate of achievement template

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The certificate has a light background on which text in black and a border art in pink make sit look perfect as an elegant Halloween costume certificate.

Most Halloween Costume Award Template

Most Halloween Costume Award Template

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The certificate has some beautiful illustrations in eye-catching colors and a header in bright orange to accentuate its overall look.

Halloween costume contest prizes

Chocolates are given out to all children in a Halloween party. We can also use the following ideas to select the prizes for the Halloween costume party.

Let us go with the flow and design certificates with skeleton photo to horrify the contestants. Also, you can embed the photo of the contestant in their costume to personalize the certificate.

Select the best 5 Horror movie of the year. Present the collection of movies as a DVD. A collection of 5 movies as the first prize, 3 as second prize and 1 for the person in the third place.

Have a gift bag filled with bones and skull as a prize. This is an apt gift for a Halloween winner. You may even have crowns including snakehead piece, 3 witches brew etc to crown the prince and the princess of the day.

Design skull shaped trophies an excellent prize for a Halloween theme. Skeleton trophies or pumpkins on trophy cup are all suitable for a Halloween costume prize.

You can also make a lot of DIY as a prize for a Halloween costume contest. DIY includes Eyeball photo frame, ceramic mugs baked with skeleton picture, T-shirts painted with ghosts, and much more. Think creative to make the most for a Halloween costume contest prizes.

Most Original Halloween Costume Certificate

Most Original Halloween Costume Certificate

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The certificate has a stunning background comprising of various shades of green on which text in black and an image of a Halloween cap along with flying bats looks beautiful.

Scariest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

Scariest Halloween Costume Certificate Template

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The certificate has two cute images of a kid wearing a Halloween costume to its bottom along the left and right edges on a light purple background having text in contrasting black and a header in light green.

How to judge a Halloween costume contest

There are many criteria based on which a Halloween costume contest is judged. In this section, we will see the different ways to judge a contest. Judges are human beings and to maintain a consistency we have given some guidelines for judging. We can follow any one of the methods to judge the contest.

Crowd voting method – The guest are given a piece of paper to write their scores on the various categories and asked to vote for the contestants. The paper is collected and based on the scores the winners are announced.

Clapping or cheering method – If it is not a formal party, then the guest can raise their hands, clap or prompt the name of the contestant. Based on the majority the winner will be selected. Louder the clap, larger is the acceptance.

A panel of judges – This is a traditional method. Judges are asked to rate the contestants based on the categories listed and total score reveals the winner.

Halloween party is a fun event and we can even award all contestant prize cheer the crowd and continue the fun.

Halloween costume contest ideas adults

We all think Halloween costume is only for kids. It can also be extended to adults to have fun. The ten best costume ideas are discussed here for adults to celebrate Halloween day this year with their costumes. Search for the names given below for more details and dress your way to Halloween party.

  1. Grumpy Cat
  2. Realistic Wounds
  3. Vincent Van Gogh
  4. Hooked Mermaid
  5. Headless Man / Woman
  6. Weeping Angel
  7. Flaming Carrot
  8. Umbrella Bat
  9. Black and White costumes
  10. Pregnant Zombie

Please spare a few minutes to share your thoughts with us on our collection at the comment section below. We believe that our certificates will help you to design your own certificates or to use the given ones with a little editing or no editing at all.