The Johnson & Wales Library celebrates the power of characters and story.
Dress as your favorite character from a book, movie, show, or story, or create a costume that reflects the spirit of Halloween. Scary, funny, pun-ny, or simple costumes are encouraged. There are no limits to the imagination!
To participate in the costume contest, visit the Library between 4 - 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, Monday, Oct. 30 or Tuesday, Oct. 31, to have your picture taken by a Librarian.
Be sure to return to this page Nov. 6-8 to look at costume pictures and vote for the People's Choice Costume winner. A panel of judges will determine the winners in the following individual categories:
There will also be an award for Best Group/Team Costume, which requires a minimum of two, maximum of four people, so you are welcome to collaborate with a few friends!
We encourage everyone to have fun, and we also expect you to use good judgment and common sense in creating your costume. If you're still not sure if your costume is appropriate, please ask us!
Judging will take place Nov. 6-8.
A panel of judges will review contest photos to determine winners. Everyone will have the opportunity to vote on the People's Choice winner, until 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Winners will be announced, and prizes will be awarded Nov. 9
First place winners in each category will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card, JWU swag and candy.
Second place winners will receive JWU swag and candy.
Best Overall Costume
Most Creative Costume
Best Group/Team Costume (minimum of two, maximum of four people)
Costumes will be judged on how well they are crafted. This includes: creativity, originality, effort, execution of theme, attention to detail, and presentation.
Creativity includes how you put the items together. If your costume was constructed from materials and things found around the house and elsewhere, we look at how you combined these items and how creative you were.