a young child dressed as a witch and standing by halloween decorations

2nd Annual YMCA Halloween Costume Contest

Our annual Hoot & Howl Halloween Costume Contest has gone virtual! Submit a photo of your best Halloween costume to ymca@ymcamissoula.org by October 24. Pet photos welcome! Photos will be displayed on our Facebook page starting October 25. Voting runs October 25–31. Voting is easy—simply "Like" your favorite costume! Gift cards to local restaurants will be awarded to the top three costumes.


Rules & Entry

Our virtual costume contest is open to Halloween-lovers of all ages. Send photos of your, your family's, or your pet's all-time best Halloween costume (may be from this year or a past year) to ymca@ymcamissoula.org between now–October 24 to be entered. Voting starts October 25 on Facebook. Family-friendly costumes, please. One entry per person. Photos submitted during last year's contest are not eligible.



Prizes will be awarded to the three costumes* with the most votes!

1st Place $100 gift card to The Trough

2nd Place $35 gift card to Bernice's Bakery

3rd Place $35 gift card to Hoagieville

*One prize per household. In the event that multiple people from the same household are winners, we will award one prize to that household.



Photo entries will be shared in an album on the Y's Facebook page starting October 25. Simply "Like" your favorite photo to cast your vote! Voting is open to everyone and runs October 25–31. Prizes will be awarded in early November.