a child celebrating halloween. they are dressed as a ghost with a witch's hat and holding an orange trick-or-treat bucket

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 23. Pet photos welcome! Photos will be displayed on our Facebook page starting October 24. Voting runs October 24–31. 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 23 to be entered. Voting starts October 24 on Facebook. Family-friendly costumes, please. One entry per person.



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 Red Robin

*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 24. Simply "Like" your favorite photo to cast your vote! Voting is open to everyone and runs October 24–31. Prizes will be awarded in early November.