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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 24 - October 26

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

, Free

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of you in your costume.

A panel of three judges* (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories:

  • Funniest
  • Most Creative
  • Scariest
  • Most International (from the country furthest away from Watertown, MA)
  • Best Overall

Winners in each category will be posted to AANE’s Instagram in time for Halloween. Other contenders’ photos may be assembled into a collage on Instagram. *Note that the judges cannot compete in the costume competition.

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: download and fill out this form. Include the completed form along with a high-resolution jpg file of you in your costume in an email to aaron.levinger@aane.org.  Be sure to fill out and send this form. Without your response, we will not be able to include your submission.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by Monday, October 26, 2020, by 11.59 PM

WHERE: Online via Zoom

COST: Free

EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All programming has moved online for the foreseeable future. Meetings in physical locations have been suspended due to the current health crisis.

Groups and activities marked:

  •  LOCAL [City, State] in front of the group name are intended for those living in or near the indicated area. If LOCAL is not indicated, the event is available to those living anywhere.
  • “Open” have new people coming and going from session to session. Closed” have the same members for a set number of sessions.

CODES OF CONDUCT: Participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward other participants and group facilitators. AANE reserves the right to deny admission to and/or ask individual participants to leave an event. For more information see FAQS.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: available for activities that require a fee and no one is turned away for lack of funds. To inquire about financial assistance or for general questions, contact events@aane.org.

ZOOM SUPPORT: if you are new to Zoom, we suggest that you visit their Help Center prior to your meeting to familiarize yourself with the platform.


Don’t miss these other FREE Online HallowEEK events!

Edgar Allen Poe Night for Adults, October 20


September 24
October 26


Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232