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It’s BAAACCCKK! GWK’s Annual Halloween Costume Competition

Never fear, Gay Christmas is here! And you know what that means… We’re thrilled to announce our annual Halloween Costume Competition is back for the fifth year!

This year, we’re excited to announce our Halloween contest in partnership with Safety 1st, a brand that supports all families and their children at every age and stage. Together, let’s usher in the spooky season and make this Halloween not just about costumes and candies, but also about recognizing and uplifting every family’s unique story!

Use code SCREAM20 to receive 20% off your Safety 1st order site-wide through 10/31!

The prizes are…*drum roll please*

$400: For 1st place overall as selected by our judges
$200: One runner-up as voted by our community via Instagram Stories 
$200: Best DIY / most creative costume ensemble* as selected by judges
$200: Best Halloween-themed reel
$200: Best wagon stroller ensemble

*If you created 50% or more of all of your family’s costumes then let us know when you submit your entry.


2021 1st Place Winners: Walt and Brian, New Jersey

2023 Competition Information

Gay dad family Halloween photos or reel videos must be submitted via this link by October 31 midnight PST.

GWK’s competition will be judged on November 1st, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 2nd via Instagram and Facebook. Winners will also be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.

All submitted photos or videos will be included in our Halloween Gay Dad Family 2023 roundup on our website and Instagram account 🙌✨👻 Our favorite photo essay of the year! The runner-up family will be selected via voting on Instagram stories (featuring 16 families) that will be set up on the website. When it’s live on November 1st, 9 am EST, we’ll encourage folks to vote for their favorite family costumes! You’ll have 48 hours to participate – we know this isn’t long so you’ll have to act fast! – and we’ll be sharing plenty of reminders to encourage folks to vote!

2020 1st Place Winners: Roel and Jorge, Texas

Rules for entry

Gay, bi and trans dads: Send us your favorite family photo(s) or video of Halloween 2023 showing each and every member of the family in costume; Dad(s) and child(ren). All those featured in the photo or video must be in costume, and it must include at least one dad.

Please include:
1. Dad/s’ first names
2. Instagram handle (if you have one)
3. City/state or country where you live
4. Let us know if you’d like to be included in our DIY category (where 50% or more of your outfit was made by you and/or your husband/partner.

One costume ensemble entry allowed per family (but can be both photo and video), and you may submit up to 3 different photos of your family in the same costumes. 

Stay tuned as we announce our fa-boo-lous judges. #SquadGhouls